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Life/F-index | May 17, 2013 | 5841 views

The Mango Index

Mango prices per Kilogram have fallen in Delhi but risen in Mumbai

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t looks like if you want to feast on a variety of mangoes this season, head north. Prices in the capital city have dropped more than they have in Mumbai, when compared to last year’s. But if you are sweet on Alphonsos, head south to Bangalore, where they seem to the cheapest, selling for Rs 96 a kg. Media reports have suggested that a good crop and a reduced demand from export markets have resulted in a surplus of the King of Mangoes in the domestic market, thus bringing down their price. We are not complaining!


 
 

This article appeared in the Forbes India magazine issue of 31 May, 2013
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Comments (5)
C. Dsouza May 19, 2013
King of "Fruits", you mean?
Response to C. Dsouza:
Yogiraj May 21, 2013
I guess the writer is talking about Alphonso Mangoes which are considered king of mangoes ---
Mangoes being King of fruits is no brainer :)
Response to Yogiraj:
C. Dsouza May 21, 2013
Yogiraj! :( The entire article was about Mangoes in general. It doesn't make sense to use King of Mangoes in that sentence. I guess, you've gone used to the senseless stuff by non-native English writers that you try to make sense of it to keep sane.
Response to C. Dsouza:
Peter Griffin May 21, 2013
@ C. Dsouza
But if you are sweet on Alphonsos, head south to Bangalore, where they seem to the cheapest, selling for Rs 96 a kg. Media reports have suggested that a good crop and a reduced demand from export markets have resulted in a surplus of the King of Mangoes in the domestic market, thus bringing down their price.
Perhaps your attention strayed between sentences, sir/ma'am?
Response to Peter Griffin:
C. Dsouza May 22, 2013
I'm sorry, I don't know why I'm spending so much of time on this piddly article. It's probably because I am stunned to see writing of such quality on Forbes. But since you've got me started, here goes...

The article is about, "The Mango Index" and not, "The King of Mangoes' Index"
The subtitle compares mango prices in Delhi and Mumbai.
The table compares (a variety of) mango prices in Delhi and Mumbai, albeit without proper units (kilograms or dozens.)
The keywords are "Mango", "Alphonso", "Mumbai" and "Delhi".

Now suddenly, the article focuses on Bangalore and the King of Mangoes and seems to be suggesting (according to your logic) that because there's a good crop and reduced demand from export markets for the King of Mangoes, we're seeing all that we see in Mumbai and Delhi. Hey! If that's fine with you then so be it! It's not acceptable by me.
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