Humans Story Part 2: Meet Raju Bhaiya

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Ever tried having street food for lunch?

Meet Raju Bhaiya. He has a stall in Rajouri Garden Main Market, near Raman Book Depot. He has been selling Matar Kulcha since 20 years with his special tadka of love. Raju Bhaiya has a wife and two kids. He lives in Shadipur. He earns atleast Rs. 300 a day.

Raju Bhaiya is a man of high morals. When asked who cooks food at home, he said, “When I’m at home, we both (he and his wife) together do.” He never believed in typical stereotypes that a woman should handle kitchen and cook food. He believes that men and women stand at equal levels. “You must make women count as much as men; you must have an equal standard of morals; and the only way to enforce that is through giving women power so that you can get that equal moral standard registered in the laws of country. It is the only way.” says Raju Bhaiya. Compassion is the basis of morality, and that is why you’ll find Raju Bhaiya truly compassionate.

The love with which he serves people is exemplary. “The purpose of life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” says he. People visiting his stall not only praise his compassionate nature, but also his versatility. “The idea of recognizing your strengths and using them in as versatile a way as you can is way cool”, says Shivani Sethi, a student of Kalindi College who visits his stall everyday after her coaching class.

“He cooks to please, to nourish people” says Mr. Vijay Gupta, a small-scale businessman who visits Raju Bhaiya’s stall everyday. I suggest you all to try Raju Bhaiya’s lip-smacking Matar Kulchcha once. It’ll surely tickle your taste buds.

Also, remember it is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.

By Aena Rizvi

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