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Being a Drummer, I Want To Express My Music: Vishal Mehta

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“Euphoria’s Drummer talks about independent music and releasing songs on the digital media”.

Vishal Mehta, Delhi based musician and drummer of India’s biggest Indie pop band “Euphoria”, says that he also wants to play, express, and discover his own music & style as a drummer.
He composes, collaborates, and also plays his own music on stage as and when he gets a chance.
“Somehow, it’s not possible to get to play my own music as often as I wish, since it’s not mainstream music” – says Vishal Mehta.
He says, “I remember, in 2015, when I started writing and composing my first album “ALONE”. Being a drummer, it took me 2 years to compose, write, co-produce and then finally release it on 25 July 2017. It was a very big milestone for me. The experience has been exhilarating as I gained a lot of knowledge & learning and also had a chance to collaborate with various musicians. All the artists I’ve collaborated with, have been people who inspired me in every sense and gave me an unforgettable journey while recording & releasing “ALONE”. It still feels like a dream.”

Vishal Mehta Drummer

Vishal Mehta Drummer

The album features 7 songs and the artists who played the songs are Nabam Takar (Guitars), Bharti Gupta (Vocals), Deepak Aggarwal (Bass), Anil Chawla (Keys) to name a few, and Vishal on drums.
Then, again in 2019, he came up with another single – GUFTAGU featuring Aishwarya Anand (Vocals), Ashish (Guitar), Deepak (Bass), and Vishal on Drums.

He says, “When you do perform your own music as a solo artist, it becomes the definite medium through which you present your own songs and it becomes important to you. Also, the very important aspect here is that the music; either an album or single is not literally coming from a composer/writer, but a drummer. So, the entire perspective is different. This created a lot of enthusiasm and inquisitiveness in people who wanted to see how a drummer (musician) could come up with his own music and can also acknowledge his/her music.

Vishal says, “Having released both, an Album (ALONE) & Single (GUFTAGU), on the digital platform, I feel that this medium is really a blessing for independent artists and as satisfying as it can be. Though, the problem now was how to release my album/song as I did not have the support of being backed up by any big company or, so to say! So I did release my album & single… both under the label “Vishal Mehta Live” and in a way it did work for me”.

“Vishal Mehta Live” is now the name of his own set up too which he plays for.
He also shares, “I strongly feel, digital media is the very important medium which helps us to reach out to fans and helps independent artists gain popularity. Due to all this, I now proudly share, that I am coming out with my Second EP/ALBUM – “ONLY YOU”, in January 2021.
I collaborated with three important artists in this coming album, Ashok Roy who is also a dear friend & a bass player from Bombay, Peter Szendőfi – Master Drummer from Hungary, Budapest, and last but not least Nilanjana from Calcutta who sang the whole album. I would like to thank everyone for listening to my music and for their patronage.

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Singer Shobhit Sahay won hearts with his song ‘Mehrbaan Alvida’

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Music can evoke many emotions in you. Songs help you express feelings for which you can’t find words. Singers play a key role in giving that effect to a song with their beautiful voices. In a country like India, many young singers are leaving people impressed with their impeccable talent. Shobhit Sahay from Muzaffarpur is one such talented singer/vocalist who is here to rule hearts.

Currently, Shobhit Sahay is grabbing headlines and making people fall in love with his song ‘Mehrbaan Alvida’. His melodious voice has elevated the song’s mood along with the catchy music. The song is trending on the internet and has crossed more than 100K views recently. Shobhit is over the moon with such a positive response to his latest release.

Along with being a good singer, Shobhit Sahay is also popular among the netizens as a social media influencer. Shobhit has thousands of followers on his Instagram account, where he shares videos covering various tracks. A few months ago, legendary singer Stebin Ben praised Shobhit for his amazing vocal skills. Shobhit also runs a YouTube channel where people can’t get enough of his talent and music skills.

Shobhit Sahay with Stebin Ben

Shobhit Sahay with Stebin Ben

Shobhit shares about his journey and love for music, “I have been into music since childhood. I used to listen to singers like Arijit Singh, Stebin Ben, Jubin Nautiyal and others. They captivate your mind with their soulful voice. They made me believe in my dreams and I am happy that people enjoy my work, especially my latest songs. I hope I keep making more original songs and people keep showering me with such good love.”

Thanks to the success of Mehrbaan Alvida, singer Shobhit Sahay has got the attention of many top Bollywood composers. Currently, various music composers have approached his to sing either for a movie or web show. Shobhit is excited about the way his singing career is shaping. Soon, he will announce his new project on social media.

About the enormous love and appreciation she receives on social media, the singer expresses, “I am incredibly amazed by the support and fondness of my Instagram followers. Their constant comments, appreciation, likes, and sharing of my content is what made me so strong in the world of social media. Deeply overwhelmed with the response. I hope I keep giving my best and make my followers and music lovers happy.”

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Tulsi Varsani: Adding life to the Tale of Valour

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Tulsi Varsani is one of the few persons who is nailing at a majority of job profiles. Let alone his highly successful entrepreneurship journey, his passion is also paying off his dedication.

He is soon on the verge of becoming a prominent face in the film industry with his upcoming project Baba Harbhajan. It will be based on the life of a soldier who served our nation in chilling atmosphere of higher Himalayas. It is a dream come true for any actor to play a soldier given that the responsibility and challenges it brings.

But end of the day, he is just an actor and the real job is something that someone unexposed to it can barely guess. Regardless, the film is on the floors already and the next procedures are just going to commence soon. There are reports that famous Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan might play the lead role beside Tulsi in the film. As of now, Sara Ali Khan is gracing all the prominent headlines with her upcoming film “Atrangi Re”. However, this report about Sara playing the lead is not confirmed as of this moment.

Tulsi Varsani is a fairly popular face in the Gujarat region as his social media and projects are something people always monitor. His music album “Odha Ji” was a blockbuster and gained immense success and views across multiple platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.

Not only that, he also happens to own a production house that will be producing the film. Tulsi Varsani Films Pvt Ltd will be co-producing the film with Komal Chandrana’s Kom Productions.

It will be a period film based during the period of Sino India war that took place in the 1960s. Making a film inspired from true events is something extremely sensitive but cinephiles do that anyways. Because the story is always worth telling.

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Devotees of ‘Saint Rampal’ peddles bizarre claims against Chhath Pooja to promote his books

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Devotees of ‘Saint Rampal’ have faked a trend, for their own benefits, on social media that Chhat Pooja celebrations are against scriptures and that the Bhagavad Gita prohibits fasts. Rampal, who calls himself Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj, is currently serving a life term in prison on charges related to the murder of four women.

Jailed criminal Rampal’s devotees claim that Chhat Pooja is a “Sadhna against scripture” and that it is an “arbitrary practice” against the same. They have also relied on bizarre claims about the Gita to peddle their crazy claims about Chhat Puja.

They claim that the shloka 16 from the 6th adhyay of the Bhagavad Gita says that fasting ensures that a person’s Bhakti is futile. They also claim that Chhat Puja cannot ensure salvation from the cycle of life and death.

Some have also gone to the extent of asserting that Chhat Puja is against the Bhagavad Gita. According to them, only worshipping the ‘supreme god’ Kabir is useful. Others suggested that people must seek refuge in Sant Ram to attain salvation from the cycle of life and death.

It is worth noting that, the peddling against Chhath Pooja that is happening on Twitter, most of the accounts peddling criminal Rampal’s claims are just repeatedly spamming the trend to promote his book. It is kind of a shame that people of such mentality can exist and defame the Hindu religion for their own benefit.

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