Somehow, even, unintentionally, one could say, i tend to search for Kannadigas amongst the Indians i see here. This is restricting indeed, but i'm not the only one who does this. There is a comfort factor involved. You know the language, you know the practices, traditions and you hence, can associate with them much better. Perhaps, than with people from other states.
With twenty-eight states in a country with various languages, lifestyles, it's a different thing to connect. At the same time, it is limiting too. We tend to draw boundaries by doing so, the term 'Indian' does not hold any meaning, much less 'unity'.
Perhaps i should add a label called 'India'.