Back then it was a family business. A few years later, it became a household name. Now the Sangeet Sagar ventures in Hyderabad have turned into landmarks.
By virtue of providing quality service, Sangeet Sagar has evolved into one of the most famous music stores in the city. The ambience strikes any new visitor instantly. It doesn't reek of the artificiality or the in-your-face corporateness of other popular stores. Sangeet Sagar invites you into a cosy shop where categories and genres are neatly distributed. The assistants behind the counter enquire what Saab
is looking for, and promptly advise you. This behavior isn't to be confused with the same "Kya hona saab?
" expression by the book-store owners at Koti. Out there, they make it look like their business is your fault. But then, our pathetic lives have faulted enough on their own.
Digressing back, here's our word of advice. Go to Sangeet Sagar without a prepared list of albums to purchase. Those stares confuse you since you won't know whether they are sincerely interested in helping or whether they want you to get out. Secondly, don't walk in asking for material like Yngwie Malmsteen's Flamence Diablo. The poor man will think you are trying to communicate - if you are planning to show-off your new-found knowledge of international music, try someplace else. While Sangeet Sagar deals in a good deal of music, the emphasis is on the Indian and classical music.
Sangeet Sagar also has a decent collection of VCDs and DVDs. Watch out for their annual discount sales for a good bargain.
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