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2. ABOUT 10 FARMERS A DAY - THE DEATH TOLL IN INDIAN AGRICULTURE

P Sainath

A look at the shocking number of farmer suicides in the Indian state of Maharashtra

3. MORINGA, THE MIRACLE TREE

John Newling

An enquiry in social ecology and reciprocated generosities being agents of learning

4. A PUFF OF HISTORY

Ahmad Makia

A take on imperialism, funerals, addiction, shaman traditions, and the olfactory through tobacco.

5. SOME FIGS FOR AFTER DINNER

Deepa Bhasthi

Erotica, in response to Nadia Ayari's paintings of the fruit and its enduring metaphors

6. THE MONTGARRIE MOBILE PORRIDGE BAR

Stephen Brandes

Blaspheming Porridge: the Godless Pleasure in Reinventing an Old Staple

7. THE SWEET AND THE SOUR IN DIASPORIC IMAGINATION

Aruna Krishnamurthy

Cooking, eating and being at home in South Asian literature