The theme in this installment of the series can't not be evolution of dance and music in India. Hope you enjoy these lovely pictures. The question, as always: Which (Hindi) film song(s) do they remind you of? Please note as many as you like, for either or both. Of course, thoughts and discussion on what stories the pictures tell are welcome, as well.
Source: This L.A. Times photo feature
Raminder Pal Singh / EPA / January 26, 2010
Indian school girls perform a folk dance from the state of Punjab as they take part in India's Republic Day celebrations in Amritsar. Republic Day marks the adoption of the constitution of India and the transition of the nation from British rule to status as a republic.
BANGALORE HIP HOP
Source: This National Geographic Photo of the Day feature
Sudha Pillai / January 20, 2010
Homegrown hip hop bands are a new phenomenon in Bangalore, India. Low Rhyderz is the first hip hop band in the city that combines elements of Indian beats with hip hop rhythms to create a music that is unique. This photograph was taken when they were fooling around in a car mechanic shop. Obviously, the mechanic found the entire scene "interesting."
Long live music!