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How Indian Was Your House?

Did you have a "desi blanket"?

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  1. How Desi Was Your House?

    Tick off all the things you had in your house growing up.

    A blanket like this.
    Via homeshop18.com
    A blanket like this.
    A biscuit tin of sewing supplies.
    Via Twitter: @ForeverHaya143
    A biscuit tin of sewing supplies.
    A tawa.
    A tawa.
    A fancy tissue box.
    Via etsy.com
    A fancy tissue box.
    A margarine tub full of Indian food.
    Via Twitter: @MrSuperSingh
    A margarine tub full of Indian food.
    A calendar from your local takeaway.
    Via Twitter: @devlin_jp
    A calendar from your local takeaway.
    These plates.
    Via Twitter: @Simply__Sim
    These plates.
    A wooden wall hanging.
    Via Jasmin Nahar / Buzzfeed
    A wooden wall hanging.
    TV remotes with plastic covers.
    Via Twitter: @cherrykaur
    TV remotes with plastic covers.
    A carrom board.
    Via Vineetmbbs / commons.wikimedia.org / creativecommons.org
    A carrom board.
    One of these.
    Via Twitter: @eshamandadi
    One of these.
    A set of these cups.
    Via Twitter: @DalGillar
    A set of these cups.
    A steel tumbler.
    Via Twitter: @loveekells
    A steel tumbler.
    Plastic trays with compartments.
    Via thalioutlet.com
    Plastic trays with compartments.
    An indoor swing.
    Via Flickr: sytelus
    An indoor swing.
    A rug like this.
    Via therugseller.co.uk
    A rug like this.
    Elephant statues.
    Via Twitter: @Eleanorhkp
    Elephant statues.
    A sofa with a plastic cover.
    Via Twitter: @miss_erinleigh
    A sofa with a plastic cover.
    A container like this, mostly for roti.
    Via Twitter: @Jbibi_1993
    A container like this, mostly for roti.
    A box of these cake rusks in the cupboard.
    Via Twitter: @hiqbal27
    A box of these cake rusks in the cupboard.
    Cartons of mango, or lychee, juice.
    Via Twitter: @usmanbaig_
    Cartons of mango, or lychee, juice.
    Giant bags of atta.
    Via Twitter: @RomioFernades
    Giant bags of atta.
    A diya lamp.
    Via Thinkstock
    A diya lamp.
    A cupboard of East End tins and spices.
    Via Twitter: @aneesanoreen4
    A cupboard of East End tins and spices.
    Coconut oil.
    Via spicesofindia.co.uk
    Coconut oil.
    Incense sticks.
    Via incensewarehouse.com
    Incense sticks.
    Tiger Balm.
    Via Steffen Buus Kristensen / commons.wikimedia.org / creativecommons.org
    Tiger Balm.

How Indian Was Your House?

Your sofas and remotes were plastic-free, and at the most there might have been the odd box of cake rusks and a tawa in the cupboard.

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You often found yourself opening a tub of butter to discover it was saag, and there were definitely a few ornaments and crockery from India that have been in the family even longer than you have.

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You can remember the feeling of your clanging your teeth against a metal cup, and the warm cosiness of a desi blanket. As well as the crushing disappointment of seeing sewing needles and thread in the biscuit tin.

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