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India Surival Guide’s YouTube Channel Went Viral!

The last two weeks have been crazy and surreal. My videos were already doing great on YouTube, but then “bass-” posted my Foreigner Surprising Indians with Hindi video on the /r/videos subreddit and the madness began!

That Reddit post started a chain reaction, and I ended up going viral, hitting the top of /r/videos with 24.5k upvotes, a spot on the Reddit India homepage, and gaining over 300,000 views that night.

It was an exciting night for me. I sat there watching the Reddit upvotes climb from 10k to 16k before it was 2 am and I had to crash.

There's that nice spike in views on YouTube!
There’s that nice spike in viral views on YouTube!

After it went viral most of the Indian media picked it up with everybody praising the video which showed me simply surprising Indians with my Hindi.

Check out my favourite article, NDTV's Foreigner Goes To Haryana, Speaks In Hindi. Reaction Of Locals Is Viral.
Checkout’sĀ Kiwi tourist charms locals in India by speaking Hindi and NDTV’s Foreigner Goes To Haryana, Speaks In Hindi. Reaction Of Locals Is Viral.

That video aimed to show everyone how warmly Indians react to a foreigner speaking their language. I wanted to show people that language breaks down barriers and connects people and how learning just a few phrases can enhance a travellers trip to India.

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Since then, that video has gone onto hit over 1 million views, and in total my channel is well over 1.5 million views and counting.

So, YouTube is going to be my primary platform now. I have tons of amazing content to coming so please subscribe to see how I live in incredible India. I’m on social networks too, please follow there also:


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By Karl Rock

Karl Rock, is a Hindi speaking Kiwi ex-pat who take viewers behind the scenes of incredible India and its neighbours. He has visited every state and union territory in India, and its culturally similar neighbours ā€“ Pakistan and Bangladesh, and aims to make others fall in love with India and the subcontinent.

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