Picking the perfect footwear for the chilly season can be a hassle – especially when trying to keep both fashion and comfort in check. Read on to find some helpful knacks for choosing this important wardrobe essential.

The onset of a winter is almost flirtatious in its nature – it sets in with a little sway, wraps itself around your head, waltzes with the sky till has you completely in its hold: crisp, catchy, cold. And so is the season fashion, adorned in warm, cosy hues and the blessings of Mariah Carey.

Since the longest time, fashion for the feet has been getting all the gaze, and for good reason: it can ramp any outfit up to a better level. Winter footwear is significant in more ways than one, for its important that one keeps their feet snug and comfortable in the changing weather. Here are the must-have footwear fashion favourites for the cold:


We believe the universe solely created winter time so that everyone could flaunt this ultimate fashion essential. Boots come in all shapes and sizes, suited to one’s needs. They are a solid shield against the brittle weather, and also provide an ultra-chic look to any outfit that you’re wearing. You can opt for chunky ankle-length boots for a staple daily wear. If you want go down the glitterati road, knee-high boots are the power shoes that you need. Pair them with skirts, dresses, or jeans to turn on the glam.

Spotted: Hailey Bieber and Olivia Rodrigo championing boots in their own styles.

Olivia Rodrigo
Hailey Bieber

A good pair of sneakers can quickly become a heaven in disguise when searching for your daily footwear. They last the year round, and can be paired with almost all outfits. For winters, you can style them with cool, patterned socks, stockings and tights, or just by themselves. Remember to buy a size that fits you well, and a sole that doesn’t hurt with regular wear. For a more fashion-forward look, you could try buying a pair in colours that pop (or are conventionally summer!).

Spotted: Bella Hadid and Timothee Chalamet sporting sneakers – both casual and glam.

Bella Hadid
Timothee Chalamet

While there is a host of options to choose from when it comes to footwear that you wear outside, what are the choices when its cold at home and you want your toes to be just as snug and warm? The answer is fuzzy slippers. Supremely comfortable and hugging, they keep your feet warm even when it’s freezing outside. These come in the cutest of patterns, so you can choose one that suits your personality best. You can opt for open-toe or full cover options, according to preference.

Spotted: Fuzzy Slippers in various styles.

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 A Love letter to Momos, the staple food of many Delhiites, and a look at some experiences built around Delhi’s momos and momowallahs.

To many of us, the first word that comes to our lips when we are hungry and the wallet is light is chal momos khaate hai (lets go eat momos). Momos have become so ingrained in Delhi’s culture that every student you ask can give you the name of their favorite momo shop, and a list of experiences they have had while eating momos. Dolma Aunty, Hunger strike, Majnu Ka Tila, Yashwant Place, and the momo stalls close to our colleges may just feel like a second home to us.

When one talks about momos, how can we forget the loveable momowallahs who pile steaming goodness along with lipsmacking chutney on our plates. Those who eat momos regularly probably see their momowallahs and know their habits better than those of friends. Faizan, a second year student from Jamia Millia Islamia talks about his college momowallahs habit of being friendly with some of his customers. He says “ If you are in college and you need to grab something for your hunger, Momos are your best option. Hundreds of students at my college grab momos between lectures from the Hygienic Mark Cafe, the owner of the place is an interesting person although he gives preference to girls for some unknown reasons. People wait in queues for getting their plates but not the girls. Hygienic’s momos are an integral part of life at JMI.”

Momos have also led to some amazing memories for people with many small dates being planned around momos or including momos. Chhavi, a DU student, says “One of the greatest dates, I’ve ever been on just included chai, hugs and momos. Being a cold winter evening, momos are such a relief. Specially when served with Mayo. It must be remembered, that the best momos are chicken and steamed.” Delhi and momos, a romantic connection indeed and momos have also given the citizens of Delhi some romantic moments of their own. Anandi, a DU student, says “In the streets of Dilli Haat, sharing a plate of chicken momos with my partner, as the chilly Delhi air engulfs us and the momos chutney hits you; tell me something more romantic than this.”

Momos have formed the basis of many small traditions among old friends. Samaksh, a second year DU student says “ After all of us got into college, me and my friends really didn’t have the time to meet each other that regularly with everyone getting busy with their new lives. We made it a tradition to drive down to Yashwant Place once or twice a month at night to eat momos and smoke. It is probably one of the only times I see all my friends together now.”

