Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 29
“Kashmir has its troubles, but Kashmiris have not forgotten their culture. We, as a community, are quite connected to our culture and roots. We celebrate festivals, have music concerts, love to hear old movie songs of Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi and the younger generation is crazy about the pop filmy songs,” says Indu Bala, 28, an aspiring playback singer from a small village — Bhadrawah — also known as Mini Kashmir. Performing live for the audience at Bhavan’s Kala Kendra, celebrating the old melodies, she was all praise for the city audience. “Amritsar has tremendous respect for music and we have great audience here.” Leaving medical profession, Indu pursued her passion for music and then also featured in the popular singing reality show, Indian Idol, in 2012. Currently, she studies at the GNDU.
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