From strengthening leadership to acing cooking, Hyderabadi Aalim Javeri's journey is one to watch out for
Meet Aalim Javeri, witty, well-versed in legislation, has had a stint with the United Nations and has his own YouTube show — Cooking With Aalim: The Prince Of Knives. He rustles up home-cooked meals and at times, teaches kids how to do so too. That’s quite a few feathers that the 27-year-old has on his cap, wouldn’t you agree? He also happens to be the chief operations officer, of All India Professionals’ Congress, which means designing campaigns and recruiting young leaders with top Delhi-based parliamentarians. “I have travelled to more than 21 areas in this country, some of the remote and inaccessible and have met people from so many walks of life,” shares the graduate of the University of Warwick in Politics and International Studies. He is the youngest son of city-based Sherry and the late Sadruddin Javeri.
Sherry is known for hosting some of the most big-wig dignitaries in the city and is the daughter of UNESCO Peace Prize awardee Major General Indar Jit Rikhye. So even before Aalim started working for the likes of Shashi Tharoor, he started inculcating the ideas of world affairs. When Aalim is not fighting the challenges of getting the youngsters to engage in politics or to become more aware, he works on his cooking and the YouTube channel too. “I started the channel a few months after my grandmother passed away. I remember her being loved for passing on recipes and how she loved feeding people,” says Aalim, highlighting that the episode closest to his heart is the one where he interacted with a bunch of underprivileged children at government school.
The ideas of people going hungry irked Aalim from the very beginning. “When I was very young, I remember that a cleaning staff was fired because she stole food from the trash can. I was outraged! Why would you fire someone who is hungry,” he questions. He remembers sitting with them, talking about their dreams and aspirations, often in superhero costumes probably driving home the idea that no matter where one comes from, nothing is impossible.