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The inCulture Room Episode 1 – Raghav Meattle

Almost three years ago, Raghav Meattle was the first artist kind enough to grant Kartik Sundar an interview.  Back then, Raghav’s following was little over three thousand, and his now acclaimed album, “Songs From a Matchbox”, was still being conceptualized. But hearing him capture the energy of a famously apathetic university crowd made him immediately realize he was moments away from stardom. Today, Raghav is one of the most well recognized faces in the independent music industry in India but the singer-songwriter’s music is just one facet of the many avenues he finds himself engaged in. In a rather full-circle moment for him, he was fortunate enough to catch up with the artist earlier this month. They discuss the cost of producing an album, The Conemunity, the economics of protest music, memes and politics, and the benefits of crowdfunding a project!

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Anant Shah

Anant Shah- Founder

Anant Shah (just as his Instagram bio says) has always been interested in connecting people though their different cultures. He is drawn to this goal, given his background of a family of artists, as well as his work at several different organisations such as the People Tree with Orijit Sen, The Conflictorium in Ahmedabad and The UN (AIDS) Communications and Global Advocacy Team in Geneva. As a graduate of History and International relations at Ashoka University, he co-founded and set up the Ashoka Literature festival in 2019. Longing to increase this critical discourse on contemporary and traditional Indian Cultures he finally decided to start InCulture.

Kartik Sundar- Founder

Kartik Sundar loves nothing more than opining on cultural content. An avid writer for many publications, the decision to start one of his own came from recognizing a substantive lack of critical discourse around Indian culture today. He graduated Ashoka University with a degree in History & International Relations and wishes to complete further education with a focus on media and cultural studies.

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We at inCulture are looking to shed light on what we see as an emerging new Indian culture as well as paying dues to the traditions that have been integral in shaping the current space. We want to try and create a space where critical reflection on cultural events, individuals, works of art, or practices can be fostered. Rather than exist as a cultural news outlet that merely serves as a bulletin board for the latest releases, inCulture will look to curate multi-medium pieces that seek to inform readers about aspects of our culture that make you think beyond an immediate reaction. In particular, we strive to look critically at Indian culture by investigating it under four distinct categories – film & theatre, music, spaces, and society.

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