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From college fests to NH7 Weekender: The independent music scene has come a long way


As the ’90s ushered in the age of MTV, there was a renewed sense of awareness among fans of international music. The past decade has seen more new music festivals than the previous three decades put together

The historical arc of India’s music festivals is a curious one. On one side, independent music in India — which was almost exclusively centred on rock during the ’90s and early noughties — was birthed from a sense of community and inclusion. On the flip side, music lovers often shrug off the current spate of festivals as uninspiring. But India is at a juncture ...


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