Welcome to CHAI STORIES hosted by Mira Manek in discussion with a series of fascinating speakers. Sit around the table with Mira and friends, sip on chai, feast on culture and be inspired. We want to delve into ancient wisdom, find the essence of nourishment and understand how life nutrition has evolved to modern day.

Mira has recently taken Chai Stories online with a series of Chai Time conversations on her instagram live – these are at 11AM every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. To read the summaries, please click here.


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Past Chai Stories

Chai Stories with Dilly Carter, also known as ‘London’s Marie Kondo’

Thursday 28th November, 2019

We’re thrilled to have Dilly Carter as our next guest on Chai Stories. Read more…

At the next and 6th session of Chai Stories, Mira Manek will be joined by Nena Foster, Natural Chef, expert fermentationist and PhD, to chat all things fermented food. Read more…

Chai Stories with Niraj Shah

Tue, 24th September 2019, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Next up on Chai Stories is Niraj Shah, the creator of Mind: Unlocked, a leading mental well-being movement that helps people solve everyday problems like dealing with stress, sleeping better or finding digital balance. Read more…

Chai Stories with Francesca Oddie

Wed, 7th August 2019, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Mira Manek in conversation with Francesca Oddie, discussing how astrology can speak to us everyday (+ personal readings available!). Read more…

Chai Stories with Dr Giles Yeo

Wed, 24th July 2019, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Mira Manek in conversation with Dr Giles Yeo, discussing the science of obesity and the truth about diets. Read more…

In Conversation With Lauren Lovatt

Thursday 9th May, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Lauren is founder of the newly opened Plant Academy and co-founder of the Plant Hub. Lauren is a plant based chef and entrepreneur having opened restaurants, hosted supper clubs internationally and taught chefs all over the world. Read more…

Chai Stories with Dr Anjali Mahto

Wed, 19th June 2019, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

We are thrilled to announce our next Chai Stories with Dr Anjali Mahto, author of the brilliant book The Skincare Bible, which has been on our shelves since we launched. Read more…

In Conversation With Natalia

Tuesday 26th March, 5:30pm – 7pm

Our founder Mira Manek will be in conversation with Natalia, founder of Natalia Botanicals. Learn about adaptogens, mushrooms and roots and their role in boosting energy, restoring calmness and improving brain health. Read more…

Sanskaari Book Club

Saturday 16th March

This session will be discussing the book Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

Past Chai Lates

Mehfil Night With Rushil

Thursday 6th June, 9pm till late


Join us for an evening for an intimate jam session with Rushil. Rushil has gone from being a chart topping English singer/songwriter to recently exploring the fusion music space. Read more…


Q&A with our guests

Chai Stories Q&A with astrologer Francesca Oddie

Last week, at my cafe Chai by Mira, we had our fourth in the Chai Stories series of talks, this time with Francesca Oddie, a fascinating astrologer who is really able to break down concepts and explain them in a simple way. Read more…