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Created at November 26, 2019

Things Every Desi Can Relate to in Winters

Winters aa gayi, winters aa gayi. And with it a plethora of lifestyle changes will ensue. And it goes without saying that there are some winter things, that are unique to us desi folks.

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Gajar Halwa
Gajar Halwa
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Sure, nowadays you can find gaajar ka halwa in sweet shops, regardless of which season it is. But there's something about savoring this hot and delicious dessert during winters, amirite?
Napthelene balls
Napthelene balls
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I mean forget rajnigandha and chameli, it is the smell of naphthalene balls all over the place that signals winters are here. On a decided Sunday, mom unpacks previous year's winter clothes, and stuffs the summer ones inside.
Melting Coconut Oil in Parachute Bottle
Melting Coconut Oil in Parachute Bottle
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Discovering that the oil melts if you hold the bottle in your palms for 2 minutes or so, was a pure delight of our childhood days
Monkey Cap With Shawl
Monkey Cap With Shawl
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Say what you will, but where else will you find this unique pairing of clothes? In fact here in the U.S, we do it all the time. Wonder why we were afraid of wearing it back home.
Boroplus
Boroplus
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Sardi se suraksha. Remember?
Chikki
Chikki
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Binging on peanut chikki is the first thing that comes to mind when we think of winters. A dessert liked by us kiddos and adults alike, chikki is one of the sweetest memories of sardi.
Chai-Sutta
Chai-Sutta
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This attains a whole new level in Winters.
Rajai
Rajai
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Heavy white rajai which required two people to tuck you in and you slept like in a coma. Aah bliss!
Heater
Heater
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Getting heater or blower out of diwan/bed! I remember making cigarette roles from newspaper and then lighting them up from the heater.
Carpet
Carpet
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Getting carpets out of those steel boxes meant the arrival of sardi for us!