Trendy jholas (a bag made of cloth) in eye-catching colours and designs, which are generally associated with the intellectuals, are what students at the DU campus love to flaunt. Freshers of the current academic session are seen carrying jholas of different designs, matching their trendy outfits.
“These jholas are available in bright eye-catching colours and that’s the reason I just love carrying them,” says Twinkle Sharma of Kirorimal College.
Markets such as Janpath, Sarojini Nagar Market, Kamla Nagar Market and Dilli Haat are very popular among students. Here they can get the best bargain for that ethnic jhola that they wanted to flaunt.
Manmohan Ram, a vendor at Janpath market said, “Customers come and haggle. We give discounts, depending upon our profit”.
“Priced between Rs 150-600, depending on the size and design, jholas are a must-have for every DU fresher.
Jholas don’t burn a hole in the pocket, which is why they are so popular among students.
Richa Mohla of SGTB Khalsa College says, “Jholas are better because they come cheap as compared to bags from known brands. You can just buy few of them and match them with your outfit daily.”
This funky cloth bag is not just popular among girls. Shopkeepers at Janpath and Kamla Nagar have stocks for boys too in neutral colours, such as black, grey, olive and browns, with simple motifs.
“I was bored of carrying those school-type bags, so I thought of switching to jholas and as they really look cool,” says Suimoni, a student of Faculty of Arts, North Campus.
The jhola brigade at DU is certainly increasing.