Dhinchak Music

It is a wonderfully typical Sunday night. Okay, not so typical. And I am only kidding myself when I say it is a wonderful night. Because I am tired, and I want to relax. And the only way to relax is some interesting and memorable. In other words – Dhinchak Music.

Dhinchak is a word that is usually used to describe something unique, memorable and interesting*

That’s when I fire up my browser and type in Youtube. There are two recommendations there: First is Game of Thrones Season 6 Original Soundtrack (GoT OST). I middle-click it. Meanwhile, the second recommendation is a song called Daaru by someone called Dhinchak Pooja. I chuckle at the recommendation. Clearly, Youtube is drunk again.

But it certainly arouses my curiosity. Out of amusement more than anything, I open it. And I listen. And I listen once more. I click on the next song, Selfie maine… whatever the name is. And I listen to it once more, just like before. The Game of Thrones Season 6 OST lies forgotten.

Now before you block my blog or renounce your love for my writing and opinions, don’t let me misguide you: Ms. Pooja’s songs are anything but tasteful. They are badly edited, with horrible lyrics, crazy beats and a nonsense video in the background. However, they are ear-worms. And it surprises me to see millions and millions of views on all her songs. Why is that?

I finally return to the actual Dhinchakness I was looking forward to tonight. The Game of Thrones Soundtrack. And it moves me. It fills my heart with melody. It nurtures my soul. And all that other gooey crap. You know, the kind poets use to describe blissful things.

Something strikes a chord inside my head. I find a striking resemblance between the two polarizing, contrasting opposite pieces of music: both are memorable. Both are interesting too. And Dhinchak kind of means a little bit of memorable and uniqueness. Which also means that Ms. Pooja’s music is actually Dhinchak!

It should sadden me that such songs are gaining popularity amongst the masses, but it doesn’t. You know why? Because while Daaru makes me twitch uncontrollably for the entire duration, it also leaves a mark behind on my mind… my soul… and certainly my ears. Just like GoT OST did. Althought GoT OST left a comparatively positive mark on me, it also similarly made me think about the music the rest of the day.

Ms. Pooja’s songs moved me (in the wrong direction, but still it counts), same distance as GoT OST. And that is all Dhinchak Music is all about. Think back to songs like Friday by Rebecca Black (remember her? American Dhinchak Pooja!), What does the Fox Say, Gangnam Style etc. All these songs have one thing in common: Dhinchakness. They arouse a person’s curiosity, piques everyone’s interest and certainly leaves a noticeable memory, good or bad irrelevant. Nicely played, Ms. Pooja. And while I have no interest in listening to any more of your songs, clearly many still do. So, Good Luck!

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P.S: This post is an opinion, and my take on the recent Dhinchak Pooja viral music that is roaming about the Internet. I have written this post with no harmful intentions in mind, nor to shame anyone. No offence intended to anyone. 

* source here


The one with the struggle above the sea

Evening dawned, and with it a struggle.

High above the roaring waves of the Arabian Sea, a battle was ensuing. A mixture of bleak colours fought admirably. I was there, watching it all unfold. Somewhere deep down, I knew who would win.

The blue was missing. I loved the blue of the Sky. It brought serenity with it. Clear and crisp, the Sky was usually the best way to remind me that calmness was essential in life. Today, however, there was no Sky… At least not in its entirety. Here and there, the chaos below the Sky made way for its blue to streak through. In some places, where the rest was missing, the Sky could be seen clearly. It made me realize that even in the most chaotic of times, you can find peace… if you only know where to look.

The grey was a different story. I did not like the murky grey. The clouds that bore this colour were not simple wisps of heavenly cotton – instead, they were ugly and gargantuan, poised to strike. Not only were they huge and monstrous, they were also plenty in number. They were uninvited guests unlikely to take no for an answer. They wanted to conquer the Sky. They wanted to stow the blue away. They wanted grey. They wanted wetness. They wanted to pour. A moment ago, they were non-existent. Now, they were simply there… Appearing out of thin air (which was probably how they were formed). And as I watched it, another realization hit me: problems in life are just like these rain clouds – sudden and random. They can appear at any time in life and can cause chaos as they please. There might be one small grey cloud, or there can be a whole army.

Contrasting the grey was the shining light and my favourite: the yellow. The gift of the Sun and one last hope against the grey. The yellow battled with pride, being weak but also brave. With the help of the blue, it struggled to push the grey away. Using brilliant techniques, it searched for cracks, nooks and crannies in the rain clouds and tried its best to shine through. It was losing. I wanted the blue and the yellow. I wanted the streaks. I hoped it would win. But somewhere deep down, a well calculated decision had made me bring my umbrella along. This only meant one thing: grey was about to win. But the Sun would not back down. And herein lay another bout of revelation, seemingly tailored for me: even in the darkest of times, don’t give up. Be weak, be vulnerable, let the odds be against you but DO NOT GIVE UP. EVER.

I knew the yellow would lose. I knew that grey would shroud blue for months to come. And above all, I knew the outcome of this fruitless battle: monsoon. The first downpour. Rainfall.

And as I stood below my umbrella, an expected outcome becoming real right there in front of my very eyes, another revelation struck me. It shook me. It made my eyes twinkle. Perhaps in the same way the lightning, born from the union of two rain clouds, did.

I swam in this knowledge, in this key realization that would probably uplift my mood for the next few days as I saw the downpour, as I saw the yellow from the Sun overcome by the grey from the clouds, as I saw the blue from the Sky become one with the winner of this great battle of nature. And I smiled.

Because as I saw the rain tumble down in heavy droplets victoriously; as I saw it pelt the ground forcefully and in its full might, I saw something brilliant. It made me realize this: Monstrous and unyielding, the grey clouds may bring darkness, but at the same time, they gift us rain and in doing so bring about real beauty of nature. Similarly, life may bring problems, and along with it darkness, but why at all should this mean that the problems are our doom and forever?

After all, it wasn’t a battle. It was just another chapter of life. Another phase. Another cycle. And while the clouds had conquered, they too would pass. They too would go away. And one day, the yellow would shine again.

Heya Bleedsters!
Saying that it has been a long time since my last post would be a gross under-statement. Its been a busy year for me and I am not ashamed to admit that the frequency of the posts has been shaken up quite a bit because of that. But that does not stop me from writing another post for you guys. I hope it provides some sort of an inspiration to all. Better late than never, and even better than hardly ever, right?

As always, if any of it made you smile, laugh, frown or giggle like a little baby, comment share and like! To be up-to-date with my other posts, give a like to my Facebook page and follow onTwitter if you use it! Any images used are either taken from Google Images, from my own personal collection or some other sources (which will be mentioned if and when, unless stated otherwise). Contact me if you want it removed.