Category: Life Story

Stories about my first job!

Life Story
Philip John

Whom God has joined…

Our wedding was fixed for 29th December. The year was 1969! This was an era in which ‘love marriages’ were frowned upon. Parents would filter

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Life Story
Philip John

An annual event!

After a break I thought I should get back to my Tea story… Goings and Comings at JT Life in Cochin was idyllic but there

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Life Story
Philip John

The churn

I must apologise to my non Tea readers for the granularity of this blog. You are welcome to gloss over the dates and details and

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A wrong start!

As I wrote in my earlier blog Jani had travelled all the way from Calcutta by train to Tiruvella in Kerala to attend my wedding.

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Life Story
Philip John

A perfect gentleman!

You hear this term less and less these days. When someone describes a man as  ‘a perfect gentleman’ the name that pops into my mind

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The urge to diversify

In a couple of years we had gained palpable momentum. Many South India tea producers realised that JT was a professionally run organisation with well-trained

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