Treasure Island

john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

When My country helps integrate another nationality


when integration becomes
another nation's task
my assamese friend talks
with my tamil nadu friend
in my country's language
to get to each other

It seems that the people in Tamil Nadu, southern india would only speak tamil though hindi is the national language. so when somebody from other parts of india meet with them, they have to either converse in english or in another country's language. quite a strange status quo isnt it?

Submitted: Monday, March 10, 2008
Edited: Monday, March 10, 2008
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