Social media comes to the aid of street food vendors in India

Mr Ravi Kant, assisted by his daughter Navya, sells mostly burgers, sandwiches and beverages at his stall.
Mr Ravi Kant, assisted by his daughter Navya, sells mostly burgers, sandwiches and beverages at his stall.ST PHOTO: DEBARSHI DASGUPTA
Many have been visiting Baba Ka Dhaba, a roadside eatery in Delhi, after a video featuring its owners went viral.
Many have been visiting Baba Ka Dhaba, a roadside eatery in Delhi, after a video featuring its owners went viral.PHOTO: PATNAWALY/TWITTER

NEW DELHI - As someone who enjoys cooking, Mr Ravi Kant had always dreamt of opening a small cafe. He made a start last month, a debut that arose, however, from a nightmare.

The former travel firm executive was laid off in March after the pandemic abruptly halted the arrival of foreign tourists. His monthly earnings of 65,000 rupees (S$1,200) evaporated.

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