In January 2022, Punjabi pop star Daler Mehndi organised a massive concert in India. Armed with a microphone and dressed in a navy blue kurta and his signature bejewelled turban, a bright yellow one this time, Mehndi stood and sang against a celestial purple and blue setting. In the thick of Covid-19’s third wave, he had close to 20 million people grooving to his beats in unison. But they were all safe, as was Mehndi. It was all done remotely—on metaverse.