Dunce of the week
..award goes to Sonu Nigam for this insight on why women music directors are rare in India:
This is because they can’t really handle the difficulties involved. Music direction involves dealing with people galore — some of whom are not even trained in music and are very vague about their requirements — and women find that taxing.Read on, it gets worse.
Also, girls may not be comfortable with music sittings that last eight to nine hours in a roomful of men. Men are probably more comfortable — physically, emotionally and politically — to deal with a host of people, ranging from technicians to marketing people. A girl prefers to become a singer rather than a music director.