Indian Grandmothers are the Realest Queens, Here’s Why
Indian grandmothers are fearless. Our nani’s and dadi’s have a special place in our hearts. Their jewelry game is always on-point, their advice is even better.
They love soapy dramas as much as “Silsila” and Amitabh Bachchan. Best of all, they’re champs at being honest and giving their love like they do with their teachings: free and never-ending.
Here are skills and tips our lovely grandmothers have taught us—usually the hard way.
1. Two Words: Coconut Oil.
The holy grail of any product ever made, coconut oil is your jam and you should thank your grandma for making you fall in love with it. Whether she shmears it all over your hair or tells you it’s perfect for your skin, she does know best.
2. Sharing real stories from when our parents would be younger
Moms and dads love this line, “When I was younger, I never asked such an expensive phone” or “When I was younger, I always stuck to my curfew.” Well, luckily, grandma proves them wrong with some salty stories of their past.
3. Red lipstick goes with every sari.
Fashion advice from your grandparents? Just know you’re on the right track.
4. They make you pros at giving a massage
Honestly, what’s better than giving back some of the love you’ve received from her? The greatest way to do it is by that leg massage.
5. Dramas are truly for everyone.
If you’re addicted to TV shows, get to the root of it. It’s easy, really, you got this excellent skill by chillin’ with your grandma since you were a child. Indian grandmothers have a unique love for the villains and the heroes of any Hindi drama. Ask Ekta Kapoor, she’s really milked this fact.
6. The meaning of sacrifice.
As immigrants, the one thing we know for sure is the number of sacrifices our parents and their parents have made for us to get where we are. The amount of cultural protection, strife, and resilience these women have depicted and experienced is truly inspiring.