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New Delhi, Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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htcity PHOTOS: MAHADEV THAKUR AND WASEEM GASHROO

HANDS UP, delhi meandmy

Students of Jesus and Mary College during a Lavni performance at the Indian dance competition

HAIR DOWN

Send your Dil Se messages and Metropolitan Diaries to meandmydelhi@gmail.com

Groovy dances, foot tapping music and a scintillating star night marked Ullas 2012, Kamala Nehru College annual fest

Bombay Rockers keep the crowd busy at the Star Night

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

yehdillihai!

PHOTO: SUSHIL KUMAR

Doesn’t look like your city? Well, it is. A rare glimpse of the heritage train that plies between Delhi Cantonment station and Alwar. Only in Delhi!

ADAGIO

GLITZ

RHYTHM N BLUES

OL’ THAT JAZZ

NUPUR

Kamala Nehru College Lady Irwin College Jesus and Mary College

Sri Venkateswara College

Kamala Nehru College

dilse

Hey Niks , Frandship is better then Luv so thank u for make my frnd.but i still luv u untill my at last breath. Ur luver But still frnd —Akkii Hi, Iss Zamane mein waffa ki talash mat karna woh waqt aur tha jab makaan kacche aur log sacche hua karte the dis... —Gaurav Hi!, Baharon men phul khile hae ! Mere angan men na dekho yaro ! Sitare gagan men chamak rahe haen ! Mere ghar men na dekho yaro ! Pyar karo , muhabbat karo , ijhar karo , ikrar karo ! Ye jindagi hae 4 dinon ki ! Mere Ashiyane ko NA todho YARO !!!!!!! —Dost Hey ya dil se readers...., I a 23 yr old guy staying in Laxmi Ngr.. Ryt now m goin thru such a situation dat i need some1’s support badly :( m feeling too lonely..!!! in fact m not jus lukin 4 temporary relation.. m lukin 4 mah Soulmate..!! koi aisa jo mera dard baant sake... koi aisa jo mujhe bht sari khushiya de... koi aisa jo har pal har lamha mera sath de... koi aisa jo kabhi mujhe akela na chhode koi aisa jo kabhi mujhse dur na jaye :( i promise dat i’ll giv her each n evry happiness dat a human hopes 4!! —RaaJ Hello badal nawab singh [bariwala bag], mai tumara intazar kar rehi hum. Muje nai pada aie msg print hoga ya nai agar tum mera msg padthe ho tho. Plz mujse contact karna plz.plz. Muje maalum he tum muje bahutt pyaar karta he. Me be tumse pyaar karta hum. —rohita achya23 Dearest Sonam Garg DMRC 2009-10, teri yaad nhi jandi mein nindra nu marke mul kitte pyar de, bhul jao tumne mujko apna banaya tha, khwabo ka shahar humne milke sajaya tha, mein bhi majboor hun, tu bhi majboor, mein bhi tujhse dur hun tu bhi mujhse dur,kya ho gya ye pyar mein tere intajar mein, ab yeh judai wale shamo shahar sanam,

aashiqui pe ho rha ho jaise kahar sanam, yeh chahat ka dard ab to saha na jaye aja mere hum nashi tanha rha na jaye ke lutya karar we jindi sawar de — Yours only Sanjeev Teotia Hi moon, Chand mera dil... Chandni ho tum.......Chand se hai noor......Chandani kaha........... Hi moon where r u lost don’t hide my ed k chand.. miss u sooooo much.... — Your lion Hi cute girls, dis side a guy wnted a cute frd if u wnted a frd the contact to me frd HTdil say or search my my on fb that is jagmeet singh —jagmeet singh(cooooool)

It’s painful, experiences such as these. Last Sunday, my bro and I were going to Mayur Vihar when we saw this girl crying in an autorickshaw parked there. Worried, we asked her what happened. She said she had no money to pay to the driver, so my brother decided to help her out with the cash. She thanked us,

judge. Day two of the fest brought along some of the most sought-after events — Rhythm n Blues and Ol’ That Jazz, which saw participation from students in huge numbers. Other events at the fest included Srijan (Hindi creative writing contest), Inquizzitive (quiz), Abhivyakti (Hindi debate) and Liminonoso (Fine Arts). The fest concluded on a rocking note with Punjabi group Bombay

Members of Terpsi Chorean, the choreography society of Hansraj College, put up an artistic show

Hey Delhi gal, f u feel alone in crowd... m hand is here if u wan a rest...m shoulder is here if u wan smile....m silly jokes r here if u wan know me...m gugle male is here —Gudguyonly4

Rockers at the Celebrity Night. They belted out some of their popular numbers such as Ari Ari and Rock the Party, among others. The crowd, especially girls, went crazy a soon as the the duo took stage. MAHADEV THAKUR AND ABHINAV VERMA

