Quality Food: An Essential or Luxury?

He looks searchingly through the long chains of shampoo, oil, health drink packets hanging in front of him and points towards ghee.
He asks for 200ml, looks at the price and asks for a smaller packet. Nervously, he asks for another brand of ghee. While one brand sells it for INR42, the other was INR65. He wants to know why the difference in price.
‘adellam apdi dhan’ (that’s how it is) says the Akka in the shop, quickly brushing him aside. He persisted- some customers try and explain this using a deluxe bus Vs Super Deluxe bus analogy. He stood there confused.
I too was. Thinking isn’t “quality food” an essential? Or is it comfort? Should it be a right? Or something that only some can afford?

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