Woman DJ rocks male-dominated field
There may not be many of them, but this disc jockey (DJ) has carved a niche for herself in yet another male-dominated profession.india Updated: May 23, 2011 01:43 IST
There may not be many of them, but this disc jockey (DJ) has carved a niche for herself in yet another male-dominated profession.
Barkha Kaul, playing the music console at clubs in India and abroad, is now a known face in late night parties. She was here to perform at Mojo Bar on Saturday.
Though in the past three years, this model-turned-DJ has missed many of her family get-togethers, her family has never complained.
She said, “Three years ago, I thought I should do something different. I have seen very few girls on the music console. And from here my journey as a DJ started. I thought when girls are outshining boys in every other field, why not here.”
Barkha, who was born and brought up in Agra, says her parents always stood by her when she told them about her decision. “My parents supported me. They never had any problem with my work or timings,” she says. Barkha says she has an equally supportive husband and in-laws.
Talking about the problems a woman faces in this profession, she says, “While performing, I make sure that bouncers are around because people get irritating some times.”