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How Punjabi Singers Contributed To The Farmers Protest By Their Words And Melody

Nov 20, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Many celebrities come in support of the protest but the Punjabi music industry took their support to next level. From participating as volunteers at the protest sites to releasing songs for the protest. The songs played an important role in increasing the strength of the protests.

Rashmeet Kaur And Her Unrelenting Desire To Keep Creating Music

Sep 22, 2021 Samarth Goyal

In an exclusive interview with Outlook, singer Rashmeet Kaur talks about dealing with fame and success, and how her never ending desire to keep creating music, helps her stay on her feet.


Odisha District Ropes In Folk Artists To Dispel Covid Vaccination Hesitancy Among People

Folk dance groups, with limited artists, stage their performances in villages across the district raising awareness among the people and appealing to them to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour.

Remixes Should Happen But Not At The Cost Of Originals: Sunidhi Chauhan

Apr 26, 2021 Eshita Bhargava

After almost a gap of two decades, Sunidhi Chauhan is coming up with her independent track – ‘Ye Ranjishein’ in collaboration with 9X Media's Indie Music platform, SpotlampE.


YouTube Took My Music To Millions, Says Bundeli Folk Singer Satish Yadav

If not for the digital platform like YouTube, Bundeli folk songs would have stuck to the region: Satish Yadav

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11 October, 2020

BJP's Campaign On Farm Laws To Rope In Folk 'Ragini' Singers

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Several well-known 'Ragini' singers have been booked to perform at the programmes to be held in Najafgarh, Mehrauli, and North West and Outer Delhi.


13 January, 2020

Folk And The Forest: Commercialisation Of Tribal Art And Its Consequences

Urmi Chanda

Mixing music and nature may seem like the perfect cocktail of goodness, but it is time to take a hard look at the toxic consequences of music festivals in the forest


18 May, 2019

An Evening With The Manganiyars In Jaipur

Outlook Web Bureau

The Manganiyars, known as 'musicians for the people', are predominantly settled in the districts of Jaisalmer, Barmer, Bikaner and Jodhpur, in the heart of the Thar Desert.


02 November, 2018

An Australian Band Embracing The Bush's Thorns

Martand Badoni

Our shared post-colonial experience helps tell these stories in India, say Australian folk trio Bush Gothic, who sing songs about the erstwhile penal colony's troubled past. They recently performed at the Rajasthan International Folk Festival.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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