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Batras [बतरस]: Do malnutrition and poverty always go hand in hand: tales from Bihar

By Ratnakar Tripathy Pulses: a must, a must! This is just a footnote to what is now turning into a substantial national debate on poverty and malnutrition in India. This is also a much delayed piece in the sense, I have for too long been wanting to write a dietary history of my village in East Champaran, Bihar, without having written anything at all – the reason being a certain diffidence about writing on matters that have become the monopoly of the experts. The kind of time we live in, even a packet of potato chips carries information on its chemical breakdown with percentages for each component. My... 
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