He has a meter - and also a laptop, tablet and other gadgets to keep you amused!

Browse magazines surf the net all in an auto Meet the Chennai autodriver who believes customer is god Image source: amazingauto.in
Social Documentary Friday, March 31, 2017 - 18:01

If you happen to be on Old Mahabalipuram Road in Chennai and are looking for a ride, chances are you'd come across Annadurai and his "Amazing Auto".

And if you hire his auto, you'll realise how different it is from the rest.

One thing is guaranteed: You won't get bored. His vehicle is always stocked with at least eight newspapers of different publications, and also latest editions of 35-40 magazines.

If you don't like reading the papers or magazines - Annadurai says 70% of his customers prefer to use their phones during their commute - the driver also has WiFi for you to connect your device.

And he doesn't stop at that. The tech enthusiast also has a laptop, a tablet, routers and data cards that his passengers can use.

When you reach your destination, if you do not have change, he has a machine for swiping debit and credit cards.

Pocket Films - Indian Short Films has released a documentary on Annadurai which gives a glimpse into the kind of person he is and what drives him.

"Customer is god. Because customer gives me money, I can eat food," he says humbly.

The Class 12 dropout is today also a motivational speaker and has given two TED Talks, besides addressing employees of several organisations.

"You should realise that you have the ability to do anything in this world. And with self-confidence, you can do it for sure," is the mantra he goes by. 

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