No Meat, We’re Indian
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?