AMRITSAR MARCH 2009—-
With Punjabi girls taking to playing the traditional “dhol”, yet another male bastion seems to have crumbled !
Apart from “dhol”, girls in Amritsar are increasingly taking on to other traditional folk instruments of Punjab which were hitherto played exclusively by men.
Balancing a heavy “dhol”, beating the “tili and daaga” (playing sticks) in perfect synchronisation with “bhangra” is not an easy task, says 18-year-old Niti Mahajan, one of the girls who has ventured into this field. Continue reading