Monday, August 14, 2006

India: Land Of Vegetarians

If you thought India is a land of vegetarians... think again..
Overall, only 31 per cent individuals prefer vegetarian food and 60 per cent others have shown a definite preference for non-vegetarian food. (CNN-IBN)


  1. Sheesh... I thought India is a land of vegetarians...

  2. I am not surprised for vegetarianism fading away or being lesser. Younger ones among vegetarians are of a opinion that taking non-veg will help them build big muscles and strength. On the contrary I am surprised with the growing percentage of Vegans in this country. There are plenty of food available for vegans and clear labelling is done to help them. I had two British colleagues who refused to sit on leather made sofas, and wear leather shoes being against cruelty to animals. They never participated in team lunches fearing for the spoons used for meat could be used for taking Vegetarian items too.

  3. Mahadevan
    Welcome to my blog..

    India is generally considered 'vegetarian country'.. lot of US friends thought ALL Indians are vegetarians..

    Vegetarians are in all religions.. perhaps more in Hindus than other religions.. According to last census, India is 80% Hindu..


    Building muscles.. oh yes.. people become non-veg for that purpose.. I guess, its kind of a circle.. wheel has to come back.. some people will switch to being Vegan.. while some will fall in love with meat..

    Also, I don't think our current eco-system can support every one being 'vegetarian'.. what will happen to all those cows, goat, chicken and fish???