Supremely irritating, tattletale of the worst order, and annoying to the core but also your best friend – siblings can be so weird. They may often make you wonder how you two are related, but you love them just the same. There is nothing more amusing than irritating them or scaring the beejesus out of them. Use their secrets as a weapon to get your work done for free is awfully satisfying as is driving them bonkers with inane pranks. But beneath the torture and the I-will-ruin-your-happiness facade is the fact that you love them, even when you hate them. And there’s nothing in the world that you’d trade this frenemy relationship for.

Now that Rakshabandhan is almost here, let’s rejoice the amazing love-hate bond you have with your siblings and walk you through the things every sibling do:

1. Unpaid Intern For Life

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That’s the rule. If you are the younger sibling and looking for the purpose of your life, apparently, this is it. God has sent you on this earth to run errands for your elder siblings and still remain unacknowledged, underappreciated sidekick for life.

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2. Dibs

Now the three of you want to sit on the front of the car or get the biggest slice of pizza, well you gotta call ‘dibs’, bro! Nothing is yours until you call dibs.

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However, again if you are the youngest, you might be played with ‘Main bada/badi hoon’ card.  No matter even if you’re 50, remember why God sent you! #IBetterDie

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3. ‘Chokeslams’

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Admit it, you have spent a good time mastering your chokeslams because your opponent is way too good at it. When people say siblings fights are ‘sweet’, they really haven’t witnessed the brutal chokeslams and tombstones. When it comes to fights, siblings are no less than Kane and Undertaker.

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4. Mommy Loves Me More!

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Now that’s a classic! If mom puts more Bournvita in your sibling’s cup of milk or gives him/her the bigger piece of food, that’s the worst kind of betrayal. And nobody is going to let you forget that feeling so easy because #JustSiblingThings

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5. Pranks Never Stop

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Even when they are not funny and simply irritating. From running into bathrooms the last minute you are about to step in, to hiding your favourite jeans and telling you that you were adopted and making it sound so real, your siblings will never let you be in peace.

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6. Confidence Booster

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Having a bad day? Talk to your siblings because they’d remind you it’s nothing to worry about since you are a piece of sh*t today and will remain. And that advice is medicinal, my friend! For every “Kaisi lag rahi hoon main” there’s always a prompt “Ekdum bhootni jaisi”.

 

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Even if you have a great job, dope friends, amazing life, your siblings will always be there to remind you what you really are.

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7. Protecting You For Real

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Stalker problems or somebody bullying you? Your siblings will be always there kick ass in real time. They’ll take it on themselves but will always protect you. No kidding.

8. Over Sharing

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Putting up with them for so long and sharing clothes, towels, stationery, to your electronics that it’s really hard to cope up with their absence once you have moved out or not living together. #OhTheBromance

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9. Crime Partner

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From making fun of your weird uncle’s accent, turning off the power board to escape from studies, to begging parents to let you watch TV or tricking them into getting a new laptop.

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10. Understanding You Like No one Else

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No, not even parents can understand you the way your brother or sister does. You might be upset or bored and your boyfriend might do hundreds of things to lighten up your mood,  but one “Chalna, natak mat kar’ from your brother is enough to make the day better.

What equation do you have with your siblings? Tell us in the comments section below