Vidya Vox: Redefining Kerala’s Folk Music

     Few months ago, my friend Moneshwar shown me Vidya Iyer’s video. I liked it. Later, after a week or so, I downloaded all of her videos from her YouTube channel. Vidya Iyer’s stage name is Vidya Vox. The song that I first listened was ‘Be Free – Pallivaalu Bhadravattakam’. …

Mere Rashke Qamar: Facts and Myths

     Few months back, I was in love with Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s heart-warming poem ‘Aaj Bazaar Mein, Pa Ba Jola Chalo’. Indian-born Pakistani ghazal singer Nayyara Noor made the poem famous through her immortal voice. Fashion e-commerce portal Jabong.com used the song in their TV commercial in …

Who is Dhinchak Pooja?

Dhinchak pooja. Sirf Naam hi kaafi hai!      I came across Dhinchak Pooja when India lost cricket match with Pakistan in Champions Trophy 2017. I got a message on WhatsApp. It said,”Indian team lost the match to avoid Dhinchak Pooja’s new song!”. I googled for it and here are …