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The inCulture Room Episode 2 – Arjun Sagar Gupta

Any music aficionado who has been to Delhi will tell you about The Piano Man Jazz Club. From emerging local acts to international legends, the venue has been host to countless performers over the years. Given how much we believe spaces are integral to shaping culture, and how much Piano Man has influenced an entire city’s music culture, we had to speak to the man behind it all. Arjun Sagar Gupta, or “ASG” as he is affectionally known, founded “The Piano Man” group. An electronics engineer, a Fulbright music scholar, a restauranteur, and a performing pianist with over a decade of professional experience, he is a leading figurehead in the Indian F&B and Music industry. He was awarded GQ’s 50most influential young Indians in July 2017. Anant and Arjun discuss policies to support the independent music industry, live music venues, and a host of Piano Man stories. Stick around for the end where Anant Shah and him share their experience on the night the legendary Chick Corea performed.

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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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