13. A home beside two areca palms

This story is as heartwarming as a cup of chai on a rainy day! Joyshri Lobo writes about a feisty woman from the tea gardens of the Dooars – one of those who ‘sock life in the face and take its hurdles in their stride.’

Joyshri was among the first six contributors to Indian Chai Stories. Many years ago – in the 1980s – she gave us our very own tea garden magazine in the Dooars ( North Bengal ), “Reach Out”. My friends and I were so grateful to have a chance to write and publish right there in the tea gardens!! That’s a story for another day.

Today, I leave you to enjoy ‘A Home Beside Two Areca Palms’.
Read the story

- Gowri Mohanakrishnan,

Indian Chai Stories

This segment is a result of our fruitful collaboration with Indian Chai Stories, a blog by Gowri Mohanakrishnan, a planter's wife who's been writing tea stories for many years and is also an active supporter of Chai for Cancer.
Her stories come straight from the tea gardens of India and are best enjoyed with a cup of garam chai.

So go ahead #raiseyourcup #DrinkToACause
Visit www.chaiforcancer.org to donate towards our cause.

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