Cause and Ef­fect

India Today - - SIMPLY DELHI - By Ekta Al­reja

Ra­jat Kalra, 29, founder of the Naked Raga band says he is not a rebel. He is a Dil­li­wal­lah who is voic­ing his con­cern over the alarm­ing in­crease in rapes in the city through an ‘ anti- rape’an­them, ti­tled Pra­bal­laya ki Bookh. This song, says Kalra, is a dark com­po­si­tion with a pow­er­ful vo­cab­u­lary, “Mu­sic is the best way to cre­ate aware­ness.” Kalra is known for hon­est lyrics that bluntly pro­claim their mean­ing in the lis­tener’s face. “Dur­ing my re­search, I came across peo­ple who said they had gone through this al­most ev­ery day but turned a blind eye,” says Kalra, who is a self- taught mu­si­cian. His song de­picts the fury and trauma that runs through a vic­tim’s mind, and re­demp­tion that comes in the end, but not be­fore a vic­tim is left phys­i­cally reel­ing. You can lis­ten to the song at: youtube. com/ watch? v= sPaZ2ma7

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