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Aawaz - an attempt to create awareness against atrocities on women

Releasing this June, ' Aawaz - speak up against sexual violation ' is a music project aimed at generating awareness about violence towards women. On 16 December 2012, a 23-year-old female physiotherapy intern was brutally beaten and gang raped in Delhi while she was traveling in a bus with her male companion. India stood up as a nation to condemn the horrific act and screamed to see that six men accused of the brutal rape were meted out due punishment. The media frenzy over the incident covered rallies and protests across the nation, which initially seemed promising. Pratik Nalawade in Aawaz - speak up against sexual violation There were talks about chemical castration, fast track courts and reforms in rape laws to ensure safety of women in the country. A noted political leader even conducted a silent march in memory of the unfortunate gang rape victim who succumbed to her internal injuries on 29 December 2012. In no time, the frenzy died down and spot fixing scams and celebrit

LOBELIA 2013 – Fun, Frolic and Fabulous

Science and culture collided at LOBELIA 2013 - the annual fest organized by the R.G Kar Medical College, Kolkata. The young medicos overcame their hectic schedules to be a part of four days of music, culture and endless fun from 26th to 29th of March 2013. Indian Ocean at LOBELIA 2013, Kolkata The music scene remained a kaleidoscope of diverse genres – right from Indian classical to rock, pop, hip hop and Bollywood. The extravaganza intensified as the renowned fusion band ‘Indian Ocean’ took on the stage rendering their hit tracks like Leaving home, Kandisa, Bandeh, Khajuraho, Bondhu. Eminent rock bands like " Underground Authority " and "Lakkhichhara" rocked the evenings with scintillating performances, and 'DJ Harish' let the young doctors loosen up a little trying to make up for the hours of relentless studies and clinical duties. "Lucid interval” a war-drum 'Battle of Bands ' made its way to the top by wooing audiences – old and young ali

Bangalore musicians calling out Indians to banish violence against women with 'Aawaz'

Assam and Bangalore youth get together for a music project ' Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence!! ' to generate awareness about the atrocities that women bear in every walk of life. Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence (In the photo - singer Antara Nandy) India as a nation has placed women on a divine pedestal for ages, but the ground reality is as ghastly as it gets. Violence towards women is an ever increasing curve in the country and shows no signs of decline. Societal reform is the need of the hour and therefore a handful of youth based out of Bangalore got together for a music project to emphasize and generate awareness about the atrocities that women bear in every walk of life. The single 'Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence!!' is composed by Jim Ankan Deka , an Assamese musician and director of Bangalore based music organisation Eastern Fare Music Foundation ( The lyrics are penned together by Jim and singer