Next time your parents scold you for being on YouTube for so long then here a logical reason to be sticked to it, as YouTube now has not only limited to viral videos or cute dogs and cats videos, it has become an all-together new and effective way to learn different stuff. Be tit playing guitar or making a continental dish or just learn to knot a tie.
There are plenty of ‘Do-It-Yourself’ (DIY) videos for you to watch and learn from, and more importantly all you need an internet connection and a computer or even a smartphone.
To prove our point meet Prem Thakur, a 19-year-old Mumbai resident who gave YouTube’s DIY lessons in which he showed a new meaning by building his very own ‘Buggy’ car from scratch, and guess what he learnt it just by watching tutorials on YouTube.
A commerce student with limited financial means and no background in engineering, Thakur built his car using a second-hand Hyundai Accent engine.
“In four months time, I welded the car from the chassis up and painted it all by myself,” he told VideoVolunteers.
Thakur’s father works as a rickshaw puller. Putting the buggy car together cost him and his family almost ₹2.5 lakh. “Had it not been for my family and the Internet connection, I couldn’t possibly have built this car,” he told VideoVolunteers.
Thakur dreams of driving his car on a race track and becoming an automobile engineer one day.
Well, YouTube is not that bad and Thakur simply nailed it.