I learned this when I started working, and towards the end of my education. Earlier in life, even I had the feeling that all these "regionalist chauvinists" were "idiots". But when I actually grew up and saw the world, I realized that it is otherwise. It is really so sad, as a nation we are actually a caricature. How many countries have people who speak to each other in English instead of their own language? it would have been great to have our own link language, one which all Indians can call their own, and which can be used to represent India as a nation. The NCERT books should devote some more space to drumming some sense into the skulls of these people when they are young. And a first step to improvement would be to remove the capital from that symbol of slavery, Dilli, and change it to some other place.