Once the admission is obtained, it is time for the freshers’ party. They are often thrown by the college’s student’s union or the college authority. While some colleges organise a dance party, complete with DJ and food, others follow various themes which too are fun.
“The freshers party last year was so much masti,” says Shadab Khan of Kirori Mal College. “It took place in the college grounds. The DJ was playing cool Punjabi numbers and we were sweating like pigs dancing to the songs. Everybody was throwing cold drinks at each other and by the end of it we were wet and sticky! Some had even got buckets of water from their hostel rooms and had started throwing at each other,” he adds.
This is also the time when fuchha boys get involved in brawls and show the seniors that they are no less. “I attended my freshers’ party when I was in first year and it was real good fun with good food and a fashion show. But then there was this desi rapper performing who apparently wanted more money. A big fight between two groups had broken out,” recalls Akshat Misra of ARSD College. “Amazingly, every guy present at the event got involved in the fight.”
The sober ones
The various departments of the colleges, too, occasionally host freshers’ parties. “I attended the department freshers’ party where the theme was horror. All of us were dressed like ghosts or anything gross and scary. I was in a white sari and had painted my face also white. I had also taken a candle with me. Then we came on stage one by one and introduced ourselves,” says Divya Nigam, an alumni of Miranda House.
Lokesh Sharma of Rajdhani College says, “The venue for our freshers’ party had been decorated with great lights. There was a DJ who had started playing good music but had to stop due to some technical problem. Just as everyone had started leaving, the music system suddenly started working. We were so excited that we started throwing flowers on each other. There was dancing and everyone came and sang on the stage. It was just great.”