Origin India: Rimpocha the Legacy of Makaibari

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  SILIGURI, West Bengal During his 47-year stewardship of Makaibari Tea Estate, one of India’s oldest and most celebrated tea habitats, Rajah Banerjee, 70, instituted innovations that continue to reverberate globally. The 1,100-hectare estate was both laboratory and classroom. “I was never an owner, just a steward in passing,” he says. Makaibari built the world’s […]

Origin India: Discovering The Wild Tea Forest of Assam

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    A avid explorer, Baruah, who has a Phd in agricultural science, has hiked the jungles that rise above the great Brahmaputra River Valley for many years, documenting various cultivars and collecting specimens used in his work at TRI. His curiosity led him to the Old Doidam area north of Myanmar, in southeastern Arunachal […]