Tea

  • Modi takes tea seller as proposer, scores another point over Congress 09-04-2014 11:50 AM

    Vadodara: He is a tea seller. On Wednesday, he became BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's proposer as the latter filed his nomination papers in Vadodara. Kiran Mahida shot into limelight as he sat to Modi's right when the latter filed his papers. Dressed in a crisp white cotton shirt...
  • Assam: Lakhimpur real test for Congress, tea tribe votes key in Dibrugarh 05-04-2014 12:20 PM

    In the traditional Congress bastion of Dibrugarh, Ghatowar is locked in a battle with BJP's Rameswar Teli, a two-time former MLA from the oil township of Duliajan. Ghatowar, a tea community leader and former INTUC General Secretary, is bidding to retain the seat for the sixth time. Except in 2004,...
  • Assam 2014: Another year of empty promises to tea plantation workers? 31-03-2014 09:16 AM

    Guwahati: In the state of Assam, political parties are flocking to get the votes of the 10 lakh tea plantation workers who, for years, have been crippled by low wages. It remains to be seen whether it will be another year of empty election promises or things will be different...
  • Assam: Importance of elections for tea workers 28-03-2014 09:07 AM

    There are 10 lakh voters in Assam who come from the 900 odd tea gardens of the state. These voters have always been a deciding factor in all elections. While all political parties want a share of the tea vote, battling under a very poor wage structure. Here is what...
  • Starbucks to sell new drink 'Oprah Chai' from April 29 20-03-2014 06:59 PM

    Starbucks turned its shareholders meeting into an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show on Wednesday. The celebrity talk show host appeared on stage to announce a drink called the Oprah Chai that will be sold at Starbucks cafes starting April 29. The drink will also be available at the small...
  • Soon, you can have a cup of 'Oprah Chai,' a tea-based drink created by Oprah Winfrey, at a Starbucks 20-03-2014 12:53 PM

    Starbucks Corp will add a celebrity blend to its big tea push when it debuts 'Oprah Chai,' a tea-based drink created by media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey and Starbucks' chief Howard Schultz clinked tea cups on Wednesday at the company's annual meeting as they announced the new brew, which will...
  • Raigarh SDM serves notice to BJP for setting up NaMo tea stall without EC permission 13-03-2014 03:57 PM

    Raigarh Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) has issued a show-cause notice to BJP for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by putting up a 'NaMo tea stall' in Raigarh and using microphone for campaigning without permission. In the notice issued to district BJP president Rajesh Sharma, SDM Tirtharaj Agrawal said the...
  • Government gets application for 'NaMo Tea Party' trademark 02-03-2014 08:12 PM

    As BJP moves ahead with its 'chai pe charcha' initiative to amass support for its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, efforts are underway by some of his supporters to actually register a trademark for 'NaMo Tea Party'. An application for registering 'NaMo Tea Party' as a trademark has been submitted...
  • 'Tea seller' politics heats up as RJD follows Modi, opens 'Lalu chai dukaan' 22-02-2014 06:06 PM

    Patna: After BJP opened tea stalls to hard sell Narendra Modi's image of a leader rising from a humble background, RJD too has done the the same in the name of party chief Lalu Prasad claiming that he was the "real" tea seller. Besides providing free cuppa and biscuit to...
  • Why a chai-wallah will make a good PM

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    Come to think of it: most people live their entire lives in the same social strata in which they were born. A very select few...

  • Congress to counter NaMo tea with RaGa milk: Report 20-02-2014 05:42 PM

    The Congress is seeking to counter NaMo chai with RaGa (Rahul Gandhi) milk, says a report.A week after BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi held a 'Chai Chaupal' and interacted with people at 1,000 places in the country, Congress leaders in Uttar Pradesh have begun to sell milk in an...
  • A Billion Vote: Has Modi re-written rules of political campaigning? 12-02-2014 07:49 PM

    Spinning a campaign over a Congress jibe, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi reaches out to people via video conferencing. While addressing his supporters at NaMo tea stalls at his office in Gandhinagar he said, "Bad governance is like diabetes. Once it strikes a lot of there illnesses follow." ...
  • I am real 'chai wala' not Modi as he sells blood, claims Lalu 12-02-2014 06:28 PM

    With BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi set to connect with people through a discussion over a cup of tea, RJD president Lalu Prasad on Wednesday expressed doubt over Modi being a tea seller and stressed it was he who used to sell tea in his childhood in Patna. "I...
  • 'The Power of 49': An initiative to boost women voter percentage 12-02-2014 09:13 AM

    New Delhi: CNN IBN and IBN 7 join hands with the Tata Group and their latest 'Jaago Re' campaign aiming to put woman voters on the political centre stage. Tata tea has kicked off the campaign with a new video to have women, 49 per cent of the Indian voting...
  • Narendra Modi's 'Chai Pe Charcha' campaign to begin today 12-02-2014 08:23 AM

    New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's much awaited 'Chai Pe Charcha' campaign is all set to be launched on Wednesday. As a part of the campaign, Modi will interact with people at tea stalls through video conferencing at 1000 different locations in the country on Wednesday evening. The...
  • Ahmedabad: BJP renames tea stalls after Modi, residents unhappy 06-02-2014 10:45 AM

