The Singing Chaiwali

Monday, 18th May 2020

By Deepka Ratra

For those of you who don’t know, I work as a professional singer as well as being a Chaiwali (female chai maker). One of the biggest things I’ve learnt about myself, is that my thoughts and emotions are always craving to be expressed through a creative medium, whether that be creating a chai recipe, painting, dancing, writing, or singing. I have sung since I was a little girl, staring at the TV and copying the sounds of Lata Mangeshkar as I watched Mohabbatein. Following that dream, I pursued singing at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and now have six years of operatic training behind me.

COVID19 has created a really strange environment for all of us these past few months, something many of us have never experienced. With all this extra down time, my creative instincts turned to music. I got together with a friend, and we collaborated and wrote a song. Times being as strange as they are, we wrote about Corona! We even managed to film a music video to it, and we're really proud of it. We released it a couple of weeks ago, and it brought a lot of joy to people across social media. So, we thought we'd share it with all you beautiful chai lovers, too. Have a look-see as you sip your hot cuppa - I hope it brings a smile to your face during these lonely times!

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I hope you are staying well, and staying safe!