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People of India – Rajah Bannerjee, Tea Planter

India is full of eccentric characters spanning from the mildly to the massively.  Rajah Bannerjee falls into this bracket, though I won’t say where. Inspirational, energetic, entrepreneurial, fascinating and a delight to spend time with.  He is a fifth generation tea planter at Makaibari Tea Estate near Kurseong, the first purely organic tea plantation in…

Indian Chai and English Tea

Sitting ‘atop a hill’ in the foothills of the Himalaya, watching the most incredible sunset, not a soul around, the problems of the world left far behind, could life get much better? Well yes, as it happens. When I say ‘not a soul’ there was one, the local sadhu. He had watched me climb the…