Select the most appropriate set of words from the given choices to fill in the blanks.

In these bleak and depressing times of ___________ prices, non-performing governments and ___________ crime rates, Sourav Ganguly has given us, Indians , a lot to cheer about

A. escalating, increasing

B. spiralling, booming

C. spiralling, soaring

D. ascending, debilitating

Please do not use chat terms. Example: avoid using "grt" instead of "great".