July 29, 2006

பருப்பு செய்திகள் !!

என் அருமை துவரம் பருப்பே,கடலைப்பருப்பே ,பாசிப்பருப்பே...

During my visit to the Indian grocery store this evening, I was shocked to the see a three fold price increase of dhal varieties. A 8 lbs pack of toor dal which used to cost $4.99 until last month is $15.99 now !. The shop keeper informed about the ban on imports of dals from India until March 2007.


More info HERE !

Read related posts at DESIPUNDIT and GILLI !!

COVERAGE IN LOCAL NY1 NEWS CHANNEL :   
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TRIVIA(from the shop keeper) :



One pound (approx 1/2 kg) of curry leaves is procured at $20 USD from wholesale market ! No wonder, just about 10 leaves are sold for a dolla..!
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4 comments:

WA said...

Enga oorla velai erale (just in case you wanted to know :D)

Balaji S Rajan said...

Inimeay.... Nee yenna periya paruppa....nnu yaaraiyum ketka mudiyathunnu solunga... Avan pathilluku.... Machi...Naan thuvaram paruppu thaan da..nnu soluvan... All paruppu samachar.

Sundar Narayanan said...

enga oorla eeeeeriduththu..

posters say "only one bag per family per visit !!!"

this is nasty especially in diwali time.. luckily we had bought a few bags ahead of time !!

nalla naaLLiye california prices are through the roof. now they have an excuse ! (they put a newspaper clipping with P. Chidambaram's photo in it on the Cash register) as an explanation to customers who come to ask why ?

:( :( :(

Chakra Sampath said...

adangokkamakka!

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