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From Magnetic Fields 2019, snapshots of the most original festival fashion
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From Magnetic Fields 2019, snapshots of the most original festival fashion

Taking place every year in Alsisar Mahal in Rajasthan, Magnetic Fields is a three-day micro universe of outstanding music — and of course, incredible festival fashion.

Looking back at a decade of Indian indie music: Hip-hop replaces rock as the biggest genre, Hindi acts rise to the top
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Looking back at a decade of Indian indie music: Hip-hop replaces rock as the biggest genre, Hindi acts rise to the top

Among the most significant developments in the Indian indie music scene over the last decade have been the growth of legit music festivals, and the democratisation of music distribution and marketing through digital platforms and social media. The artists riding the current wave are electronic music producers Nucleya and Ritviz, singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad and Hindi rock band The Local Train.

Record labels, management companies must step up to address gender disparity in Indian indie music scene
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Record labels, management companies must step up to address gender disparity in Indian indie music scene

From the over 80 nominations across the nine music categories in this year’s Radio City Freedom Awards, only six are for solo female artists or female-fronted acts.

Magnet hitting trampoline covered with iron filings shows invisible field lines
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Magnet hitting trampoline covered with iron filings shows invisible field lines

The magnet in the video is a powerful neodymium magnet, known colloquially as the Death Magnet.

Magnetic Fields: Begum X, Peter Cat Recording Co enthrall audiences at 2018 edition of festival
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Magnetic Fields: Begum X, Peter Cat Recording Co enthrall audiences at 2018 edition of festival

Glimpses from the performances of artists like Delhi Sultanate and Last Night on Earth at this edition of Magnetic Fields

Magnetic Fields 2018 offered more than just electronic music, though two star attractions were no-shows
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Magnetic Fields 2018 offered more than just electronic music, though two star attractions were no-shows

The electronic music that played at Magnetic Fields was dance-y, and many artists included popular songs like Saat Samundar and Jimmy Jimmy in their line-up

Music festivals in India, and globally, feature too few female musicians: Can the gender gap be fixed?
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Music festivals in India, and globally, feature too few female musicians: Can the gender gap be fixed?

There’s no denying that female musicians are underrepresented across the board around the globe — at festivals, on the charts, on streaming platforms and even in the studio as producers

Music festivals are mushrooming across India, and not just in the metros: What's driving the trend?
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Music festivals are mushrooming across India, and not just in the metros: What's driving the trend?

It was not too long ago that only a handful of music festivals were organised in India. There was Sunburn, and then the NH7 Weekender — the go-to events on every music lover's list. Cut to today, when almost every part of India, today, boasts of a music festival. What's prompted so many fests to spring up?

New findings to boost space weather forecast
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New findings to boost space weather forecast

A team of US researchers has discovered new evidence about how the Earth's magnetic field interacts with solar wind -- a finding that can improve forecasts about space weather.

NASA set to launch 4 identical spacecrafts to solve Earth and Sun's magnetic mystery
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NASA set to launch 4 identical spacecrafts to solve Earth and Sun's magnetic mystery

NASA is sending four identical spacecraft on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields.