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Onions are made for ever!

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This one is an interesting photoshop edit that I had come across today. Directly aimed at the frustration of Indian consumers, the Onions are bringing tears to every one without peeling off even a single layer of its charmed skin.

Onions are made for ever
Onions are made for ever – This came as a Mail Forward

The humble King Onion has become a strong political pot-boiler of late thanks to its price of over Rs. 70 per Kilogram. Now this image classically displays that how costly the Onions have become. Onions are a must for more than 80% of dishes in India and Indians simply just need Onions with their Food. The last time I remember Onions reaching this price levels were in 1998.  You have to believe that, many a times the poor often only have Chapati, Onions with salt as Lunch and Dinner. Hence, price of Onions matter to Indians so much more.

The news came in that Petrol prices are also going northwards, with Rs. 2.53 increase in petrol prices per litre by mid night of 16th January. This will surely add a lot up to the pressure a common man is going through.

Onions, on the other hand can be very bad for health. As “Keep Write” writes, Onions can be hazardous too and many a times can even cause Food Poisoning. A recommended read.

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20 Comments
  1. s says

    hey! that’s a nice pic! and yes, it is a scary thought, where does this inflation end. How is it that in this day and age of genetic engineering and optimized food productions we are not able to provide enough food for the world’ populations. Given all the waste that happens in affluent societies, all over the world. It gives me a headache to look at the amount of food being thrown as garbage at parties :((

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Welcome to my Blog “S” and thanks for the comment. Its pretty sad to see that parties have so much food thrown as garbage.. there are many NGO’s who help collect that food and distribute among street children. Its a good deed.

  2. Mohini says

    Hi Hemal! What a wonderful …….but true photo! Onions famous foe tears. You say they are hazardous for life too didn’t know this one……so onions give tears by three ways money, cutting and for health too. You write so simple and nicely.

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thanks Mohini.. 🙂 yeah they are hazardous for life too.. and thanks for liking my simple writing..

  3. rads says

    I know onions have become more of a splurging item than a basic daily thing…this food inflation really scares me…I dunno how well I’ll take it after I get back to India..

    1. Hemal Shah says

      welcome to my Blog rads.. i am sure inflation will be biting every one’s finances

  4. Saumya says

    Lovely pic! Sans onions and tomatoes, indian cooking is a nightmare. I agree…

    Coming to your blog for the first time through indiblogger. Would appreciate it if you could stop over at mine too.

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you Saumya. Welcome to my Blog.

  5. Avada Kedavra says

    Really cool photoshopped pic 🙂 I have been seeing so many funny cartoons on onions these days! There was a pic with a guy next to lot of onions and it said “Richest man in the world” 🙂
    Btw congrats for the BlogJunta picks 🙂 Yours was there in lot of categories. voted for you.. good luck!

    1. Hemal Shah says

      oh! thats kewl too.. richest man.. lolzz… well Onions are still costly and I hoped they would have come down… its consumption is cut down too… hope their prices come down again..

  6. purba says

    You can take solace from another forward….

    For the 1st time in the history of mankind “Need”, “Comfort” & “Luxury” are sold at same price in India!

    Onions: Rs. 65, Petrol: Rs. 65 & Beer: Rs. 65

    1. Hemal Shah says

      yes Purba.. welcome to my blog..

  7. pramod says

    Lol pic. onion studded ring. what will happen to the diamonds. God knows.

    1. Hemal Shah says

      lol yeah, you are right.. what will happen to the diamonds will be a surprise then 😛

  8. Kankana says

    I am a new blogger in this blog world and came across yours while hopping around . Today one of my friend’s status in FB was ..Onions Rs.65, Petrol Rs.65 and Beer Rs.65
    ‘Need’, ‘Comfort’ and ‘Luxury’ : Same Price .. !!
    I cook with onions all the time .. it’s really tough for me to minus that in my dish .. i am not getting much hit with the price rise as I stay in US ! Hope government will go something about it.

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Funny status that is but dreaded reality Kankana.. I like this line.. will just add that as an update to my FB too 😛

      Onions Rs.65, Petrol Rs.65 and Beer Rs.65
      ‘Need’, ‘Comfort’ and ‘Luxury’ : Same Price .. !!

      Really hope government will do something about it.

  9. Harshad Sonaje says

    Ya its really sad story abt onions in India and the power it has to dislodge governments .. Onions are making many people cry without actually cutting them..Loved your image..

    1. Hemal Shah says

      thanks for the visit Harshad..

  10. Theodore Willson says

    Hey this is really a nice edit. I must say that onions are making huge news in India as elsewhere. It was startling to know many Indians from poor background preferred chapati and onions as food everyday which is sad.

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you Theodore, welcome to my blog. yep, its true that Indians below poverty line normally have onions with chapati because they cannot afford vegetables

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