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New Year is here, time to party

It?s New Year?s eve last night of 2005! The time has come to welcome 2006 with open arms and to party the whole night.

india Updated: Dec 31, 2005 16:37 IST

It’s New Year’s Eve last night of 2005! The time has come to welcome 2006 with open arms. Another year, so time to party. Eating nuts and getting glued to the TV sets to watch the oh-so-boring programmes is passe.

Delhi’s youth have grown out of TV boxes and it’s time to rock. The markets are decorated and each shopkeeper is trying his best to attract as many customers as possible. The PVRs, restaurants, hotels and lounge bars are all offering something unique.

But a few restobars like the RPM at Priya cinema complex and Delhi’s Devils in South Extension- II will celebrate it as a regular weekend. Say the officials of both the joints, “Neither have we any special event lined up nor are we thinking about one. It will be a normal day for us and we might think of giving some discounts but we cannot promise anything now.”

But you need not lose hope, as there are a number of other joints that are working hard to make it a memorable experience for customers. “We are offering a special package for Rs 2,500 per couple which includes unlimited booze and snacks. “We want to run the lounge all night long but we cannot do it, as the laws don’t permit.

 It's party time folks!

We will also try to put the best music available to us so that everyone is forced to put on their dancing shoes,” said Saurab, marketing and sales manger, Lizard Lounge, South Extension-II. Vandana preparing for medical entrance exams says, “I am really excited about going to the party organised by the famous Kuber Group at Green Valley at Bijwasan.

Theer will be many celebrities and it will be a dream come true for me.” But many among the young crowd will be left out as all teh packages are ‘expensive’ for students.“We cannot afford the parties at restaurants. Moreover, exams are approaching and we have to study,” said a bunch of Delhi Uiversity students.

In the case of Sunder, a young boy who cleans cars at the red light and spends his nights beneath the Bhikaji Kama Flyover in South Delhi, December 31 is not going to be anything different. "It’s going to be just another day of fight for survival for me and other people like me who can’t afford any luxuries.”

First Published: Dec 31, 2005 11:54 IST