Meeting the guy behind @NasDaily
Nuseir Yassin is a content creator, a traveler, a community builder, a believer in humanity, and most importantly a humble person. My journey with NasDaily started 5 years ago when I first came across the video Humans Are Amazing and it was heartwarming to watch! At that moment, I had no idea that one video would just be the start of me looking forward to his next video every day for the next 5 years!
Fast-forward to 12-June-2022, there is an announcement about a Bangalore Community event accepting registrations and that they would be inviting 200 people. I knew I HAD TO BE THERE!
I am not an active content creator with millions of followers or a startup founder. However, I do create content about things I care about and have mentored 20+ people regarding their careers, and have recently invested in a few early-stage startups. I just mentioned all of that in less than 30 words (less than a minute to read!) and waited!
On 18-June-2022, just 6 hours before the start of the event, I was excited and surprised to receive my invite 🤩 to the event!
The Bangalore Community event was nothing like I had ever seen before. That place had energy, excitement, feeling of inclusivity amongst all the smart and creative people! Some people make memes, people who make NFTs, people who are ed-tech founders, people who make vernacular content on trivial yet impactful things, and many more. This place brought someone who is a 10-year-old to someone who is 52-year-old together under one roof! The only common thing about all of them was their passion for the things they do or create or build.
The conversations floated from education to art to movies to transportation! I would like to feature some of them here.
- Firdosh Sheikh — She co-founded Drife which aims to make the local commute easier and cheaper. Their USP — they let the ride details be available to the cab driver before accepting the ride, leading to near-zero cancellations.
- Shaswati P — She works on making workplaces (or places in general) diverse and inclusive. Probably the only person dressed in an elegant saree. She is also a Helen-Keller awardee! 🎉 🙌🏽
- Kundan Singh Rajput — Founder of TAG, which is a career counseling app for all categories of students. Walking past him, it's easy to miss him in the crowd but once you talk to him, you can feel the sense of him making a difference in the lives of people.
- Mithilesh Bhagat — Founder of TamashaOTT, who aspires to make it easier to publish art films and local content, in general. His platform should be live before the end of this year.
Back to Nuseir! To be honest, I was originally there for Nuseir but stayed for the community. It was a fanboy moment for me when he asked me what I did and shook my hand. He comes across as a very approachable guy, who is just waiting to know your story and amplify it. This guy would have shook hands more than 2000 times with over 200 people in a total of 5 hours! Despite everything happening around him, he managed to stay energetic throughout those 5 hours! He would have clarified at least 10 times, when someone called him Nas, instead of Nuseir by saying, “My name is Nuseir. Nas means people in Arabic!” 😆. He asked me about the caption on my T-shirt “Toh Kaise hai aap log” and he was ecstatic to know it meant “How are you (people) ?”. What a cool way to greet someone!
Thanks for being who you are Nuseir! You have inspired thousands to keep doing what they do and millions more to believe that they can be more than themselves!