We all are compulsively addicted to the morning, afternoon and the evening cuppa. It is like our body clock tinkling, and declaring its time for one! So enjoy the following lines with your chai – and savour both.
A humble cup of tea,
“That cheers but does not inebriate”
The most common beverage cherished,
Equally by the masses and the classes.
The four elements-
Water, fire, leaves and milk
Conjoin to give it its body.
A morning newspaper enhances its charm,
And an evening book it irresistible finds,
Does its mundanity inject into it
Some ethereal strand?
Otherwise how a canteen frequented
Long back haunts you years after,
When you have left
Schools, colleges and ‘versities'?
And you still forget not the
Canteen boy, who served you
That 'Ek Pyaali Chai'...