Tea became a popular beverage after a push from the British East India Company. On International Tea Day, it is important to recognise the contribution of the many small institutions, such as small thelas and hole-in-the-wall teashops, like the amruttulyas of Pune.
As we open our eyes to 2019, we are all burdened with the responsibility of defining what “immense value” means to us? How do we, in the truest sense, set the foundations of a just and equal society, an idea enshrined in the Indian Constitution?
"The turn of events through the past year and AMMAs responses as an organisation to a female AMMA member’s assault and fellow member’s alleged involvement in the same has cast a serious doubt on the direction of AMMA’s moral compass," writes Malayalam actors Padmapriya and Parvathy.