The soaring prices of onion are literally making people cry in Chennai. With a nearly threefold rise, the vegetable is now being sold for ₹ 105 to Rs 150 a kg, following a short supply from Maharashtra. At a vegetable outlet in city's Mylapore, Kalpana, a young mother decides to NOT buy onions as part of her weekly purchase as she can't afford it anymore. Kalpana, who has two children to take care of, used to work at a salon but lost her job during the lockdown. Her husband also suffered a salary cut.