Creating trust..

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On 7th & 8th September 2018 we conducted fifth India Tea Forum in Siliguri on CII platform and our theme was to salvage the tea industry, which is passing thru a very important phase of rearrangement, by better presentation and marketing for which we had a large gathering of participants from across the country. Small […]

Shining star… 🌟

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Getting recognised on your home turf is an lifetime achievement award because the people watching are the ones with whom you grew and the people selecting you are the ones who knew you and the people rewarding you are the ones who loved you. Prabhat Khabar is a hughly circulated vernacular regional newspaper of our […]

Paris…

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Giddapahar brought us the laurels we deserve to pick and choose the best ones what we don’t produce but trade to please the consumer’s pallet. And of course the best place for this can be Paris only – Athena Minami and Chaminda made up for me and I was a distant invader.. 😀 Barbara Duffrene […]

Tea is love…

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It was not until China Radio covered us for a short documentary, we realised the love in our family ran on tea lines. My wife Manisha, my daughter Neha and my son Vivek – all work in tea – either running Doke or making or selling tea – we live tea and it is deeply […]

My roots..

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My roots…in 1714 our landlord family shifted from Mahindragarh, Haryana to Farukhabad in Uttar Pradesh, when this city was built by Mugal rulers and later on during great plague of 1851 moved to Chandausi in the district of Moradabad in present Uttar Pradesh. I was born here in Chandausi in 1953 December and got educated […]

Vegas

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Nigel says and I second : I have never seen World Tea Expo as a trade show for selling “at the show”. It’s strength for the specialty tea movement has been and is as an educational tool and networking opportunity for a new community that is otherwise thinly spread across the globe. I have attended […]

Charter of independence..

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On 12th June 2018 in Las Vegas America declared that they will have their own tea thru US league of tea growers and they will evolve a tea culture for that tea – China and India followed suit to help them out with techniques and knowledge. Initially Great Mississippi Tea company will perfect teas suitable […]

Decision making.. 😀

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Until the right minds are together good decisions can’t be made and at Shanghai on 1st June it was an event for tea culture and tea tourism – a step ahead of production and marketing. Wherever healthy industries exist we plan for higher goals which becomes spiral as we are positioning ourself now for food […]

Motivational speaker

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Sometimes you need a face to fill up the blanks and showcase something which is not present…one such time was 89th AGM of TIPA – Terai Indian Planters Association – and outgoing President KK Mintri was looking for a colourful presentation to cheer up the fledgling crowd faced with so many bleak fronts like Labour […]