Weekday Squib: Jimmy Jimmy in Tajikistan

What would India’s soft power be without Bappi?

In its June 2009 edition, the Proceedings of the Centre for Soft Power Studies reported how Jimmy Zingchak holds sway over the people of Kazakhstan. Today it brings to your attention the wonderful Tajik Jimmy—whose career mirrors that of the Jimmy incarnation. Baimurat Allaberiyev, who herded sheep for a salary of one lamb per month is now rocking Russia.

4 thoughts on “Weekday Squib: Jimmy Jimmy in Tajikistan”

  1. That tune was originally French; a group called Ottawan recorded it. Bappi Lahiri plagiarized it with his characteristic nonchalance. But that makes a stronger statement about India’s soft power doesn’t it? 🙂

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