By Arre Dec. 22, 2017
This year, we curated stories of hope, awe, and resistance from across the country. Give them a listen.
Aga Bai Tasha: Ganesha’s Drummer Girls
In Mumbai, revellers dance to the tunes of drummer girls as they bid adieu to Lord Ganesha every year. Ahead of the Visarjan, we threw a spotlight on 11-year-old Vainavi Mohite, one of the city’s youngest Nashik Dhol players, as she prepped for all the fanfare and farewell.
Allah aur Bhagwan: Rashid Miyan Ki Ram Lila
On Dussehra, we brought to you a story of syncretism from Mathura’s famed Ram Lila, where we met Rashid Qureshi, the man who has been singing there for the last 37 years.
Jai Bhim- The Beats Of Dalit Resistance
On BR Ambedkar’s death anniversary, we documented the fascinating story singers Sheetal Sathe and Sachin Mali were declared Naxalities in 2011 for giving voice to the Dalit community. They’ve paid a heavy price, but they continue to sing their songs resistance.