Bagalkot: Inspired by PM Modi, PhD couple runs tea stall for living


Daijiworld Media Network - Bagalkot (MS)

Bagalkot, Feb 23: Narendra Modi, Prime Minister (PM) of India, who is said to be selling tea for a living earlier, has inspired a couple, who have done their PhD to earn their livelihood by selling tea.

This is the story of couple Amingada Prashanth Nayak and Kavya. Both have secured PhD through distance education. In addition, they also passed NET and SET exams to get into government service. Butthey did not get one.

Together with trying to get a government job, the couple used to work in colleges for a living. However, as their financial condition was not good, they opened a tea stall and named it 'Aam Aadmi Tea Time'. This shop has changed their life completely. The couple is earning around Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 per month. They have opened their own education institute named Shantha Devi educational institute, in the name of Prashanth's mother, from the income they have earned through this tea shop.

The couple say, "We did not feel dejected as we did not get a government job. We took inspiration from PM Modi and started a tea business. As we sold tea day and night, our dreams have realized. Our family is leading a happy life. Earlier, our financial condition was not good. Morning we used to be in college and evening work in the tea shop.”

The couple has opened three schools now, along with managing a tea shop. They also plan to open a women's college in Aminagad. On the whole, the couple have become models to all those who lament for not getting a government job.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Ramesh, Udupi

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Looking at the recent trend it seems we need a separate chai and pakoda ministry.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    We will be number ONE economy in the world with tea and pakoda economics. We will soon have this Tea/Pakoda subject in our IIMs as a matter of business model discussions..........When PhD's are made to sell tea, it speaks all about our vikas .....and ofcourse the standard of our academic qualifications. Jai ho.......lala....lala...lala....!!!!

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  • Ramesh, Udupi

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    How many BJP bakth will allow their children's to sell tea...

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    demonize the humble antecedents of our PM Modiji !!!!

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    you should stop defending liars.

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  • John, Bangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    If Baba ramdev is corona virus scientist then PhD is tea seller

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  • Kudla daye, Kudla

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    “On the whole, the couple have become models to all those who lament for not getting a government job“ can anyone please elaborate the meaning of this statement? Is it like the students should study and study and study until they get a Phd and search for government job and if they fail to get one the last thing is you have to open a tea stall? Like seriously??? Why do we need an inspiration to open a tea stall? What is the use of the so called “Phd” ?? Enchina kaande kaande namane thikkina?

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    This kind of inspiration may not last long.

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  • Ashik, ullala

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    have some common sense now they are owning 3 schools and still selling tea, Im 100% sure they have worker for that AAM AADMI TEA TIME come on these all feku drama , and look at Kavya photo shoot keliye nahake powder kiwder sab lagake she givin pose. YE HUM HE, YE HAMAAREEEE PHD HOLDERS HE, AUR YAHA TEA BEHJRAHE HE.

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  • Deeraj, Kavoor

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    I don't know why u need inspiration to start a tea stall... U did PhD to pursue a tea stall owner??

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    A disgraceful message to the young generation who wish to pursue Phd.

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  • Correa, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    And he is making chai out of the GAS from drainage 😂😂

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  • ponkra, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    these couple must have got PhD without SSLC..ha ha ha like our master who has done MA without BA totally fake and created story by propaganda cell of besharam janara party

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  • Sopkane, North Dokota / USA

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    I know many degree holder who are very good in academics, but when it come to performance or piratically working they are zero. My tuesion teacher was one of them educated in USA. Never worked a single day. These people are able to study but dont want to work. They keep on studying till their late 50s

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    One thing for sure, if they get PM job, they will do better than present state.

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  • Ranjan, Udupi

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    The way its going, the day will arrive in Bharath Desh only tea and pkoda sellers will thrive.

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Aren't they bad examples. 1. They are PhD yet, selling tea finding no jobs. 2. They are setting up schools, to get people educated and their own example is they get no jobs despite being PhD? What is the bottoming here?

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  • P.S.Prabhu, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Totally agree with Sir. 1. What kind of Phd. is this ? 2. Never heard online Phd. 3. If you have to sell the tea for living, then why to waste time doing Phd.?

