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Monday, June 3, 2002
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Dandiya queen's O Piya gets popular

FALGUNI Pathak, a Piscean (March 12), is now a popular name in the Indipop world. Earlier she used to sing at dandiya nights. The crowd loved her voice and style of singing and gradually she started singing at the mega shows at Juhu Beach and Chowpatty in Mumbai. From here she graduated on to international mega dandiya shows in Dubai and other venues out of country. Falguni and her band, Ta Thaiyaa, have performed many shows around the world. In 1999, Falguni made her entry into the world of Indipop with the release of album 'Maine payal hai chankai.' The response from audience was tremendous. Videos of her songs are simple and models taken to enact are generally new with innocent faces. This dandiya queen had released eight albums, all of which have been appreciated by the audience. She bagged the prestigious MTV Video Music Award in 2000. Few of her songs that became popular are 'Meri chunnar udd udd jaaye', 'Maine payal hai chhankai', 'Yaad piya ki aane lagi'. Incidentally, Falguni is not a formally trained singer. Nowadays, she is flooded with playback singing offers. She's also busy with her dandiya shows in India. Her new song, 'O piya, O piya' has become popular on music channels.

 


www.mag4you.com/music/Falguni_pathak.asp

This site offers a lot of Indipop songs that can be downloaded easily. One need not open an account to download the songs. Generally all songs are available in MP3 format. Around 17 songs are available on this page for the download and listening online. Aayi re milan ki, Aiyo ram, Ankh ladake, Ek pagla meri gali ka, Meri chunar udd udd jaye, Meri lal chunariy, Meri payal chhank, Pal pal teri yaad, Rim jhim, Sajna tu mat jai re etc. are some of the songs available on this page. Other sections of the site are cricket, games, computers, recipe, beauty tips and shop. Songs can be searched by the artist name and alphabetically. Songs can be requested to the site administrator in case they are not available for download.

http://kaustubh.com

On the index page, there is a link for searching the songs. Film songs can be searched by film name, song name, singer name, music director, lyricist actor and actress. There is a long list of songs but none of the songs displayed can be downloaded directly. One can request the songs for download by filling out the form on the request page. Every song has been given a separate song id, which has to be mentioned on the request form. This site has all songs of 'Saawariyan teri yaad mein', 'Maine payal hai chhankai', 'Meri chunar ud ud jaaye' and 'Yaad piya ki aane lagi'.

http://ww.smashits.com/index.cfm

Aankh ladake, Aayi re milan, Ek pagal, Maine payal hai, Mai to khadi, Pal pal teri, Sajna tu mat are some of the songs available for listening online. Some of Falguni's songs in Real Media format are also available for download at www.musicdesi.com/pop/falguni-pathak.shtml. Some of her dandiya videos are available at www.dandiya.de/video.

Amit Puri

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