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11) Peeler 1 no.12) Serving spoons (for dal, curry and rice) 3 no.13) Knife& Fork 6 no.14) Sauce pan 2 no.15) Steel containers to heat food 2 no. (with lid)16) Rolling Pin/ Belan (to make rotis) 1 no.17) Plate 1 no.18) Katori 3 no.19) Glass 2 no.20) Cutting board 1 no.21) Eating knives 2 no.22) Coffee spoon for salt etc 3 no.23) Small size plastic spoons for masala 1 noFood Items:Some of the common food items that students carry are:Spices, Tealeaves, Masalas, Haldi, Dhania, red chilly, Instant masalas, etc. Mustard packet.Tamarind paste Different dals in small quantity for initial use. Asafoetida powder.Indian instant coffee + Indian tea (it takes time to get used to the American stuff)Elaichi, clove, cinnamonMasalas and tea/coffee powder, if you are a regular drinker (until somebody shifts to beer.)Get a couple of bags each of haldi, red chilly powder, Garam masala, Dhania, Pickle bottles(if you have enthu, but preferably get sealed ones), rice, Moong Dal. Bring approx. 1-monthsupply of masalas. Most Indian foodstuffs are available even in small cities. Don't comeloaded with foodstuffs as you may have problem with customs. Try to get "instant" stuff, aspeople don't have much time for cooking in the US.
Summarizing your Masala list:1) Dhania& jirra kg2) Chilli powder kg3) Haldi kg4) Full jira 200 gm5) Mustard Seed 200 gm6) Garam Masala home made 200 gm7) Pav bhaji masala 2 packets8) Salt 500 gm9) Sugar kg.10) Hing powder one bottle11) PapadMusic:Get all the cassettes recorded which you might like to take with you. Though you get most ofthem in US, why spend money for luxurious things. If you are leaving your beloved, don’tforget to take those kishore Kumar blues.Stationary list:1) White sheets 50 no.2) Pencils 12 no.3) Erasers 4 no.4) Blade 2 no.5) Stapler 1 no.6) Stapler pins 1 packet7) Pens 12 blue + 12 black (ball pens)8) Scribbling Pad 2 no.9) Glue stick 1 no.10) Pencil Box 2 no.11) Ruler - 12" 1 no.
12) Stick on pad 2 no.13) Cello tape 1 no.14) Ink pen 1 no.15) Needle 1 packet16) Thread Black 1,White 1 reel , Blue 1 reel17) Safety pins 1 dozenLuggage:Luggage is the essential thing one has to buy. This has to be done after proper planning asluggage is an expensive item and is to be retained for years, now that you will be doing lot oftraveling in flight.Bags:2 large size suitcasesPacking:Start your packing well in advance.But two good boxes - they should be able to withstand a lot of mishandling. They should beas large as possible within the size limitations (however most airlines are not very strict aboutbaggage size). Put identification marks and labels on both the inside & outside the boxes)apart from this, the airlines will also provide you with adhesive labels).Boxes with independent top & bottom are preferable.Box specification:As an example of Air India economy class baggage specifications to theUSA are given below. Note the specs. may be different for other countries/airlines.