Onions are now five times more expensive in India than three months ago. Stocks are low after a drought last year and heavy rain damage this year. The governmen'ts promising to act as the issue becomes increasingly political.
As India celebrates the Hindu festival of Diwali, marked by bursting firecrackers and lighting lamps, the ban on fireworks in Delhi has cast a dark shadow on traders. Some say it will take out fun from the festival.
Fake news in India is a rising problem. The practice of using social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp to disseminate false information is ushering in a dangerous trend. Murali Krishnan reports from New Delhi.
Palm oil is found in everything from food to cosmetics. Its rise to the status of the most widely consumed vegetable oil has had devastating effects on forests, wildlife - and most recently some of Hong Kong's beaches.
Indian human rights lawyer Colin Gonsalves has been awarded the 2017 Right Livelihood Award "for his tireless and innovative use of public interest litigation." DW looks at his struggle to uphold human rights in India.
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