The debate about the benefits of vegetarianism versus meat-eating (non-vegetarian being a peculiarly Indian term as it takes the former rather than the latter as the norm!) will never be conclusively settled. It’s also perhaps, at one level, an India-versus-theworld debate, as nowhere else is the consumption of non-meat items so prevalent as in Bharatvarsha.
This week, there was a news item saying that food experts are now veering round to the view that rather than “five-a-day” being the optimum portion of vegetables to be eaten by a person, it should be ten-aday. To me that sounds suspiciously like a reluctant western acknowledgement of what many Indians