No Meat, We’re In­dian

India Today - - UPFRONT -

Pity the In­dian carnivore. Con­fronted by a veg­e­tar­ian menu at a din­ner held by Lok Sabha speaker Su­mi­tra Ma­ha­jan in honour of departing vice pres­i­dent Hamid An­sari, Ra­jya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien took to Twit­ter in­stead of a fork. “Veg only! Will go home and have fish curry,” he wrote, man­ag­ing to sound at once for­lorn and de­fi­ant. Other MPs com­plained that the in­vi­ta­tion was in Hindi only. Last month, Air In­dia an­nounced that it would be serv­ing veg­e­tar­ian meals only to econ­omy class pas­sen­gers on do­mes­tic flights. Is it para­noid to think the rul­ing party is send­ing a mes­sage?

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