Happy Diwali + New Year!

Happy Diwali + New Year from the Chor Bazaar Team to you and yours. We wish everyone a prosperous and healthy year.

The image above is what India looks like during Diwali celebrations. Move over Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, you got nothing on a Billion plus people doing their own thing.


Social Media Sari

Looks like social media marketing is taking over the 27 feet x 4 feet of cloth, otherwise know as the Sari. Why anyone would want to openly display their love for Facebook and Whatsap on a Sari, which by the way dates back the Indus Valley Civilization (2800–1800 BC), makes us scratch our heads. Perhaps it's a ploy to segue ones compliment on the Sari to show off one's new smart phone? People in India love their phones and often make sure to show them off, especially if the case is encrusted with Swarovski crystals. Call it "bling" if you wish but it is more of a status symbol. Another thought, is perhaps these ladies are tired of being asked if they use social media platforms. "Really?, can't you see my Sari?"
Something tells us that Facebook did not authorize the use of their logo on this Sari especially given the color. We bet that the manufacturer will probably laugh off the cease and desist order once Facebook finds them.
Well this manufacturer gets an "A" for effort on staying true to Whatsap's colors.
Oh my! She certainly knows her social media, no messing with her!
We will continue to search for the enterprising aunty who is solely rocking a LinkedIn Sari, stay tuned.


Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day India! Officially established in 1947 and growing.


Happy Holidays and New Year 2014

Happy Holidays and New Year 2014, from us to you and yours from the Chor Bazaar Team. May 2014 be great!


This Party Getting Hot!

Well, yes we are sharing some more lyrical posts back to back. This beat may be a little to club-esqu for those that would rather delve in the classical roots of Desi beats but this is a track by a surprising trio, Jazzy B, Yo Yo Honey Singh and DJ Shadow. The beat is clearly crisp and pumping as expected by the maestro DJ Shadow and the tag team of Jazzy B and Yo Yo Honey Singh are an infectious recipe which is displayed by the "ecstasy" induced clubbers in Dubai filmed video. Okay maybe not ecstasy but hashish for sure, just saying...

Jazzy B and Yo Yo Honey Singh may have gone a little over board with the Al-Qaeda display of arms in the club but maybe they needed to display that they weren't some metro-sexual Desi guys in Dubai?

Regardless, this track has been mastered and clearly put together by professionals, much unlike that DJ in the Queens-NYC basement that was just disturbed by his mother to come up for some hot daal, baht, rotli and shak. As MC Craig Mack rhymed, "Flava in ya Ear", with a little spice of course, this track is worthy of your playlist when your party needs to pop off.

Sorry Queens basement DJ, keep doing your thing and reach aspirations of this level and create feverish beats. We are rooting for you.

Smooth and Gangsta - MC Kash out of Kashmir

Let's face it there are very few smooth Desi rappers out there or at least had enough hits to get into the cyber-sphere. Well, rest assured, we found one, albeit a bit explicit with his lyrics but substantial with a message. Nothing about money, cars and women in this track by MC Kash "Beneath the Sky" is worthy of your inner Desi gangsta.

From MD Kash's Bio (via website):

Born in 1990, Kash belongs to a generation of Kashmiris that grew up under the shadow of guns, whose childhood memories are that of a war, raged in the streets. It was a battlefield and a playground, and it also handed out education to those who were able and willing to learn. The streets said it all. Right from his first track as a 17 year-old to his single “I Protest” and to his self-produced debut album “Rebel RepubliK”, MC Kash’s underlying principle has been to stay true to his streets and to speak his mind.

Delivered with sincerity and conviction, MC Kash's music is from the heart and soul of his experiences and radiates from his love and dreams for his people in Kashmir. A relentless bard seeking to fulfill his responsibility as a Kashmiri to reach out to more and more people, Kash strives to tell the untold tale of his land and explore the shape of an ideal and humane society. His words pay homage to the dignity and unsung heroism of everyday people - mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters. His poetry has its roots in a universal consciousness and his songs speak of human themes of hope, courage, survival, resilience and persistence and the destined triumph of Truth over falsehood. Through his rap songs, MC Kash seeks to ask questions, to insist on justice, to resist and condemn hate, greed and ignorance, and to awaken and propel reform and positive action in this world. Learning and improving all the while.

Take some time out of your busy lives and check out MC Kash. We hope that there is some international recognition for lyrics and that there is more on the horizon for this man.