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!