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June 13, 2021

Calcutta Bags, Bombay Journey and Hanging Up Boxing Gloves with Isheeta Chakrvarty

Calcutta Bags, Bombay Journey and Hanging Up Boxing Gloves with Isheeta Chakrvarty

T.L. Mazumdar speaks to Indian Contemporary Songwriter Isheeta Chakrvarty.

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Photo: Chitrangada Satarupa

Behind the voice that graces title soundtracks for Bollywood and Amazon blockbusters like Sultan and Mirzapur alike (to name a few), lies the soul of a vulnerable, fragile, bold, and provocative seeker, looking to heal wounds through the power of song. 

Singer-Songwriter, TED speaker, and contemporary Indian Vocalist Isheeta Chakrvarty trained in Hindusthani Classical music before chance encounters with first-generation Indian jazz icons like Carlton Kitto and Louis Banks resulted in the birth of a hybrid seed that promises to bloom into one of the most innovative and creative voices in the Indian contemporary musical landscape. One firmly backed by the fearless and unapologetic musical explorations her recent independent releases stand testimony to. 

In this no-holds-barred conversation on the eve of her first homecoming concert in Calcutta in 6 years, we dive deep into the paradox of trauma, the subjective definition of 'privilege' and the process of reclaiming one's feminine power in what has come to be labeled as one of the worlds most misogynistic countries in recent times. 

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