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New Delhi, Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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Delhi’s fashion fraternity supports HT Safe in the City campaign

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n an effort to raise a voice against sexual harassment in the Capital, HT launched the Safe in the City campaign on March 15. Hundreds of youngsters have joined in and vouched their support online. Now, Delhi’s fashion fraternity too has become a part of the campaign and told us who according to them are the ‘Real Men’.

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Join us by downloading the poster from our Facebook page (facebook.com/htcity). Fill in your name and complete the slogan ‘Real Men...’. Take a picture of yourself with your poster and upload it on our Facebook page. Select posters will be featured in HT City, along with your picture. Go for it!

PHOTO: TSERING TOPGYAL/AP

Looking at this picture, you may get the impression that this is just another vendor selling his wares in a flea market. But, the vendor is actually in one of the city s subways. Only in Delhi!

DELHI SPEAKS...

dilse Dearest Danveer, My love, you know you are my best friend. You know that I’d do anything for you, and my love, let nothing come between us. My love for you is strong and true. When I was a kid, I loved my teddy bear. But now you are the only teddy bear I love and want to hug for a lifetime. I love you a lot My Danu... Your’s only Pooja Hi Anu, I don’t know I would ever be able to win your heart. I know you have full faith in me but you never express. Many years have passed. I left hope but still waiting...Your admirer Hi frnds. mjhe nhi pta me ye kya kr rha hu shayad jo kr rha hu wo thik kr rha hu,me bahut tym se akela hu bahut tym se sbke mgs pdhta hu but pta nhi aaj himmat hui h likhne ki,,me akela hu or search kr raha hu true frnd.pta nhi mujhe koi nhi milta jo mjhe smjhe ya mere sath apni feeling share kre,me itna intelligent b nhi hu ki kuch line likhu or girl impress ho jaye kuch tym pehle mene sia, ritika, or anu n pulkit k mgs pdhe then mjhe lga ki mjhe b kuch likhna chahiye,jyada kuch nhi kahunga agar koi true frnd or sharing frnd search kr rha h to plz contact dil se..ye dilse hi dil ko milata h.h.. From Ronak To Anamika babu, shona is here i love u a lot my sweetheart ..babu it will take max of two month from my side to shift in delhi ..as soon as my course of oracle will end i will shift in delhi love a lot sweetheart I love my life because it gave me you.I love you because you are my life...love u a lot my sweetheart .u hv filled my life with fragrance of ur love sweetheart From Alok Hi Shin Chan(motto) many many happy returns of the day.mera motichoor ka laddu,mera chota sa bacha,meri rasmalai,mera rasgulla,meri motti billi.wishing u very happy birthday.. Only urs budhu Hi Metro Gal, This message is for a gal who boarded the metro along with her friend from Noida sec 32 at 12.55pm on sunday 11th march. U were sitting with your friend at the end of the ladies coach. U were wearing a black and yellow coloured suit with black heels and u were listening to songs from a samsung phone. You looked like a god sent to me. We had an eye contact approx 10times before you got down at rajiv chowk. I am the guy who was sitting diagonal to you and i was wearing white t-shirt and blue jeans. Believe me, I stood at the station for around 40mins but cudn’t see you. Really wanna be frnds with you and I really started liking you. If you are reading this dil se message. Please contact me Piyush Malhotra Hey, leave ni milegi to kaise chalega tum bi to try karo apni tarf se deepu me bi tumhe yahi

kehna chahti huu kya ye bilkul possible ni haii? From Your Motu (R.N) Hi am anjali hi i need a good frienship koi h jo mere spno ko pura kr skta h to mujhe dil se contact kare ok . Anjali Hi Delhi friends I am Amit, a student from JNU, New Delhi native from UP. here most of time i feel lonley and mujhe ek ese pyare se dost ki talas hai jiske sath mai sab kuch apna share kar sakoo aur apna sub kuch us pyare se cute se dost pe nuchavar kar doo ....aur ham dono ek dusre ko samje...sahara de..waiting for your reply dost yours and only yours Thanks Amit

A police officer once commented “to avoid being sexually assaulted, women should not dress provocatively.” We need to change this mindset to make the city a safer place for women. — Rahul Garg

Delhi has become hell for women. If given a choice, I would not want to stay here. Change is what we should aim at and with this campaign, I am sure we will be able to achieve that change. — Parvesh Sharma

I was once heading to a metro station and all of a sudden, a bunch of seven to eight boys surrounded me and started shouting. I managed to escape as I was lucky, but the city is not at all safe. — Shweta Dhyani

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Hi, I m tanu 18 year old girl from delhi m searching deepak aanand. he is a student in medical collage 3rd year living in gaziabad u read this place contact me your thur dilse tanu

