Baba-Ka- Dhaba goes viral in pandemic hit Delhi
For this octogenarian couple, Life was always a never-ending struggle for years, but the coronavirus pandemic compounded woes as their plans to eke out a bead from their non-descript “ Baba –Ka – Dhaba”-at a roadside in Malviya Nagar area of the national capital of India shattered around them ever since the pandemic broke.
Regulars thinned away because of the lockdown, containment measures, and looming fear of contracting the disease.
Their three-decades-old roadside eating joint’ business crumbled leading to choking of their funds to run the Dhaba, a commonly used word for the roadside eating point. Almost every day they managed groceries to cook food and waited for customers. But there was hardly anyone.
Each day, they used to retire late in the night to their home with cooked food sometimes to consume back home and it led to the dumping of stale food and whithering away of reserves.
With tears rolling from their wrinkled faces, the 80 years Kanta Prasad and his equally aged wife Badami Devi never believed the turn of events two days back when an enterprising food journalist shot their clip and posted on the social media.
Local TV channels covered the spot and it went viral soon after. People, especially young people turned up to patronize them, and many pooled cash to keep them afloat.
The Food Journalist, a daunting individual, followed up the coverage and managed to elicit responses that may go a long way at least in one poor family. Kudos to the journalist & photographer.
Gaurav Wasan I sincerely thank you.you have really made THE difference…their blessings will always be with you!
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