A trader selling onions waits for customers at a market in Ahmedabad, India. Photo: AFP

India’s onion crisis sparks violence, memes and a nightmare for Narendra Modi

  • As prices rise, politicians have been giving onions away in garlands and as wedding gifts, while they’re also being used to market smartphones
  • Many economists argue that the price of onions, sometimes seen as a key marker of economic stability, can be an omen for a government’s fortunes
Topic |   Food and agriculture

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A trader selling onions waits for customers at a market in Ahmedabad, India. Photo: AFP
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Vasudevan Sridharan

Vasudevan Sridharan

Vasudevan is an experienced journalist based in Bangalore, India.