July 21, 2017 12:55 am
farmers, farmers suicide, farmers agitations, farmers loan waivers, agriculture, Green Revolution, droughts, floods, indian express columns

Unless we quickly get our act together, we must be prepared to face the consequences. In any food crisis, it is the top of the food chain that suffers the most. In the case of farmer’s distress, the top of food chain is us — the end consumer.

July 21, 2017 12:55 am
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Market forces, changed tastes and the televisual media alike have ensured that the salwar kameez, and “mehndi” and “sangeet” ceremonies, have marched into our lives, but these are at least colourful and relatively inoffensive. We cannot say the same about life-threatening cow nationalism.