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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
May 2018

The hashtag IAmSoIndian recently began trending on Twitter, allowing Indians everywhere to share some of their stereotypically Indian habits. Here are some of the contributions:

#IAmSoIndian that when one person falls sick in the family, the whole family has to eat khichdi. (From: @ chandramukhi)

#IAmSoIndian I still give dahi-shakkar to family members when they go out for important work. (@KaminiiB)

#IAmSoIndian that whenever I buy new bath soap I press the small piece of old soap over the new soap. (@Anandlokapur2)

#IAmSoIndian that before crossing a road I check both directions, even on a one-way. (@imKeyPee)

#IAmSoIndian that I collect plastic bags and save them in another plastic bag. (@TheRealAnybody)

#IAmSoIndian that I have to go on explaining to people why my daughter is opting for Humanities, as if it is not a stream. (@Arundhati_Rout)

#IAmSoIndian that I did 4 years of engineering before deciding what I actually wanted to do with my life. (@iTweetard)

#IAmSoIndian that I loosen my belt while eating. (@uttalakidi)

#IAmSoIndian that whenever I go to Domino’s, I collect the chili flakes packets. (@jainprateek2012)

#IAmSoIndian that I add ghee to Maggi noodles. (@JagratiShukla29)

Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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