Dhingana – Social Networking for Music Enthusiasts

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DhinganaDhingana is a social networking site for music enthusiasts. You can login, hear songs, create play lists, share them, and network with like-minded folks.

In their lingo, Dhingana is “a platform that helps people connect ‘musically’ with each other.”

It is fully India focused – the songs being available being in Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi. You could say, a sort of north-indian raaga.com with some social networking thrown in.

The Hindi song list is pretty comprehensive and the song quality is very good.¬† The interface and the design are clean and web2.0 ish. Also, some interesting features like creating ‘diggable’ public playlists.

They could have thought of a better and intuitive way to create play lists though.

In the inevitable comparison to raaga.com, the big advantage from a user perspective is that you need not hear the advertisement before the song. While the raaga song database is more comprehensive and south-india focused, dhingana is more north and west-focused, with the overlap of course, being Hindi ie bollywood and indipop.

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