Offering a glimpse into nostalgia and simpler times, the Indian Coffee House has been a favourite pit stop for coffee and refreshments for those who have grown up in Kerala. The ever familiar menu offering omlettes, cutlets and porottas, never fail to satiate us. This autonomous institution run by a cooperation board faces involvement of a political party for the first time in its history of more than 50 years.
Government decision to dismiss the Indian Coffee Board Corporation that runs the Indian Coffee House was challenged via a plea. The High Court will announce its decision regarding the matter on Monday, 6th March. Allegedly the decision to dismiss the board is a move by CPM (Communist Party of India Marxist) to take over the reins of this institution.
The dismissal order has apparently come after a complaint filed by CITU (Center of India Trade Unions). CITU members allegedly tried to forcefully take over the administration which the Board members tried to prevent. They claim that they hadn’t received any prior notice regarding this decision of dismissing the Board.