MBA Chaiwala / Panoti

MBA Chaiwala / Prafull Billore Panauti

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MBA Chaiwala, sometimes called Panauti, is the name of a brand and franchise founded by Ahmedabad native Prafull Billore. The brand markets itself as a start-up created by an MBA drop-out, with Billore being a proponent of hustle-culture in his personal branding on Instagram and YouTube. Memes about MBA Chaiwala often revolve around his seeming omnipresence on social media. The idea that Billore is a "panoti" or harbinger of bad luck began gaining traction in 2022 after various famous personalities he was photographed with ended up finding themselves mired in controversy.


Prafull Billore began marketing his chai business in 2017 on Instagram[1] under the name Mr. Billore Ahmedabad. His earliest post was made on November 18th, 2017 (seen below). A popular marketing campaign for Billore's brand was offering free chai to single people on February 14th, with his first post to cross 1,000 likes being a February 10th, 2021 meme posted to promote the offer (seen below, right).[2]



In March 2023, memes about Prafull Billore being a "panoti" or bad omen began to gain traction. On August 4th, 2022, Billore was interviewed by Manish Kashyap of "SachTak" news in a YouTube[3] upload that gathered over 12 million plays in 7 months (seen below). In March 2023, Manish Kashyap was arrested for his involvement in spreading false news about migrant workers in the state of Tamil Nadu.[4]

Influencer Arvind Arora interviewed Billore in November 2021[5] and found himself in an unfavorable position on Indian Shark Tank in March 2023.[6] On April 21st, 2022, MBA Chaiwala posted a picture[7] with Gautam Adani (seen below, left) and Adani later became embroiled in a corruption controversy in early 2023.

Prafull Billore @Prafull_mbachai Meeting with @gautam_adani Ji at Indian Economic Conclave #IEC2022 #gautamadani #adani FT OF MISSION Lew's 11:46 AM. Apr 21, 2022 1,056 Retweets 46 Quotes 32K Likes 41 Bookmarks : ADANI LOST 97,000 CRORES OF MARKET CAP AFTER THE HINDENBURG REPORT!!!

On March 21st, 2023, Twitter[8] user @1no_aalsi_ posted an edit showing Billore's various "victims," gathering over 4,000 likes in less than a week (seen below).

On March 23rd, 2023, Twitter[9] user @kaajukatla posted a joke about Billore cursing Sadhguru, gathering over 1,000 likes in under a week (seen below).

On March 25th, Twitter[10] user @dudeitsokay posted a meme about MBA Chaiwala being a "panoti" as well, gathering over 2,000 likes in two days (seen below).

r/ldc. @dudeitsokay this btc panoti met alakh pandey nd king lost his 3 teachers. D 9:52 AM Mar 25, 2023 156.8K Views . Support Sankalp 266 Retweets 14 Quotes 2,518 Likes 73 Bookmarks :

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Jo Kar @i_am_gustakh Kyaa Panoti Igaayi bhai.. #INDVAUS Translate Tweet Kya mein Selfie lene andar aa Sakta hoon.. @i_am_gustakh Nikal Jaa Bsdk.. 12:03 PM Mar 22, 2023 20.5K Views 172 Retweets 2 Quotes 1,065 Likes 2 Bookmarks ELELE : Maharaj Yogi Adityanath @Badcompannyy Wasting his Time Panoti RADHE @Iamradhe_poo ACTION REACTION 2:18 AM • Mar 26, 2023.3,039 Views @IAMRADHE POO तक नई दिल्ली, 20 मार्च 2023, अपडेटेड 7:31 PM IST : Subscribe to Notifications शेयर बाजार (Share Market) में बीते कुछ दिनों से उथल-पुथल का माहौल है. इस बीच योगगुरु बाबा रामदेव (Baba Ramdev) की कंपनी पतंजलि फूड्स (Patanjali Foods) का शेयर भी धराशायी नजर आ रहा है. सप्ताह के पहले कारोबारी दिन सोमवार को गिरावट के साथ बंद हुए शेयर बाजार में रामदेव का ये शेयर भी लाल निशान पर करीब 1.38 फीसदी फिसलकर 886 रुपये के लेवल पर बंद हुआ. दिन के कारोबार के दौरान ये 853.50 रुपये तक टूट गया था. Mf's dropped out of college and opens a tea stall and call themselves entrepreneurs after selling tea 10hours a day Kya batau bhai.. MEMECHAT APP tiffite ΜΙΑ Chaiwala Ki Video dekhli @firki07 B tech wali chai bech rahi, MBA wala chai bech raha Yeh sab course competition dekh rahe ho ab chai bechne ke liye bhi degree Ig rahi 6:17 AM Oct 15, 2022 124 Retweets 3 Quotes 970 Likes 10 Bookmarks

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External References

[1] Instagram – MBA Chaiwala

[2] Instagram – MBA Chaiwala

[3] YouTube – SachTak

[4] The Hindu – Manish Kashyap

[5] YouTube – A2 Motivation by Arvind Arora

[6] YouTube – Shark Tank

[7] Twitter – Prafull_mbachai

[8] Twitter – 1no_aalsi_

[9] Twitter – kaajukatla

[10] Twitter – dudeitsokay

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