The advantages of sharing your PG or Hostel with a roommate

Leaving the warmth of your home and venturing into college life is a little nerve-wracking. This can be a daunting task, especially because now you will be sharing your room with a stranger and you don’t even know if they will have the same values, tastes, and interests as you. But trust us, roommates in pgs and hostels can be a rite of passage in this quest of shifting. You can hate them or you can love them, but you definitely cannot imagine sustaining without them.

Built-in companionship

You will always have someone there to hang out with or talk to when you come after a long day at work. From trying out the new neighborhood cafe to going on shopping you can do all these fun things together. And if you gel up enough you might even form a deep lifelong relationship with this other person.

Expand your social circle

A lot of times you get to know people through your friends, especially when you’re new to the city. Their friends will eventually become your friends and vice versa for them. This will make settling down, a lot easier, and you will have a great time discovering college life together. On top of this, you will be developing your social skills by virtue of being surrounded by various people from different fields.

Academic assistance

Now you might not both have the same courses at college, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot help each other out. When you’re writing an essay, preparing for a presentation or maybe with proofreading of a paper, you can take your roommate’s help. And if coincidentally some of your subjects overlap then you can do group studies to lighten the exam pressure.

‘The roommate effect’

A roommate can influence your academic success, your health habits, your attitudes, and this is not surprising as you would spend most of your time together. For instance, when you see the other person studying regularly, it automatically motivates you to not waste time and study. You will also learn to make a few compromises for the sake of your companionship, which will in turn contribute to your growth as an individual.

Savior in times of trouble/ dilemma

After all, your roomies are just a phone call away. You can get advice from them when in a fix, share ideas and thoughts. From relationships, career, party outfits, things to buy, your roommates can give a genuine opinion in times of confusion.

Vent it out!

Fought with your family or a close friend? Going through stress due to pending work? Scored badly in an important test? Then vent your heart out in front of your roomie in such times. They will always be there, ready to be all ears and will make you feel comfortable. That’s what roommates are for, bad day or a great day you have someone to share your day with.

Backup Wardrobe

You always have another wardrobe to invade when you’re bored with your own. You can share clothes, footwear, accessories and can experiment with your looks every once in a while. Even if you both are not exactly the same size, you can always figure out ways to fit in!

Wakes you up when you miss your alarm

Some mornings are harder than others, and to have someone to wake you up in case you didn’t hear your alarm is just awesome. This way you won’t miss an important event or a meeting.

Sharing the Costs

Everything is cheaper when you are splitting the bills. You can share the cost of the supplies like toiletries, groceries to even a mosquito repellent. There are other items that can be shared as well, for instance, a Netflix or an Amazon Prime account. This way, pitching in equally will make everything more affordable, and you will have so much more to spend on yourself.

In short the college journey can definitely be an emotional rollercoaster for people, but it definitely is a lot more worthwhile, having someone to share this experience with.

Oxfordcaps associates with ‘Student Of The Year 2: Get a chance to meet the star cast of the movie

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Oxfordcaps – Asia’s first and India’s leading branded and tech-enabled student accommodation provider in India has associated with Dharma Productions’ upcoming movie – ‘Student Of The Year 2’.

The star power of Tiger Shroff, Ananya Pandey and Tara Sutaria with Karan Johar helmed Dharma Films’ presented a perfect opportunity for Oxfordcaps Student Residences to associate with the movie ‘Student of The Year 2’.  We are a preferred brand among the student community and our association with this story of friendship, fun, love, and energy directed by Punit Malhotra will further strengthen the likability for the Oxfordcaps brand and increase awareness among students, parents, and universities for a new way of student living. The chance to meet the stars is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the students and in the last 2 days of the launch of this campaign, our phone lines have been abuzz.

The movie ‘Student Of The Year’ is slated to hit theatres on 10th of May and brings us a tale brimming with high school drama, confusing love triangles, nail-biting fights, and lots of synchronized dancing. The fundamental plot of the movie appears to be similar to its 2012 counterpart and the co-stars of the movie are ready to garner the attention of Gen Zs with this upcoming release. It’s rife that the students of previous batch from the high school St. Teresa will be making special appearances in the movie. Following the same, Alia will be seen in a song titled, ‘Hook-up’ that film makers released recently, while you will also see YouTube sensation Harsh Beniwal making his film debut. The makers have also decided to include a remix version of Kishore Kumar’s hit number ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ from ‘Jawani Diwani’ (1972).

Having a memorable hostel life while making friends and giving the best career guidance to the students all across the country is something that Oxfordcaps aims to fulfill. ‘Student of the Year 2’ also celebrates the life of students right from their entry into college to the fun, adventure, learnings and friendships that they go through till the end of their college life. For young professionals, we bring fully-furnished comfortable accommodation options along with a community of like-minded people. For property owners, we act as property managers, helping them with furnishing the property, good upkeep, maintenance and ensuring tenants of high pedigree. We aim at providing a hassle-free living experience driven by high-class, tech-enabled services so that our residents don’t just live but enjoy living.

Oxfordcaps understands the wants and needs of students and this is how it has come up with this insight of creating places to stay where the students feel comfortable, no matter where they want to go or where they have come from. It is a place where students can take a leap to their university years and make the most of their time there. We have provided a new edge to student living and have introduced state-of-the-art hostels for the comfort of the students. Now they’ve got all the facilities you’d expect from expensive accommodation so that you may share experiences and make everlasting friendships.

