After husband's accident, Gurgaon school teacher opens chole kulche cart to support family

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Standing under the scorching sun and selling chole kulche was not what Urvashi Yadav, a nursery teacher, wanted to do in life. But now she is nothing but proud of it.
Setting up a thela was not a necessity nor passion for Urvashi but after her husband's accident earlier this year and the impending hip surgery, she realised that she has to help her husband and reduce the burden on him of being the primary breadwinner for the family.
That is when the idea of using her cooking skills to her advantage came to her.

Since she did not have enough funds to open a restaurant, she settled for a cheaper alternative. Even though her in-laws and children were not okay with the idea Urvashi went ahead with the plan after discussing it with her husband.


Describing her struggles, Urvashi says she was obviously embarrassed.
"Day one was the toughest and I was very uncomfortable. I covered my face, broke down, but eventually I pulled myself together. I hate to admit it but I was the kind of person who couldn't live without an AC and I hated the sun in my face. Yet, there I was, standing on the side of the road on a hot summer day, getting chole kulche ready for customers", said Urvashi as reported by Vagabomb.

But it was a Facebook post that made her thela famous and since then there has no dearth of customers. The Facebook post went viral with 8,870 shares and 26,170 likes.


Located in Sector 14 market in Gurgaon, Urvashi's stall is functional from 8 AM to 4 PM and has helped her be financially secure.