Bill Gates, Dolly Chaiwalla And A Cup Of Tea

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is presently in India, where he was spotted relishing a cup of tea from the famous tea vendor, Dolly Chaiwalla. This unexpected encounter has taken social media by storm.

What Happened: Gates shared a video on Instagram where he is seen ordering and sipping tea from Dolly Chaiwalla’s distinctive tea stall. The video, shared on Thursday, has already garnered over 80,000 likes and a plethora of comments expressing surprise and admiration.

In the video, Gates requests a cup of tea, which Dolly Chaiwalla brews in his unique style. Gates appears to enjoy the tea and comments, “In India, you can find innovation everywhere you turn — even in the preparation of a simple cup of tea!”

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Gates also expressed his enthusiasm about returning to India, a nation he regards as a hub of incredible innovators. He concluded the video by saying, “Looking forward to many chai pe charcha,” standing next to the tea vendor.

Gates’ visit to India isn’t just about tea. He has been actively involved in various initiatives in the country. Gates visited Odisha to explore India’s digital infrastructure and promote the use of AI in agriculture. He met with Odisha's Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to discuss initiatives such as the ‘Jaga Mission' for slum development, the ‘Mukta' scheme for generating local employment, and ‘Mission Shakti' aimed at empowering women.

His foundation has also partnered with the state's agriculture and fisheries departments since 2017 to pioneer data-driven solutions for farmers and fishermen. This tea-drinking episode underscores Gates’ ongoing commitment to India and its innovative spirit.


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