Project 365: Day 164 – The biodegradable tea cup

12th December 2014 – Kolkata, India

The visa was ready, and a long-pending wait was over,
I was ready to leave kolkata, for the cobbled European streets.
But a little cup of chai, was first to be taken on this crowded road,
Sometimes it is not the sublime, but the subtle, which we enjoy among our feats.
Kolkata india clay tea cup

The smallest cup ever – Kolkata, India


I got the visa!

I Was called by the VFS guys in the morning to come pick up my passport. Went over to their building, and collected the passport in a sealed envelope, opened it, and erupted into joy after seeing the ‘Estats Shengen’ visa in the middle. The Eurotrip is definitely on now!

After some lunch, we returned to the Sudder street area to have some chai. Or tea. Now, one cool thing you have to try in Northern India, is having tea is those small disposable clay cups. These cups cost very little to make, and the best thing about them is that you could throw them to the ground and break them, after you finish your tea.

A much better and preferred alternative to the plastic cups that are everywhere, I tell you.


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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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