Let's face it. We've been rocking at this "unity in diversity" thing even before Chetan Bhagat and Two States came along. We've all stolen paranthas from our Punjabi friend's tiffin and we swear by the filter coffee that our Southy friends bring back from their visits back home. Durga Pujas and Navratras have always been our pet excuses to go on shopping sprees and come out decked in finery, and then, there are the hundreds of kinds of weddings. Despite that, we choose to forget the beauty of unique differences among people. We're all guilty of trying to make our lives simpler by grouping communities into easily identifiable stereotypes. These stereotypes are oversimplified, nasty, offensive and more often than not, entirely baseless fabrications of an ignorant mind.
So apparently all Goans are lazy and laidback. Again, how exactly does staying in a specific region make people lazy or productive? Goa has one of the highest economic growth rates in India. Just saying.
First of all, not all Punjabis are Sikhs. Secondly, not all Sikhs wear pagdis. Thirdly, we can't get over the logic of trying to define intellect (or the lack of it) by communities. WTF is up with that?