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The Times of India Film Awards, which kick-start in Vancouver tomorrow, will see the biggest names from Hindi cinema dazzle on stage
BOMBAY TIMES (April 3, 2013)
It’s going to be a starry week in Vancouver as the biggest names in Bollywood head to British Columbia for the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA). Unlike regular one-day award functions, TOIFA is a three-daylong extravaganza of fashion and music, in addition to the awards from April 4-6. While Hindi film buffs in Vancouver are in for a big treat, we will bring you all the action through the pages of the Times of India. You can also log on to www.timesofindia.com for instant updates.
THE 3-DAY EXTRAVAGANZA
APRIL 4: MUSICAL NIGHT Performances by Sunidhi Chauhan, Mohit Chauhan, Shalmali Kholgade, Hard Kaur, Kavita Seth and Hans Raj Hans
APRIL 5: TOIFA-TECHNICAL AWARDS Technical Awards along with fashion show by Manish Malhotra
APRIL 6: TOIFA-MAIN AWARDS Performances by Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan, Anuskha Sharma and Shiamak Davar
Punjabi rap, with its explicitly violent and crude lyrics, has invited ringing condemnation from established singers. But the kids can’t get enough
Jaspreet Nijher & Ruhi Batra | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; October 2, 2011)
The latest Punjabi hit song, Gaddi moudan ge, by Mika, poster boy of Punjabi cool, celebrates hooliganism, while the explicit titles of some of the latest chartbusters — Gippy Grewal’s Gangster and Hathiyaar, KS Makhan’s Badmashi, Preet Brar’s Desi gun — point to a trend that packages violence as a fast moving consumer good. In a radical departure from a tradition rooted in folk, Punjabi songs that once extolled golden mustard fields, pretty girls and brave men, are today littered with words like ‘bandookan’ ‘dunali’ (guns), ‘daru’ ‘bootlan’ (liquor), and gangsta rap phrases such as ‘signal todah ge’ (we’ll break all rules) and ‘chak laan ge’ (we’ll kidnap the girl).
High on testosterone and low on taste, such songs revel in being youth anthems and are meant for those who think it’s cool to cuss crudely. Sociologists attribute this to the love of notoriety and risk-taking that is embedded in the Punjabi psyche. “This region of North India faced the maximum onslaught, whether of foreign invaders or the Partition,” says Dr Archana Sachdeva, a retired sociology professor. “Land and women became a prized possession. Hence, just like all music reflects the state of its people, Punjabi music too acquired characters of violence that eventually came to embody More >