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Now with PSU privatization and merger of banks many more jobs will be lost and there will be no security for jobs making the overall economy on the backfoot! When people have no option, they have to look to all sorts of means to sustain their lives! The situation is going to be more critical as more and more businesses fail which will have a snowballing effect on all professions!

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  • Alphy, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Phd secured through distant education? Never heard of this. In which subject did they get such degree and is it a recognized institution? I am not surprised they could not get into a job. Who will recognize their Phd? Looks like their education is just like our PM's Bachelor and Master's degree! Surprisingly the certificates were printed using font not existed in those years! ALL FEKU. Because of this Fekugiri our India's situation has been reduced to current state. Also, this Phd couple should have been a little more careful and should not have published the lucrative returns. Our PM and Sitaraman will inforom AA to acquire this business for pittance and make them Nanga!

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  • Ruben pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    it is not the couple or Modi. It is the PHD. the PhD's in India has no standing as opposed to the leading universities of the world where the thesis has to be original and has to be defended against leading academicians. Here it is copy and paste with equally bad mentors.

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  • valmond Nazareth, Toronto Ontario

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Yes i do agree with you I am also from Mangalore now living in Canada Getting a PHD here needs a lot of effort focus and brains

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  • Ramesh Babu, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    "Together were trying to get a government job" Why you guys did not try for other job beside government job??? Maybe you both were looking for easy job beside that you both were not fit and qualified or else you both would have got it, anyway one day you guys will be PM or President of Mera Mahan Indian.

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  • Francis, Shirva/UK

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Great inspiration, our PM is vishawaguru in inspiring. Tea selling subject should be added in schools.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    they look well fed and well dressed... apart from humble Chai, many other things also on sale, paan, gutka, many other items and God knows what else... though they are humble chaivalas, they made enough money to float schools and now planning to start college... that means they know where easy money is... they might be doing photo op whereas real dukaanwali is behind them... on the whole, this couple combine best elements of ನ. ಮೋ . and ನೀ. ಮೋ.

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  • Achhu, Mlore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Why he did not get inspiration prior to start his PHD? i think their PHD subject was on Tea so they got this idea after they finished PHD

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Hope to see you both in top most positions in our indian parliament....congratulations...best wishes...

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  • William Rodrigues, Milagres, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    This is beginning for a bright future. They didn't get a government job is a reason. Everyone need not be successful in procuring a government vacancy but they got inspiration because of this. Who knows tomorrow they might be able to appoint more PhD graduates in their institutions. I wish them good luck and a wonderful future.

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Husband is not sure if it is Tea or pauridge. Look at him.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    😁😁😄😄...during photography, tea must have been prepared by the workers. They have three educational institutions..they have to look after those!!!...

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Both are PhD and didn't get job? Getting PhD degree is not easy. There are politicians are not educated but they earn crore rupees and even keep sufficient wealth to their next generation.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    PhD couple looks Demotivated ...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Jossey S mumbai,may be still they feel they are degree holders and make tee .Sadly in our Indian citizens there is a thinking of only degree ,or a govt,job is better,other jobs are not so well appriciated.But I feel one shouldnt feel lowered to work ,if you can ,instead of depending on others.Now they feel it can bring good money .

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Modi government failed to create jobs to PHD holder's..... Shame for Indian Government. ""Educated peoples are running tea shops for survival and uneducated are working government offices on reservation basis... "" and we expecting development of nation..

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  • Alwyn Dsouza, Canada

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Entrepreneurship is a best. Bottom line is daily bread matters. Govt job or private job or business end results are money for living happily, luxurious ways and other forms. Inspired. By XYZ is all BS but PHD may have helped them for this ventures iniatially a survival of not getting job but now operating colleges or schools makes them rich. Hope they help the needy than building empires. If they follow the path of their inspired.man then hit the gunta

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Soon India will become Tea sellers only .Because no other jobs opportunity in India.

