'Miley sur' once more
Music helps battle fatigue and increase motivation. By listening to music one feels something new and fresh happening inside one's being, which in turn helps the brain escape the routine and work with new enthusiasm. Music also brings people's minds to peace, which helps increase the ability to concentrate. On Sunday, Lata Mangeshkar, India's living legend of the world of music, will dedicate a new song to the nation, one that has been described as an anthem dedicated to the corona warriors and in aid of PM Cares. Christened as 'One Nation One Voice', it is a rendition by as many as 100 artistes from across the country, with the lyrics coming in 14 languages. Said to be the largest anthem platform ever, Asha Bhosle has already referred to it as an "expression of our love for the nation when all of us are fighting against Corona as One Nation ably led by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi." A never-before galaxy comprising 100 top singers of the country coming together for a cause, the list includes Anup Jalota, Pankaj Udhas, Talat Aziz, SP Balasubramanian, Shankar Mahadevan, Suresh Wadkar, Shaan, Alka Yagnik, Hariharan, Kailash Kher, Usha Uthup, Shailendra Singh, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu, to name a few. While Assam's heart-throb Pappon also figures in the list, Zubeen Garg however has remained conspicuous by his absence, probably because he is currently recuperating after having remained under hospitalization for quite some time. To be released across over 100 platforms including TV, Radio, social media and so on, it is expected to also further strengthen the campaign to adhere to the lockdown and social distancing rules, so that India can come out early from the clutches of the global pandemic. While the song – a tribute to all the people in the forefront of the battle against the Coronavirus and all the people at home who have supported the lockdown – will come in 14 languages including Assamese, what the organizers probably missed is inclusion of Bodo, Manipuri, Nagamese, Mizo, Khasi, Garo and other languages of the Northeast.