55. Jolly Jalopy

Hello again, all you lovely people at CFC/FOM. So happy to bring you this Friday’s story.

Stories from the tea gardens are all yarns – they’re all part of an oral tradition. These ‘kahanis’ are narrated at length over a gathering somewhere. Then they are passed on by the listeners, and sometimes embellished with personal recollections by successive narrators.

I just love the way today’s story by Nandita Tiwari exemplifies this. Nandita heard Rita Bawa Singh’s reminiscences and decided she had to share them with all of us. You will love this story and the beautiful photographs that go with it. Thank you, Nandita and Rita! Here is the story.

I’ll be back with another story for teatime next Friday – yeh vaada raha! Till then, take care, and keep drinking tea.

Cheers to that wonderful cup and to all the people who bring it to us!

- 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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