From Ibn Batuta to less traveled souls like us, we all have experienced Khat in some form! You may have seen it at Dhabas and enjoyed a meal on it, or played a game of cards or chess on it, or laid back on it gazing at a sky full of stars. In this episode, we explore the beauty and simplicity of Khat, also known as charpai, khatiya, manjee and maanja.

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Special thanks to

Ayush Kasliwal


Shamsher Khan

Produced by: Ideabrew Studios

Director: Aniruddha Pawade

Research & Script: Nupur Sonar

Voice Over: Hrishi K

Sound Design: Stanley Chacko