Our aim is to build the finest space for you so that you find your purpose in life and are ready to make a change. We don’t only aim at building well thought out and best quality accommodation for students, but also a one of kind invigorating environment that is exciting as well as encouraging. We also think in terms of bridging the current supply-demand gap which is their between the property owners and the students who are new to the city for pursuing their ambitions. Oxfordcaps student residences showcase how booking an accommodation can be a great way to stay secure while making lifelong friendships along the way — without sacrificing the comfort granted by an upscale hostel.  In the same way, the co-stars  of the movie ‘Student Of The Year’ are all set to bring alive the same youthful energy and vibe that’s present in students during their university years, through this film.

As a part of this association, Oxfordcaps has released a video campaign which flags out to the precious moments experienced by the characters of the film in their splendid journey of friendship and love.

Stay with Oxfordcaps Student Residences and become student of the year. Book now by calling at 1800-5724-888, and get a chance to meet the cast of Student of the Year 2!!

5 best pranks to play on your roommate on this April Fools’ Day

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Did you have a good look at your calendar recently? If you haven’t, then let us fill you in! April Fools’ Day is just around the corner and pulling a prank on your roomie will especially be tempting on this day. A humorous prank will definitely bring you and your roommate a good laugh, but keep in mind not to push it too far because we don’t want anyone getting hurt or injured. So here we have some of the best and easy peasy prank ideas to play on your roomie this April fools’ day:

Make a soap that doesn’t lather

This trick doesn’t require much homework and comes in handy. For this trick to work, you just need to cover your roommate’s soap with clear nail paint and have to put it back at the usual place. The next time your roommate takes a shower, h/she won’t be able to lather up and will not even know why. H/she will miss the smelly clean feeling that comes after a nice shower, while you will have a good laugh. This prank will become even hilarious if your roomie is a gym freak or likes to go for a run.

The hidden treasures

Do you have some leftover decorations from Halloween? If yes, make a good use of these. Use a plastic worm, bug, spider or any of the creepy crawlies and put it in the refrigerator just where your roomie places h/her lunch or takeout or even better on h/her pillow. Now sit back and watch chaos ensue when h/she goes to the fridge or to get some sleep after a hectic day at college. This trick along with being super effective is also incredibly hilarious!

Food pranks- Replace sugar with salt or vice versa

Food pranks can come in handy and really make an impact. This one comes as one of the easiest pranks ever. Replace the sugar container with salt and enjoy your roommate’s priceless expression when h/she sips on his tea or coffee. To take it to the next level, pack their next day’s lunch and add a dash of jalapeño sauce to really heat things up.

Gift wrap everything

If you do have the patience to gift wrap each and every item that your roommate uses, then this effort of yours will surely earn a super reaction. All you need is a lot of wrapping paper and cello tape. It’s a good idea to stick to a pattern so that everything in the room looks uniform and gives a great effect. Plan ahead and make sure you have enough time when your roomie is out of the space as this process may take a while.  Take a hand of two from other flat mates to lift and gift wrap the mattress or sofa.


Running down on energy and funds? Then stick to this simple yet entertaining prank. Just cut out a face picture of a funny TV character and tape the same to your face or to the outside of your room’s peephole. Now all you have to do is start knocking at the door frantically. Don’t forget to stand by to catch your roomie in case h/her heart flutters while opening the door…[Giggles]

Moving cities? 4 top tips for a new student in Delhi

Moving to a new place can be both challenging and stressful. Are you a student who’s confused and eager on how to adjust in a new city like Delhi?  We are here to give you some tips on how to settle in when you are a non- Delhiite.

Delhi Metro, Autos, Uber, Ola – Your new best friends

The Delhi metro, Autos, Uber, and Ola- These four will become your new best friends while moving in and around Delhi. Autos are also a convenient option after the Delhi Metro which is well connected and the most efficient of all. Get a metro pass to make your life even easier. On the down side, cabs have the option to cancel on you, particularly when you wish to travel to Gurgaon or Noida. So, it’s best to always call the driver and confirm with him. In case of a rainy day, plan ahead for price surges and multiples cancellations by cab drivers and autowalas

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Stay Safe

Before you make a move to Delhi, it’s best to do your research on the locality, such as the nearest hospitals, markets, or police station, or travel time to your college/university. Take the shortest route to college as the roads can be jam packed during rush hours. If you aren’t staying in your college/university hostel, it’s best to look for premiere student residences such as Oxfordcaps as these residences are much safer and better equipped than PGs. It’s a great idea to always keep your phone handy and to avoid poorly-lit areas and isolated places, particularly when it gets too late at night.

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Carry a wardrobe for extreme weather conditions

Delhi will be ideal for you if you like versatile weather. Whatever season it might be, it will sure be an extreme. Here, summers can become downright unbearable and the temperatures can hover around 45 degrees or so, whereas if you come from a warm place, winters can come across as bone chilling too. During December-January, the temperature can dip down to 3 degrees or so. This is why, it is essential to stock up on both summer and winter clothing before moving to Delhi.

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Bargain like a pro

When you step into the markets of Delhi, learn the art of bargaining and apply it everywhere. Though Delhi has some of the most amazing street markets, still you won’t find a single street shop quoting the correct price in a single go. This is why, it is very important to observe and watch the locals and learn some of their bargaining skills. You can also head to malls if you are in the mood for some serious shopping. 

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