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How many women do you think will perform at NH7 this year? Prepare to be shocked

Shobhna Iyer | Updated on: 9 September 2015, 10:02 IST

About 325 performers will take the stage at NH7, one of the most highly-anticipated festivals on the Indian music scene - and a depressingly low number of them will be women.

This isn't about NH7 - it's about the state of gender in indie music in India.

This one visual tells the story. And frankly, it doesn't need comment.

Click on the image for a hi-def version.

Also read: Can women not make music? The damning stats of the Indian indie scene

NH7 embed

That's right. 24. That's about 7% of the total lineup. #NoComment

Visual: Shoumik Biswas

First published: 9 September 2015, 10:02 IST
 
Shobhna Iyer @shoiyer

After studying to be an archaeologist at JNU, Shobhna worked in travel publishing before joining Catch as a sub-editor. When not arguing over en and em dashes, you'll find her raving about her new favourite album, drinking copious amounts of coffee or ganna ras and struggling to come up with witty tweets.

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