By Rishad Saam Mehta
On Rishad Saam Mehta’s trips — and as a commute author and all-round road-trip junkie, he’s been on many — there’s a specific factor he spotted. There’s now not a road, highway or dust tune in India the place you can’t discover a cup of chai everytime you wish it. And with these cuppas come encounters and incidents that make vacationing in India a desirable event. during this riveting booklet, together with tales of honey- and saffron-infused tea shared with a shepherd in Kashmir, and a powerful brew that revives the writer after virtually getting lynched through an irate mob in Kerala, Rishad takes you around the size and breadth of India, from Manali to Munnar, from the Rann of Kutch to Khajuraho, with a superb blend of wit, sensitivity and perception.
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Read the following telegram dated the 31st January 1921 from Syt. C. Rajagopalachariar :— "Regret unable to attend meeting. Selected full time public workers for Tamil, Kerala part Karnatak about hundred, of whom about forty lawyers suspending practice. Pending collection Tilak Fund sanction drawing Rs. 5,600 per month. Students' movement progressing rapidly though newspapers do not show up news. Must carry on against parental opposition, least two months. Must draw three thousand per month for this.
37. Rs. 18,00,000 if possible, and in any case, at least Rs, 10,00,000 for Gujarat (xxii). 38. Rs. 40,000 to be immediately remitted to Sjt. C. " V. Grants voted by the Working Committee at its meeting held in Bombay on the 22nd and 28rd November 1921 :— "39. Rs. 10,000 to the Jat Angio Sanskrit High School, Rohtak, Punjab (iii). 40, Rs. 25,000 to the Bijapur District Congress Committee for famine relief and Swadeshi work (iii). 41. " II. Grants Voted in 1922. 1. Grants voted by the Working Committee at its meeting held in Bombay on 17th January 1922 :— "42.
Gandhi, Pandit Motilal Nehru and Seth Jamnalal Bajaj The following grants were voted by the Grants Sub-Committee in the course of several meetings :— "6. A sum of Rs. I lakh be voted as a grant for Swadeshi work in Bihar and a loan of Rs. 4 lakhs recommended for the same purpose (i). 7. A loan of Rs. 35,000 to the C. P. (Hindustani) Provincial Congress Committee for Swadeshi (ii). 8. Rs. P. (iii). 9. Rs. 25,000 to the Punjab Provincial Congress Committee for famine relief, and the Jagraon School (iv).