Any drink can be made to taste good. Or feel nutritious. But how many drinks tell a story? Because when companies get together and dole out a drink to the parched populace, it’s practicality. But when history and geography conspire to make a drink favoured through the ages, that’s destiny.
A culmination of efforts. Modified through trial and error. Perfected with every passing age. From a king’s royal cook to a soldier’s flask to a peace offering made by warring clans to a mother conjuring something special for her son’s return to a grand celebration of harvest. Everyone had something to contribute. And it’s their additions (and subtractions) that ultimately made their way into food carts in village fairs.
And while we’ve all experienced the joy of tasting these drinks at these carts at one point or the other, we’ve also experienced the often awful gastronomical aftermath of these little joys.
Our inspiration lies in emulating these tastes and experiences standing tall on a benchmark of hygiene and safety. Getting the good moments out to you while avoiding the unpleasant bits.
So go on ahead, make new memories. We’ll watch your back.
Your first craft lesson. Your first rain when you were allowed to go out. Your first sense of accomplishment.
Your first sense of loss as it drowned. Your first life lesson about staying afloat in harsh circumstances. Your first science lesson about buoyancy.
A paper boat implies a lot of firsts.
But it also signifies a different world. With different priorities.
Maybe it implies a Tagore poem of the same name.
Or maybe it tells us that no matter who you are, where you lived or what you’ve done in your life, you remember how to make a paper boat right?
So the real question is:
“Why not paper boat?”