All’s fair in love and DU!
It’s not just academics and cultural societies that Delhi University is known for; it’s also famous for some lovey-dovey spots.delhi Updated: Jun 09, 2012 01:25 IST
Love blossoms in a lot of places in the city, and Delhi University (DU) is one of them. Giving the busy streets a miss, students find time for romance in some lonely and quiet corners of the different campuses in DU.
We call them the lovers’ addas! While some have a celebrated traditional past, others were proudly discovered by curious romantics. Have a look at some famous ones.
Bonta Park, Kamla Nehru Ridge
Does a lush green and remote park comes to your mind when you think of a lover’s den? If yes, then this is the place to be. Situated near the North Campus, the park is frequented by lovers quite often to spend some ‘quality time’.
Couples often carry some tit-bits to munch, as well as beverages that act as perfect conversation starters. While you are here, you will spot couples cosying up in almost every nook and corner of the park!
Damdami Mai, Hindu College
It is believed that single men can get a girlfriend if they worship the Damdami mai goddess! Though no one knows when it all begun, the tradition is being followed from many years. The ritual, which is conducted on Valentine’s Day, involves worshipping of a chosen Goddess of the year, usually a Bollywood actor. Her picture is hung on the Virgin Tree on the campus, which is decorated with buntings.
Earlier, even inflated condoms were used as decoration. A pandit is specially nominated for the occasion who is usually the winner of the Mr Fresher contest. Though there was no Damdami Mai this year, images of actors such as Sonakshi Sinha, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, among others, have adorned the tree.
Lover’s Point, Hansraj College
Popularly known as LP, this hang out zone is not only popular with love addicts, but also with other students. The point has been discovered by students. But if you are imagining that it may be a secluded corner of the college, you’ll be surprised to know that it’s not.
Buildings loom on all sides of this tiny triangular space that is lined by a row of eateries at one end. Being bang in the centre, the place is almost always over-crowded. So, despite the name of the place, don’t think couples can get any privacy here!
Lover’s Point, Deshbandhu College
Situated in the south campus of the varsity, this college has its own lover’s point. As soon as you enter, there’s a word of caution — Attention, singles: Don’t you ‘dare’ step in here! In fact, on their first day of college, freshers are told that entering this point, situated in the backyard of the college, is not allowed without a mate!
Most of the teachers of the college think that it’s just a smoking zone, but lovers know better! The USP of the zone remains that it is rich in tradition with cheap snacks to munch on as conversation starters.
Romeo Lane, Sri Venkateswara College
This lane is not that popular, as it doesn’t have a long history to speak of. Situated behind the sports field, the Romeo Lane is more for those couples in the college who prefer to romance within the premises of the campus.
With no place to sit, the lane is ideal to go on a long walk with your partner. There is a far-fetched legend that long standing bonds are rooted here.
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First Published: Jun 08, 2012 16:49 IST