Contemplating alternate histories - What if Hitler had won? What if Alexander hadn't died so young? What if Amithabh Bachchan had used a contraceptive? - has always been a favourite pastime of people who have nothing else to do. And since I, by virtue of writing this column, and you, by virtue of reading it, have amply demonstrated the lack gainful activity otherwise available to us, I will attempt to explore the following possibility for our benefit :
What if India was the home of Rock N Roll ?
Or, what if, instead of chiefly classical and film music, India had gone down the path of rock, pop, techno, rap and all those other very American forms of music?
To aid in this idle speculation, perhaps it would be convenient to try and visualize (technically, verbalize, but I digress) what a retrospective written in a music magazine, say Rolling Stone, would look like today if history had taken a different turn. Without further ado :
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