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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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Bombay Jayashri at the Oscars

Carnatic Singer, Bombay Jayashri, Life of Pi

Indian vocalist Bombay Jayashri, who was nominated in the best original song category at the 85th Academy Awards for her track "Pi Lullaby" from " Life of Pi", lost the trophy to British singer Adele, who took home the statuette for " Skyfall". However, "Life of Pi" won the best music - original score award.

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Bombay Jayashri Oscar Nomination

Bombay Jayashri's soundtrack for Life of Pi receives an Oscar nomination. First ever academy award nomination for a Tamil song! This beautiful song has been effortlessly rendered by this carnatic singer, and everything from the lyrics to the interludes are just mesmerizing. Click on to read more about her and get the lyrics and song Kanmaniye on Indianspice.

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