My conversation in Bangalore with an 'anonymous' Kannadiga on my plan to visit Chennai:
"Chennai is terrible!"
"Soooo many things."
"Name a few?"
"It is sooo hot, and sooo humid, you'll be sticky all the time. And the water is soooo bad, much worse than Bangalore. And the traffic, the traffic is much, much worse."
"I heard it was clean though, Wikipedia said it was one of the cleanest cities in India."
"Oh noooo, it is sooo dirty you would not believe it, it is just a terrible place. Why would you want to go there?"
"I have friends there, they want me to come visit."
"One thing you should know, everyone in Karnataka absolutely hates Tamilnadu."