These silly little anecdotes describe what momos mean to us broke young college kids trying to enjoy even the little moments of our lives, in something as trivial as going out to eat this Tibetian delicacy from our staple momo stalls. Momos in a way define the student culture in Delhi.

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This winter, treat your lips to these simple home remedies to prevent chapping.


Are the winters making your lips dry? Applying lip balms doesn’t help? Here are some home-remedies for chapped and dry lips in winter.

  1. Honey and Vaseline
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Image Credits: Stackumbrella

Apply a layer of honey on your lips. Then, apply a layer of Vaseline. Let it stay for 15 minutes and then wipe if off. Do this once or twice every day for a week and experience the magic.


  1. Rose Petals and Milk
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Image Credits: Tally Press

Rose petals have skin nourishment properties. When mixed with raw milk, it would do wonders for chapped lips. Soak the petals in milk for 2-3 hours. Gently mash the petals to make a paste like substance. Apply for 10 minutes every day and remove with a cotton cloth.


  1. Cucumber
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Image Credits: Stories of world

The cool feeling of cucumber nourishes dry lips and softens them. Crush or grate cucumber and apply it on the lips for a while. Remove it and rinse your mouth. Do this every night and enjoy the results in two weeks.


  1. Green Tea Bag
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Image Credits:Unique Facts

Dip a green tea bag in warm water and keep it on your lips for 5 minutes, the anti-oxidants from tea will hep oxidizing the dry and chapped lips. Do this diligently for a week to notice the change.


  1. Sugar-Honey Scrub
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Image Credits:DLT Beauty

Mix one spoon of sugar with half a spoon of honey and a few drops of olive oil. Do not let the sugar dissolve. Apply this mixture on the lips and scrub gently. Wash it off with lukewarm water. The scrub would exfoliate and get rid of the upper layer chapped and dry skin to reveal soft lips. Do this on alternate days to enjoy soft lips in winters for two weeks.

Water is an essential part of any beauty regimen. It helps to keep your body and skin well hydrated. No matter how many remedies or lip balms you use, if you do not drink enough water, your chapped lips are going to keep coming back. So, drink plenty of water during the day.

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Winter is perhaps the most comforting of seasons, and the month of January sets the mood for the rest of the year. It is only fitting to treat your house, your hostel, or your room with some love.

With little time, money, and energy at our disposal, we often forget to take care of the place where we stay in. But we take from our surroundings, and what is in front of our eyes, has a direct impact on our mood. Although it is highly unlikely to think of ourselves keeping the place spick and span, it is plausible to add beauty here and there.

These are some of the ideas to try out:

  1. Candles: Humans have always had a connection with fire, it could be dated back to ancient times when only that element made them feel warm and secure. Now, lighting your house on fire will not be entirely recommended, but a candle should provide you with the same amount of warmth and comfort. Plus, they come in various scents- ranging from warm, to citrusy, to subtle, giving you a power of choice.

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    Image Credits:Hoosier Homemade


  1. Plants: Winters should never mean letting go of the green. There are plenty of plants that thrive in winters, and are quite low-maintenance. It is essential to have some greenery around yourself in order for you to feel good.
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Image Credits: Country Living


  1. Wrap it with wool: We all have old vases or candles lying around the house. We also happen to have old sweaters. Instead of throwing both of these away, cut the sleeves, hems, or necklines of your old sweater and wrap them around the old decoration pieces to make the more wintery.
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Image Credits: Pinterest


  1. Natural accents: It is astonishing how much beauty trivial natural pieces can bring. Pinecones stacked together in a colourful tin, or little logs, cleaned and tied together with cinnamon sticks will enhance the rustic vibe that is so coveted.
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Image Credits: Pinterest
  1. Potpourri: Potpourri are dried petals, spices or fruits which are put in a bowl. The good thing about these is that they not only look beautiful, but smell divine. One bag should last you a couple of months, and that is all there is to it. Some of the best scents are lavender, fig, rose, cinnamon, etc.


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Image Credits: The Spruce


Besides these, if you feel like you could improve the lighting, experiment with warmer light bulbs, fairy lights, or table lamps. In case you are planning to invest in a good table lamp, copper hues are arguably the best looking and will lift the entire look of your place.


It is essential to maintain your surroundings, because it is food for your eyes, and to your soul. Although not always the most convenient of tasks, but it is definitely worth the trouble.


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Delhi Winters fall right in the middle of a spectrum from my perspective, with just the right amount of cold for it to actually feel like winters. Comparing it with two other places I call home currently, it definitely feels like a blessing in disguise.

