Gaurav Wasan is a Delhi-based food and travel blogger.
Who is Gaurav Wasan?
Gaurav Wasan is based out of Delhi and he loves to write blogs on food and travelling. He captures the latest fooding trends and destinations within and around the city. Gaurav has has 196K followers on Instagram and also runs his YouTube channel.
Gaurav Wasan maintains strong social media presence and his profile page like in Instagram has extensively covered different varieties of food i.e. right from the street food to sumptuous buffet restaurants. Not to mention, these scrumptious dishes can leave anyone fascinated and motivate him/her to shun away with calorie intake. These mouth-watering dishes show rich culture of Delhi and also reflect upon the kind of variety that North India offers, when it comes to food science. The blogger also travels to different state and shares the delicacies.
So, why is he being admired now a days is because of a video posted by him showing the agony of a “a small gumti” owner Kanta Prasad and his wife Badaami Devi, who manage a dhaba well known as Baba ka dhaba. This video posted by Guarav broke into internet and social media showing the grave circumstances faced by the elderly couple for their survival. This video had both of them in tears narrating the kind of misery that a small dhaba vendor like them was facing because of COVID-19 effect.
The video soon engulfed the social media and internet generating a lot of sympathy and emotion for the elderly couple. In the viral video, an emotionally charged baba with tears in the eyes expressed helplessness to support their daily bread requirements because of the corona pandemic. As they were not able to generate proper revenue, due to lack of footfalls in their dhaba, it automatically forced them for austere measures, which were gradually increasing as there was no end to their plight. The 80 year old couple, who were serving since 1988 at the same place were facing these unforeseen circumstances, which had deeply affected their pockets and their home-cooked vegetarian meals business.
Watch the viral video of “Baba Ka Dhaba”
Well, this was not the only video that Gaurav had shared nor was he doing something irregular. He had been posting such videos for quite some time requesting his followers on social media and common masses to support and help such kind of small vendors in the corona times. Along with the post, the blogger also shares the price, menu, timings, and address details.
The post on Baba ka Dhaba had sensational effect on masses and by the very next day of this post i.e by Thursday morning; ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ was one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter. The emotional story of the elderly couple, who were even shunned away by their children’s, forced the society to revaluate their value system and take a call to prove that we exists as a human. And this post become successful in reenergising the dormant connection, to extend help towards one human by another human and ultimately rebuilt the lives of elderly couple.
This entire change was in brought in by Delhi based blogger Gaurav Wasan and he deserves the laurels from entire society, as this post has brought from him an achievement to create a change in someone’s life, however small or big and exemplifies the lines of famous poet Dushyant : “सिर्फ हंगामा खड़ा करना मेरा मकसद नहीं, सारी कोशिश है कि ये सूरत बदलनी चाहिए। मेरे सीने में नहीं तो तेरे सीने में सही, हो कहीं भी आग, लेकिन आग जलनी चाहिए।“
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