How to Survive Your Dostana with a Chindi Friend

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How to Survive Your Dostana with a Chindi Friend

Illustration: Ahmed Sikander

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or a long time, I put my belief in a myth: The friends I make will help me transform my life into the sequel of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. But I soon found out that it’s impossible to jet off for an Instagrammable vacation to Europe, when you’ve been unfortunate enough to befriend someone cheaper than the extra dhania you get with your groceries.

At some point or the other, we’ve all made this mistake of letting in that one stingy person – whose USP is zero self-respect – into our group. No matter how cool this bro is, his tendency to do something only when it is available at half-price or free, inevitably kills joy. He is the elaichi to your biryani, the bone in your bombil.

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