Tomato was sold in the auction for Rs22, its market rate was fixed at Rs32 and the retail shops sold it for Rs50 to Rs60; Chinese ginger
Rs175, Rs195 and Rs250, respectively; Thai ginger Rs150, Rs185 and Rs200, respectively; Chinese garlic Rs190, Rs250 and Rs280, respectively; Pakistani ginger Rs100, Rs120 and Rs180, respectively; green chili Rs25, Rs50 and Rs80, respectively; onion Rs35, Rs44 and Rs50, respectively; and potato (new) Rs30, Rs35 and Rs50, respectively.
10BRIGHT, crisp and warm, Calvin Klein Eternity Summer Woman has notes of pear blossom, lychee and Chinese ginger
combined with florals and white cedarwood.
There's vegetal oils to treat the upper layers of skin; pro-vitamin B5 to help repair, moisturise and protect; purslane and camomile extract to soothe irritation; while the masculine-sounding Bison grass and Chinese ginger
energise the skin.
The government, however, claims providing a subsidy on another 12 items - potato, ladies finger (bhindi), ridge gourd (tori), bitter gourds (karailay), butternut squash (kadu), Chinese ginger
, garlic, banana, apple (Turkish) and pulses masoor or split red lentil, maash or black gram, sabit masoor or brown lentil and white grams.
Available from the V&A's China Design Now Shop, from next month; Manchu Bureau, from Oka, price pounds 620; Chinese Ginger
Jar, pounds 30, from John Lewis's Facing East range
Teardrop floor lamp, pounds 80; British Oak shelves, pounds 895; Tea Garden wallpaper, pounds 15; four-piece candle holder, pounds 89; Chinese ginger
jar, pounds 30; Bamboo red three-tier pot, pounds 25; vases from pounds 35, bowls from pounds 17; Andrew Martin cushion in casino fabric and giant ginger jar in silver, pounds 395
And whatever cake you choose to make - whether you're tempted by a Turkish Honey Cake, a Russian Cheesecake, or a Chinese Ginger
Syrup Cake - Milstein says the act of baking will make you part of a global community.
CLOCKWISE, from left: Fabrics from Anna French (curtains) chalice, pounds 34 a metre; fabric on chair and cushion, Tintagel, pounds 34 a metre; accessorise with turquoise capiz shell vase, pounds 18 and turquoise/yellow shell platter, pounds 25 from the Linea Home range at House of Fraser; Linea home bedding range at House of Fraser; Make a stunning display with blue Chinese plates from Oka mail order - a dinner plate is pounds 13.99, Chinese ginger
jars, pounds 59 and large planter (on shelves), pounds 39; Homebase paints mean you can get the blues all year round; Dress a table with deep blue beer and wine glasses from The Pier, each pounds 3.95