(As told to Abhishek Srivastava)
I come from a small town in Uttar Pradesh. Rajiv and I were BCom classmates, and we both appeared together for a job interview organised by a consultancy in our hometown. We were both selected for a call centre based in the NCR.
I joined the company, so did Rajiv. Rents are high in metro cities, and starter salaries aren’t. Rajiv and I were upset that we were unable to save anything and that all our earnings were spent on rent, commuting, and managing our daily expenses. As we were new in the city and did not know anybody else, we began to spend a lot of time with each other. One day, we were chatting when Rajiv said something that shocked me.