15-year-old Deso Barman from Assam started his YouTube Channel called ‘Deso’s Life’ when he was 14 years old. Till date, he has made over 47 fun videos. He talks about a range of topics on his channel from challenge videos to reaction videos. He only started around July of last year and already has over 1K subscribers. His reaction video on Loona (Manipuri music video) has over 28000 views.
This young and passionate Youtuber has had a good run so far but the journey hasn’t been a cakewalk. ‘ The main challenge I have faced is the criticism. People always judge me and I don’t really know the reason for it. But, I also want to share that I welcome constructive criticism because that can help a person can actually improve oneself.’ He also reveals that it got a little awkward when relatives and friends found out that he was on YouTube however with time he has learnt to deal with such situations.
Like all teenagers, Deso felt that social media gave him an outlet to become a more vocal version of himself. ‘I am an average student but being on Youtube made me feel more confident and more outgoing. I also felt that if I can do it, then so can anyone. Just be yourself and love yourself.’
Deso might be a young Youtuber so he still thinks about the content that he uploads and how it affects the viewers. ‘I took a huge break in between because I understood that to start anything, a person should be prepared mentally. For me, age doesn’t really matter but education and awareness is important. I want to fight against social issues and want to bring empathy and tolerance through my channel. I believe that through the videos I make, I have power to help create a better world.’ He also wants to help stop racism against Northeastern citizens living in mainland India.
Deso was the official delegate from the Northeast in 2015 for 19th International Children Film Festival held in Hyderabad, Telangana. There, he learnt about acting, cinematography, animations, filming, editing and more.
‘I saw more than 100 movies in 1 week. I also met and interacted with many international and national directors, producers, child artistes, etc. I met some renowned Bollywood personalities like Mukesh Khanna, Satish Kaushik, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Tabu and others.’
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