India’s onion prices soar, causing tears, rage

By Annie Gowen, November 19, 2013

NEW DELHI — C an a country of 1.2 billion people really come undone over a lowly vegetable?

In India these days, the answer is yes.

Onion prices, often volatile here, have soared in recent weeks, sending a country that views the vegetable as a culinary staple into a tailspin.

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