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Chhota Bheem, NaMo rakhis take Delhi markets by storm this year

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Every year markets in the capital display a huge variety of Rakhis, and every year there exists a trend of a type of Rakhi. Well, this year the trend and one which is a huge success among Delhi’s youth are rakhis bearing a caricature of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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The other types of rakhis, which are giving a tough competition to the Modi rakhi, are those which bear caricatures of Chhota Bheem, Mighty Raju, Ben 10, Diego, Ninja Hathori, Doraemon and Pokemon.

Another rakhi in hot demand is a combination of Chhota Bheem and Modi with “Desh ka Hero” written across it.

” NaMo rakhis are must have for staunch BJPites like us. But, you will be surprised to see how kids are recognising him and are willing to buy the rakhis as well,” says Mukesh, owner of a shop in Lajpat Nagar.

The popularity of the Prime Minister has increased among little kids, owing to televisions. Indian markets always come up with interesting trends during festivals each year, so it was not surprising at all that such an unthinkable and interesting combination of Chhota Bheem and Narendra Modi came up. Moreover, these rakhis are selling like hot cakes now.

“I have seen him on TV. I am sure my colony friends will be jealous of me when I show them my unique Modi rakhi. He is as popular as Chhota Bheem or Ben 10. Everyone has Spiderman rakhis, so I want a Modi rakhi from my sister this year,” says a little kid who was shopping with his mother in Laxmi Nagar.

Though the tiny tots are enthusiastic about the NaMo rakhis, the older ones are skeptical. They wonder if wearing a NaMo rakhi would mean that they are voluntarily showing their solidarity to BJP. Some even wonder if it is strategic campaigning on part of the BJP government.

 

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Badshah: Indians Don’t Take Rapping Seriously

Sunidhi and Badshah will be judging the second season of the reality show "Dil Hai Hindustani"

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Badshah Says, Indian Don't Take Rapping Seriously, flickr

Rapper and music composer Badshah, who is excited about his new reality show “Dil Hai Hindustani 2”, says that rapping is not taken seriously in India as an art form.

Badshah was interacting with the media at the launch of Star Plus channel’s forthcoming reality show along with singer Sunidhi Chauhan on Monday.

Badshah, who has delivered some chart-busting rap songs like “Chull”, “Saturday Saturday” and most recent “Tareefan” is eager to spread awareness about rap as an art form.

Talking about it, he said: “Rapping along with dance and stand-up comedy is not taken seriously as an art form in India and this misconception should change.”

“That is one of the main reasons why I have chosen to be a judge on the show. But apart from that, I’m here to have fun as well, and have a better connection with the audience,” he added.

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The rapper is also gearing up to produce Bollywood and Punjabi movies and also launching a web series soon through his production house.

Talking about the future of the digital platform, Badshah said: “I think it (digital media) is the future, so it’s very important for any production house right now to concentrate on digital media.”

Sunidhi and Badshah will be judging the second season of the reality show “Dil Hai Hindustani”, along with Bollywood singer and composer Pritam.

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The show, which first aired in January 2017, provides a platform for people from all over the world and of varying age groups to showcase their talent in Indian music. (IANS)