What happens when you see the society around you crumbling down to bits? You either sit back and do not bother, or retaliate. We, as aspiring writers, always say ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’. True. But what about music? If it is the food of love, can it also not be the food for thought?
Anupam Roy, through his album Bakyobageesh, gives us reason to sit and think. With amazing songs like Chaka, Rajprasader Bondee, Je Shawmaje and obviously Bakyobageesh, he penetrates through the social system at present and points out the faults in it. Songs like Chaka show the rotation of the eternal wheel of time and how it affects us. Je Shawmaje points out how unconventional people are ostracized in the society. ‘Babu Re’ is a poignant take on the social hierarchy and Bakyobageesh is a wonderful song on the present condition of the human race.