After exploring different realms of music for about 25 years, Indo-rock fusion band Indian Ocean senses a refreshing wave of change with Bollywood embracing alternative music. Rahul Ram, the band’s bass guitarist and lead vocalist, points out that the world of Bollywood may seem to be calm from outside, but deep down, it is turbulent, making it a ‘demanding place’ for indie artistes.“One of the changes that I have witnessed is that indie (independent) artistes are entering Bollywood. Directors have grown up listening to indie music and they want to include such kind of music in their movies. Bollywood is opening up to alternative music,” Ram told IANS in an interview here.
Kolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of a woman whose body was found hanging from the ceiling inside her in-laws house at Jabantala in South 24-Parganas’s on Sunday.Police said the victim, Jayanti Haldar, (19), a resident of Champahati in Baruipur got married to Mrityunjoy Haldar nearly seven months ago. Local residents spotted the victim and informed the matter at the local police station. The police later recovered the body and sent it for the post mortem examination. The victim’s husband is absconding. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe family members of the victim alleged that Jayanti had been subjected to mental and physical torture by her in-laws since she got married. It was alleged that the victim’s husband used to make dowry demands. It is also alleged that Haldar’s family members were called up by her in-laws in the morning to inform them about the suicide. After being informed, Haldar’s family members rushed to the spot but the accused and his family members had fled from the spot before they reached. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe family members of the victim told the police that the accused came to know that the deceased had received some money under the ‘Kanyashree’ scheme by the state government. He asked her to hand over the money to him. When she refused to do so the victim was tortured time and again, said of the family members. The police have started a detailed probe into the incident. They have collected some evidences from the victim’s room for investigation. The police are yet to confirm the cause of her death. They are investigating if the woman committed suicide or there had been any foul play. The police are waiting for the post-mortem report. Raids are being conducted to nab the victim’s husband.