Bill Gates enjoys chai at Dolly Chaiwala’s stall

Gates, expressing his excitement about being back in India, highlighted the country’s knack for innovation, even in the simplest aspects of daily life.

| Updated: 29 February, 2024 1:32 pm IST
Bill Gates, currently on a visit to India shared a video with Dolly Chaiwala, that went viral

NEW DELHI: In a recent viral video shared by Bill Gates on his Instagram account, the Microsoft co-founder was captured savouring a cup of chai at a local stall in India. The renowned tea vendor, Dolly Chaiwala, showcased his unique tea preparation technique, garnering millions of views and sparking a wave of admiration.

Gates, expressing his excitement about being back in India, highlighted the country’s knack for innovation, even in the simplest aspects of daily life. In the clip, he orders “One chai, please,” and witnesses the artistry involved as Dolly Chaiwala crafts the beverage on his specially designed cart.

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The video sheds light on Gates’ appreciation for India’s innovative spirit, with his Instagram post stating, “In India, you can find innovation everywhere you turn — even in the preparation of a simple cup of tea!” Gates commended the nation for being a hub of incredible innovators striving to save and improve lives.

 

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Gates’ admiration extended to the grand pre-wedding festivities of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant, which he is set to attend in Gujarat’s Jamnagar during his visit to India. The video concluded with Gates expressing anticipation for more “chai pe charcha” (discussions over tea), referencing PM Modi’s famous ‘chai pe charcha’ initiative.

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The online community has reacted with enthusiasm to Gates’ immersion into Indian culture. The video, quickly gaining traction, has amassed approximately 4 million views on social media platforms, coupled with nearly 300,000 likes on Instagram.

The public response has been diverse, with comments ranging from calling it the ‘crossover that even Marvel can’t imagine’ to praising Dolly Chaiwala as the ‘luckiest.’ Social media users are delighted to witness Gates engaging with the local culture and expressing genuine enjoyment over a humble cup of chai. One user even commented under the post, ‘I wonder if this is AI generated’ while other responded ‘India is not for Beginners❌ Billionares✅’.

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