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Dress Code In Delhi University??
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By: Hopson Sapam *



As it is admission times, it seems 'All roads lead to Delhi'. Is it something stupid to have this notion these days? Stupid or sane....

Who cares anyway.

But true to the facts, the numbers of students from North East who sail for Delhi to study is on the rise for every year by the time now. Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata are favorite destinations. But if Statistics is to believe, Delhi takes the lead.

Poor infrastructure, present political scenario may be considered as some very noteworthy reasons why students from these trouble-torn states of North-East India headed to study here in Delhi. No Discos, No fiscos, No nightlife, infact no life after dark (read night) as terror reigns the towns of North East (NE).

And LO!! In Delhi, it takes a complete U-turn from these blessings. It's not a matter of the grass looks greener on the other side here, but talking about the freedom, the hassle free life, the joy of being forever young, the celebration of being a youth, infact the care free attitude as students which we missed so badly growing up there in the wilderness of our hometowns where chaos and confusions reigns for decades are displayed vividly here.

The story of the girl from North East being gang raped at Dhaula Kuan in Delhi is really very unfortunate. How the girl and her family must be coping with life after that incident is hard to imagine. May God be with them.

Even though there are arguments saying that the girls should not go for the walk that fateful night late at night, served no purpose.

Sometime back when a police constable at Marine Drive in Mumbai raped a girl and Shiv Sainiks fired girls' dresses provoke sexual harassment.

Oh!! Really?? Lets see... Now who is this coordinator of Delhi University's cell for North East students at Kirorimal College who says the only way to ward off sexual harassment is by " dressing right".

In The Times of India ( Dt june 10, 2005). he wrote "Living in delhi is very different from living in the north east. Here the ethos dictates that women dresses or jeans can invite comment".

Mr Coordinator, you must be joking. Can you really pick ten 'behanjees' rather than the teachers in 'salwaar-kameez', that too in a campus college, say your KMC.

Jokes apart. Do we imagine Mallika Serawat clad with a salwaar kameez in that song " Bheege hoot tere, pyasa dil mera" or that sizzling 'hawas' girl Meghna Naidu in the same costume. Thanks Heaven !!!!! Malika Serawat is not a north eastern girl. ha! ha!

No doubt, that NE girls paint the town red with their lovely, mesmerizing, flamboyant dresses. If some darling is of the idea that the mainland girls (Yes!! Behanjees) did not flaunt these stuffs, he/she better be ignore as a psychic.

All those spaghetti tops, strings, dangerously low waist Levi's jeans or say slouchy boots, flirt skirts, chunky knits, maxi dresses are not marketed in Delhi for North Eastern girls only.

Say for instance Shoppers' Stop or Malls at Gurgaon like Metropolitan, Sahara or DT which are selling stuffs like sexy Capri paints, jeweled top, plaid skirt, Buckled Skirt, Denim Jacket, Belted corduroy skirt, Ankle boot, fitted jacket are all meant for womankind without any bar on caste colour and creed . Had these Malls and shopping Arcade aim only to those handful NE customers, they would have their businesses close down long time back.

Everyone is in a metrosexy trend these days. Not only the girls, the boys are too not left far behind. Honestly, I wish I too had a Frank Muller Watch, infact almost all the youngsters seem to be a complete fashion freak only with the exception of a very few. And Dahling!! Whats wrong with that???

Visiting any popular discotheque in the capital would definitely help to know how the world is taking its stride in the present metrosexy trend. Crowds at " DUBLIN" or say at "DJINNS" are definitely decent with girls in Lindsay Lohan dresses performing LIVE!!! And My God!!

The Ashok Hotel 'Disco' "CAPITOL" is really a heaven buddy!! If you don't mind being a Peeping Tom for a moment.....Eeekss!!! Do you think all the sexy things, beautiful people and the girls scantily clad in these bars and discos are all from the north east??

Ask yourself Honey!! Now, take a look at the cheaper discs or should I rather say affordable ones for students like "pegs n pines" at Chanakyapuri or the popular "Fareinheit", one is sure to encounter only a few chingky faces or NE faces while almost all of them are Delhi Urban tribes.

Once during the carefree college days, we manage to check out Taj Palace celebrated Dicso, "My kind of Palace" where every Wednesday a party with the theme ' Chingky Night' was honoured ( don't know, they still have that theme) we thought of finding cocktails termed as Bloody 'Naga' Mary, 'Mizo' Vodka on the rock or say 'Meitei' Sex on the Beach, similar to those cocktails like Karisma Lagoon, Aishwarya Virgin Mary or a Sharukh Delight on themes like Bollywood night in any hi-fi bar of town.

However what we experienced was really contradictory.

Honey!! There were only bhaiyas, bahanjees and of course some firangees with a few chingky faces like our group that night. But still people here in Delhi thought NE girls are like this... they did that...they are so... and bla bla . Is it like ' a rotten apple spoils the basket' still works here, Nah!!

Whenever Mom visited Delhi, she never flaunts her "Moirang Phi" " Mapan Naiba" " Muka Phanek" "Wangkhei Phi" or whatsoever, she switch on a saree rather than a salwaar kameez as she finds it more comfortable. Infact she might have the idea of ' while in Rome, do as the Romans did'.

Even when my favourite Angelina Jolie (on TV) visited Afghan border and Peshawar as an UN Ambassador for Refugees, she was clad with a traditional Afghan dress ( but the curves are still there... oooohhhhh!!! Sorry!!) Infact everyone, everywhere is aware of the way they dresses up and very sure of the way they carry themselves very confidently. So why make a fuss on people dresses ,my dear.

During those college days, my roommate Jim(name changed) in hostel was dating two girls at a time, one at Miranda and the other at LSR. He was so persuasive that he always made me accompany him to meet his girls only to end up making a fool of myself holding the helmets and guarding his bikes at the girls' hostel gates.

Now thanks Jim. Had I not gone there with him, I would have never experience how girls in those hostels dressed up.

Now, lately after meeting her and knowing that she too was at LSR hostel, I really miss watching her those days on any given Sunday when I accompany my friend to meet his girlfriends. That's really absurd, huh?? I never knew she was there nor did she thinks that I came there to often at their hostel gates.

Sounds some Bollywood flick right ?? ha!! Hah!! Just Kidding, But for heavens sake please do not think that those girls in college hostel who dressed up rather interestingly or attractively (sexy) are only NE girls.

When people talk about love, its lovely but when the same people talk about having a dress code for the girls who knew too little about the way of the world just after completing school with the hope that they will be going college and dress up for classes like the way they show in movies, its really absurd.

Seems like a reign of Taliban in this country. As for my kid sisters ( though I have none) I would never love to dress up them in a way that they might feel really uncomfortable, this never mean that my kid sister should go for classes at Delhi University with a bikini or say a provoking dress (as they claim).

It's agreed here that if the land of salwaar kameez make all their behanjees in colleges and university to wear a uniform dress code rather than the sexy tops and low waist paints, I would definitely try to convince my kid sister to follow the norms.

Else, mind your language. Any Tom, Dick, and Harry Knows how to have fun, make merry, follow fashion and definitely dressing up very decently and not like the Bollywood hotties like Udita Goswami, Neha Dhupia, Bipasa or a la Mallika Serawat.

Have I talk too much honey?? Or haven't I ??? C'mon, lets do business.


Hopson Sapam writes regularly to e-pao.net
The writer can be contacted at prince_hobs@rediffmail.com
This article was webcasted on June 13th, 2005.


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