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22 Things That Happen When You Grow Up With Not-So-Liberal Desi Parents
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Published: Oct 2, 2015

Our parents love us unconditionally but this unconditional love comes with a lot of drama and a long list of must-follow rules, especially if you have desi parents. Desi parents can be kind of over protective, strict and not-so-liberal by nature. And there is nothing we can do about it! So here’s what happens when you grow up with not-so-liberal desi parents:

1. Your dad is the monarch of the house! “My house, my rules!” – this is your dad’s favourite dialogue!

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2. You need a week to plan how you are going to ask for permission to go for that lunch plan with your friends.

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3. You only ask for something big when they are in a good mood but their mood changes as soon as you put forward your request

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4. You are constantly bombarded with questions like;

Where are you going? Who are you going with? When will you come back? How will you go? What will you do?

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5. You have the earliest curfew amongst all your friends – even when you’re 25!

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6. Sleep overs are completely and irrevocably out of the question because your parents do not know your friend’s family well enough – ever.

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7. When your friends come over to your place, you ask them to keep it down because you don’t want your parents to know what y’all talk about

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8. Your parents judge all your friends and believe they are ALL a bad influence

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9. Your parents have rules for everything; from TV timings to what you can wear –they have it all covered

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10. You just CAN’T watch anything even close to PDA on TV in the presence of your parents!

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11. You have restricted your parents on social media because everything you do on social media is held against you.

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12. Dating or even being friends with the opposite gender is a NO NO!

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13. Smiling whilst texting someone means you have a boyfriend/girlfriend. If you dress up for university/work, you are going on a date

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14. When you crack a joke and they don’t get it or worse – they get offended!

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15. When an “adult” joke comes up out of nowhere and you can’t even laugh because your parents are around.

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16. You need to ask for their permission for getting something as small as a piercing done!

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17. Choosing a career is more like fulfilling their commands – democratic dictatorship.

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18. When you tell them that they are too conservative, they remind you of every single time they gave you permission to go for things!

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19. You can NEVER lock the door of your room because there is literally NO such thing as privacy!

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20. And there are times that you get sick of all the rules and try becoming a rebel

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21. Only to face more drama:

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22. But when you grow up, you realise that all your parents were trying to do was their best to protect you and help you become a better person

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It’s only because of those flying chapals and never-ending taunts that you have grown up to be a responsible and independent adult! Liberal or not-so-liberal you parents love you the most and they will do anything for you! Make them proud and HAPPY!