It is very sad to say that `There was a time when’ but indeed there was a time when the popular music culture existed in India. A whole generation has grown up listening to popular music and has followed their favorite bands, to fill up their cassettes, cds and mp3 players with their music. The artists and bands from that era of the pop music such as Silk route, Lucky Ali, Alisha Chinoy, Shweta Shetty, Sunita Rao, Tanya, The Aryans, Daler Mehndi, Mika, Jassi, Junoon, Mehnaz, Shaan&Sagarika, The Colonial Cousins,Sukhbir and more….have inspired many to form their own bands and play their own music. But unfortunately, because of the forced bollywood boom, this culture has died out, at least for the broadcast MEDIA in the country. It might have died out for the media but the amount of fan following and love for the pop music culture still exists and due to the lack of attention by the media, the hunger for indipop has only grown among the many ardent fans.

Classic Indi pop content is available today on many video sharing sites and can be accessed by anyone, at any time. But this may exactly be the reason why we are all saying that `those were the times’, or `that culture has died out’. It’s all over the place on the internet and hence has lost value, just like a rare collectible lost somewhere at sea, or in a desert!! Many of these indipop artists, such as Shaan, Mohit Chauhan, Mika, Daler Mehndi etc have today become mainstream bollywood singers because they don’t have a choice, but we all know that these are the very artists who can revive the Indi-pop culture..only if there is a will within the broadcast media in the country to revive the lost glory!

It is only fair that the era, the culture of pop music is brought back and is presented to all once again …..



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