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  • Damodhar Gopi Suvarna, Udupi

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    YOU TOOK wrong INSPIRATION FROM PM, then tea vendor !!!!!!!!! PM had no decent education like you both. Therefore, he settled for selling tea without any other choice. We have to pity on NAMO but do not take him wrongly you both Ph.D holders and set a wrong example for India.... We, Indians can not take any inspiration from you both, if so, within no time Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Butan's economy will surpass our great India's economy. Is it not a shame ???? Therefore, you educated once (PM was not a Ph.D holder, if so he could have been a great person without entering into politics. You educated people please do not quote PM wrongly for wrong purpose) , instead of settling for tea or getting wrong inspiration, meet the PM advise or inspire him to create some valuable jobs for the Love of India, for the Love of Indians and for the Love of Indian Economy......

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  • Sathish jm, Kumpala

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Brother, Don't pass lecture with prejudice. Please read the article completely and understand what they have achieved now by selling tea. They are no longer looking for jobs rather they are creating more jobs!

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  • Alan, Mangalore/U.S.A

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    They put a spin on everything. Like Subramaniam Swamy says, the markets are rigged. everything is rigged G.D.P has taken a nosedive and people have no means of livelihood, Fekus true colours are beginning to show.

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    My neighbour Annappa is selling Tea from last 7 years inspired by Modi... his fortune remained as it is till now in spite of his hard work.... I hope he will become PM one day Modi was not a Tea Seller ...the existence of tea stall and selling tea is a Fake Story to fool people like all other Jumlas like DIGITAL CAMERA Jumla. But current thing is reality... If we have education then also we cannot think beyond Chai and Pakoda.....!!!!

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  • Speak logic, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Inspired....!!! Or jobless...???

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  • Kumar, Manipal

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    It is shameful that they could earn more money by selling Tea rather than using their Phds. It shows the present job situation in our economy. People who have degrees are not getting jobs. Had these couple got good jobs they would never have opted for selling tea.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    despite doing Ph D, this couple could not make out that this "teamaker thing" was fake... only to make monkey bath crowd to feel that he is one of them... one of umpteen number of things to make monkey bath crowd to believe he came from humble background and he is going to help monkey bath crowd to scale heights in their lives... even now monkey bath crowd whistles and hoots in joy in theatres at the exploits of the "Hero"...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    If many others follow their model, seeing their claims of profits, and set chai-pakora shops in the vicinity, their profits will shrink and they will have to start some other jhumla!

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  • Manvit, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Everyone cannot run for free rice. They want to earn the money not waiting for freebies.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/ Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Successful in studies and Tea making business, hope their inspiration will reach them to PM' s chair as well!

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  • Love Each Other, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    The time when Modiji completed his degree, people who completes high school used to get good jobs. Then why Modiji was selling Tea.....??? Just thinking.

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Any tom, dick and harry can get a distance learning PhD it has no value. Always heard parents telling children to study and get degrees and qualifications so that you get a good job. But this couple will be the first to say join the family tea business because even after studying you will sell tea than why to waste time and money. Was it modi inspiration or less qualified.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Earning "net profit" of 30-40k just by selling tea is a great business rather than working for a pvt Institute with peanut salary & no job security?

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  • Althaf, Udupi

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    They follow Modi and they sell tea not because they inspired by modi but the fact that even if they got PHD & other degree under the rule of modi they cant find any suitable job. Rate of unemployment in india is increasing day by day. For sure if they inspired by modi then one day they will sell their shop as we see BJP is selling everything.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    One day we all may have to........

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Wow.... If you follow modi you will end up in this condition only inspite of your degrees!!

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  • Mohammed, India

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Inspired by pm modi?? How?? Was he phd holder?? You are selling tea only because you didn’t find job, and pm will definitely make every educated youth to sell tea pakoda in india..

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  • Mohan, Bc Road sajipa

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Modi only bless adani Ambanis. Rest all PhD holders are encouraged to sell TEA ND PAKODA. good going digital India. India is shining in world map

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  • Edward Menezes, Afghanistan

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Should have invited the Orginal tea boy for the inogration of the tea stall you would have got one Kitlie free along with the Logo.

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