Hindustan Times via Getty Images
₹8,78,12,474 was splurged over snacks in four years.
How wonderful would it be if you didn't have to trudge to the kitchen in this heat and instead brew your tea right beside your bed? Ah okay, the electric kettle has been around for a while, but it ha...
rubisco67 via Getty Images
In the midst of a construction site in a rapidly developing suburb of Pune, you'll find an interesting collection of people gathered. IT professionals, mechanics, builders, taxi drivers, teachers, parents, children, and grandparents too. People of various faiths. People from all walks of life. And at the heart of this group is a hardworking, cheerful, incredibly talented chai maker who can teach us all about a lot more than just tea.
Praveen P.N via Getty Images
Time was when tea on trains had two variants: plastic cup or clay pot. But all that is set to change now, with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) joining hands with a leading...
via Getty Images
While other flights have made the switch to meals that are faster to serve, Air India seems to have opted for a more complex traditional route: The national carrier, according to reports, will now be...
Subhendu Sarkar via Getty Images
India's only GI-patented product, the exclusive Darjeeling tea, grown on 86 designated estates in the region, is fighting for survival on the frontlines of climate change. In Darjeeling: A History Of The World's Greatest Tea, published recently by Bloomsbury, author Jeff Koehler documents the decline in tea production on various estates due to changing rainfall, hailstorms, unseasonal cold and drought.
That we love tea is not something that needs to be underlined. Then why do we ignore the finer offerings of tea plantations in Darjeeling? Vikram Doctor investigates in this episode of The Real Food Podcast.
taeya18 via Getty Images
For some, the most magical properties of the drink appear in its perfect timing and temperature. I remember my grandmother driving the whole house crazy if she wasn't served tea on time and piping hot, along with a Hindi national daily. If this ritual failed, her bowels would revolt and she'd be quite incapable of producing a satisfactory movement. Tea was probably the only laxative she knew of in her entire life.
There’s nothing that can substitute an Indian’s cup of chai in the morning. Come December, there's not much that can substitute a good stiff drink either. Put those two together and the equation pract...