1: You were born in a Military Hospital. Attention! Baby on Deck!

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2: A "Sahayak Bhaiya" was your constant companion. Admit it. He was your Terminator.

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3: You went to school in a Shaktiman. Like a boss.

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4: You actually know what a Shaktiman is. No, not Shaktiman.

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5: You're so used to riding in Jeeps and Jongas that when your friend gets one, you just go "Meh..."

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6: You had two options, Kendriya Vidyalaya or Army School.

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7: You were an ace Tambola player by the age of 6. Great gamblers start young.

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8: You're used to tight spaces because you sometimes had to live with your entire family in one room temporary quarters with 25 trunks, MES furniture, the dog, the bed roll and two bhaiyas floating around.

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9: You still love the smell of Brasso and Shoe Polish.

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10: A "Mess" was not what you created in your room, it was where you went every Friday for the free english movie, snacks and some "fancy" dancing.

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11: Your weekend was spent at clubs.

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12: At the end of the month, you hid as your dad got the "Mess" bill.

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13: You attended many May Queen Pageants and Navy Balls before you even knew what Miss India was.

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14: Your mother regularly got dressed, perfumed and disappeared to attend the league of Fauji housewives, the "Ladies Club."

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15: Even though you weren't a millionaire, you got to try your hand at horse riding.

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16: You even gave golf a go!

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17: You can figure out a soldier's rank with one look at his/her shoulder.

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18: Shopping meant just one thing. The CSD Canteen!

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19: Your dad probably beat you into learning fine dining.

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20: You feel Ray Bans are your birth right.

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21: You find it hard to remember exactly how many schools you have changed.

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22: You watch Border every damn time it comes on the telly.

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23: You've developed a knack for befriending complete strangers.

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24: You have a ton of boxes just sitting in your garage. And you don't have the slightest clue what's in them.

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25: This happened when you told your dad you didn't want to join the forces.

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26: You are the one who's always in charge of getting booze for a party.

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27: Contractions and abbreviations like Arty, Groupie, T.D, AWWA, DSOI and Civvies actually make perfect sense to you.

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28: This is how you pack for a trip.

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29: You are amazed at people who have never left their hometown.

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30: You find it hard to remember the names of your childhood friends.

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