Playing the tune for survival
Music is second to none to bring about festive mood and pleasantries under any circumstances. So it has always been an enthusiasm to any person to become more cheerful during a particular time. In connection with this thought, in the past bandwallahs (also known as Tasa Party in common parlance) were, among others, most prolific entertainers without whom any festive or social event like wedding would not have any charm. An inevitable part of Kolkatas most popular culture for a pretty long time, today its miserable conditions has put them on the brink of annihilation under the impact of glitz and glamour in the field of musical entertainment. Mostly they are found along M. G. Road and College Street(known as book lover's paradise) in the Kolkata city. At present their diminishing fate supported by extreme poverty robbing us off a most entertaining era in the field of old cultural ethos.