Say no to corruption

The anti corruption movement set ablaze by Anna Hazare and his team has no intention of dying down. Well, just when people thought the dust has finally settled down, something new is always bo

Published: 23rd February 2012 04:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:01 PM   |  A+A-

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The anti corruption movement set ablaze by Anna Hazare and his team has no intention of dying down. Well, just when people thought the dust has finally settled down, something new is always bound to take the public by storm.

This time it is through the mind boggling music of  Shekar Sirin whose Aag Ka Zarra has created waves in the music industry.

Shekhar owns the production house ‘iBox Studio’ and on asking  what inspired him to compose this song, he said “It’s obviously the whole movement on anti corruption. People whom I knew were largely a part of it. While everyone decided to go on streets, I thought of doing something different which would energise people especially the youth who have the potential to change things

around them.”

According to him, music has no boundary. “Aag Ka Zarra, is something that could inspire youngsters in the long run,” added Shekar. When asked what he thinks is the most powerful lines in the song  he pointed out, “The first two lines of the song which starts with aag, meaning fire which I considers as the

soul of the song. “Apart from composing the song, Shekar has donned the role of a lyricist, singer, director and editor which according to him is no easy task.

Talking about the making of the song, Shekar said, “While making any music I start with the composition of the music and then pen down the lyrics, but for this particular song it was the other way round which was a bit of a challenge, as the composing tune had to be done keeping in mind the listeners’ preference.”

Shekar, who is also an active member of the group ‘India against Corruption’, is elated over the response he has received from them. He is also thankful since they were supportive and have assured to play the song on various dharnas.

He, has a penchant to do things for the right causes. His work, a short film on AIDS awareness called Ek Alag Mausam got nation wide appreciation. Likewise his future project is based on the plight of Yakshagana artists.

Ask him whether the corruption movement has been dying down, “No, we have realised the amount of exploitation we have gone through. There is no question of the movement dying down”. However, he also said that the whole mantra of curbing corruption lies in the

hands of today’s youth.

For student Swathi Yogish, this song seems to have inspired her in a certain way. “As Indian citizens we have deep resentment towards corruption in our country and we all love the way the song has strongly voiced  their opinions against corruption. All our anthems stir emotions of patriotism in us and this too can be considered as an anthem in a joined effort against corruption.” The song has already received a fare share of views on Youtube. Shekhar and his team hopes that the song encourages the youth yet again to stand up against corruption.

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