June 23, 2016 4:14:50 am
Humans of New York, a blog and bestselling book, born of an attempt to offer an honest outlook about life through the eyes of New Yorkers, has inspired similar moves by Delhi University students. The result — Facebook pages documenting the lives of students through honest, candid photography.
“Tales of boring lectures and teenybopper crushes; stories of first friends and dream dates and the million little things that define campus life, there is so much more to college life than just padhai. We thought it would be interesting to… chronicle what students really think and talk about,” says Mohit Gaur, who started Humans of Delhi University by College Desk.
Friends wondering about throwing a party for an absent friend make the photo for a post that says, “Its my friend’s birthday. I haven’t yet planned a surprise for him. I think no surprise will be a surprise!”
Then, there is Humans of Delhi University, with fun takes on gaffes of students. “We were supposed to parody a social fad at a competition. We thought of working on how anyone with a camera considers himself/herself a photographer. We decided to put what we did online, and the whole thing blew up. We call this page a joke that has gone too far!” says Supriyo Mukherjee, the founder of the page.
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