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Maed in India - India's first indie music podcast that showcases the best Indian independent musicians from India and abroad. Each episode presents an interview with an artist/band along with an exclusive stripped down session or acoustic renditions of their original music. The weekly show prides itself on being the destination for new music, little known stories, and unreleased music never heard before. It features all kinds of artists from new-comers to veterans and under a variety of genr ...
 
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This week’s Maed Mixtape is brought to you by Maed in India’s very own producer, Husein! As the producer of the show, he listens to a whole bunch of music that indie artists from all across the country submit to Maed in India every day. So, choosing his favourites for this playlist was really difficult, but also really simple at the same time! What…
 
We’re back with another Maed Mixtape maed by one of our very own! This time on curating and hosting duty is Lakshman Parsuram, an audio engineer at Maed in India. He’s put together a diverse bunch of talented artists and their songs on his mixtape ‘Popcorn’, an ode to something he can never get enough of. So throw your own bag of kernels in the mic…
 
This is not a drill – Maed Mixtapes are back! Well, er… this isn’t a Maed mixtape, technically. After months of resistance towards mixtapes from Maed in India’s very own Partner/Legal Council/Financial Advisor/Administrator/ Head of Production and everything in between, Shaun Fanthome (who wanted to focus on our studio sessions), he has finally rel…
 
As we wrap up our series ‘Where Did They Go?’ we head back to episode 136 of the show from September 2018. Mae was joined by R&B neo-soul act Smalltalk, and she asked them about the story behind their band name, and how the songs came together for their debut EP ‘Tacit’. They also thoroughly enjoyed guitarist Siddharth’s school teacher voice, vocal…
 
This week on Maed in India’s rebroadcast series ‘Where Did They Go?’, Mae jumps back to October 2016, to episode 68, when 4 members of alt rock act, Spud in the Box were on the show. They performed stripped down versions of 3 songs from their then sophomore release, Lead Feet Paper Shoes, and chatted about alternative band names, working with KJ Si…
 
The next episode that Mae’s picked from our glorious archives – on our “Where Did They Go?” rebroadcast series – is episode 36 of Maed in India from February 2016. This was when she had Bombay blues-rock band The Tripp in the studio, and spoke to them about how the band of (mostly) St Andrew's boys came together, why certain ex band members left, t…
 
Back on the “Where Did They Go?” rebroadcast series, Mae brings you Kimochi Youkai, the five-member jazz/RnB/neo-soul act that was on the show in December 2018, on the 149th episode of Maed in India. They talk about how they met at True School of Music, how their lineup changed, the meaning of Kimochi Youkai, and more! Take a look at our episode ar…
 
Hi! While we’ve been on hiatus, Mae decided to go back to her older Maed in India episodes, particularly the ones where bands have either disbanded, or are on an indefinite hiatus. It got her thinking – “Where Did They Go?” And so, to ease back in from our hiatus, we’re showcasing Maed in India episodes from way back when that featured bands that a…
 
It’s the last week of March, and with that, comes the final episode of Maed in India’s Ladies Special for this year – and it sure is a fun one! Mae chats to singer-songwriters Sanjeeta Bhattacharya & Tanmaya Bhatnagar, who joined forces for their 2021 collab Itne Pyaar Se (Thoda Darr Lagta Hai). Sanjeeta & Tanmaya talk about how the song came from …
 
A new week, a new lady collab for you right here on Maed in India’s annual Ladies Special! On this episode, we’re featuring sister act The Dasgupta Sisters, made up of Paroma and Pragya Dasgupta. Their self-titled EP marries the genres of electronica, jazz and funk to four Chota Khayal bandishes. It’s also a tribute to their mother, a renowned Hind…
 
Welcome back to the Ladies Special! A series we do every March to celebrate the talented women of the country's indie scene. This year, our theme is Lady Collabs, and on this episode, Mae is joined by harpist and singer-songwriter Nush Lewis, and singer-songwriter Kamakshi Khanna, who collaborated on Letters to myself. They have a heart-to-heart ab…
 
It’s March, and we know what that means on Maed in India. It’s time for the Ladies Special! It’s our annual series of episodes to showcase some of the most talented women from India’s indie music scene. This year, the theme is Lady Collabs. And the first musical pair we’re featuring is soul pop duo Gouri and Aksha, made up of Gouri Ranjit from Kera…
 
Sagar 'J' Kamnani & Uday Mehta return for their fifth season of the podcast. This week, they discuss the most overexposed stories from the first few weeks of 2022, including Spotify choosing Joe Rogan over several creators upset about his anti-vax and racial rhetoric, the controversy surrounding Awkwafina's use of AAVE/"blaccent", artists selling N…
 
We’ve come to the end of our nostalgia-fueled expedition into Maed in India’s archives, and for a fitting finale we have none other than rapper Taran Kaur Dillon… aka Hard Kaur! A pioneer in the hip hop scene and one of the few women rapping in a male-dominated industry, she featured on Episode 74 in November 2016. She talked to Mae about her diffi…
 
Throwing it back to September 2017, Episode 110 of the show, we bring you indie scene pioneer and frontman of rock outfit Indus Creed, Uday Benegal! He talks about Indus Creed’s OG avatar Rock Machine, moving to New York, jamming with Slash, and being a cynical optimist. And despite recovering from an injury, he plays stripped down versions of his …
 
Happy New Year to our Maed in India fam! It’s 2022, and for this week’s episode, we’re going waaaaay back into our archives to Episode 20 (you read that right) of Maed in India from October 2015. This was when Mae had India-born California-raised indie-folk singer-songwriter Zoya Mohan on the show! Zoya and her guitarist Anthony joined Mae at the i…
 
This week, on Maed in India, we continue our journey through our archives with a very special episode. It was July 2017 when Episode 104 of Maed in India came out, and it featured none other than the British reggae dancehall legend Apache Indian! Trying (but not always succeeding) to keep her fangirlling under control, Mae chats to him about his Ja…
 
On this week’s episode of our Maed in India nostalgia-fest, we’re throwing it back to Episode 119 that came out in November 2017. This was Carnatic jazz singer-songwriter Aditi Ramesh’s first appearance on Maed in India. She talks about how she left corporate law to pursue music, her parents’ disappointment, and of course, curd rice. She also perfo…
 
We’re moving fast to the end of this eventful, or relatively uneventful year, and Mae thinks it’s time to slow down and take a look back. We’re talking waaaay back, considering we’re also over 260 episodes old! Yay, Maed in India! So, to begin this trip down memory lane, we’re starting with Episode 67 released in September 2016. At the time “up-and…
 
Sagar 'J' Kamnani & Uday Mehta deliver a brand new Overrated Podcast (Taylor's Version), discussing how Swift's album re-recording effort is going, the authenticity of releasing previously written material, whether 'Reputation' is salvageable in a re-release, and the 10-minute cut of 'All Too Well' (1:30). Then, they check-in with Marvel's 'Hawkeye…
 
The name of this week’s act on Maed in India is enough to get us pumped for this episode, but did you know they were not originally called what they are now? We’re talking about alternative/indie pop band The Lightyears Explode, and on today’s episode, Mae gets to know from vocalist/guitarist Saurabh Roy, bassist Shalom Benjamin and guitarist Jishn…
 
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