औरत एक परन्तु रूप अनेक, हर ग्रन्थ में हो जिनका उल्लेख। सीता हो या हो सावित्री,दुर्गा हो चाहे वो काली, जिस रूप से टकराओगे तुम,उस रूप में पडेंगी वो तुम पर भारी।
In today’s scenario, it’s not uncustomary to equate a rock band with only male performers. But this custom has been changed in this male dominated society. The initiative has been taken by the first ever All-Female rock band, ‘MERI ZINDAGI. They perform to fullfill a mission, never performed to entertain the crowd but to ignite the sleeping souls of the society. To sensitize women to keep to their head high above the shining sky. The band further believes that their song will quench the thirst for a social change , slowly and steadily.
IN AN INTERVIEW WITH MAGADH’E’AWADH
Magadh’E’Awadh interviewed the founder of Meri Zindagi rock bandDr. Jaya Tiwari, Tap on the play button to listen to the full interview!
Dr. Jaya Tiwari, the founder of MERI ZINDAGI rock band told us that she has been a pampered child since her childhood days and thus had never faced any kind of discrimination by her parents.
But gradually as she grew up, she witnessed that most of the women of our society weren’t fortunate enough to get what she had in her life and i.e. freedom which instigated her to become a change maker in this male surfaced society and that’s how MERI ZINDAGI came into existence in the year 2010. She further said “Unn ladkiyon ki ladai hai MERI ZINDAGI” which made us salute Dr. Jaya Tiwari and her team.
JOURNEY OF SUBSTANCE, SUCCESS AND SURVIVAL OF MERI ZINDAGI
In the early days, Dr. Jaya tried to train young girls but it didn’t work out well as they were too young to take out their emotions through music. Afterwards she met unique personalities with magnificent dedication for music. United by passion for music and with an urge to sing their heart out made them unify together as a whole.
With heavy steps they started the venture of this mesmerizing rock band, they didn’t had any instruments except for a guitar in the beginning. For instance one day, one of the member ran bare foot into the kitchen and brought okhli, chimta, spoons etc. and that’s how they performed their first show ever.
Later as they expanded their wings, they purchased all the essential instruments but still today they perform with some of the kitchen utensils which makes them feel connected to their cause. While doing shows and concerts this All-female rock band draped themselves in Gulabi saree, holding instruments and singing the oppression and need for change in front of huge crowd, which eventually made everyone spellbound and thus the band got appreciated massively.
USP OF MERI ZINDAGI
MERI ZINDAGI is special because the band runs behind a mission to get accomplished and not just to entertain the society. Dr. Jaya refused many singing proposals by big channels and the filmindustry . As a matter of fact, their team believes in originality which means they sing only those songs which are composed by either Dr. Jaya Tiwari or any member of the band.
SONGS – FIGHTING AGAINST THE SOCIAL ISSUES
According to Dr. Jaya, all her songs concentrate on the daily lives of Indian women. Her band manages to capture the pain of every woman living in our society who is tackling worst situations everyday. Anybody can relate to their self composed songs. As it comprises of powerful social messages which highlightWomen Empowerment, Girl Education , Gender Justice and many more.
Their songs convey essence of spirituality which are relevant to the lives of not only women but men as well. That’s the reason behind such a good amount of male followers of their band. In 10 years, with more than 70 above songs , which include jingles forALL INDIA RADIO, UPMAHILA police , CRS – GURGAON KI AAWAZ and WOMEN POWER LINE 1090 , MERI ZINDAGI has been successful in collecting applause and making awareness.
SONGS WITH A MISSION
O MAAI RI LE CHAL WAHI, SAPNE HO JAHAN PURE, REHNA JAAYE ADHURE
SUTTA MAAR MAAR KE, KALEJA TAAR TAAR HAI, GALIKE HARR NUKKAR PAR FIR KYU SUTTE KA PRACHAR HAI
KACHORI JAISI KHASKHASI SI ZINDAGI KO NAHI DHOONDHTE HUM
These songs have gathered media attention along with a lot of popularity on social media platforms. Dr. Jaya Tiwari and other members – Niharika, Saubhaghya, Poorvi, Swastika and Anamika never believed in entertaining the urban crowd with meaningless Bollywood songs.
Their main aim is to spread the awareness in those areas where these issues are frequently happening. The band focuses mainly on women centric issues. But they have also taken initiative to drive a change with #nosuttai.e. no smoking and #maaki (against derogatory female centric slangs) .
Magadh ‘E’ Awadh appreciates MERI ZINDAGI and salutes each member of the rock band for doing such astounding social work. We wish them all the best for their future endeavor and success.