"People think Indians in the US eat Bread and Burgers"- Indian-American YouTuber Kalavathi Kasinathan

Spilling out some beans on her secret mantra to get views she said, "I don't keep the frame in the same position for more than 4 seconds. I move the tripod along with me and I make sure my audience feel like they are travelling with me."

"People think Indians in the US eat Bread and Burgers"- Indian-American YouTuber Kalavathi Kasinathan
Kalavathi dressed up in the Indian tradition, Saree. Image — Provided

Indian-American Kalavathi Kasinathan has recently made a significant achievement by crossing 100,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, "Kala's Kitchen". A few of her videos are trending with 1.6 million+ views and counting. "People who watch my videos think it's different to reside abroad as an Indian. After watching my videos they realize that the lifestyle here and in India are pretty much the same. We do celebrate Indian festivals like Diwali, Pongal, etc. All the groceries that are needed to cook an Indian meal is available here. We aren't eating burgers or bread. Rather, Americans are falling in love with our Vadas and Idlis," Kalavathi told Indian Star.

Explaining her transformation from a homemaker to a successful YouTuber she said, "As my kids and husband left for work and school, I used to feel very lonely sitting in my home. I used to pass my time watching YouTube videos. Then, one sudden day I felt, I am good at cooking, why don't I start a channel for myself and share my cooking skills with everyone? And that's how everything started."

"It took me one and half years to get 1000 subscribers. It wasn't easy to reach this place. From handling the tripod alone to taking care of my two little kids by myself, a lot of effort was put in. Though I don't look at the numbers often, reaching 100k has definitely given immense motivation to continue this journey," said Kalavathi to Indian Star.

Photo of Kalavathi taken in the USA. Image — Provided