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Very Indian Problems

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by blindpup10, Sep 16, 2016.

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    The tradition here in S India is that they light a camphor on the coconut, come around the car clockwise to remove all 'dhristhi', and then shatter it.

    They do it at a distance so that the pieces don't reach the car. Of course it makes sense, all the removed dhrishti else will come back?
     
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    With some of my relatives , esp this aunt who has this weird theory :

    If I lose weight then I look sick, if her daughter does then she's slim
    If I put on weight then I'm fat, if her daughter does then she's healthy
    If I choose to be a SAHM then I'm wasting my time, if her daughter does then she's taking care of her family
    If I'm getting spiritual being abroad then something wrong with me, if her daughter does then she's sticking to her roots.
    If any man on the earth listens to his wife he will be a joru-ka-gulaam (henpecked), if her SIL does then all the credit goes to her daughter

    Phew......endless list !
     
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    Yes....my kids used to be scared of these random strangers who would pinch their cheeks. Also feeding sugar to the new born when they see for the first time. I had to deal with this more than the pain from my C-section. Every random lady from in-laws side will have this fancy question of asking my how my feeding programme is going on.They would give this unwarranted tip feeding is good to lose weight and stay in shape.
     
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    Something similar....when I lost weight its not my achievement but I must have used some 'foreign' products.

    I also remembered this while going to a destination if we hire an auto then more than the allowed limit has to fit into that one auto than going for a second one. An unsaid/unwritten rule is the person who's slim will be punished to sit on someone's lap. My teen son refused to sit with the driver in the front and people think we are being Americanised.Lol !
     
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    I started noticing Indian-ness in the microscopic level after my kid started to talk.

    Me: let's go take a bath, please.Its time to get poochi off our bodies.
    My kid: Yes mommy!! I will get my Pj's.
    In the bathroom.
    My kid: Mommy, this is not a bath. Let's have a bath, please.
    Me: All confused, yes this is bath. Please put your shower cap and jump in.
    My kid: NO Moooommy! this is a shower! Not bath!! You said I will take a bath! I want to take a bath, not a shower.
    Me: Ayi Ayi Ayi!! :BangHead: Bath is shower papa, its interchangeable term!
    My Kid: NO MOMMY! Bath is not a shower.

    He is right! It's a very Indian problem that the phrases get interchanged and used almost every day.
     
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    Strangers asking you the first time you meet, "What is your salary ?" or "Do you belong to that XYZ or PQR caste ?". I am like, "Come on, we just met. Start with the weather at least. ". Or you always have Coronavirus to talk about.
     
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