Friday, July 15, 2011
Sardars Only On Stage
I have to honestly say that, despite the fact nothing really surprises me anymore, I was a bit saddened to see this picture (circulated on Facebook). These are probably three of the more famous dastaar (turban) wearing Punjabi singers on the scene, Inderjeet Nikku, Ravinder Grewal and Diljit Dosanjh. The sad thing is that, just like Lada Gaga, these guys put on an act. They tie a wicked dastaar, sing a few Sardar and Sikhi-related songs (click their names to view their most famous songs), and have become darlings of the diaspora. Too bad they choose not to dress the part in real life.
This reminds me of an old quote, "If I have to tell you I'm a gentleman, then I'm probably not". If you have to tell or sing to people that you're a Sardar, you're probably not.