AR­JUN CHANDRAN, 33

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Com­poser who pro­duces mu­sic for theatre and per­for­mance arts and is cur­rently work­ing with an as­so­ci­a­tion of artists and film­mak­ers.

FREE­DOM IS The abil­ity to be able to play an in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the na­tional an­them with­out the fear of be­ing lynched. It is hav­ing the right to ex­press my­self with­out of­fend­ing some­one. I be­lieve there is no real musical free­dom in In­dia.

IF I HAD COM­PLETE FREE­DOM

I would take In­dian re­li­gious mu­sic, study the lim­it­less mu­si­col­ogy be­hind it and com­pose univer­sal de­vo­tional mu­sic. I want to take the ac­tual prayer ma­te­rial from var­i­ous re­li­gions and use it in my com­po­si­tions with­out wor­ry­ing about the taboos.

Free­dom is the right to ex­press my­self with­out in­hi­bi­tions

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