Saturday, 1 October, 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.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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