He is credited with penning some of the most touching songs in the Indian entertainment industry of late. Prasoon Joshi’s recent poem ‘Are You Ashamed’ is very moving. “I was moved by the realisation that even today there are people who kill daughters before they see the light of life. And if they are born, they have to suffer even more. They are humiliated, tortured, looked down upon and differentiated in every walk of life. It happens in most of the cases. After our girls won medals in Olympics, I was moved from within and forced to write this,” says Prasoon while talking to HT City.
The poem has, till date, over a lakh views and became a rage online. “I am from a small town and I know very well, what a girl has to go through her whole life. The recent Olympic is an eye-opener for all of us. It was high time to write this and let people, especially the coming generations know that discriminating between a girl and a boy is not only unacceptable but is a crime,” he says.
PV Sindhu won a silver medal in the Olympics while Sakshi Malik won the bronze. Dipa Karmakar narrowly missed a medal and all the three made the country proud.
While there are several laws and policies by the government and many NGOs working towards the cause, equality is not fully present in the society. Joshi says, “Somewhere society is only responsible for this discrimination. So, everybody of us has to do our bit. And the efforts have to be incessant.”