This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with the Story Teller’s Abode. Thank you Louise!
My Nana (maternal grandfather in Hindi) loved egg-plants (aka – aubergines / brinjals). He loved it mashed, fried, curried and even frittered. No wonder, that he loved the brinjal-patch best on his extensive farm.
All were surprised to find him destroying his brinjals row by row one day.
A little inquiry revealed that my Nani (maternal grandmother) had been feeding him brinjals for the last fifteen days for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
On being asked the reason she led us to the barn that contained tones of brinjals. ‘I hate wasting food’, she said with tears in her eyes.
‘Where did they come from?’
‘Nana decided to experiment with Bt brinjals’.
Bt brinjals is a genetically modified version of eggplant. Currently there is raging debate about it in India. For more information visit
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