New Delhi: Topping our casualty list is this man - Ben Ali - Tuinisa's dictator of 23 years - now on the run. Food riots in the country forced by a 3.5 per cent inflation and large scale unemployment toppled his government.
He's now without a job and without his pet lion - but Tunisia's revolution has gone viral - inspiring street protests and food riots in Egypt, Yemen and Algeria.
Halfway across the world South Korea is facing a kimchi crisis again. Prices of Napa Cabbage - the main ingredient in the country's national dish are climbing. Two months ago they were at all all time high of 15000 won - Rs 620 per head - that's a record 400 per cent more than last year.
So acute is the cabbage crunch that some restaurants are now charging for kimchi - a development akin to Haldiram charging for chutney. The president has made a personal sacrifice - promising to eat kimchi only made from inferior cabbages....more
09:30 AM, Feb 10, 2011