Divyanshu Batra , a 21-year-old boy from Dehradun is trending on social media with his tea joint named “Dil Tuta Aashiq- Chai Wala” which he says has opened after he suffered a heartbreak during the lockdown.
Divyanshu Batra, a resident of Dehradun and owner of the cafe, says he decided to open a cafe with a catchy name as he wanted to “take something positive out of his break-up” instead of “mourning it for long.”
The cafe, located at the GMS Road area of the capital, opened on December 16 and has been drawing customers since then, especially young ones like him who also suffered heartbreak from breakups.
Batra said, “I had a girlfriend from my high-school days with whom I broke-up last year as her parents were against us going together. After that, I was depressed for about six months and spent my time only by playing PUBG. Then one day, I thought it’s enough and I will get out of this, and that’s how the idea of this popped up.”
Batra is a BSc in computer science and claims to have opened the cafe with his savings, He said his parents, especially his father was a bit “sceptical” when he told him about opening a cafe with a such name.
“My mother was very supportive of the fact that I was going to start something of my own after the bad phase I went through but my father was not convinced with the name of the cafe. But one day, one of his friends who was unaware that the cafe is mine, praised the food and its ambience. Then my dad got convinced that I am doing something productive,” he said.
Batra, who manages the cafe with his younger brother Rahul Batra, said that “more than doing business, he wanted to provide a platform to people like him with heartbreaks to share their stories.”
“Everyone in their life goes through the same phase. Hence, I wanted them to come here and share their tales and the pain in their heart so that I can help them overcome this and move on. I am even succeeding in this as many are now coming by seeing the cafe’s name and sharing their break-up stories with me,” said Batra.
If you’re willing to visit, the cafe is located at the GMS Road area and is already drawing a lot of customers since it’s opening in December, 2020.