B N Manohar, Managing Director, Stempeutics Research
Vasanthi did an excellent job in anchoring our ‘RACE awards night at Bangkok.
She demonstrated her 3E skills..
That is, tremendous energy in keeping the entire audience engaged for three hours. She energized the team too with her sense of humour and keeping the ambience interactive. She executed her role perfectly, and with style.
Balakrishna Hegde, Managing Director, Chartered Housing
“Vasanthi Hariprakash compered our Credai Awards for Real Estate (CARE) event recently.
Her ability to traverse between moods – be it celebratory or empathetic - is extraordinary. She spoke not a word more and not a word less. Her spontaneous comments were very appropriate. Her diction, pace, rhythm, intonation and her natural style both in Kannada and English are any MC’s envy.
Vasanthi is an extremely effervescent emcee with a charming smile. Her unique ability to establish instantaneous connect with the audience is commendable. Her rapport with her co-MC made the flow so natural. An MC can make or mar the success of an event and Vasanthi conducted the show with both grace and aplomb making the CARE event an instant success.
I must confess that she is one of the best MCs I have ever worked with..”
Aloke Biswas MAAM Entertainment
“Does Vasanthi Hariprakash make a good anchor?'‘ My honest answer would be "Yes“. Just give her the gist of the event & watch how she mesmerizes the audience and draws them into her world, with panache.
I had the good fortune of working with her quite a few times and realized why she is one of the most trusted anchors we have today. Each time, I found her completely well-researched and hence, at ease. At the ‘Bollywood, Jazz & Brass’ concert that had ace musicians from the Hindi cine world, the audience enjoyed how Vasanthi single-handedly carried the whole evening with facts & anecdotes.
She is priceless...
Rupaparna Sarkar, HR, Microsoft
“Vasanthi did an excellent job at WoCo, in terms of holding the crowd’s attention, adding subtle humour where required and overall did a great job... She came across as very warm and real, very unlike other professional Emcees and I wanted exactly that for WoCo.
The feedback we heard from our employees on her was: ’She is very natural and has a good sense of humour’. It was wonderful working with her and I look forward to working with her again sometime.”
N R Narayana Murthy, Mentor, Infosys
“I know Vasanthi since the time she has been hosting the breakfast show on Radio City 91.1 FM and I listen to her shows whenever I can. I observe that even on a busy primetime radio show, she has created spaces to introduce topics of relevance such as consumer issues, women’s health issues and social concerns such as opportunities to care for the underprivileged children. I notice that she has a genuine desire to make a difference to the world around her…” (while nominating Vasanthi for the Young Leaders Summit held in Salzburg, Austria in 2007).
Harish Bijoor, Brand-strategy specialist, CEO, Harish Bijoor Consults Inc.
In the very beginning, Vasanthi was a voice. A voice I heard on Radio City. This bubbly, energetic, full-of-life voice that had Bangalore wake up to the smell of one-by-two coffee and every Bangalore-ism there was to explore. Vasanthi’s voice was as refreshing as my morning cup of Baba Budangiri coffee. Fresh, zippy and full of life.
And then Vasanthi became a face. I met Vasanthi as she interviewed me on issues close to my heart: Bangalore, my book, branding and coffee of course. And then Vasanthi became more of a face with me catching her Bangalore bites on national network television.
Right through all these interactions with Vasanthi, I have found her full of energy, a new angle to every issue there is to discuss, and someone always seeking the innovative and the zesty out. Vasanthi’s zest for life and her very deep involvement in anything she does, is a hall-mark trait. Vasanthi will do nothing skin-deep. It needs to be really, really deep. Whether Vasanthi is doing a story on the disappearing sparrows from Bangalore or the most recent disaster that hit Bangalore, she is full of research and depth. And this is a trait I admire and respect.
Kalpana Sharma, Journalist, Columnist, Writer
It is not often that journalists can cross over from one medium to another. Yet, Vasanthi Hariprakash has managed to do just that. From print, to radio, to television. Not just that, she has managed to do well in all and to make her presence felt within a short time. Even this would not mark her out as different from the run-of-the-mill scribe if she had not, in the time she has been present in each of these media, managed to turn out meaningful as well as interesting stories.