Would you pay Rs. 200 to watch a 12-year-old sing bhajans and old Hindi film
melodies? Rs. 100? Rs. 50? Rs. 30? Would you go if it were free? While we are
yet to launch a full-fledged research into the success of ticket-pricing strategies
of local events, we still think some of them defy all logic. Sure, you ought to
respect talent, but this is a perfect market, honey, and people think a lot about
paying Rs. 250 for a Vengaboys concert. We just hope these guys make the girl
a special attraction and not the only attraction, as it looks like it is going
to be now.
The Hyderabad Young Men's Association is organizing a music program where the famed child artist Baby Anamika Iyer will perform. Anamika hails from Mumbai, and is a winner of the coveted Vasant Desai Award this year. She holds the distinction of performing more than 300 times with popular singers all over India and also abroad at places like London, Belgium and Dubai. She sings Sanskrit bhajans as well as slokas, and is a regular performer of bhajans and drama at Isckon festivals.
She has participated in several stage shows with Kalyanji-Anandji, the Tabassum
hit parade, the Preeti Sagar nite, the Babul Supriyo nite and Cineyug. She has
also taken part and performed in various TV shows like Aao Jhoome Gayen
on SAB TV, Mini Super Stars on DD Metro, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi on Star Plus,
Godrej Millennium Utsav on Sony TV, Movers and Shakers on Sony TV and Kya
Masti Kya Dhoom on Star Plus.
She sings old melodies of Noorjehan, Shamshad Begum, Farida Khan and Geeta Dutt with aplomb.
Please contact Akbar Agha at 351-0979 for further details.