Hype, spin and politics of punditryThe media avalanche around top-level changes in the Reserve Bank doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. Watch out for the blinding photo-op on September 4, when Raghuram Rajan yields way to Urjit Patel.
With growing awareness of the extent of contamination of our everyday foods, organic foods are being looked at with new respect. The number of retail outlets that stock such foodstuffs has multiplied, and their sales have increased. The irony, as organic food outlets can’t stop reminding us, is that commercial farmers who use pesticides and fertilisers for their produce have always kept a small acreage free of such substances to grow food for their own consumption. Thus, much of rural India, by default, consumes organic food.