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This Picture is Worth a Million Words in Six Languages

Check out this picture I took at the Bharath Big Cinemas movie theater inside a mall in Mangalore, India in May 2012.   This multiplex was showing movies in a whopping SIX LANGUAGES simultaneously: English (Avengers), Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Tulu, and Malayalam.

This is one of the things I love about South India.  For thousands of years it’s been a fantastic and mostly peaceful blend of languages, cultures, and religions.  Nowadays that includes American culture too. You probably noticed the Pepsi and popcorn ad right in the center and top profiling the “tickets and morning combo” to help you “wake up!”

Now that’s a breakfast of champions.

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