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New Delhi, Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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from the fourth edition of Delhi Queer Pride Parade 2011

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olourful support to the members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community marked the Delhi Queer Pride 2011 as hundreds of people from across the country took to the streets on Sunday. The candlelight march, from Barakhamba Road to Jantar Mantar, sought the end of discrimination against the community. Placards with hard-hitting slogans, colourful flags and the beats of drums and dholaks set the mood of the parade. Fashion


designer Manish Arora, who was seen greeting people and clicking pictures during the parade, said, “I feel so good to be here. It’s so overwhelming to see such a turn out.” The march not only saw participation from adults, but also from children. The highlight of this edition was the 10-metre long rainbow queer flag, which was unveiled at the commencement of the parade and was carried by the supporters till the end.



No doubt, there are a number of transport services available in Delhi but Delhiites, for some reason love to explore new avenues. Here’s an example. Only in Delhi!

dilse Hey Delhi Boys, I am 17, single n lukng 4 a smart, dashing, cute n undrstndng guy who cud b mah tru frnd..m jus tired f bein alone, yr is der ny1 who cn b mah tru frnd n accmpny me in mah loneliness ? If u think u r d 1 dn plz cntct me thru Dil Se. I srsly m fed up f being single.....rply soon, guyzzz!! Unknown Hi Prine2, I am frm west delhi. I read ur msg. I m interested. How are u? —Rohit Achraya Hey Sec 63 Girl, This msg is for the girl name priya Aggarwal , who went to sec 63, Noida for interview on 24th Nov mrng, I am the guy in alto car, followed you till C block , I know u live in vaishali , I just wanna say to you you r very charming and I can’t forget your face Simply would like to be your good frnd Pls connect with me through Dil Se.. Duggu Dear Wifey Seema, Tumhein kaise main bataaun tumhein kaise main kahun mere bas mein agar ho toh main bas itna hi karun tumhein dekhun, tumhein sochun tumhein chaahun hardam main tumhara hoon deewana meri jaan. I love you forever. Deepak Kumar Hey Delhi Girls, A guy who is 21 , pursuing 3rd year frm d.u iz looking for cute , intelligent & innocent gal for friendship, If interested please reply ASAP much love. Ishaan Hey, I am 20yrs old. Pursuing bcom(hons). Btada pdta hai but realy, m gud luking! Luking for a cute, bindaas, happening girl.

Gays Da haque aithey Rakh! Go gay cause that’s the way Looks doesn't matter, but heart does. Bus ladki happening honi chaiye! Someone interested. Reply through Dil Se.. —Sid

Hi Ankit, I love u lv u alot baby want to b wid u forevr my love. —Harshita

Hi, I am a 26 year old guy from Delhi looking for a cute , loving relationship with a girl. If you are looking for a great companion, then get back to me through this column. —S.M Hi, I am 22 year old delhi girl looking for a loyal and hot boy friend.. Please contact me through Dil Se.. I will be waioting.... —Radhika Debo, I louvvw u .... ur very sweet and caring. mwah! —U noe who

In the morning today, while driving from Ghaziabad to my office in New Delhi, I took a new route than the usual one, since I had to go to Connaught Place, in central Delhi, rather than south Delhi. I had planned to take the help of the big blue coloured sign boards to find my way but to my horror, the huge signboards had all been covered by advertisements of political candidates. As a result, I had to keep asking fellow commuters at red lights for directions. Is there no respect for law or probity? —Ashish Rai Dear Diary, Travelling in the Delhi Metro, my friend Isha and I have come to a conclusion that most youngsters have no respect for elders. Few days ago, we were travelling towards Kashmiri Gate and the metro was full as usual.

We saw a group of youngsters not caring about the old man who was standing behind them. They kept falling onto him at every jerk and didn’t seem to care about his inconvenience, even after him having repeatedly told them not to do so. Payal Goyal Dear Diary, The day that Delhi saw the Half Marathon, I was running late for office. And to add to my worry was my autowallah, who was interested in everything else on the road than driving. He kept matching his pace with a lady driving a scooty, only to ogle at her at every possibility. And if this wasn’t enough, when he saw the marathon guys running on a nearby road, he just got off to laugh at the fat ones who had participated. Though I reached office late because of him, this incident made me laugh a lot the entire day. —Smita Roy

I am a dadi but not a rudhivadi!

Gandhi caps that made a comeback earlier this year with Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement were also a hit at the pride parade on Sunday. The participants of the parade showed off catchy slogans written on them. Seen here is a supporter wearing Gandhi cap bearing the slogan ‘Haan hoon toh?’

