When I felt the same, I made it a point to start coding ( either after 9 PM at night on weekdays or on Saturdays) and coded quite a few stuff Santa Claus riding motorcycle oh what fun it is to ride ugly Christmas shirt and started learning about the new technology stack we are using and hence was able to participate in the conversation more informed. After a couple of months, not only the team started discussing more with me, but also I felt more empowered as I have now a decent idea of what exactly is happening behind the black box of our technology stack. The fact that it didn’t originate here and that it demands skills that are very different and hence difficult from conventional Bollywood style singing, can be considered one reason. Their Catchy rhythms and influential lyrics have raised the standards. Often when Indian rappers, such as Yo Yo Honey Singh, are compared to such labels of RAP music it is observed that their lyrics are irrelevant and mainly about drinking, sex, or dancing. Since these very shallow lyrics are backed by a catchy tune ( in Honey Singh’s case) these songs manage to get popular. And other times when the music, as well as lyrics, are good, the song turns out to be a remake of an old song. In my opinion, he is not what you call a rapper neither is his music hip hop. But there’s one female Indian rapper Hard Kaur, who is way better than Honey Singh yet not many people know about her. In some of her songs, you can get a little essence of hip hop. I’d like to think “yes” to this question, but an important thing often gets missed in such discussions, which is that programming is just the ability to “read and write” in this new form of thought called computing. I think society needs to have a good sense of what are some good areas to write about through code.