Monday, March 17, 2014

A ‘Friends’ among ourselves

I am not an avid watcher of the American sitcoms, but of the few that I have watched, Friends has been ‘The Best'. The story of Friends revolves around the lives of six friends, Chandler, Joey, Ross, Monica, Rachael and Phoebe who live in Manhattan, New York.

In the midst all the people who live in Hyderabad, we are six friends who are having the time of their lives in Madhapur, Hyderabad. We have our own versions of Chandler, Joey, Ross, Monica, Rachael and Phoebe. Let me take you through them.

L to R: Umesh, Supreet, Swati, Susmita, Bhavesh, Mohit

Chandler (a.k.a Bhavesh): Bhavesh is a master in financial analysis. He is known in Hyderabad for his sarcastic sense of humour and can come up with the weirdest of PJ’s when you least expect them. His luck with women is as bad as it can get. He has or atleast has had problems talking with women and ends up being just friends with them, let alone dating them. (probably he likes it that way :P)

Joey (a.k.a Umesh): Just like Joey, Umesh loves food! (A guy from Netherlands said:  This guy can eat insane amounts of food at Barbeque nation!) Flirting comes naturally to him and he attracts girls towards himself like a magnet. He is the most care free person you will meet in the whole of Hyderabad and at times talks some serious stuff.

Ross (a.k.a Supreet): This guy is just obsessed with ‘Physics’. He goes around explaining physics of how things happen to just about everyone. He is geeky, lovable and good at heart though a bit impulsive at times. He has lost count of the number of times he has been on and off relationships, but still wants to be in one.

Monica (a.k.a Susmita): She is best friends with Rachael and acts like the mother hen of the group. This girl is obsessed with cleaning her room and wants it not just to be clean but to be ’Monica Clean’. No one teases her that she is fat, but she herself tells us every other day how she is getting fat and wants to reduce weight. By the way she is also a good chef.

Rachael (a.k.a Swati): She is the youngest in the group, is a HR consultant and a wannabe shopping consultant. She is childish and her favorite pass time is gossiping.  She is a master of all the tantrums (nakhras) that a girl can throw at you.

Phoebe (a.k.a Mohit): He is the male version of phoebe in our group. Just like Phoebe sings ‘Smelly cat Smelly cat’ our Mohit sings ‘In my head, In my head...Zombie Zombie’ in the most pathetic manner. He is good at heart and has conflicts with our Ross ‘n’ number of times on a variety of topics. He is an epitome of eccentricity and as our Chandler says “inhone toh logon ko frustiyane mein Ph. D kar rakhi hai”.

We also have a Gunther (a.k.a Shashank) amongst us. He makes brief appearances and rarely speaks anything.

P.S. Just to clarify... Our Monica is not fat. I am too scared of her :P

Dedicated to the residents of #402, Manikanta Residency and #102 SVP Nilayam