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Being Vegetarian, the Hindu Way

I write this apropos the notice issued by the prominent Indian daily newspaper, The Hindu (10th April 2014), forbidding its staff members from bringing in “non-veg” food into its canteen. The ground for this ban was that this caused “discomfort” to the majority of the staff that is vegetarian. In the last week this notice has ‘gone viral’, on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter and has provoked a defensive response from many (presumably vegetarians) on what they see to be an unreasonable criticism of their “choice”.


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