The month of November comes with an extra nip in the air, almost asking you to grab your light sweatshirts. It slowly gives way to a certain significant drop in temperature, which only moves on to a rather blissful three months, which constitute the best part of the year. You know winters are here when waking up in the mornings seem like a gargantuan task. The burrito of blankets might just be home for the next coming months.

The rest of the nine months in Delhi can really prove to be testing, especially during daytime when the sun is at its peak, sucking all your energy and pushing you towards exhaustion. Getting out of an air-conditioned environment might seem equivalent to entering the seventh circle of hell. Delhi winters, therefore, are a welcome respite from the heat, and one that is looked forward to by all the Delhites.

Now from a perspective of a person who hasn’t really experienced these kinds of winters all their life, it might seem like something entirely else. I, personally, juggle between three parts of the country, all having varying degrees of cold, with Delhi right at the middle of the spectrum. The Pune winters don’t seem like winters to begin with. One hardly senses a change in the weather and can easily forget that it’s December. It is pleasantly chilly during nights, but nothing that would make you run towards your bed and wrap yourself in four layers of blankets. Another extreme side of the spectrum, for me, becomes the icy cold Ladakh winters, with the frigid winds blowing in every direction, the temperature dropping well below zero. Any part of your body that remains uncovered (including your face) is bound to get numb. You really can’t feel it. If you thought the Delhi winters were a living hell, you really might want to change your opinion by this point.

I would rather not talk about what each place is symbolic for me but if I were to talk about winters, there is no place like Delhi. The soul-thawing kulhad waali chai might become your elixir in the coming months. Exploring the by-lanes of Chandni Chowk might also be a good idea right now.

There is certainly something extremely magical about Delhi Winters that never fails to charm you into loving it.


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Whine about 8:30 classes Morning classes played antagonists in the sweaty days of the summer, and their peculiar attribute of unhappiness is carried forward to the foggy days of January and February as well. Minds old and young can comprehend the struggle of waking up early in the morning and amassing all perseverance into stepping out of the warmth of the blanket, and the unfortunate result ends up being a sad zero in the attendance record. In the words of everyone, “Dear morning classes, go away, we don’t need you!” Problematise regular wardrobe selection As cute and adorable winter outfits might look and attract us with all their stylish supremacy, it might be a struggle to put together an ensemble of our dreams every chilly morning. The weather variations don’t help either; for a brief while, the mornings are a source of significant shivering and grumbles but the afternoon brings in the very bright sun, and all those additional layers of sweaters could never appear to be more redundant. To wear or not to wear, that is the question! Hog tea and coffees Hot beverages are to winters what F.R.I.E.N.D.S is to a binge-watcher. The perfect embodiment of love and warmth in a cup is what these sources of happiness provide, with the yearning for those plastic cups increasing with the decrease in the temperature! Your love for coffee or tea from Sudama’s during the times of winters can give the Gilmore Girls a strong competition at Luke’s! Bunk classes for funsun-time As the day processes and the sun conveniently moves out of the confines of the clouds, the inhabitants of every college begin their journey from the darkness and cold air of the classrooms to the greenery of the grounds which rejoice under the warmth of the bright yellow sky. Once the residents settle in the designated areas and bask in the rays of comfort, the motivation for attendance in the scheduled future classes is significantly minimised, for the gleaming sun is our personal heater! Schedule the fest timeline plans Fests and winters are synonymous to a Delhi University student. The semester which we have embarked on comes with the woes of attendance issues and incessant internals and assignments. The only saving grace amidst the cold and bleakness can be the bountiful of merriment which resides with the days and times of the fest season, and the abundance of them require planning regarding when to go and where to go! Have you done these yet?  Image Credits: DU Beat Saumya Kalia [email protected]]]>

The only thing which motivates us to give exams is that they will end soon after! Here is a list of the things you can add to your post exam bucket list!

Go Cycling! – Honestly, winter is the loveliest time in New Delhi. It gives us the opportunities to go out in the open and do things which become rather difficult in the summers due to the raging heat. Hence, cycling in the winter is a great activity to do as a group or all alone. Central Delhi is an open, cycle friendly part of Delhi, where you can see numerous joggers and cyclers every morning. So, rent a cycle, take it out, and ride all across India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Lodhi Gardens, Connaught Place, Janpath and tread your own path back home the same way.

