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STRAIGHT DRIVE ON DAY-I
Mood swings from park to temple

People were in festive mood on the opening day of 2014. Fun, food and film took the New Year cake. While youngsters enjoyed long drives, women for a change played cricket and kids as usual were ever busy on swings and enclosures of wild animals in zoos. The Telegraph sums up the mood at different places:

Do as you like

Place: Rajdhani Vatika (Eco Park)

Mood: Picnic

Food: Mostly homemade. There were 50 stalls of ice cream, chaat, popcorn and pav-bhaji

Style statement: Jacket and long coat

Crowd colour: Red

Fun factor: Underpass tunnel connecting two flanks

Footfall: Over 1 lakh

 

Animal planet

Place: Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park (Patna zoo)

Mood: Wildlife fun

Food: South Indian

Style statement: Varying from jackets to pullovers

Crowd colour: White

Fun Factor: Toy train

Footfall: Around 33,700

 

On the banks

Place: Sabbalpur Diara

Mood: Riverside fun

Food: Street food

Style statement: Nothing in particular

Crowd colour: Red

Fun factor: Boat rides and water sports

Footfall: Around 1 lakh

 

Just chill

Place: Maurya Lok

Mood: Freak out

Food: Chinese and ice creams

Style statement: Girls in tunic and overcoats. Guys were for checked shirts and straight-fitted jeans

Crowd colour: Black

Fun factor: Food and the balloon stalls

Footfall: Over 50,000

 

Shop hop

Place: P&M Mall

Mood: Shopping

Food: Multi-cuisine

Style statement: Several girls turned up in shorts teamed up with stocking and ankle-length boots. Hat was boys’ favourite

Crowd colour: White

Fun Factor: Food court

Footfall: Around 50,000

 

Total filmy

Place: Regent Fun Cinema

Mood: Filmy

Food: KFC chicken

Style statement: Bikers’ jacket for boys and girls’ long boots

Crowd colour: Black

Fun Factor: Youngsters’ bike stunts

Footfall: Around 10,000

 

Food for thought

Place: Bollywood Treats, Maurya

Mood: Bollywood

Food: Multi-cuisine

Style statement: Sky-high heels, sling bags

Crowd colour: Red

Fun factor: Video games for kids, snooker for grown-ups

Footfall: Around 10,000

 

Religious touch

Place: Mahavir Mandir

Mood: Devotional

Food: Naivedyam laddoo

Crowd colour: Saffron

Fun factor: Ringing bells for kids

Footfall: (Approx.) Around 2.5 lakh