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20 Joys And Struggles Of Growing Up With South Indian Parents

Parents: Those people you live with when you aren't at cricket coaching, Bharatanatyam class, tuitions, badminton training, Carnatic music practice, or school.

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1. This is pretty much every text you get after sundown.

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The rule: You must text every 15 minutes after 10p.m., every 5 minutes after 10:30p.m., every 2 minutes after 11, and every 10 seconds after 11:30p.m. (not including the three million phone calls in between).

4. But now that you're too old to be joining them on vacations, they go to exotic places.

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"Amma and I going to the Maldives this summer"

"Ooh, can I come?"

"But kanna, shouldn't you be focussing on your career?"

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7. And when you weren't with your books, you were either in cricket coaching, or Bharatanatyam class, or Carnatic music training, or badminton, or... You get the picture.

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9. Dating was a serious challenge because it's impossible to find someone who matches your parents' standards.

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If he/she isn't a charming Ph.D who makes truckloads of money while also being a best selling author, why are you even wasting your time?

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