10 Things We Hear Everyday in India

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India is a great nation undoubtedly but when it comes to the ‘typical mentality’ we are undisputed king. Yeah we are born with it!! Growing up in India isn’t as easy. Let’s have a look, I am sure you will agree on some at least if not all.

1. Tum dono ke bich kya chal raha hai?

Tera Chakkar

Everyone around you is so interested in your love life that you start feeling like a public property. Hang out with a friend of opposite gender, more than once and everyone go all gaga about you two being a couple. All you hear from everyone around is ‘Are you dating’ and then ‘why’ follows undoubtedly like a mandatory thing. ‘Dating’ is just not the normal Indian thing and I guess it’s not going to change too soon. And yes for your moms it’s the biggest thing to digest, well fortunately things are changing but even if families are getting open about it, neighborhood aunties are still skeptical.

2. Kamate kitna ho?

Kamate Kitna Ho

O yes, that’s just their right to ask! They may be a super distant relative or a neighborhood aunty-uncle; they all have birthright to ask you how much you earn. No don’t say it’s ill-mannered, it’s just a casual thing, something they should be well aware off. And oh, if you haven’t started to earn, you are yet suitable to be asked the next favorite question, “result kaisa raha?” They are your well-wishers, remember! 😛

3. Shadi kab kar rahe ho?

Kirron Kher

And the race of being the favorite question is won by this! You getting settled is a national concern, even more important than the rising prices of goods in the country. Our moms are sweetheart, it’s the aunties and relatives around who inject in such dangerous thoughts in their brains. It comes to a point that you are so damn frustrated, you turn anti-social by avoiding all the gathering where this question can be bombarded on you.

4. Log kya Kahenge?

Tum dono ke bich kya chal raha hai

I really want to meet those four people mom-dad are scared about all their lives. Do anything out of the way, no wait, do anything out of ‘their’ way and you are being warned with this set of words. I never understood why should we be concerned about sharmaji, gupta ji, misra ji and not about what we really want to do or whatever we are doing is making us happy?

5. Tu janta nahi mera Baap kaun hai!

Tu Janta Nahi Mera Baap Kaun Hai

Ranging from a youngster to a grown up father like figure, in India you can easily spot people asking you ‘who is my dady’ or let’s say, ‘Tu janta nahi mera baap kaun hai!’ No I seriously don’t know, I mean c’mon you should know who is your daddy, it’s not a complex question is it? Jokes apart, it’s really irritating. You can’t escape ethical things taking big names or misusing the reputations of your dad or family. So unethical yet so Indian.

6. Teri maa ki ###


Go to any part of the nation and you can find people abusing, swearing words on smallest of things. Traffic jams, power cuts, anything and every frustrated feeling can be soothed down by abusing someone. Well, I have a confession to make, it actually relieves stress, it feels good especially the ones in our native language. Hey, I am an Indian too a pround one 😉

7. Ek extra Puri dena bhaiya

Pani Puri

O please! Don’t tell me you don’t like golgappa, panipuri, puchka or whatever you call it in your language. Its utterly awesomeness dipped in spicy water! How can you not love it? We Indians are born foodies, street foods are unhygienic but yummiest and no outing is complete with a plate of panipuri. Oh, I just got the midnight craving for panipuri. You now see what I mean? It’s undisputedly our national snack.

8. Bhabhi Hai Teri

Bhabhi Hai Teri

This is the typical Indian way of warning your friend that ‘back-off, I already like that girl.’ Leave behind the girlfriend, even your friend’s crush is your ‘babhi’. It’s typical Indian boy-thing of showing respect to the beau of your friend. Thank god we girls don’t make ‘jiju’s’ so often! 😀

9. Bhai nahi hai Tu Mera!

Bhai Nai Hai Tu Mera

This is how we define please. And that’s how we blackmail someone. Please is such a over-used English word. It just doesn’t give that feeling of belongingness or intimacy. You want someone to do something for you, or just do you some favor, try this sugar-coated set of words and a sweet-cute innocent look; your wish will be granted I am sure.

10. Yeh Sadak kya tere Baap ki hai?


And here comes the dangerously typical Indian thing. Everyone driving on the road drives as if they own the road. Everyone drives with the thinking, ‘saamne waala khud bachayega’ and well that sometimes may cause fatal accidents. It’s nothing to show-off the coolness, it’s rather stupidity to not follow road rules and drive like you are the king of the roads(no! its not your baap-ki-sadak). I personally hate it the most.

I am proudly an Indian, and no matter how many loopholes we have we are still better in relations then other countries around but there are certain typical things you have in you because you are an Indian, you just can’t escape it. After all, it happens only in India. 😀

Neha Gupta

Finished her engineering in computer science in 2013, presently she is aspiring as a writer. She is an avid blogger, reader and writer. She loves writing short stories and writes on different niche. Dan Brown, Preeti Shenoy, Rhonda Byrne are few of her favorite authors. She has been a contributor author in four anthologies in the past year and co-editor for one of them. Although an engineer but a writer at heart, she wishes to get recognized in the writing field.