Freezed West and soaring life in India

 

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I Was talking to my friends David Spike, Jeremy greenup and Lorrie Lynn King who were on a fact-finding trip to India. They represent an Indian Non profit LaVya foundation (video) that wants to support Indian Govt Schools. And after the whole trip and loads of amusing, inspiring and revelatory chats they were excited about working in India and for India. The Slum visits and the talks with people most of them Internally displaced were enlightening and one of the topics that kept on popping out every time we visited  slum was the current price rise.
When it was time to leave the snow chaos was in the news and they were pretty dampened by the chaos the snow has created in Europe and back home in the west. Wish them a happy Christmas and reach home for Christmas.

And It’s no different in India, Hyderabad has been reeling under intense and record numbers of up to 8 degrees and weatherman say it would dip to 7. While Delhi and Amritsar are also at record temperatures, the rest of the country is still suffering from inflation due to the sky rocketing prices that started to threaten the New year celebrations. LPG Gas, Cooking oil, Onions and Other veggies are costing a bomb. The Govt claims that it’s not their fault and the Recent incessant floods in Haryana, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra are to be blamed. While the blame game continues with NDA and UPA and the 3rd front the common man is the victim. But who cares, the agriculture minister is casual enough to say it would take more than 3 weeks (well can’t blame him he is hands full with the BCCI and ICC money-making machines!?). And Rahul baba is busy defining the “aam aadmi” my be we all need gyan NOW from the latest baba. Can we blame any of them but ourselves for selecting and voting for them?!

The price of chicken has gone up from Rs 50-65 to Rs 80-98. Carrot, which was Rs 30 per kg a week ago, is now selling at Rs 40 per kg. Tomato is priced at Rs 32, which was Rs 20 a few days ago. Bitter gourd, which was priced at Rs 35 earlier, is now selling at Rs 40-45. The price of red chilly has gone up from Rs 20 to Rs 35.  According to the merchants, the hike is due to the shortage of vegetables caused by the decrease in production because of heavy rain in other states that supply vegetables to Kerala.

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The price of chicken has gone up from Rs 50-65 to Rs 80-98. Carrot, which was Rs 30 per kg a week ago, is now selling at Rs 40 per kg. Tomato is priced at Rs 32, which was Rs 20 a few days ago. Bitter gourd, which was priced at Rs 35 earlier, is now selling at Rs 40-45. The price of red chilly has gone up from Rs 20 to Rs 35.  According to the merchants, the hike is due to the shortage of vegetables caused by the decrease in production because of heavy rain in other states that supply vegetables to Kerala.

Read more: A bagful of onions for Mrs Manmohan Singh

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