Tea stalls around north campus are quintessential to the lives of the students who study and live here. These stalls have a culture of their own and are privy to discussions on everything from pocket money to politics. The tea stalls bring life to the campus and the students bring life to the tea stalls. This walk starts from the vijaynagar tea point, where the good people of Pinjra Tod recently confronted the AVBP and asserted the importance of these spaces as a place for everyone and not just for men. Walk to Delhi School of Economics and visit the JP tea stall and explore just how different chai shops in and out the colleges are from each other. Through the university area to Patel Chest that sees people throughout the day and the night. The walk takes participants to eight different stalls and attempts to explore the oral histories of these places that see generations of students come and go.
Amartya is a singer- songwriter from Jamshedpur, based in New Delhi. He came to Delhi in 2012 and studied history at Ramjas College and has lived in and around the campus. Amartya began his solo career in music early in 2015. After a year of doing the rounds in the local indie scene in Delhi, he released his debut EP titled ‘Broken Compass’ in June 2016. The EP is a collection of songs from his time in north campus.
Meeting point: Vijaynagar chowk, four way crossing with two tea stalls on either side of the main road. Landmark: Tannu Tandoori or Saiguru creations.
Tips: Ask rickshaw wala at GTB Nagar Metro Station, to take you to Vijaynagar Chowk.
Extra costs: Rickshaw ride from GTB nagar metro station (20 rupees per head), tea/ coffee/ street food 10 –100 rupees.Please carry a water bottle.