College life is definitely fun! In a way, you are much smarter with managing and playing your money. You are well equipped with the clarity of what you want and what is perhaps useless for you. However, there are a few things which everyone craves for. Even if you have a tight budget next month, you would still spend your money on these things.
Shethpeople.TV talked to a few college girls of South Campus of Delhi University to know about their priorities and preferences when they spend their precious pocket-money.
Can't avoid shopping is Delhi
“Nothing different actually. Like most girls, I love shopping. Every month I get my pocket-money, I keep a certain amount aside for my shopping. Delhi has some amazing markets from Lajpat Nagar to Janpath, and from Sarojini Nagar to Palika Bazaar. And shopping in Delhi means that even if you have just Rs 500, you can still manage to buy at least two good quality tops. Thus, I love shopping and it is much more fun in Delhi,” said Sakshi Malhotra, a student of Kamala Nehru College.
"Though partying takes out a big chunk of my pocket-money and it's not sufficient too, but I mix my internship stipends in it to enjoy.”
I adore food!
“I really can't tighten my hands when I roaming around in the markets. I love food actually. I adore it. Be it a restaurant one or the street one, food is love for me. There is no single day when I go out and come without stuffing something into my mouth. It takes a lion's share of my pocket- money but what else I can do to help it,” said the joyful Shweta Gupta from Kamala Nehru College.
Parties are lively and love
Mitali Gupta, a student of Gargi College said, “Partying is something that freshens me up. I really get irritated sometimes and partying comes to me as my saviour. At times, I fool myself that I am sad so that I get to party with my friends. Though partying takes out a big chunk of my pocket-money and it's not sufficient too, but I mix my internship stipends in it to enjoy.”
Some donations do matter
Vanshika, a student of NSS (National Social Service) Kamala Nehru College said, “We go on trips from our college side to various remote and rural areas. Every time I went to these places, my heart used to sink. Since then, I have asked my father to send some amount of extra cash so that I can do some small donations.”
Decorating your life with your room
Snigdha Sharma, a student of Kamala Nehru College said, “I am always into decoration and stuff. I love doing craft-work and playing the best out of the waste game with myself is enjoyable. For that, every time I see some new decoration material in the market or any product that can be used as one, I instantly buy that.”
Sneakers are inspiring
“Being a sportsperson, I always keep an eye on the new pair of shoes or sneakers that are launched in the market at regular intervals. Though, I don't keep all of them with myself because my friends and definitely my younger brother run after my life to get them. But still, I love to wear them on the tracks,” said Chavvi Mathur, a student of Gargi College.
"Like most girls, I love shopping. Every month I get my pocket-money, I keep a certain amount aside for my shopping. Delhi has some amazing markets from Lajpat Nagar to Janpath, and from Sarojini Nagar to Palika Bazaar. And shopping in Delhi means that even if you have just Rs 500, you can still manage to buy at least two good quality tops."
Spending on paintings is worth
“You may find a bit traditional but I spend most of my money on paintings. There is so much calmness inside these frames. As a nature lover, I have the ability to easily connect with nature. The same I do with best paintings. When my friends came to my room, they were amused by seeing so many paintings on my wall. But what happened next was much more fun. When I told these guys that I love paintings so much, all of them got me a big painting of Gautam Buddha on my birthday.” said Anusha Agarwal, a student of Kamala Nehru College.
Udisha Srivastav is an intern with SheThePeople.TV