The moustache-friendly tea cup

The moustache-friendly tea cup

The Victorian era is credited with the invention of the moustache cup—designed to keep whiskers in place. Of all tea accessories, this one deserves a fresh look A few weeks ago, on Lounge’s weekly showcase of objects in “Source”, a teapot caught my eye. It was a...
The bump on the road

The bump on the road

I’m terrible with dates.  While I need to shovel loads of fish down my gullet to simply remember even my date of birth date, the one date which is firmly etched in my memory is the 1st of January 1978. I was a young pudian (green horn) SD on Panniar Estate in...
The Missing Sibling

The Missing Sibling

While born in Simla, the entire formative years of our son Madhav till he went off to a boarding school, were on an estate in Upper Assam.  The upshot was that Madhav naturally grew up with and adopted the ‘garden Hindi’ as his mother tongue.  A language...

In 1987 when I was the manager of Limbuguri Estate(↓) in Upper Assam our docile and beautiful Labrador Lady (thats her) probably got out of the bungalow compound one day and managed to get knocked up by one of the many dogs from the labour lines who would hopefully be...

Article in the Tea & Coffee journal

Every now and then we do get something to crow about. This particular time it’s a write-up in the Tea & Coffee Trade Journal https://flickread.com/edition/html/5f086e2d98715#7Excerpt – TC-Jul-Aug-20 tea and coffee journal In sharing the article we also...