You remember the time, way back in 2006 when people from a small village in Gujrat thought that playing Himesh Reshammiya‘s Jhalak Dikhla Jaa would invite ghost and spirits? I know I do. Now Himesh’s coolness has been somewhat replaced by the swag of Yo Yo Honey Singh, so obviously people have found out another use of his song, other than singing or dancing to it. According to reports in the Times Of India and Indian Express, farmers of Uttarakhand have started playing Honey Singh songs to drive away the wild animals from their fields — and the strategy is apparently working!
The boars were creating a ruckus in the lives of the farmers and none of their methods seemed to be effective. Till a farmer remembered a great advice given to him by his elders – “I used to hear from elders in the house that wild animals avoid places where there is a human habitat. I thought of playing music to let them know of human presence. And it has worked.”
Apart from Honey Singh songs, they also play bhajans to drive the animals away. Divine this solution is, really.