Surviving in India is difficult if you’re not a desi. To solve this problem, Karl Rock created his YouTube channel- ‘India Survival Guide’ and the videos are creating a buzz online.
Karl’s goal is to visit all 36 states & union territories in India plus India before partition. So far he has visited 28 states and Bangladesh. This YouTube channel is an extension of the quintessential India Survival Guide book written by him to prepare travelers quickly, allowing them to confidently and safely travel in India.
Picture this: If you see a foreigner roaming about with a camera in our country, you’d probably think he’s a vlogger or just another tourist trying to film our magnificent cows and gullies. If you see him approaching you, your first reaction would obviously be “How can I help you?” or “What are you looking for?” Now imagine the guy going, “kuch nahi chahiye bhai, ram ram.” How hilarious would that be?
Karl carried a camera around and engaged in a conversation in Hindi with regular Indians like store owners and auto-rickshaw drivers for the sole purpose of making them smile. He says there is something really special about the smiles Indian flash when you talk to them in Hindi. How cute is that?
Watch the adorable video here:
Last year, he made a video on how an auto-rickshaw driver tried to dupe him. Assuming that they’re rich and won’t bargain, a lot of shop owners and rickshaw drivers charge foreigners much more than the normal prices. This is why the channel decided to make a YouTube video to help bring up and address this issue, because it’s unfair they are charged so much for the same service. Watch the video right here:
Karl has also covered topics like ‘ How to avoid Indian scammers’ and ‘How to deal with Indian air pollution’ which help the tourists in dealing with this stuff, and really work like a grim mirror for us Indians. The big question here is: Why do we give our tourists a chance to complain in the first place? And why aren’t we working towards changing our mindset? Watch the videos right here:
Interesting, to say the least.