    Ahmedabad: BJP activists have been on campaign to name tea stalls after Narendra Modi at Naroda Patia area in Ahmedabad. Naroda Patia was one of the most severely affected areas during the 2002 Gujarat riots. While the tea stalls are being named after Modi to highlight his tea seller background...
  • Karnataka BJP's 'Chaiwala My PM' campaign to help build brand Modi 01-02-2014 01:03 PM

    Bangalore: Strengthening 'brand' Narendra Modi ahead of Lok Sabha elections, the BJP unit of Karnataka on Saturday launched 'Chaiwala My PM' campaign in the southern state. The state unit has initiated the campaign as a branding strategy using Modi's background as a tea-seller as its USP. BJP workers on Saturday...
  • BJP mocks Aiyar's 'tea vendor' comment on Modi, gives free tea to public 24-01-2014 06:44 PM

    Mocking Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar's tea vendor taunt at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the party on Friday distributed tea to public free of cost to register their protest against the controversial remark. "We have distributed about one thousand cups of tea for free, protesting against Mani Shankar...
  • Modi to interact with people at 1,000 tea stalls 19-01-2014 09:56 PM

    Ahmedabad: In an apparent bid to cash in on his humble background as a tea seller, Narendra Modi will interact with people at 1,000 tea stalls in 300 cities from next month. "Modi will interact with people at 1,000 tea shops across 300 cities from February 1 through internet and...
  • Narendra Modi is 'poisonous tea seller', says JD(U) 19-01-2014 06:25 PM

    Hours after Narendra Modi addressed his party executive here, Congress and JD(U) on Sunday attacked the BJP leader in unison, with the latter saying a "poisonous tea selling" person should not become prime minister. JD(U) leader K C Tyagi said that a "poisonous tea selling" person should not become a...
  • TWTW: BJP opens NaMo tea stall across India 19-01-2014 03:49 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has opened NaMo tea stalls all over the country. The stalls came in the wake of party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi belonging to the humble background. ...
  • Congress ticks off Aiyar for his teaboy remarks against Modi 18-01-2014 10:49 PM

    Congress on Saturday ticked off party leader Manishanker Aiyar for his controversial remarks that the party would welcome Narendra Modi to sell tea at AICC meetings. "The party does not approve of the statement," Congress general secretary Ajay Maken, who is in charge of the media department, told. Aiyar had...
  • Can give Modi a tea stall says Aiyar, BJP calls it hurtful 17-01-2014 06:53 PM

    The Bharatiya Jamata Party hit out at Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar over his comments on Narendra Modi with BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy saying that Aiyar was hurting sentiments of the comman man by making such remarks. He said this language will hurt the Congress party in future. ...
  • Tea stall owner comment on Modi has been misquoted: Mani Shankar Aiyar 17-01-2014 01:38 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has now said that his comment on Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has been misquoted. Talking to CNN-IBN, Aiyar said he didn't say anything which could be viewed as taking a dig at Modi. He said, "It is Modi who...
  • Omar flays Aiyar, says mocking Modi won't help in Lok Sabha polls 17-01-2014 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has come under criticism from his own allies for mocking Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Aiyar was not helping the Congress by taking such digs at Modi. "Modi has a lot of...
  • Modi can't be PM, we can set up a tea stall for him: Mani Shankar Aiyar 17-01-2014 12:14 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Friday yet again raked up the tea stall owner prime minister issue taking a dig at Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He said Modi can never be the Prime Minister but only a tea stall owner. "He can never...
  • TN: 200 tea stalls named after Narendra Modi to be opened in Coimbatore 03-01-2014 04:38 PM

    Pitching for making Narendra Modi the Prime Minister, a newly formed 'apolitical' organisation of men -- NaMo Peravai (NaMo Movement) has planned to name 200 tea stalls in Tamil Nadu after the Gujarat Chief Minister. Announcing this, movement Coordinator Praveen Srinivasan told reporters in Coimbatore on Friday that one such...
  • Mumbai: Tea vendors get VIP passes for Modi's rally on Sunday 19-12-2013 06:42 PM

    Around 10,000 roadside tea vendors from Mumbai are getting VIP passes to attend BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Mumbai on Sunday. BJP leader Raj Purohit Thursday started distributing the special invites to tea vendors in south Mumbai and urged them to attend the rally scheduled at the...
  • CJ Show: Chai Time with Delhi Voter 17-11-2013 04:53 PM

    Chai Time brings the conversations from tea stalls to TV. The numerous tea stalls present in the city don't just serve tea, but politics, too. Amid the hiss of boiling tea pots, a cacophony of politics fills the air. Here is CJ Laxman Rao, a tea vendor with his analysis...
  • Modi says SP's Naresh Agarwal tea vendor remark an insult to poor 14-11-2013 08:29 PM

    Durg (Chhattisgarh): BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has taken on senior Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal who derided Modi over his humble background. Modi hits out at Agarwal saying, "This shows the mentality of the SP leader." Modi, who used to sell tea in childhood,...