What comes to your mind when you think of Indian music? Even a wild guess will lead us to derive to a conclusion that it is a conglomeration of traditional classical music, the folk songs as well as the music composed exclusively for the movies. The moderns would like to mention fusion as the new thing as well.
BUT, Indian music is not just about the harps and the tanpuras and the guitars (or any other traditional or modern instrument). These days all you need to compose a song is a bit of swagger, a scooter, and great lyrics. Even a cap or ‘topi’ at times is enough to compose a song and get more than a million hits on YouTube. These songs have short crisp lyrics (even less than what a nursery rhyme might have) and you have got a rather easy job to understand the message that the composer is trying to convey. Even Gulzar Sahab might have been proud of such creation (we don’t know, might be).
Dhinchak Pooja – The Rising STAR
Are you still guessing? Well, you might be rendered an outcast now if you don’t know who we are talking about (can’t make you wait longer if you haven’t still got your guess right). We are talking about the biggest ‘SENSATION’ of Indian music at this moment – Dhinchak Pooja. If you have not yet come across her ‘MESMERISING’ composition, all you need to do is just go to YouTube and look for the ‘Trending’ section. And you will meet Pooja, err… Dhinchak Pooja. (“Warning: The video might cause brain damage. If accidentally watched, do not induce vomiting. Flush eyes with warm water to dilute”). Were you thinking of some guy with a harmonium accompanied by tabla trying his best to emulate his master? You are too old school then. Nowadays you need SWAG and a high-priced four-wheeler or even a scooter as it has been mentioned above (A bit of DANCING skills will add to your credentials also).
Indian Media Houses & Dhinchak Pooja – The New Love Affair
Now after going through the warning, your inner self might just send you signals not to watch the video. And if your inner force wins, you can just type in the name and media houses are ready to introduce you to this ‘TALENTED’ youngster. You will be exempted from torture (without disrespecting Miss Pooja) of watching the video but the reports are going to leave a long-lasting impact on your mind. All the leading media houses are just a step away from introducing you to a new land where there will be nothing to worry about GST or think about who is going to be the coach of Indian cricket. There will only be Dhinchak Pooja and her immortal creations.
We insist that you go through the videos, at least once (at your own risk though and cannot blame us in case you have managed to reach that world). There is every chance that you will be wearing a ‘SWAGWALI TOPI’ and then tell others ‘SELFIE MAINE LE LI AAJ’ with a bit of ‘DARU’. And then you might just be tempted to ride Dhinchak Pooja’s “DILON KA SHOOTER”. Next day onwards, you will see a new world. Who is Mohammad Rafi or Lata Mangeshkar? There is only one name and that is ‘DHINCHAK POOJA’ – the ‘TORCH-BEARER’ of modern Indian music.