Buzz·Posted on Jul 23, 201331 Unique Side Effects Of Being An Indian GirlYou have aunties all over the world, none of whom you're related to.by Rega JhaBuzzFeed India ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Any food that isn't doused entirely in hot sauce tastes like cardboard to you. Via unf.edu 2. You spend a significant amount of your time and money on hair removal, in various forms. Via lolsotrue.com 3. Seriously, you've tried everything. At this point, you're an expert. Via ladybrun.tumblr.com 4. You regularly receive Facebook friend requests from middle-aged men in suburban India with whom you have zero mutual friends. Rega Jha Rega Jha Rega Jha Rega Jha 5. But the hilarity of being approached by random men is always tinged with fear, because you've seen too many news stories like this. Via bbc.co.uk 6. You were raised to fear the sun because your grandmother would disown you if your skin got darker. taimapedia.org 7. Speaking of your grandma, she asks if you've found a husband yet every time you talk... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via tumblr.com 8. And when you say no, she reminds you that she's happy to find you one. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via youtube.com 9. But the only thing you fear more than an arranged marriage is a Shaadi.com marriage. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via Shaadi.com 10. Because you know wife-seekers have some unreasonable (albeit hilarious) demands. Via idiva.com 11. Of course, at the end of the day, you're free to marry whomever you want... Except the extensive list of races, religions, and nationalities your mom has vetoed. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via bollypop.in Bring home a Pakistani boy and see what happens. I dare you. 12. You can't keep track of your cousins because there are way too many of them. Via bengaliproblems.tumblr.com 13. No matter how old you get, you have to give your parents a detailed itinerary every time you leave home. Via quickmeme.com 14. Nothing cheers you up like rocking out to your Bollywood jams. Rega Jha 15. If you ever got sick, you were forced to eat ginger and drink honey, regardless of the ailment. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via bollygifs.tumblr.com And, if physically possible, you were made to somehow interact with a Neem tree. 16. Your standards for romance are unreasonably high. Via pyardostihai.tumblr.com Thank you, Bollywood. Sorry, current and future boyfriends. 17. Speaking of romance, Shah Rukh Khan was your first crush. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via internationalscholar.tumblr.com 18. But you moved on because you were convinced that he was married to Kajol. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via tumblr.com 19. And you'll always have a special place in your heart for the men in blue. Via theaustralian.com.au Sure, Dravid is a wall... But he's a wall we're willing to climb. 20. You can't listen to bhangra music without spontaneously losing control of your shoulders. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via bollypop.in It's like they have a life of their own. Mundian tu bach ke rahi. 21. You have some serious swearing abilities and you aren't afraid to use them. Via keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk 22. Your other special talent: bargaining. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF tumblr.com / Via bollygifs.tumblr.com "500 rupees? I'll give you 10." 23. People assume your life is either Slumdog Millionaire or Bend It Like Beckham. Via anantpandey.tumblr.com No, I didn't ride to school on top of a train. And no, I can't make you alloo gobi. 24. You have a complicated relationship with "YOLO," as a concept. Via Twitter: @mindykaling 25. You keep your extended family on "limited profile" because you're not the seedhi saadhi ladki that they think you are. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via tumblr.com 26. In your vocabulary, chai = gossip. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via youtube.com And gossip = gupshup. 27. You never had sex ed at school, so you learned about sex from questionable sources. Mumbai Mirror Mumbai Mirror 28. Your arteries are probably clogged from all that mitthai. Via shirishsen.com 29. And your lungs are probably blackened from all that hookah. Via m0anments-matter.tumblr.com 30. But you know that there's nothing in the world more flattering than a sari and some confidence. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via youtube.com Worn with a strategically cut blouse, of course. #sarinotsorry 31. And you wouldn't trade your loud, chaotic, and colorful life for all the samosas in the world. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via harryhighles.tumblr.com After all, ain't nobody like a desi girl.