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Disadvantage of being a vegetarian!

Chetan Parekh
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I entered to the cafeteria where all my co-workers are having food from their tiffin. I see some fried stuff in one of the tiffin. I got tempted.

I asked �Is it a veg?� Half of the people reply �Yes� and half of the people reply �No�. They just started playing with �Yes� and �No�.

At last I return from there without having it, as by look I can�t decide whether it is a veg or non-veg. :roll:
[ January 20, 2006: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]

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Manish Hatwalne
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If you feel like eating it, eat it. I am veggie by choice...and I know it works perfectly well for my body. I do not attach any religious value to it and I have tried various types of non-veg when I felt like trying it at one stage of my life. Now I am a veggie -- or to be precise, I am a lacto-ovo-vegetarian! That's my food preference & I believe it's a healthy way of living, but I don't go on advocating this nor do I have any plans to turn the world into veggies.

The only disadvantage is not many people allow you to have your choice here, especially if you differ from them and then you become soft target for fun because they have made an implict assumption that you must be doing it for your religious beliefs and all that...

As an interesting observation -- none of my muslim freinds (tons of them) ever made fun of it or asked me to be any different, but people from my own community do that often. Hmmmm!!

Chetan, if you don't have any strong reasons, try few things and decide what suits your body and lifestyle best.

- Manish
Arjunkumar Shastry
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Originally posted by Manish Hatwalne:

As an interesting observation -- none of my muslim freinds (tons of them) ever made fun of it or asked me to be any different, but people from my own community do that often. Hmmmm!!

I have also observed that.I have also observed that some of the Muslims I met talk very less about their religion in public whereas others want to display and talk everything about their 'community'!
[ January 20, 2006: Message edited by: Arjunkumar Shastry ]

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Pradeep bhatt
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Why are we bringing religion into this ?


Groovy
Arjunkumar Shastry
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ok,
how many states in country have majority vegetarians?AFAIK:
Jammu Kashmir-Nonvege
Himachal-Veg
Haryana-Veg
Punjab-Non-vege
Rajasthan-Veg
Uttar Pradesh-Veg
Bihar-Veg
Madhya Pradesh-Veg
Andhra-Nonvege
Maharashtra-nonvege
Karnataka-Veg
Tamilnadu-nonvege
Kerala-Nonvege
Sameer Jamal
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I remember one of my friend who was the only vegetarian in our group he converted from vegetarian to non-vegetarian just because every time there is a b�day party of any of our friend we contribute equal amount of money for the gift and when it comes to eating we (non-veg) take full advantage but he used to get only 30% return.
Manish Hatwalne
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Originally posted by Arjunkumar Shastry:

I have also observed that.I have also observed that Muslims talk very less about their religion in public whereas others want to display and talk everything about their 'community'!


Just want to make my point clear -- I said they never made fun of *my* eating habits, or never questioned my beliefs whne it came to being a veggie. I am speaking for myself, not for my community or any other community.

So Arjun, you're misinterpreting what I said. My observation is different from what you're making it sound/appear.

- Manish
Arjunkumar Shastry
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Agreed.I too was writing based on my experience and no intention of generalizing anything.
Manish Hatwalne
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Originally posted by Arjunkumar Shastry:
Agreed.I too was writing based on my experience and no intention of generalizing anything.


The word also in your post after quoting my post made me believe that as if you are saying that your observation is similar to mine. It is *not* similar -- if it was based on your experience, maybe you could have started with "But it has been my observation that....."

I repeat -- I say they didn't make staments about *me* & my food habits. Whether they talk about their beliefs or not is a topic I have not even touched and I habven't even edited my post.

- Manish
Chetan Parekh
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Hey Arjun and Manish, please don�t start fighting � this is not Indian Parliament.
Manish Hatwalne
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Huh? I am not fighting!! I made my point clear because I felt I was being misunderstood on a potentially sensitive point. Do people really read through posts??? Or just interpret what they want to???

And am least interested in politcians and politics anyway!!

- Manish
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Manish Hatwalne:
Huh? I am not fighting!! I made my point clear because I felt I was being misunderstood on a potentially sensitive point. Do people really read through posts??? Or just interpret what they want to???

- Manish


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Pradeep bhatt
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Chethan,
did you find out what then food item was ?
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Pradip Bhat:
Chethan,

Hey, Why South Indian call me CheTHan and not CheTan.

did you find out what then food item was ?


No, I was vey hungry so I went to hotel.
[ January 20, 2006: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]
Pradeep bhatt
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I send mail to guy named Chethan every day.
R K Singh
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:


No, I was vey hungry so I went to hotel.

[ January 20, 2006: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]


Its very much debatable why Kavita becomes Kavitha as she enters in south?


"Thanks to Indian media who has over the period of time swiped out intellectual taste from mass Indian population." - Chetan Parekh
R K Singh
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Originally posted by Manish Hatwalne:
Chetan, if you don't have any strong reasons, try few things and decide what suits your body and lifestyle best.

- Manish


hmm.. thats true, try everything and choose what you want.

AW and never mix religion with food

OR you also believe that you you eat to live, NOT live to eat
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by R K Singh:


hmm.. thats true, try everything and choose what you want.

I don't buy this idea.

Originally posted by R K Singh:


AW and never mix religion with food


Well i didn't. They were others.

Originally posted by R K Singh:

OR you also believe that you you eat to live, NOT live to eat

Well my doctor told me to eat to live.
Jesus Angeles
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disadvantage? one word, mcdo
R K Singh
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AW back to topic:

I myself, can eat any edible.

But 90% of the time I eat veg(pure-veg). Dont cook non-veg at home neither I want to cook non-veg at home.

And if I am not drinking then I always prefer veg food over non-veg (exception is Shamami Kabab). I love Shamami Kabab
Jesus Angeles
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I boarded inside my university for a year, and it has a purely vegetarian canteen - and I didnt have a choice.

Amazing how the cooks are able to create great meals. Some I think fried or roasted tofu. Even pizza, that looks and tastes like Pizza Hut's.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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A. Levi,

Why has it become so important to you to 1) hijack this and other threads, and 2) post your offensive attempts at humor? This kind of behavior isn't acceptable at the Ranch, in MD or anywhere else. There are plenty of sites on the Internet where you can act however you please, but JavaRanch isn't one of them. If you're testing to find out where the boundaries are, I can tell you that you've already crossed them by a substantial margin. Please stop now, and try to behave yourself.


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A. Levi,

to go one step further, the main rule we have here is "Be Nice". You agreed to it when you signed up. It's right there in the first screen you see when you are creating a profile.

So, I'm going to ask you to follow that rule you already agreed to follow.


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Maximilian Xavier Stocker
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To me the biggest disadvantage to becoming a vegetarian would be that it would put a serious crimp in my eating of filet, rib roasts and bacon. If there is a vegetarianism that incudes the eating of these items then sign me up. :roll:
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I love vegetables of all kinds (excepting Brussel sprouts and eggplant), but since moving to Texas (8 years ago) I have discovered Prime Rib Eye. I can only afford it every 3 months or so, but I could never give it up! Yum!
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