Divided By Generation, United By Music Ft. Kapoor & Sons

A few days ago when I was re-watching ‘Kapoor & Sons’, this scene specifically intrigued me a lot.

Isn’t it funny how the music that we hear, defines us and our generation?

How our parents often sing that Udit Narayan-Alka Yagnik duet so effortlessly. Or our grandparents who like to listen to Mohd. Rafi on the radio.

If you ask me to define my generation, I would say we come from the era of Pritam, Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal, KK, Neeraj Shridhar, Sunidhi Chauhan, Sonu Nigam, SEL, Falguni Pathak, Salim-Sulaiman, AR Rahman, and many more.

Sometimes I genuinely feel bad for people who are currently in their early teens right now. I mean for them, the only “Ankhiyon se goli maare” song that exists is the Mika and Tulsi Kumar one.


Can you imagine how horrifying this thought is?

I keep going back to my old Bollywood songs playlists. Do you remember the Vh1 and 9XM days? I used to write down the song names to make my playlist. I still listen to those songs only.

Of course, in the last few years, there have been so many artists who we listen to with our whole hearts.


Be it Amit Trivedi, Jasleen Royal, Ali Sethi, Arijit Singh, Jonita Gandhi, Prateek Kuhad, and many more. And I’m sure sometimes we tune into old songs also.

But in the end, dil se hai to hum 90s kid na.

Also, read: 9 Indian Pop Songs That’ll Take Every 90’s Kid Back To Their Teenage Years

You got my point, right?

I don’t know where this write-up is going. But what matters is that it’s cute how we will be defined by the singers and composers and lyricists we listen to.

So tell me, from which musician’s era do you belong?

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