Dry fruit price.

 
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THIS is apropos the letter 'Dry fruit price'(Dec 5). The writer should have commented upon the ever-increasing prices of staple food like rice, lentils, flour etc.

Dry fruit has always been an expensive commodity and its consumption is the past times of the rich.

This reminds me of Marie Antoinette who when told the masses were going hungry because they couldn't buy bread wondered why they didn't eat cake.

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