25 Relatives You'll Find In Every Desi Family

    A family that eats, lives, vacations, gossips, and prays together... Probably needs some therapy.

    1. The gang of chachis whose life goal is to find the next piece of hot gossip.

    2. The cousin who couldn't keep a secret if his/her life depended on it.

    3. Your kaka who always has booze on his breath, regardless of what time or day it is.

    4. Your younger cousin who does stupid things and invariably gets caught.

    5. That one little chubby bumpkin of a brother who always knows how to get the party started.

    6. Your bhua who splits her time equally between fattening you up, and telling you that you need to lose weight.

    7. Your fufa who pretends to love the whole family but bitches behind everyone's back.

    8. Your dadi who is repeatedly shocked and traumatized by your lifestyle.

    9. Your sister's fiancé who acts like a tough guy around your family but is secretly terrified of everyone.

    10. Your second cousin's cousin who runs that shady business no one ever speaks about.

    11. Your tayi who is just never impressed by anything.

    12. Your mama who will always question your life choices.

    13. Your grandmother's brother who is suspiciously too happy and has no problem with anyone.

    14. The cheapskate uncle.

    15. Unrelated auntie who is determined to get you married and pesters you about random girls whom she thinks would be perfect life partners for you.

    16. The nani who is always concerned about the family's reputation and what people will say.

    17. The competitive aunties.

    18. The cousin who borrows everything but never returns any of it.

    19. Your mami's family who pretends they have no problems and live in perfect harmony.

    20. The NRI chacha and chachi who have lived in Dubai for approximately 5 minutes and miraculously developed an American accent.

    21. Your nana who will seize any opportunity to dismiss your problems and launch into a sermon about how easy your life is.

    22. The auntie who is convinced that you're defective.

    23. The one white person who married into your family and still isn't trusted because your relatives think he's plotting a colonial invasion.

    24. Your bhua's annoying son who insists on asking the most invasive, awkward questions in the most public ways.

    25. ... And your chacha ki biwi ke mausa ki behen ke pati ka bhatija ki nani ki poti ke kutta ka padosi ke bhai ki sauteli-maa ki bhabhi ki bhanji ka doosra bhai who sends you a friend request. Which you accept.