This photo of a Pakistani tea seller (chai wala) is currently steaming-up the internet. Photographer Jiah Ali took a few snaps of the man during a recent photo walk she attended in Islamabad.
Chai wala spotted in Islamabad.
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“He had a tiny tea stall in the area near the vegetable section of the city’s Itwar Bazaar. I spotted him while he was pouring some tea.”
“My first two shots were of him looking down concentrated on his chai, but I was lucky enough to capture the viral shot in the seconds he looked at me for. He shied away, smiling, as soon as he saw me,”
“I am still trying to find him. I saw him at the Sunday market a few months back, so will have to wait for the Sunday market again to meet him. Just hope to meet him,” she said when asked whether she met the tea seller again.
Jiah shared the photo on Instagram and it went viral after a few shares on Twitter.