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Neha Bhasin: I used to wear leather pants to LSR, and was still accepted

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Neha Bhasin may be settled in Mumbai now, but the memories of the Capital are still close to the heart of this Delhi-born singer. On a recent trip to the city, she revisited the bylanes of Defence Colony and got nostalgic about south Delhi.

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“I passed out of school in 2000, and having money for cafes and all was not [a thing back then]. Today’s kids go to popular coffee shops, and I think, ‘Their parents give them money for that much coffee!’ Hum toh 5 ki coffee, 2 ka samosa [lete the], woh bhi mere maa-baap ko mehenge lagte the (laughs). I grew up on the chhole kulche near Moolchand, and a lot of street food,” recounts the 39-year-old, who is popular for songs such as Chitta Kukkad and Jag Ghoomeya (Sultan; 2016).

Ask her about her school days, and she shares that she used to be a “poor student” till class X. “And suddenly in class XI and XII, I did really well. I topped my class in XII! That’s how I got into Lady Shri Ram College (LSR) in 2001. I had topped in elective English, and was ranked the second highest in ICSE board in India! My mother said, ‘Ab toh tumhe kuch karna padega’. I was like, ‘Abhi bhi mujhe music hi karna hai’. For me, music was number one priority.”

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Bhasin also reveals her fave hangout spots. Besides popular eateries all cool kids went to, she had a special adda: “I used to go to this place behind my school, where my friends would smoke. I wasn’t a smoker, so I’d have banta with kala namak.”

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Before becoming part of girl group Viva, she spent two years at LSR, studying Sociology (Hons), and feels it’s one of the “coolest colleges”. She spent a lot of time jamming with friends, albeit initial hiccups of going to an all-girls college. “I was from a co-ed school and had guy friends. So to land up in a college with women of all shapes and sizes — 5,000 women on first day of college — I felt like I’d faint,” she tells us, adding, “And then falling in love with the college, it was such a beautiful time. I only spent two years there, but it was the best time of my life.”

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