If you are a college girl new to Delhi, everyday experiences can be a heady mix of the good, the bad and the sexy. Don’t blame us for not warning you.
Delhi guys can be handsome but play it easy. Don’t be hasty lest you are labelled an ‘easy catch’. Don’t be provoked if the guy just wants to treat you to a coffee or a film. But be warned, too many coffees, too many films and too many boyfriends might give you the tag of a you-know-what.
We know your parents back home must be spending sleepless nights thinking of your late nights here. The trick is not to confess all to them. Go to parties and pubs. There are even ladies nights in some places. Have your quota of free cocktails. Since you are a new Delhiwalli, always be with a gang of girls, always keep your phone switched on and always have a pepper spray in your fake designer bag.
On Delhi dudes
Moving to a big city, especially from a mofussil town, has its boons. For a homesick girl, what could be a better cure than ‘sight-seeing’ a vast range of guys — from caddies to baddies; from wannabe Shahid Kapurs to me-too Abhishek Bachchans; from metrosexuals to bisexuals. We suggest these hangouts: Basant Lok market, Kamla Nagar, M Block Market (GK-I) and Khan Market. Chandni Chowk also offers possibilities, if its not your bad-hair day.
You may be in a fancy car, or an auto or just walking. You’ll be stared at, leered at, and face anything else that can be done with a pair of eyes. Grin ‘n’ bear it. On accommodation Too many students and not enough hostel rooms. No worries. There are always those who will be happy to have you as a paying guest — if the landlord seems too happy, back out. Also avoid those households that have a grown-up son, unless he is really dishy. It’s best to have your landlord living far away. That way you would never fear: “What if he is complaining to mummy-papa about my barsati parties?”
Last and the least, college involves studies, too. Try to spend an hour or two a week — unless you like the campus so much that you wanna stay here beyond the regulation three years.