(Right) A student of Kamala Nehru College during a performance; (below) Students of Shri Ram College of Commerce during an act

Hi Forlorn, am not dat guy whos name is ashu(Mr lonely),but dats sure, am lonely too n luking 4 a partner who understand d value of a relationship,who know wat d true luv is? who can commit wid me 4ever,my gugle male is ursdelhiguy so if u like u can reply me, n rember i will be urs 4ever if u r d gal am luking 4, htcity plz plz plz be kind n print m msg 4 god sake. —Ursdelhiguy

Hi hrtbrokd grl, I read your msg in dilse column on 31st jan,tuesday and I really want to be your friend . I am a cool & goodlooking guy frm delhi and I can undrstnd ur feelings & make u happy . u can contact me thru this column . Dilse column I want to tell u that , I am a regular reader of ur column and I reqst u to print my msg as I really want to be her friend , so pls help me . Hrtbrkd grl pls reply to me , I’ll be waiting —coolboy

asking my brother for his number to return the money later. She called after half an hour, and told him that her mother is in hospital, and she needed 2,500 bucks urgently. He gave her money. After two days, she said she wants R30,000 more. It was then that we realised what a fraud we had fallen for. These kind of people ruin Delhi, so please be careful! . Lalit Sharma

BOOKS

The Imperial crown of India (L), which has thousands of precious stones, and other grand glimpses from the Delhi Durbar

A royal rewind for Delhi Abhinav Verma ■

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Book: Delhi Durbar 1911, The Complete Story. Authors: Sunil Raman, Rohit Aggarwal. Published by: Roli Books. Price: R495.

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Which is the biggest cultural fest of Delhi University? Share your favourite with us at hticity@hindustantimes.com

(Right) Members of Gallore, the fashion society of Maitreyi College

Students of Gargi College lift up the spirit

Hi unknown girl, hi,dis msg is for the yellow n pink salwar kammez girl who boarded the metro from botanical garden on thursday 2nd feb around 4.30pm,with dupatta on ur head,i was the guy sitting in front of u i believe u too wer noticing me,we exchanged eye contacts,n u had 2 phones n got down at rajiv chowk.i wnna tell u lukd absolutely beautiful,n want to get 2 knw u..lukin 4rwrd to ur response.if ur the girl the reply to me through dil se —Rahul Bose

metropolitandiary Dear Diary,

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his year’s edition of Ullas, the annual cultural fest at Kamala Nehru College, was an all-inone package. The two-day festival saw competitive events along with fun-filled activities. The first day of the fest saw events such as Adagio, Nupur and Glitz — the fashion parade. The newly introduced Battle of the Bands, saw Rahul Ram of Indian Ocean along with others as the

PHOTOS COURTESY ROLI BOOKS

To Srishti, life is nthng without u..i want to only u..dont forget me..its hard for me to frget u..i apologize for all d mistakes i’d done,.sorry for d things i’d dne wrong...i want to spend dis life with you..wherevr u go,watevr u do,i will be right here waitin for u....i love u forever.. —Ankit thakur

elhi Durbar 1911 is a book which tells us the untold story of the rebirth of Delhi. In 1877, the official transfer of power from East India Company to The Crown took place — this historical event, otherwise rather inconspicuous in Indian History, was termed as the ‘Delhi Durbar’. It was a unique mass gathering of all the Maharajas and Maharanis of India coming together to witness and acknowledge the transfer of power to The Crown. These pages are kind to rewind to a 100 years, to an event which changed the land-

scape of Delhi in ways far greater than the recent Commonwealth Games. The expenditure of this colossal event was estimated to be over 900,000 pounds sterling, and this was the inception where Delhi, “a barren land “ was transformed into a land of forts and beautiful parks such as the Coronation Park, which sadly is just another neglected park now. The popularity of movie footage of the event, shown in makeshift cinemas throughout India, is often credited with having launched the country’s early film industry. The event culminated in a grand Coronation Ball attended only by the highest ranking guests, all reigned over by

Lord Curzon and more so by the stunning Lady Curzon in her glittering jewels and regal peacock gown. It was during these days that India was the Golden Bird, as justified at the Durbar and all its treasury. Not many, for instance, know of the grand Delhi Durbar Tiara, presented to Queen Mary by the Maharani of Patiala to mark the first visit by a British Queen-Empress. The Durbar transformed Delhi into a city complete with temporary railway to bring crowds of spectators from outside the Capital, a post office with its own stamp and electric light installations. Kudos to the authors for working so hard to bring this previously overlooked spectacle to limelight. A gap in history is filled out; with each page the reader unearths a story behind a story.

HANDS UP, HAIR DOWN WITH BOMBAY ROCKERS  

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