Bhangra music along with the Punjabi pop genre has taken giant strides in India as well as in the UK since its introduction during the 1980’s. Bhangra music originated from the traditional Punjabi folk music from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan.
A few days back, I read a short story written by Jack Finney. The story was titled ‘The third level’. The protagonist of the story is a guy named Charlie. No, not Charlie Sheen. The story deals with the ever so serious problem of growing insecurity in a common man’s life. There’s a paragraph in the story which claims that the modern world is full of fear, war, worry. The years that followed WW II were undoubtedly full of insecurity and uncertainty. It was a time when anybody and everybody was bound to be insecure. Continue reading “Nowhere to go……”
In a country where 1.25 billion people treat cricketers as god, it is hard to imagine a factor that can swing the mood of the masses. A game, whose glorious triumph makes us jubilant and joyous and a defeat is enough to leave a majority of us in tears. Continue reading “Cricket: The other side of it…..”
Bomb blasts, suicide attacks, plane hijacks and political unrests. I guess all of us must have read stories and newspaper articles related to the ever so serious problem of terrorism, not only in India, but all across the globe as well. The equation is quiet simple, a suicide bomber blows himself up in a supposedly remote town in Iraq, some people die, others are maimed and injured, national plans are made, then investigations are conducted, suspects are interrogated etc. We barely seem to go through the anniversary of one event, when another strikes. In this way, this traumatic cycle continues, unabashedly, relentlessly. Continue reading “The cries, the hauls and the tribulation..”