You Know You’re Indian If (funny):

Some fun-facts, interesting observations and comic beliefs about Indians living abroad!  🙂
U r desi if:

  • Your parents drink 6 cups of tea a day.
  • When you are unwell/sick, everyone turns into a doctor advising what to do.
  • You have a 40 lb. bag of rice in your pantry.
  • Your parents lecture you in English “No English; you should speak in your mother tongue at home!”
  • “You want an iPhone? When I was your age, I didn’t even have shoes!!” Parents quip.
  • You have to call just about all your parent’s friends ‘Auntie’/’Uncle.’
  • You arrive an hours (or two) late to a party and think it’s normal.
  • Your dad is either some type of engineer or a doctor or a taxi-driver… or owns a convenience store.
  • Your parents blame everything bad on bad Karma from previous lives.
  • Everything you eat is savored in garlic, onion and tomatoes
  • Your parents talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone’s house.
  • You aren’t fat, you belong to a ‘khata peeta’ (well-fed) family.
  • You use grocery bags to hold garbage.
  • Your parents bargain, even where prices are fixed.
  • Your parents scream at the top of their lungs when calling India/abroad.
  • Your mother measures wealth in gold.
  • You cannot explain your religion to someone even if you try.
  • Your dad becomes a real-estate agent when everything else fails.
  • Girl’s parents freak out if she wears a crop-top baring the midriff but wearing a sari is perfectly acceptable.
  • The second you pull out of someone’s driveway, your parents start gossiping about them.
  • Everyone expects you to be good at math.
  • Your parents buy you clothes/shoes two sizes too big so you can “grow into it” and wear for years to come.
  • Your parents say, “Calculus? I took calculus in 8th grade!!”
  • your parents like to compare you to their friends’ kids.
  • You know what’s going to happen in every Hindi movie before it happens.
  • your parents insist you marry within your own race.
  • You learned about the birds and the bees from someone other than your parents
  • Everyone knows about kamasutra but no one talks about it.
  • You have rocks, sticks, leaves and strange-smelling substances in your pantry for use as medicine or incense.

You may have some of your own that are not mentioned above…

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