The easiest way to feel at home in Rome is to learn Italian. I realized this over and over again in town and cities across the country, and the world. Accents matter and slang is important to legitimize you as someone who belongs. So, I started to love learning languages and it was easy. Once, in the middle of a Carnatic music class, I began to speak in French to my Tamilian teacher dreamily. The more Hindi I learnt, the more confused I got about Tamil grammar.