AYU Official (Indian Youtube Community) : Gone are the days when people were glued to the idiot box. The growth of smartphones and internet penetration has opened a lot of opportunities for people to unravel their creative minds across the world.
Twenty-six-year old Dhruv Rathee is a popular YouTuber from Haryana. An engineer by profession, he did his Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Germany and did Master’s in engineering with a focus on renewable energy.
His videos on YouTube involve controversial topics, with a strong focus on societal, political, and environmental issues.
Some of his popular videos include ‘The JNU incident, explained,’ ‘Privatisation of Air India, BPCL analysis by Dhruv Rathee’, and the ‘Ground reality of Delhi’s government schools’.
Despite facing a number of controversies regarding his subject matter, Dhruv continues to talk about extremely relevant and pressing issues happening in India today. According to him, his aim is to spread awareness among India’s youth, and to educate them with new-found knowledge to take back from his short videos.
Today, Dhruv has quite a strong fan following, with around 3 million subscribers for his channel.
Dhruv can also be seen visiting the sites he is reporting from. With a passion for filmmaking and photography, his talent is quite evident from his videos.
For instance, in his most recent video India’s Best Statue – Ground Report by Dhruv Rathee, we can see the young YouTuber exploring the Jatayu Earth centre in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, where he talks to sculptor Rajiv Anchal about his process, and about what makes this eco-tourist destination special.
In another travel video called ‘Cleaning 9 million kgs of trash – Dhruv Rathee interviews Afroz Shah’, he can be see visiting Versova Beach in Mumbai, where he highlights the waste management issue, and interviews, Afroz Shah, the man behind the world’s largest single-handed beach cleanup.
Through the video, one can learn a lot about waste segregation and garbage management, how to differentiate between dry waste and wet waste, and how to go about the beach cleanup process.