Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicBhojpuri Music

Topic: Bhojpuri Music

Neha Singh Rathore: How ‘not-so-confident’ poet began singing truth to power with Bhojpuri rap

Neha Singh Rathore shot to fame for ‘UP Mein Ka Ba (What’s there in UP)?’ criticising the Yogi Adityanath government. She spoke to ThePrint about her unusual musical journey.

There is only one way to rescue Bhojpuri from vulgarity — state patronage

To rescue the language, the first step would be to honour the history of Bhojpuri literature and then to include it in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.

Manoj Bajpayee narrates plight of migrant workers in this viral 6-minute Bhojpuri rap song

The song is titled ‘Bambai mein ka ba’ (what is there in Mumbai). The video features an English translation, and has been directed by filmmaker Anubhav Sinha.

‘Vagina’ is top search on Bhojpuri Wikipedia, bringing vulgar songs back under scanner

ThePrint speaks to experts about a recent analysis that revealed ‘vagina’ as top search on Bhojpuri Wikipedia. The analysis comes amid worries about increasingly vulgar content in Bhojpuri songs. 

Salman, China, corona craze over, Bhojpuri singers now hurl all profanity at Rhea Chakraborty

They call Rhea a ‘prostitute’, use curse words for her mother and target her, ostensibly for her alleged role in boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput’s apparent death by suicide.

NCW demands action against singer who released Bhojpuri song abusing Rhea Chakraborty

NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma posted that even if someone is guilty, no one has the right to use 'such filthy language' and the law should be allowed to take its own course.

Abusing China for Covid & Salman family for Sushant death — how Bhojpuri songs have fallen

Bhojpuri songs, often panned for their vulgarity, have now devolved into outright abuse. Experts blame a variety of social and political factors for this trend.

Bhojpuri singer Guddu Rangila can sexualise anything — even coronavirus and NRC

Guddu Rangila is a sensation in Bihar and East UP. His sexualised songs, mostly constructed around Holi, are crass and vulgar -- and reveal a mindset obsessed with rape.

Move over Mumbai, Delhi is the new centre of the burgeoning Bhojpuri music industry

Delhi’s proximity to UP and Bihar, coupled with the earning opportunities in the city, has made it a fertile ground for the ambitious Bhojpuri singers.

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

Quad action against ‘illegal fishing’ may also target China’s Indo-Pacific ‘political activities’

Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness will use advanced & integrated satellite imagery & technology to combat illegal fishing & 'dubious operations' of Chinese maritime militia.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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