There! I’ve put it out in the open. I for one, am sick of Mumbai people continuously complaining about Delhi’s heat in the summers, Delhi’s cold in the winters and Delhi’s auto-wallahs all year round.
It’s OK… I don’t like Bombay local trains either.. they’re like the slave ships of old, except you’re standing and there’s no trail of feces and urine falling on you from the upper berth. Not everyday at least.
But since this is a thought provoking subject, and I like to pretend it’s a webcomic on society and stuff, I’ll link to a study that explains our biases and their cause. Also, my stats show a huge majority of my readers are in Mumbai and I’d like to keep them happy.
Brain Differences Reinforce Preferences For Those In Same Social Group
The study shows that perceiving others in pain activates a part of the brain associated with empathy and emotion more if the observer and the observed are the same race. The findings may show that unconscious prejudices against outside groups exist at a basic level