Visit Majnu Ka Tila – Winters also bless us with the opportunity to explore places in Delhi which we would find difficult to spend our time in during the summer. Near Delhi University’s North Campus, we can find Majnu Ka Tila, a Tibetan refugee settlement which boasts of great shopping deals and lip smacking food. Take time out and visit Ama Cafe for their delicious cakes, bakes and coffee. Spot the street vendors selling La Phing, and indulge in a comforting bowl of it. Taste amazing Tibetan, Nepali, Khasi and Garo cuisines and you won’t return disappointed!

Visit Chandni Chowk – I can tell you this much with certainty that most of the people living in Delhi have never been to Chandni Chowk and seen the whole complex. Winters is the perfect time to go to Chandni Chowk, Chawri Bazar, Jama Masjid, The Red Fort and explore the sights around the place. Start with a morning trip to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib or Gurudwara Shishganj, pay your respects, and have some ghee dripping halwa. Then set out to explore the markets and get yourself anything you wish, Chandni Chowk markets boast to have ‘all that one may need’. Visit the Paranthe wali galli, have some Daulat ki Chaat, kachori sabzi and end it off with jalebis, kulfis and phirnis. A trip to Chandni Chowk and cover your whole day.

Visit the Daryaganj Book Market – And now, we have something for all you bookworms out there. Winter, again, is a perfect time to visit the famed Sunday Daryaganj Book Market where one can buy classics at a throwaway rate. Starting at Delite Cinema, the rows of stalls have everything that a book-lover or student could wish to find, dictionaries, NCERT books, second-hand books, manga, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels; just name it. You might, however, have to really work to find a specific book. If you’re just on a visit, the range will lure you into buying a lot more than you planned to, so go prepared.

Happy Holidays! Go knock yourself out after exams.

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With the much anticipated release of ‘Dilwale’ only a few days away, the ‘SRK-Kajol’ fever is turning up! Known for creating sheer magic on the silver screen every time they come together, SRK and Kajol have set the mood for romance. Their sizzling on-screen chemistry in the song ‘Gerua’ has made us want to (what is they say? Oh yes) ‘Fall in love again’.

But after watching the song, what I’ve fallen in love with (other than, of course, the lilting lyrics and serene scenery) is the colour ‘Gerua’. To begin with, ‘Gerua’ is a colour with several layers to it: red-ochre; somewhat reddish, yellowish, orange. It comes from the Hindi word ‘geru’, which means nothing but red ochre, or in some regions, the red soil, which is rich in iron oxides. ‘Gerua’ is generally considered a color worn by sages and hermits, and thus, here, it symbolizes people who have left everything to find ‘The One’ they are looking for. The word ‘Gerua’ in the song ‘Rang De Tu Mohe Gerua’ gives a kind of Sufi touch to it, as the lovers here want to get coloured ‘Gerua’, like someone who has left the worldly things to be in love.

Touted as the colour of the season, ‘Gerua’ will make for a perfect wear in the chilly winter months to follow. I’m not sure if we can paint your love life with this colour of ‘devout love’, but I sure can try and paint your winter wardrobe with this fun shade of reddish-orange-yellow!

Here’s how you can incorporate ‘Gerua’ into your winter style statement:

A. ‘Gerua’ Coats

Over-sized, knee-length coats are a winter must. They solve a dual purpose: they keep you warm and make quite an impression. Try them in this funky orange shade, by wearing the coat with a pair of black leggings or black, knee-length boots.


B.’Gerua’ Sweaters

For those who are fond of cardigans and sweaters, try teaming up a ‘Gerua’ coloured sweater with denims. Also, this colour looks really good with the colour tan. So tan boots, tan trousers and tan lowers in general can be worn with this shade of splendid orange.

gerua sweater

C.’Gerua’ Mufflers

To add a twist to your look, try mufflers that have an orange base, but have prints like checks, stripes, polka dots and designs in different colours like blue, black, white and brown.
But even hand-woven, plain, orange infinity scarves and mufflers will look amazing when paired with dresses and denims.

gerua muffler

D.’Gerua’ Beret

What’s winter without a fun beret? Add that extra zing to your outfit with a ‘Gerua’ coloured beret. You’ll be the talk of the town in no time! Attention guaranteed!

gerua beret

E.’Gerua’ Boots

This isn’t for the frail-hearted. Only the true fashionista- the bold and the beautiful, can carry off such boots with panache. It’s absolutely necessary to get the shade right, though. Too bright could make you look like a carrot; too sober could make you look droll. So inject yourself with a dose of confidence and stun the world with the right pair of tangy orange boots!

gerua boots

Get ready to embrace this colour of the season and who knows, maybe even fall in love, SRK-Kajol style!


