Can Old-School Carvaan Play By The Ear?

The future of Saregama India’s hit portable offline digital music player with preloaded songs looks a bit sketchy as its audience turns digitally savvy

Illustration: Anand Sinha

When Moushumi Majumdar, a resident of Chittaranjan Park in Delhi, was widowed, she was left with the responsibility of raising a young son. Over the years, the one thing that the septuagenarian found solace in was music as she continued to learn Indian light music. Unable to fit into the iPod mindset, she stuck to her old cassettes and CDs to play her favourite tunes from Rabindra Sangeet to old Hindi film songs.