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The hard road to success for YouTube star Maithili Thakur

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Maithili Thakur was born in the small state of Bihar in extreme northern India. In fact, the language in her region is called Mathili, which also happens to be a name for Sri Sita. Maithili, along with her two brothers, Rishav and Ayachi were trained by their father in Indian classic music, harmonium and table. The brothers provide backing instruments in nearly all of Mathili’s videos. Years of struggle “I was born in 2000, in the Madhubani district of Bihar, India. I grew up in a village in a remote area – there was no electricity and most people were farmers, herding cows. I didn’t go to school as there was no school in the area. My father lived away much of the time, in Delhi, establishing himself as a music teacher. He taught his students in their homes.” Thanks …

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Gandhi’s favourite Gujarati bhajan goes global

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Artists from 124 countries recreate ‘Vaishnava Jan To’. Flashback Friday: On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, artists from over 124 countries contributed in paying homage to the Father of the Nation through his favourite bhajan ‘Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye’. The famous Gujarati hymn was penned by the 15th century poet Narsimha Mehta and was one of the favourite bhajans of Gandhi, who included it into the roster of prayers routinely sung before his meetings. During the closing ceremony of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Conference (MGISC) and in the presence of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Gutierrez, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti, launched a medley version of the bhajan, sung by artists from over 124 countries. All Indian Missions …

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