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Manoj Bajpayee in the opening shot of the Bhojpuri rap song 'Bambai me ka ba' | YouTube screengrab

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.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

‘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. 
Screenshots of profanity-laden Bhojpuri songs directed at Rhea Chakraborty after Sushant Singh Rajput's apparent death by suicide

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.
Rhea Chakraborty | Twitter

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.
Collage of Bhojpuri song screengrabs from YouTube, with abusive bits blurred out

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.
A singer records his song in Ambey Studio, East Delhi | Rajat Mishra

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

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
File image of Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj | Photo: ANI

India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.