Siliguri, 15 November: On a day when north Bengal reeled under an artificial crisis of salt, a 1-1 home draw with Philippines in the first of the twin FIFA international friendlies at the Kanchenjungha Stadium in Siliguri today added salt to India&’s wounds, two months after the country failed to defend its SAFF Cup title and dropped a whopping 10 places to the 155th spot in the latest FIFA rankings. India dominated the first 30 minutes, then fell apart before a 15,000-strong crowd at the Kanchenjungha Stadium.     sns