A Closer Look- What Makes a Desi Girl So Unique?

We are truly one of a kind. From time to time, it can get very difficult for us; we must incorporate into mainstream American culture while persevering the aspects of our South Asian culture. Nonetheless, it’s this balance we are somehow gracefully able to maintain, which makes us so very special.

So without further due, here are some of the reasons why desi girls are very unique.

Beauty Lies in Simplicity.

A desi girl is an all rounder and by that I don’t mean a housewife. She is kind, graceful and sets a good example for others. She’s naturally gifted and beautiful although she might forget this at times. But when she becomes comfortable in her own skin, she takes pride in it and wears it like a exotic queen she is. You will find compassion and creativity in her work. Pride flows in our veins.

We Are Naturally Shy.

A desi girl will look away if she doesn’t know you. If you’re wondering, we’re not shy with family members or relatives, just people we don’t communicate with. However, the shyness fades away after a while. Some might believe that it is due to lack of confidence, but the fact is that South Asian countries are male dominated society and it’s the way girls are brought up as precious yet vulnerable flowers by their family and culture. Her shyness and accommodative nature makes her so special. She’s willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement. We are taught to make small adjustments to things that can lead to happiness rather than giving up on things because of differences.

We love entertainment.

One desi wedding can equal to three American weddings. Does your wedding involve groom riding a car adorned with flowers? How about two separate, over-the-top ceremonies honoring the bride and groom? I didn’t think so. Yes, we like to celebrate and party in our own unique ways.

We love music and dance.

When it comes to dancing whether it’s Bhangra, Classical, Bollywood or western hip-hop, we are experts at moving. The irresistible beat motivates even the most dance-phobic types to do thumkas. Desi girls love thumkas, it’s a popular hip movement in Bollywood films.

We love food:

Probably more than we love dancing or equal. Desi girls have the stomachs and taste buds of champions. We’ve been raised our entire life eating food from the hottest indigenous spices in the world. Our taste buds have become impenetrable to American spices; Tabasco have no affect on us.

Family means everything to us:

We value our parents’ judgment probably more than any other cultures. As a matter of fact, we value them so much that we still put up with arranged marriages and be okay with it because Mom and Dad know best. In our culture, you’ll find a traditionally-rooted respect for elders that you won’t find anywhere else. We are very much aware of our cultural values.

We Have Only One Attitude: The Caring Attitude

We are devoted to the person we love. Well aren’t guys lucky? Yes they are and many take advantages of our devotions and tests our patience until there’s nothing left. However, being loyal and devoted to our beloved ones is what makes a desi girl so special and unique. There are couple of ways we tend to show affection for the significant other. Are you ready for the secret?

A desi girl mainly likes to take care of what her partner eats because our culture has successfully embedded this in our minds that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Also, she’s willing to put things in her schedule aside for him because he gradually becomes a priority. And when he becomes a priority, you better believe that she has already thought of starting a family with him. Suddenly, her world begins to revolve around him. She gives him all her time and love. She is truly happy when he’s happy. Sounds like the perfect girl right? That’s how we were raised believing in ties that bind and family values.

Bollywood is Involved in it Too!

Bollywood plays a significant role in our lives. It portrays extraordinary love stories that are unrealistic by most standards. When a desi girl finds her true love, in her mind, she expects singing and dancing in romantic songs, at least three outfit changes, loving glances and synchronized dance moves. Yes it is completely unnecessary. But we will not let anyone destroy the picture Bollywood has so perfectly painted in our head. Nope just not going to happen. It’s the little things that make us go awww. Even though, we soon realize the difference between Bollywood and reality, but believe me when I say this, we will always have a small corner of Bollywood in our hearts. It is irreplaceable because we grew up watching it We seek to be romanticized by our loved ones, go on breathtaking journeys and create lots of memories with our significant other.

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