Originally Posted by oman
another question for globe/bouji/anyone - how hard is it going to be to overcome the language barrier? i speak nothing but english. i heard that southern india (specifically chennai) is pretty anglo-centric, but as you go north it becomes harder to get by without knowledge of hindi. is this information accurate? am i going to have a harder time speaking to people in new delhi or mumbai than say, chennai?
In the south there were times when I could not get by, as I don't speak a word of Tamil, and their English can be incomprehensible at times, added to that there are a lot more people that cannot speak English in the south than the north.
In a nutshell, you will get by easily with English.