Lalitha Suhasini

Lalitha Suhasini is the former Editor of Rolling Stone India

Baul Meets Bluegrass
Baul Meets Bluegrass

The Bluegrass Journeymen bring together Rabindra Sangeet and mountain ballads

27 April 2020
Nationalist Anthem
Nationalist Anthem

The Gandhian way of music

20 March 2020
The String Trio
The String Trio

Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash have kept America humming to their tunes

28 February 2020
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
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
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
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
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

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

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


Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is the author of, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is an author and columnist. Views are personal.


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