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India’s spirituality contributes to the growth of opera singer Larissa Rai

Metro- Larissa

Her Hindi can’t exactly put many of us to shame but the choice of words and the way she uses them impresses nevertheless. Russian Opera singer Larissa Rai, in fact, tries to speak in Hindi as much as possible and can’t fathom the fact that “Indians living in their own country, with their own people don’t converse in their mother tongue”. “Russians can learn Hindi faster and likewise Indians can grasp Russian quickly because Sanskrit and Russian language share many similarities. There are many similar words. When I have to scold my daughter, I deliberately choose Hindi because it’s very soft and diplomatic,” says Larissa.

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