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Lalitha Suhasini

Lalitha Suhasini is the former Editor of Rolling Stone India

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The State of Music

Few states support alternative music in the country but things may finally be looking up for indie musicians, what with Kerala announcing state awards for independent music

20 October 2015
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Rap Against the Machine

The last two years have been the most exciting for rap music in India. Indian rappers have a reason to pat themselves on the back—they’re living their music and writing rhymes that document the times we live in

09 September 2015
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The Music of Politics

A band with quiet ambition that features a stand-up comic, a Bollywood lyricist and a seasoned alternative musician is like a house of cards waiting to crash. But Aisi Taisi Democracy is a brilliant act you may never have heard of

27 August 2015
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The festival checklist

The Indian music scene has more players than all seasons of Game of Thrones put together, but there are few who can give the audience a great time. Here are some of the festival circuit bands you must check out

17 June 2015
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Music: Essential listening

Here’s my take on bands that have a body of work worth investing time and money in, and if they’re playing in your city, ensure that you catch the show. I’d trade my Buddy Guy pick to be a first-time listener of their music

20 May 2015
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THE BROWN WHITE SYNDROME

Songwriting by Indian bands in English has stood out for all the wrong reasons. It’s mostly unremarkable. I can’t remember any great pop song in English that I can sing word for word written by an Indian band in the past year

15 April 2015
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MORE FIRE THAN SMOKE

Why Prateek Kuhad from Delhi is one of those singers who stands out despite the clanging of cutlery at a club and rises above the loud chatter of suits at the bar who have no interest in music whatsoever

18 March 2015
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Trending in Rajasthan

The younger, local audience in Rajasthan may not realise what the fuss is about, but the world’s best musicians are drawn to the folk music of their state

25 February 2015
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Inside the Circle Pit

The ‘Make in India’ campaign held resonance for metal bands decades before the idea began trending

21 January 2015
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A Mystic in Bollywood

Tochi Raina, the voice behind the dreamy Saibo and grungy Dilli, on meditation, meltdown and the strains of success

06 July 2011

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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