My spice box is my favourite cooking aid. I can keep all my spices in one place, and they stay fresher for longer. Spices lose their flavour and aroma once they are ground, and so I prefer to keep the seeds whole and only grind them when I need to. Most Indian homes will have a spice box, and they are able to keep the spices airtight and away from sunlight.
This tin will only hold my everyday regional spices, and by that I mean the spices that will allow me to cook from most regions of India and also Asia. All my other ones I keep in airtight containers in my pantry. And of course I accent all my dishes with the well-loved trio of fresh garlic, root ginger and fresh chillies.