Article on Daler Mehndi

Some of you may not have heard of Daler Mehndi. But, if you have, you know that, to know him is to love him. He’s a huge figure in Bhangra, a form of popular Indian music, and I must say that his songs are incredibly catchy and easy to like even for someone like me who knows very little of Indian culture.

So when my friend said that there was a big scandal about him, I had to look it up on the web. I found these articles talking about allegations linking him to human trafficking. Please, Daler, say it ain’t so!

[Rise and fall of Daler Mehndi]:,0015002000000062.htm
[A fallen pop icon]:

Those articles are a little old. A more recent article (dated October 26, 2004), [Cops and Robbers]: from the Indian Express mentions that the charges really had no supporting case.

So I guess that clears things up. Kind of sucks for Daler Mehndi though… going through all that scandal and crap because the local government wanted to pursue some sort of private vendetta.

Anyway… I’ll be listening to some more Tunak Tunak Tun and Bolo Ta Ra Ra Ra. Rock on.


  1. Daler Mehndi! He’s still cool.