Women DJs are still a rare sight in India’s nightlife. Photographer Sayan Hazra captures a day in the life of Puja Seth, one of few women spinning discs in the southern city of Bangalore.
“I love to see people enjoy my music. For me, it’s a type of freedom – it lets me express myself to the world,” says 31-year-old Ms Seth.
She started DJ-ing in 2014 in Bangalore, commonly referred to as the country’s “pub capital” for its vibrant music and bar culture. Over the years, bars and pubs have expanded beyond the city centre, cropping up in older, even residential, neighbourhoods.
“When I started playing at clubs, I met female DJs who would visit Bangalore from other cities around the world for gigs