There are countless shades to the very famous Dilli ki sardi. While we have already mentioned the ‘best things’ about the same, the negative side had still remained unanswered. After all, with that gajar ka halwa, there also exists the zero level of productivity. With all that capacity to snuggle in a blanket, there exists the inability to wake up for a morning class.

Here is a list of all that makes us despise the winter season.

1. General Malaise


Noses seem to be affected the worst in winters. Either they remain perpetually runny or blocked solid, or even worse, when both nostrils decide to go separate ways. Add chapped lips and flaky scalps to the mix and you have the perfect reason for never wanting to step out of your bed. Winter brings us all down; it’s called the season of gloom for a reason.

2. Heating systems that give you a headache


What is it with public heating systems?  Instead of providing a welcoming and cozy environment, the Delhi Metro heaters can make you feel stuffy and extremely uncomfortable. Even otherwise, artificial heating in an enclosed area means stale and smelly air. It just gets worse when you step out from the humid furnace to face a blast of cold air on your face and go around with a head ache for the rest of the day. I obviously speak from experience.

3. Productivity Level = zilch


Short days, somber spirits. On most winter holidays, making it out of bed before 10 seems like a huge accomplishment in itself. At a time when dragging yourself from one couch to another is all the energy you can muster, getting anything done seems almost impossible. Before you know it, it’s already dark outside, and another day goes far from utilised.

4. The inability to wake up for early morning classes


8:45 class? NO. Anything that involves getting out of the blanket ever? NO.

Sigh. But life ain’t that fair buddy. Despite the morning chill,  society practices and early morning classes just don’t stop. Well, the most difficult task in the season is surely getting out of bed.

5. Too cold and no snow


So we’re braving temperatures as low as 5 degrees, we’re walking around in big, wooly, itchy sweaters, and we’re dealing with static electricity, but we still don’t get to enjoy the snow. Delhi winter is harsh, but not even half as fun as it could have been, had there been snow. Not only would that alleviate gloomy moods instantly, but maybe also helped cancel some morning classes. But what can I say, I’m just a dreamer.

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Basking in the warmth of a cold sun,
Revelling in the respite from gritty summer days.
The cozy conversations, the solitudinous revelations,
Are what winters will be remembered for. Now, and always.

The winter season, you either love it or you despise it with all your might.

In order to justify both sides of this cold coin, we bring to you 5 best things about winters with the 5 worst ones to follow shortly!

Pigging out – 3 words: Gajar ka halwa

But even if you’re the oddball who doesn’t appreciate this mouth watering Indian favourite, winter has something in store for everyone. Plum cakes, rum and raisin chocolates, a delightful array of achaars, sarson ka saag, cashew, dates and walnut based dishes and so on. Not to forget the hot beverages and the satisfying soups. Gluttonous behaviour is excusable as the temperature dips.  Eating more and gaining weight in winters is a given, which leads us to the next point.


The weight gain is easily camouflaged. Layers and layers of thick winter apparel not only help keep you warm, but also comfortably hide all excessive fat. Even otherwise, winter fashion is so much better. Read fluffy earmuffs, warm mittens, cozy beanies and chunky socks. On the one hand, throwing on a thick jacket over your nightshirt is a perfectly acceptable college get-up. On the other hand, this season is the time to experiment with various textures to maximize your fashion quotient.

Crisp Air and Foggy Thrills

Bear with me on this one. Blowing into the cold air, pretending to be smoking is one of my earliest winter memories. Waking up to find your house in the middle of absolutely nowhere, surrounded by a dense fog almost feels like you’re floating on clouds. (People living in high- rises will understand) And as hazardous as driving in the bleak visibility conditions is, it does turn out to be quite a thrilling affair.


Excusable Sloth

It’s the time of the year when you won’t be judged for lounging in your pajamas all day long. When the pleasure you derive from curling up with a good book or movie and a steaming cup of coffee will be the highlight of your day. When making up your mind to bathe takes seemingly forever and the actual bathing process involves less cleansing, more standing under running hot water, mentally motivating yourself to finally step out.


The Fact that it isn’t Summer

Flushed cheeks and a stone cold nose every timeyou venture outside your house certainly beat sunburns and excessive sweating.  The few months of winter that we get are a more than welcome break from the chubhti, jalti garmi we face for the majority of the year. Rubbing your hands together with a friend’s to warm them paints a cuter picture than fighting over the AC vent in the car, no?