Reflections of My Heartbeat

A movement called Minimalism and beats to watch out for

Minimalism is a new movement that questions our need for more craving. We, as biological beings, somehow have come closer to our animalistic instincts than the human aspect of our existence. The Minimalists promote a life of deliberately living with less. Click the link below to learn more:

However, this is one of the interesting concepts I want you to explore as an alternative route to happiness. This concept has grown closer to my heart recently.

While you learn more about this movement, I wish you have a lot of fun on the way. So, here’s a list of 3 interesting musicians that will help you enjoy:

The Local Train (Indian Rock)

The Local Train is an Indian college Rock band that play music in Hindi. Formed in 2008 in Chandigarh, they were named by Sennheiser as the number 1 college band in 2015. What I was truly amazed at was the maturity of thought evident from their lyrics. There isn’t one song on their debut album ‘aalas ka pedh’ that is my absolute favorite. The entire album rocks. Here’s a link to one of their songs:

Bipul Chhetri (Nepali Folk Rock)

Bipul is a singer / songwriter from Kalimpong, Darjeeling. He is my introduction to Nepali songs. I truly enjoy the breezy, easy going yet rock sounding melodies. His album ‘Sketches of Darjeeling’ is a musical exploration of one of the most beautiful parts of India. His follow up albums Maya and single ‘Syndicate’ build on his repertoire. Check him out:


Niles Hollowell-Dhar, better known as DJ KSHMR is an artist based out Berkeley, California. He is ranked #12 on DjMag’s list of top 100 DJ’s.

His album ‘lion across the fields’ is a collection of eclectic sounds.

These are some of the beats I have enjoyed listening to and hope you do too.

Wish all of my readers a lifelong of learning and beautiful music. Keep rocking 2017. If you like my recommendations, please let me know how I can enhance them.

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Writer @ The Intersection of Finance, Tech & Humanity. Stories of a Global Language: “Money”. Contributor @ Startup Grind, HackerNoon, HBR. Twitter@akothari_mba

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