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25 Feelings Every Indian Girl Understands, As Told By Mindy Kaling

"There are literally billions of us."

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1. When you've entered your twenties and the aunties just won't quit trying to get you hitched.

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2. When you're well into your late twenties and the aunties start looking at you with pity in their eyes.

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3. When you enter your thirties and the aunties have labeled you a lost cause.

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4. When TV ads try to tell you that your professional abilities are secondary to how fair and/or lovely you are.

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5. When being a certain race or gender can't stop you from being whoever you want.

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6. When anyone makes a reference to ANY Indian stereotype.

7. When it rains during an episode of Bigg Boss and your set-top box stops working.

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8. When someone tries to tell you that being sexually aware and active are "against Indian culture".

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9. When you start to regret not learning how to cook a full Indian meal from your mom.

this whole foods frozen indian tv dinner i just ate is terrible, why did I never learn to cook the cuisine of my ancestors

Mindy Kaling@mindykaling

this whole foods frozen indian tv dinner i just ate is terrible, why did I never learn to cook the cuisine of my ancestors

5:43 AM - 24 Mar 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. When you got a bit too brave with some questionable roadside chaat.

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11. When your mum hands you the phone to talk to a long-lost relative you probably haven't ever met.

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12. When you're being dragged to a pooja you have no interest in attending.

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13. When you open the newspaper and see the number of crimes against women.

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14. When you find yourself dealing with a misogynistic, sexist, chauvinist pig at work.

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15. When someone underestimates your abilities because you're not a man.

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16. When some Roadside Romeo tries to eve-tease you.

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17. When you need to summon your inner warrior before trying to get into the train at peak time.

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Because there are literally billions of us.

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18. When you have to watch Taare Zameen Par in front of other people.

Sometimes you have to just pretend it was your plan to be really emotional and not have your shit together

Mindy Kaling@mindykaling

Sometimes you have to just pretend it was your plan to be really emotional and not have your shit together

12:28 PM - 09 Sep 10ReplyRetweetFavorite

19. When some people don't understand or appreciate the Indian woman body type.

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20. When you can't drink in front of your relatives at weddings and have to resort to some ingenious hacks.

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21. When your grandmother asks if you need help finding a nice suitable boy.

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22. When you just can't grasp the concept of YOLO.

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23. When your name is too complicated for non-Indians to pronounce, and they end up butchering it.

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24. When you're tired of the unrealistic size expectations society has from you.

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25. When you realise that you're a badass Indian woman and no one can take that away from you.

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