Indie in India

Turn up for a gig at most venues in Delhi and familiar classic rock icons stare back at you from faded posters while audiences nod their heads to acts that are cover bands in all but name. Take Café Morrison in South Extension, with its walls lined with endless caricatures of the Lizard King, or the host of identikit bars cluttered around Connaught Place who are wearing out their Lynyrd Skynyrd records. Delhi even has its own Hard Rock Cafe; fittingly, it’s in a sprawling mall, next door to a Marks & Spencer.

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