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  • 1 asian4 // Mar 6, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    You Know You’re Indian When…
    1. Everything you eat is savored in garlic, onion and tomatoes.

    2. You try and reuse gift wrappers, gift boxes, and of course aluminum foil

    3. You are Always standing next to the two largest size suitcases at the Airport.

    4. You arrive one or two hours late to a party – and think it’s normal.

    5. You peel the stamps off letters that the Postal Service missed to stamp

    6. You recycle Wedding Gifts , Birthday Gifts and Anniversary Gifts

    7. You name your children in rhythms (example, Sita & Gita, Ram & Shyam,
    Kamini & Shamini.)

    8. All your children have pet names, which sound nowhere close to their
    real names.

    9. You take Indian snacks anywhere it says “No Food Allowed”

    10. You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone’s house.

    11. You load up the family car with as many people as possible.

    12. You use plastic to cover anything new in your house whether it’s the
    remote control, VCR, carpet or new couch.

    13. Your parents tell you not to care what your friends think, but they
    won’t let you do certain things because of what the other “Uncles and Aunties” will think.

    14. You buy and display crockery, which is never used , as it is for special occasions, which never happen.

    15. You have a vinyl tablecloth on your kitchen table.

    16. You use grocery bags to hold garbage.

    17. You keep leftover food in your fridge in as many numbers of bowls as possible.

    18. Your kitchen shelf is full of jars, varieties of bowls and plastic
    utensils (got free with purchase of other stuff )

    19. You carry a stash of your own food whenever you travel (and travel
    means any car ride longer than 15 minutes).

    20. You own a rice cooker or a pressure cooker.

    21. You fight over who pays the dinner bill.

    22. You live with your parents and you are 40 years old. ( And they prefer
    it that way).

    23. You don’t use measuring cups when cooking.

    24. You never learnt how to stand in a queue.

    25. You can only travel if there are 5 persons at least to see you off or
    receive you whether you are traveling by bus, train or plane.

    26. If she is NOT your daughter, you always take interest in knowing whose
    daughter has run with whose son and feel proud to spread it at the velocity
    of more than the speed of light.

    27. You only make long distance calls after 11 p.m.

    28. If you don’t live at home, when your parents call, they ask if you’ve
    eaten, even if it’s midnight .

    29. You call an older person you never met before Uncle or Aunty.”

    30. When your parents meet strangers and talk for a few minutes, you
    discover you’re talking to a distant cousin.

    31. Your parents don’t realize phone connections to foreign countries have
    improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their
    lungs when making foreign calls.

    32. You have bed sheets on your sofas so as to keep them from getting

    33. It’s embarrassing if your wedding has less than 600 people.

    34. All your Tupperware is stained with food color.

    35. You have drinking glasses made of steel.

    36. You have mastered the art of bargaining in shopping.

    37. When you have Taco Bell sauce stocked up in your glove compartment or pantry, or any other place where you can store sauce.

  • 2 Aishwarya // Mar 21, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Jus wanted to comment on the list someone else posted here. As always, not all of it applies to every south asian!

    a. most of the tendency to recycle/reuse/save comes from the fact that people need to save like crazy to even think of breaking out of the Great Indian Middle Class.

    b. yes, we do love Taco Bell and everything it produces. also, the easiest way to personalize everything edible is to sprinkle it with one heaped spoon of red chilli pepper.

    c. As for the names, in recent years I’ve seen families that choose a theme for their kids’ names rather than make em rhyme. yes, our names have meanings and I’m Prosperity(in Sanskrit, of course) and my brother was Immortality. I dunno what my parents were thinking.

    d. I think we don’t use measuring cups coz we cook with our senses not by mere math. :P

    More suggestions(?)
    a. I think Indians look down upon fellow Indians who’ve not made it to the US. Even if they’re in Europe or another developed part of the world, if they’re not in the US, they’re somehow lesser.

    b. Indians also hate each other unreasonably.

    c. I personally can’t get over how canning and other preservation technologies common in the West never made it to India.

    d. will actively perpetuate the Indians-are-so-spiritual myth.

    e. That first picture in the snow which gets mailed to all the relatives and friends back home is a milestone.

  • 3 Randomizer // Apr 16, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    I’ve compiled a list of some of the ‘Stuff Indian People Like’ websites out there …

  • 4 Sunil // Sep 12, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Wow..Hilarious…spot on dude..It is 1000% true…

    Add to that…Indians love to take Xerox copies of everything they have.

    You will always find indians standing in queue to take Xerox of each and every document they have…..

    Even in city like Mumbai…we have close to 1 million Xerox machines..there is always a queue…i guess its an event in itself for us to take xerox of everything.

  • 5 Ly // Dec 7, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Asymetrical hair cuts

  • 6 huu // Jul 13, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Chanel Purses that dot the collection, they’re very taste-specific, but I could see some of the more subdued version working quite well with summery white linen or various bright colors for contrast. From Chanel Outlet

  • 7 Anonymous1 // Mar 20, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Lol this is so true that it’s funny. :P I lived in America almost all my life, and though I’m not like this, my parents sometimes are. I also blv Aishwarya is right. I wouldn’t be called the stereotypical Indian, but I can feel jealousy or stares when I go to India or even at school sometimes. I wouldn’t say I hate anyone, but all of this is so true. Luv ur site!

  • 8 andre // Apr 28, 2013 at 3:59 am

    its all part of the culture , indians cant live like white people or black people, they are who they are either like them or hate them but at the end of the day dont try to deculturalise them

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