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DOES MUSIC AFFECT YOUR MOOD AND BEHAVIOUR?

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What genre of music do you listen to?

Prechya: My choice of genre really depends on my mood but at top of my list would be pop, RNB, hiphop and indie.
Rajat: Indie/Rock Pop
Karina: Music for me is something that crosses the barrier of requiring a genre to listen to. If a song hits right, I give it a go. With that said, I prefer listening to folk, pop and classical songs.

I think music is healing and therapeutic. It helps me process emotions and know that I’m not alone in feeling the way I feel.
Maggie Doyne
CEO, BlinkNow Foundation 

Maggie: A friend once joked with me that my genre is “background coffee shop music.” I also love a good pop song bop to dance around the house to. 
Sushant: I listen to everything from rock to pop, metal to hiphop, jazz to lofi. It really depends on my mood.
Sugarika: Good music of any genre that touches my emotions. I listen to jazz, pop, country music, gazal, rhythm and blues.

Who are some of the singers you follow and your all-time favourite songs?

Prechya: J. Cole: Love Yours, Beyonce: Bigger
Rajat: Billy Joe Armstrong, Kurt Cobain, Dylan Frost, Bob Dylan are some of the singers I follow and Pumped up Kicks, Polly, Come as you are, Timro Nazarle (The Axe Band) are some of my favourite songs.
Karina: Narayan Gopal, Bipul Chhetri, Sajjan Raj Vaidya and Neetesh Jung Kunwar are some singers I frequently listen to. My all-time favourite songs include Prem Dhoj Pradhan’s ‘Ghumtima Na Aau Hai’, Bipul Chettri’s ‘Junkiri’, ‘Ram Sailee’, Sajjan Raj Vaidya’s ‘Chitthi Bhitra’ and Narayan Gopal’s ‘Kehi Mitho Baat Gara’.

Music is the sugar to my morning coffee, the escape to my hectic daily-routine and even a lullaby after I arrive home tired. It pretty much sums up how important it is.
Karina Puri
Politician

Maggie: Lately I’m really into Maggie Rogers to wake up to in the morning.  I love the Avett Brothers and Michael Kiwanuka to calm me down. I love everything 80’s and 90’s because it reminds me of my childhood. Because I am in toddler and baby mode right now I also listen to a lot of Raffi. His stuff is the best for kids. My favourite Nepali artists are Sajjan Raj Vaidya and Bipul Chettri. 
Sushant: Drake, Weeknd, J Cole, Kanye, Slipknot, Nile, Necrophagist, As I lay dying are some of the singers I follow.
My spotify analytics says 95 south by J Cole is my favourite song.
Sugarika: Narayan Gopal, Norah Jones, Adele, Ashmita Adhikari, Deep Shrestha, Jagjit Singh are the singers I follow. Almost every song of Narayan Gopal is my favourite.

How important is music to you?

Prechya: Music has definitely been a saviour. It is the best way to cope or wind down for me. Also, as a songwriter, it has been a great tool to express and let out my feelings.
Rajat: It is like a morning cup of coffee. I can do without it but it is just that kick in the morning that can really elevate your day. It also helps me to connect with new mindful people.

what i listen to depends on the weather, my mood, and the moment.
Rajat Khadka
Founder, Hathighoda/ Rustic Himalayan

Karina: Music is the sugar to my morning coffee, the escape to my hectic daily-routine and even a lullaby after I arrive home tired. It pretty much sums up how important it is.
Maggie: I think music is healing and therapeutic. It helps me process emotions and know that I’m not alone in feeling the way I feel. It can also change my mood from doom and gloom to happy and cheery. I love to use music to pump me up when I have a tough work day ahead or if I have to do something I don’t want to do like clean the house. Watching our children in Nepal at school and at home and how music integrates into their lives is magical.
Music is everything in Nepal— it’s always playing in the background with kids dancing and singing and makes our home filled with joy and happiness. We listen and play music every single night before bed at satsang as a way to reflect on the day and sing and dance our worries out. 
Sushant: Wouldn’t say I can’t live without it but it’s pretty close.
Sugarika: Music stimulates my mind. Music relaxes, calms, excites and what not. Music is a best friend which never leaves me. It’s that important.

When do you listen to music?

Prechya: I mostly listen to music at night to help me sleep these days so I am vibing to a lot of soft, chill and soulful songs.
Rajat: Morning wakeup call, night before I go to bed, car drive.
Karina: Apart from the chunks of time that I squeeze out when I am free, I listen to music on long distance travelling, during cooking and while I am doing laundry.

Wouldn’t say I can’t live without it but it’s pretty close.
Sushant Pradhan
Founder, The Physique Workshop

Maggie: I always have music on. I mostly put it on in the morning to get in the right mindset and psyched for the day. We bought a karaoke machine for Christmas for our entire family and it’s the best thing we have ever purchased. We just sing and sing and laugh and sing some more. It’s fun because you get everyone up singing throwbacks of their favourite song from all different eras. It’s a great multigenerational activity. I love music on when I am cooking, working. I even have music set to my alarm clock so that I wake up to music instead of loud beeping. 
Sushant: Mostly when I am traveling or doing work.
Sugarika: Music is an addiction to me. I tune into it as per my mood. Be it while cooking, driving, yoga, morning walks.

Do you think music helps you deal with emotions better?

Prechya: Depends on one’s choice of music. I feel that music can amplify all types of emotions and it can indeed be powerful tool to uplift the mood if used in a positive way.
Rajat: Yes. Of course.
Karina: Music has always helped me calm down after a stressful day at work. It has revived me from times of loneliness and has added more delight to my joyous moments. So yes, it does help me deal my emotions better. 

Music has the ability to evoke powerful emotional responses. Music helps me deal with my bad mood, energises my brain and gives me great company.
Sugarika KC
Media Personality

Maggie: Yes absolutely. Putting music on and going for a long road trip makes it feel magical and helps the time pass. 
Sushant: I think so.
Sugarika: Of course, music has the ability to evoke powerful emotional responses. Music helps me deal with my bad mood, energises my brain and gives me great company.

How do you select what you want to listen to?

Prechya: I am mostly tuning into Spotify for music so I go through multiple playlists and experiment a lot there.
Rajat: Depends on the weather, my mood, and the moment.

I am mostly tuning into Spotify for music so I go through multiple playlists and experiment a lot there.
Prechya Bajracharya
Artist

Karina: What I listen to depends on the mood. If not, I always go back to my favourite playlist.
Maggie: I like listening to my friends’ playlists on spotify. 
Sushant: I have a curated playlist of songs that’s my go to for most of the time. Other than that, I prefer to play a random playlist while I am getting ready in the morning after I wake up.
Sugarika: Most of the times, it depends on my mood. Also, there are some singers and musicians whose songs I follow religiously. And at times it’s the popularity of the songs that compels me to listen to them.

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