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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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