1. The Legend of the Alphonso Mango

Vikram Doctor knows our collective passion for the mighty Alphonso (Hapus) mango. Tracing its lineage back to colonial times, Vikram tells us how this beloved variety of mango has witnessed key historic moments, such as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s landmark meeting with US president John F. Kennedy and the Indo-US nuclear pact. But, he warns, our unrealistic demand for Alphonsos is pushing farmers to use excessive chemicals that could— literally—bring us a season of bitter fruit.

Music – Josh Woodward