Listening to gazals during growing up years have big impact on me. I have had friends who would tell me that listening to depressing gazals can lead you to depressed mood or negative attitude, I never listened to them. Now when I think of my habit of submerging my self in Jagjit Singh and Ghulam Ali gazals, I can see the clear pattern. I never wanted to admit this, although back of my mind I have started realizing its negative effects on me from years. Yes those friends were right, Soumi is right, happy music churns out happy people and vice versa.
I guess gazals provide that deadly combination of sophistication of an art and romanticizing soz ( an urdu word for pain, basically emotional pain, see talking in urdu now !! ). I don’t know how many people do the same thing but I have a strong feeling that lots of feel the same. I was really out of this and now again when I have started feeling sad I’ve gone back to old habit, have to stop it, happy people don’t listen to this and people who listens can not be happy. At least that’s how it works for me.
Bye bye gazals for now, see you later when I grow up and get over the above mentioned 2 domination negative factors. Ciao.