The Roommates – Aditya

This is all part of a story that I started writing in December last year… namely Run Run for your life!!! Click on it to see what’s it all about. The Room-mates series continues the story further into the mystery.

Aditya Malhotra, the youngest of 4 brothers born and brought up in Pune..not too far away from Mumbai. I was making some life changing decisions, moving out of home was one, moving in with Roma was another. Mumbai being a little too high on rent for a 2 BHK, I moved in with two other guys. They seem to be nice and didn’t mind the Roma addition. We had worked out our timings and now all is cool.

“Dude, Roma & I will be IN for tonight”

Ajay was fine with it, just that he thought they sometimes got a little too noisy. Tonight would not be so much of an issue coz the India-Pakistan match was happening and the volume would be quite loud.

“Tonight is the India-Pakistan match bro”

“Shit! I’ll just have to be content on watching the highlights then. Keep me posted on the score”

The night went on…with every wicket that fell, Ajay knocked on the door once and keep Adi updated (surely Adi did not mean it that way when he said to keep him updated)..not aware that he might be disturbing them.

However at the mid innings break, Roma left, seemingly very pissed. Aditya tried making her stay..but she still left, even if it meant crossing the graveyard alone to get to the main road. By the time Aditya got to to the ground floor after struggling with his pants, Roma was gone. He tried calling but mobile network was always an issue in the area. If not for the relatively cheap rate that the pent house was rented for, he would never chosen this place to live in.

The Roommates – Rohan

“Hey dudes! Wassup!? How are my favorite roomies?”

Aditya was engrossed looking at his laptop screen browsing on amazon for women’s clothing, suddenly realized that Rohan was standing besides him.

” ‘Sup dude! “

“dude, you know of any good websites for women’s clothes?”

“amazon, flipkart, jabong”

“tried them out..not getting good stuff!”

“try” blurted out Ajay

Aditya & myself look at each other surprised.. “Ajay certainly seems to know more than a thing or two about the women stuff.. nice and interesting!”

“Actually Aditttt…and remained silent”

“Adittt? Who Aditi?”

“Aditi Dessai?”

“Your boss’s daughter?”

“Actually Aditi & myself went for coffee the other day and I didn’t know then she was the bosses daughter. We’re friends..”

“Finally our friend has come in line..welcome to the club!”

Aditya & Ajay, the best roomies ever. I am Rohan, girls call me Ro and I am the occasional occupant of this pent house. This serves as a postal address for my parents letters to come through…I live the life of room-mates are my partners in crime. My parents think I am working in Mumbai in Delta Technologies as an Engineer in the I.T department, in reality I am doing something totally out of this world..and oh I forgot! I live with Priyanka and we’re married.

The Roommates – Ajay

I rang the bell twice, fully knowing that even if Aditya was watching T.V, which was like 5 steps away from the door, he wouldn’t move his butt.
But then again, ringing of the bell here was used more for a different purpose.

Each one of us had our own key to the apartment, for the simple reason that at any time
anyone of us could be IN the apartment and STILL be busy. The ringing of the bell would act as the warning, that in case if the action was happening in the living was time to move into the bedroom.

We were 3 room-mates, Aditya, Rohan and myself Ajay, living on the top most floor of Jagruti Apartments. The Pent House, given to us on rent by Uncle Jackson, the sweet old man, strangely married to a woman a little less than half his age, Lucy..that is how she told us to refer to her as.

I opened the door only to find the usual stuff, his & her clothes strewn around on the sofa..

‘Aditya must be home’ I said to myself…I walked over to his bedroom door and knocked on the bedroom door. I heard sounds, it didn’t seem they were working on any project that Aditya was talking about yesterday, with Roma from the office, or was this the project? I smiled to myself and continued to the kitchen to cook up something simple for myself after a not so great in the office.

“Does he have to knock.. every time?” Roma asked a little annoyed.

After half an hour or so, Aditya comes out walking straight towards the sofa to gather the clothes with a towel wrapped around him


“hey” busy eating my instant noodles and reading my book. He disappeared back into the room. Aditya leaves for work at 7 in the evening, Roma is his…colleague, I don’t understand what work could they possibly have with each other after working hours, that she’s practically around him like a butterfly.

I’m Ajay, come to Mumbai to find work. Looking out for the perfect job, I found myself working at a telecom company, after a long and hard search. I do not earn a lot hence I share the room with two other guys~! I can confidently say, I’m easily the most sensible of the 3 living in this pent house.