Hi Komal Grover Every morning I wake up happy because I know I’ll see you. Every night I go home crying because I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see you again. i love you. Sachin Mann Hi My (N), love u know i love u very life me mene sirf tmhe chaha h or kisi ko nhi u r my first & last love i love so much . Prachi Hi Romeo today we have completed 4 mnths of our relationship happy annieversary :) i luv u it was nyc being wid u r d first and best boyfrnd i cn ever get i hope we carry on wid our relationship nycly ahead i luv u and wnt u to be happy forever i am sorry for hurting u sumtymes Tc... Happy Annie once again ;) Yors Juliet :D

Girls walked from India Gate to Rashtrapati Bhavan carrying hard-hitting posters

Join HT’s Safe in the City campaign by uploading your posters on our Facebook page. We believe that Real Men don’t rape and that Real Men respect women. What do you believe? Tell us on Facebook on facebook.com/htcity.

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People carried slogans on women safety at the protest

Members of the Asmita Theatre group at the venue

Ramesh Kohli

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people in the city

Hye Forlorn, Thnx a lot 4 rply. u can search me on fb by searching aryan tiwari New Delhi. & dere wil b a profile pic of 2 small children holding their hands 1 is male & other is female & my dob is 17 july 89 & dere r just 5 frnz in it. it wil take sumtym 2 search may b my profile wil appear at 100th or 150th no. ,or msg me.. Ashu (Mr. Lonely)

Heyy u Sopysat, Y cant u understand i dnt lyk u nt intrstd in u for anything currently. haan if u proov 2b lucky bole to aapka bhaagya prabal raha to to phir kuch b ho sakta hai right?// Chuhiya

Jyoti Kapoor

Delhi is very unsafe for women and I think the law and order is a big reason for it. Once we are able to tackle this problem, the city will not only become safer, but a lot better.

PHOTOS: WASEEM GASHROO

Hiii jaan. I love u soo much , i c’nt liv wid out u, in shrt ur r my lyf ,love u my love(khushi) vivek chandra

Hi Angel think deeply and meet & spend some time with who intrested in you than belive & take decision. with cool mind. Husain

HT City is doing a great job through this campaign. Not only Delhi, but all of India should become safe for women. I have pledged my support and hope all youngsters do the same.

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arly morning on Sunday, people turned up in huge numbers at India Gate to protest against the harassment of women in the Capital, and marched till Rashtrapati Bhavan expressing their discontent. The protesters were lead by organisers Harpreet Kaur and Gagandeep Singh Sapra, founders of Green Pedals cycling group. The youngsters were also seen filling up HT City posters and lending support to our Safe in the City campaign. Sita Naik, a protester, held a poster which said, “Real Men treat women as they treat fellow men.” A street play, Dastak, which addressed the issue of women safety was performed at the venue by Asmita theatre group. Arvind Gaur, director of the play said, “We need to inform people about the lack of sensitivity when it comes to women in this city.” The group also staged the play outside Sahara Mall in Gurgaon, later in the evening. HTC

Hometown: Dehradun College: Shaheed Bhagat Singh Occupation: singer, songwriter, composer, lyricist, pianist, guitarist Favourite website: www.soundcloud.com Most flattering moment/comment: “You look like Elvis Presley” Weirdest comment about your work: “Your voice sounds much older than you are” Sexual preference: Straight Favourite quote: “When the power of love overcomes the love for power, the world will know peace” Favourite music genre: Blues and Jazz An uncanny hobby: I used to be an avid key chain collector Sandals or sneakers: slippers Beer or wine: Diet Coke The one thing you can’t live without: Close friends and family Your passion: Learning instruments and creating new music Favourite instrument: Piano Favourite singer: Eddie Vedder If not a musician, you would have been: A basketball player Favourite book: The Watchmen Your role model: My father Dieting or work out: Work out Who does your hair?: I am my own hairdresser Best thing that has ever been gifted to you: My first semiacoustic guitar gifted by my parents when I was 14 One Bollywood song you don’t mind humming: Tere Bina from Guru Pet cause: Saving the tiger Pet peeve: Hindi slapstick comedies Would love to have dinner with: Monica Bellucci Facebook friends: 400 Favourite food item: Kebabs Delhi summer or winter : Winter The music scene in Delhi is: Rapidly growing AS TOLD TO CHETNA DUA

About Azaan Growing up in a musical family and hearing his father, Ustad Shujaat Khan strum the strings of the sitar daily, Azaan Khan developed an ear for music during childhood. At the age of 14, he started learning acoustic guitar and got hooked to it. He plays the piano, guitar, harp and steel drums apart from writing, composing and singing his songs. Titled ‘Philosufi’, Khan’s debut album releases on March 30.

Catch him here What: Album release of ‘Philosufi’ When: March 30 Timing: 7:30pm Where: Florian, 3rd Floor, MGF Metropolitan Mall, Saket

NEAREST METRO STATION: Saket on yellow line


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