Hi, I am searching for a true frend. If any girl intersted than reply me through Dil Se.. —Unknown

metropolitandiary Dear Diary,

Making a comeback

My Dear Balloon (Moni), I want to tell u somthing Tune vada kiya tha khwabon me aane ka badkismti dekh meri mare khushi ke neend hi nahi aai..I miss u lot plz ..plz..reply through Dil Se. —D.R. Ranot

Dear Kaddhu, I am so sry babu kaddhu plz forgve me kaddhu fr oll my mistakes galti ho gayi ab kabhi apne life me aisa ni karungi u r more imprtnt for me in my life plz bhul jao mera bhulon ko maaf kardo dnt leave me alone i cnt live vidout u kaddhu m really very sorry..!! love you nd miss u so mwaah sorry.... Urs Shona

Hindu Muslim Sikh Isai, Hetero Homo Bhai bhai

Aren’t we all queer at heart We are here, we are queer Our love is not your decision My hero is homo Gay and proud of it PHOTO: RAAJESSH KASHYAP

people in the city Hometown Siliguri, West Bengal. College International Institute Of Advanced Studies Facebook friends 200 Favourite website Google Favourite book The Last Song by Nicholas Spark Favourite film 3 Idiots Favourite quote Believe in history, create history and if necessary put history behind you Favourite dish Aloo Posto (Bengali Dish) Favourite market Sarojini Nagar Style Icon Katrina Kaif Sexual preference Male Long hair or Short hair Long hair Sneakers or Sandals Sneakers Beer or Wine Wine Bollywood films or Hollywood Hollywood Favourite dive bar Turquoise Cottage Cotton or Manisha Chhetri23Food&beverage satin panties cotton Korean cuisine or Konkan cuisine Konkan Cuisine Frequency of sex No comments Who does your hair Looks, Laxmi Nagar, R500 Your last regret purchase Sandals for R1,500 Best thing you’ve ever bought Parfume Prada, 55 euros Delhi summer or Delhi winter Delhi winter Pet Causes Adoption of street dogs and joining hands with NGOs who work for them Pet Peeve Badly trained dogs Favourite spot in Delhi Select Citywalk Would love to have dinner with Actor Ranbir Kapoor Money in your wallet (at the moment) R1000 You can never have too many Boyfriends AS TOLD TO AAKRITI SAWHNEY

More about Manisha... Chhetri works at eau de Monsoon at Le Meridien as a captain. Also a sommelier, she loves to pair food with wines. Recently, she won the grand prize for a world coffee championship with Illy coffee and Starwood at Trieste, Italy. She was awarded the title

of Master barista and her award-winning coffee cocktail is now available at all Le Meridien hotels worldwide. After spending three years in this profession, she is now concentrating on her next course on coffee at the University of Coffee, London.

Theatre for a social cause Vaishali Bhambri ■


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ere’s a chance for young minds to reflect on societal issues, in a creative way. With six different and popular plays being staged in five days, the festival will deal with issues related to youth and aims at empowering them through the medium of art. Called the Pratibimb Natya Utsav 2011, the fest will see plays by known directors such as Rajesh Babbar, Suresh Bhardwaj, Kaviraj Laique, and others. The festival will be opened with the play Mujhe Amrita Chahiye, by Babbar. “It is the story of a shy and simple girl who gains confidence through theatre, proving herself a valuable component of the society,” says Babbar. The festival will also showcase the Hindi adaptation of the Russian play, Old Word, titled Hum Dono, and brings out the chemistry between a patient and doctor. The other plays that will be staged include Phandi, Khoo Milayi Jodi and Meeta Ki Kahani. The festival will be concluded with by JP Singh’s Urgent Meeting. An original comic Hindi play written in 1995 by Jai Vardhan, it

A scene from Phandi

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What: Pratibimb Natya Utsav 2011 When: November 30 December 4 Where: LTG Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House NEAREST METRO STATION: Mandi House on the Blue Line

revolves around the story of every office and department of any organisation where several meetings take place everyday and close without any result. “One interesting thing about it is the use of external props such as the rain and the telephone,” says Singh. A scene from the play, Meeta Ki Kahani

Pride Parade (November ) 2011 -1  

My hero is homo Gay and proud of it Our love is not your decision What: Pratibimb Natya Utsav 2011 When: November 30 - December 4 Where: LTG...