11th November 2010, The Times Three cheers for chai: given all the food pleasures that India has given us, it’s only fair we reciprocate with tea It’s you British who got us addicted to it,” said my Rajasthani friend Shukla, as he downed what must have been his tenth cup of tea of the day. … Continue reading Did the British hook the Indians on tea?
11th October 2009 The Observer Suicide is the latest epidemic among farming communities as climate change parches the heart of India, destroying agriculture and plunging the poorest families into crippling debt. In Andhra Pradesh, everyone we met had lost faith in the weather. "It is," said one woman, a groundnut farmer and a mother of … Continue reading Food, famine and climate change: India's scorched earth