Growing up in an Indian household is eventful and interesting, all thanks to our folks. From mummy ke haath ka yummy khana to daddy ji ka juggad, we've got it all. TBH, Indians are truly unique and unapologetically middle class. And desi middle-class families are famous for their sasta and frugal innovations, which may seem illogical to most.
While every family is different, there are some typically middle-class things that you'll find in just about every household. We have our fair share of struggles but we also have hilarious solutions and we always make ends meet. So, if you grew up in a middle-class household, here are a few things that you will definitely relate to.
That toothpaste tube is never ending even when it's almost over because your mummy ji will always find a way to squeeze out just a little bit more. And if that doesn't work, she's going to cut it open and put it in a katori for you to use. God save your soul if you ever buy namak wala toothpaste because they have a jugaad for that too. Do we need to spell it out now?
From toothbrush to torn tees, there's always a way to reuse or recycle items. Your old tee can be turned into poncha and that toothbrush can be used to scrub the sink and that beer ki bottle can be used as home decor with led lights.
We all have that TV or AC ka remote with plastic wrap or on it and if that ever tears, your mom comes armed with some cellotape and fresh plastic packet!
Desi households have something for plastic. If you're ever looking for a polythene bag, look for a bigger polythene with loads of small bags inside it.
For every Indian mom, their kids are extremely precious but not more than their Tupperware ka tiffin. Dare you leave it in school or god forbid lose it!
Galla aka masala box! We all have that big round tiffin box with numerous small bowls full of different masalas in our kitchens.
It's not like we can't afford crockery but it's just that it's reserved--only for the rishtedars or guests that come over.
Your parents may or may not have a locker in the bank but they surely have a steel ki Godrej wali almari with a locker to safely store their sona chandi.
We all know this! We've all had that moment when we got our hopes high upon finding that box of cookies only to find mummy ji ke sui dhage in it!
Indian middle-class households may seem stingy, but jugaad kind of runs through our veins. It's not that we can't afford things, we just chose to save because we value every hard-earned penny!
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