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Cover Story

Rap For Resistance

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.

Prateek Sur, Samarth Goyal | December 13, 2021
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  • Hip-Hop

    Poetry On Pavement

    Hip-hop is not politically correct. And therein lies its beauty and brilliance.

    December 13, 2021 | Yashika Mathur
  • Opinion

    Rap And Rebellion

    Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

    December 13, 2021 | Aamir Shaikh

Other Stories

Art Of Protest

Songs Of Freedom & Redemption

In impoverished neighbourhoods shine the true heroes, the unsung stars of hip-hop

December 13, 2021 | Chinki Sinha

Wu-Tang Manual For Indie...

Even though it arrived riding TV waves, hip-hop was a readymade fit for the subcontinent’s...

December 13, 2021 | Sanjay Ranade

Listen Without Prejudice

Far from the metropolitan spotlight, hip-hop is emerging as a vernacular eddy in smalltown...

December 13, 2021 | Umesh Kumar Ray

The Kids Are Alright

Not since Indipop has a musical movement in India built such a strong independent presence

December 13, 2021 | Bhanuj Kappal

Rage Against The Motion

In Kashmir, hip-hop found a soul connect in the pain and suffering of the people. And a new address.

December 13, 2021 | Naseer Ganai



“Violence Is Not A Viable Option”

Kobad Ghandy, one of India’s top Maoist ideologues, speaks about the victory of the

December 13, 2021 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
Uttar Pradesh

Die Is Caste

Death of three teenage girls and the pain and humiliation that followed for the...

December 13, 2021 | Ashutosh Sharma

Saffron Daze Under The Cross

The Church in India is cosying up to BJP to protect its interests

December 13, 2021 | Anand Kochukudy

Quotidian Quotes

The Mahindra Kabira Festival at Guleria Ghat in Varanasi was a gentle reminder of the Sufi...

December 13, 2021 | Trisha Mukherjee


Book Review

Revivalist Intervention

The former diplomat takes on existing academic and populist trends on Indic history to present a roadmap for a new way of imagining our past

December 13, 2021 | Alka Pande


Last Page

A Woman’s Diary

Kaveri Mishra, an ex-banker and a mother, turned into a full-time home-maker four years back. What holds her back every time...

December 13, 2021 | Kaveri Mishra