Tuesday, 10 November 2015

A lot can happen over A CUP of CHAI.....

Hi folks!

Take a moment and imagine yourself rising from the bed in the morning… what you see… Sun, fresh air, greenery, fresh you but with a lazy smile on your face!! And…???... where is it… O there,,its there on the table... “A cup of Chai”…!!!

~sip sip~

Morning, Evening or Night, Chai has a place in all. If you are a Chaiholic like I m, you could relate to this. The only way a Chai Lover can wakeup is by holding that cup of garma garam Chai and cherishing its fragrance. Our day goes bad when we have not had that one lil cup of chai in the morning. To kick start our day its mandatory kinda thing for us to go through our daily mantra of inhaling the fragrance of fresh cardamom and ginger and sipping our hot creamy tea!! Yup it’s Tea. Spiced milk Tea. And Indians call it “Chai”.

~sip sip~

Tea is found in nearly every community around the world. There are many types with different flavors and colors. Like in India we have famous Assam Tea, Darjeeling Tea, Nilgiri Tea, Cutting-Chai, Masala-Chai and Malai-maar-k-Chai of Mumbai/ Delhi/ Varanasi/ Calcutta/ etc., Kashmiri Chai, Irani Chai of Hyderabad and many more.
Yet one feature remains constant. It brings us together. It creates a space for conversation. It gives us the opportunity to share. Like tea, we come from a variety of different backgrounds and we are shaped by our experiences. With this how can’t we talk about the popular “Chai Breaks”!! It’s a part of work culture. Most universities and offices, bound to have a local tea stall around known as “Chaiwala Thela”. It’s the place where students or employees gather. A break of chai with company of good friends is all you need. Complete relaxation and Rejuvenation! Slang word for the stall is Tapri!!
Near my college we had Ramesh Bhai ki tapri or Kaaki ki chai..!!
We chai lovers wait for rains to enjoy Baarish and Chai combo!
Tea is our friend whether it’s a fresh morning, or a bad sad tiring day...I mean any kinda day! Chai is the best companion.Especially during exams time... Right? It keeps us awake and it’s a pure bliss for those tired body and sleepy eyes. We feel Alive again! And you know what, when someone makes a bad cup of tea..it’s like dude how could you do this.. Don’t you no its value!! Huhh...Seriously it’s the worst feeling!
I can fall in love with a person who could also make me good tea. Ummmmm… I have already!! *Blush blush*

~sip sip~

Sunday mornings are like enire family siting together, chit-chating, flipping newspaper and enjoying Kadak Chai with parathe, or snacks like khakra, biscuits, bread, toast etc.
Chai is our national drink. We even invite our friends saying “Chai peene ana” or by asking “Chai pe bulao yaar”.. I am suddenly remembering few songs on chai-- “shayad meri shaadi ka khayaal dil me aya hai,, isliye mummy ne meri tumhe chai pe bulaya hai..” and the raunchy one of Salmaan Khan -- “Ek Garam Chai ki pyaali ho.. koi usko pilaane waali ho..” *wink wink*.

~Final sipppp~

Aaahhhaa… With the article I just finished my cup of Tea. Uff! Chai! I love calling it that way. Have a great day folks!