Music bestows happiness
Vinod Anand
THERE is a difference between a house and a home. A house is just a structure, but, a home includes people who live there as a family and look after each other. It is also decorated according to the choice of the members of the family. Once you go out somewhere, you are keen to return to your place of dwelling and feel greatly satisfied when that happens.
It is also maintained off and on to provide big comfort to everyone. In fact, home is where the heart is. A house is just a place to live in, but, a home is where you can relax and which you are attached to. Your soul also stays there with you. It is a place where you like to stay and nurture it well too.
Apart from many other essential things, a good home must have a good music system. It is said that all music is beautiful; it is also the food of love. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music. Music expresses that which cannot be said. It's not always enough to listen to music; we also love to talk about it, think about it, even dream about it. And these quotes are sure to fuel any conversation.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels. Nothing is better than music... It has done more for us than we have the right to hope for.
Light quirks of music, broken and uneven, make the soul dance. Music is a language in which messages are enshrined. Such messages can be understood by many but sent out only by a few, and that it alone among all the languages unites the contradictory character of being at once intelligible and untranslatable. This makes the creator of music god.
Besides, music therapy helps reduce anxiety and stress. Hence, it has become essential for all age groups to avail the benefits of this therapy for peace and mind and improving concentration. It is pertinent to mention that music therapy is in vogue in the western countries and it is even practiced in India. Music records (played on the gramophones), songs (and their in-depth lyrics), and tunes, essentially of the yesteryears, are much in demand as they bring down the stress level and also increases the concentration power of the listeners, and they go down the memory lane, and remember their earlier times.
We must remember the famous words of June Masters Bacher: "Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever." Music is the art of thinking with sounds.

Author's Bio: 


Born in 1939, and holding Master’s Degree both in Mathematics (1959) and Economics (1961), and Doctorate Degree in Economics (1970), Dr. Vinod K.Anand has about forty five years of teaching, research, and project work experience in Economic Theory (both micro and macro), Quantitative Economics, Public Economics, New Political Economy, and Development Economics with a special focus on economic and social provisions revolving around poverty, inequality, and unemployment issues, and also on informal sector studies. His last assignment was at the National University of Lesotho (Southern Africa) from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that he was placed as Professor and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of North-West in the Republic of South Africa, and University of Allahabad in India, Professor at the National University of Lesotho, Associate Professor at the University of Botswana, Gaborone in Botswana, and at Gezira University in Wad Medani, Sudan, Head, Department of Arts and Social Sciences, Yola in Nigeria, Principal Lecturer in Economics at Maiduguri University in Nigeria, and as Lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Nigeria. Professor Anand has by now published more than 80 research papers in standard academic journals, authored 11 books, supervised a number of doctoral theses, was examiner for more than twenty Ph.D. theses, and has wide consultancy experience both in India and abroad, essentially in the African continent. This includes holding the position of Primary Researcher, Principal Consultant etc. in a number of Research Projects sponsored and funded by Universities, Governments, and International Bodies like, USAID, IDRC, and AERC. His publications include a variety of themes revolving around Economic Theory, New Political Economy, Quantitative Economics, Development Economics, and Informal Sector Studies. His consultancy assignments in India, Nigeria, Sudan, Botswana, and the Republic of South Africa include Non-Directory Enterprises in Allahabad, India, Small Scale Enterprises in the Northern States of Nigeria, The Absolute Poverty Line in Sudan, The Small Scale Enterprises in Wad Medani, Sudan, Micro and Small Scale Enterprises in Botswana, The Place of Non-Formal Micro-Enterprises in Botswana, Resettlement of a Squatter Community in the Vryburg District of North West Province in the Republic of South Africa, Trade and Investment Development Programme for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises: Support for NTSIKA in the Republic of South Africa, and Development of the Manufacturing Sector in the Republic of South Africa’s North West Province: An Approach Based on Firm Level Surveys. Professor Anand has also extensively participated in a number of conferences, offered many seminars, participated in a number of workshops, and delivered a variety of Refresher Lectures at different venues both in India and abroad. Dr. Anand was placed at the prestigious Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla in the State Himachal Pradesh, India as a Fellow from 2001 to 2003, and had completed a theoretical and qualitative research project/monograph on the Employment Profile of Micro Enterprises in the State of Himachal Pradseh, India.