Vina: Hmmm, I don't want to sound too generalistic, but every person born and brought up in a state of theirs have a special connection with the state. I am a Tamilian, born and brought up in Kerala! I think Kerala is a place that has its own sets of virtues and vices. And according to me it happens from anywhere. People from the North, South, East or West will tend to mix up with their own place people!
Well, to be honest, the one thing that I have noticed is that Keralites are the people who are not exactly proud of who they are. A lot of people I know staunchly are actually ashamed of being who they are when they should be proud of coming from God's Own Country.
Hehe, diet oh yes! But you can't blame 'em. Go anywhere you will find a Malayalee place to eat yaar. And as predicted, if Moon's decided to be occupiable space, a "tea-shop" can be expected to be open there as well!
And, Keralites aren't exactly unfriendly as how you have put it up! Yes, they are coming from a narrow-minded background, but they are _not_ and I insist so narrow-minded not to accept you for who you are. They will react when you down-play them. As is the case anywhere else in the world as well!
Lemme give you another example - something that I have noticed among Marathis especially. They have a very strong bond between them. Once they get to know that the other person is a Marathi, a gang builds up and slowly you'll find that the links grow in an exponential manner. A Marathi committe mite be soon up and running. It's awesome how they do it.
So, is the case with the Telugu community. In buddy referrals, they overtake any other community.
Malayalees that way, are way far behind, too individualistic, if I may. Anyhoo, that's _not_ the point here! The point is that I think you might be wrong. Maybe Kerala needed this boost. Once they get a healthier amount of people from other states in, they will automatically open up more. They have got to be the most adjusting people if you have to find them at every nook and corner in the world, rite?