Bangaloreans jump on to the band - VEGAN!
There's a variety of items on display - things like samosas, pasta salad, hummus and chocolate cake, all vegan. It is the Bengaluru Vegan group's monthly potluck meet where like-minded people get together to talk, discuss issues and eat.
More and more people are resorting to the healthy way of living and the new health revolution that's caught on big time is veganism!
Veganism is a type of vegetarian diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients. People from all walks of life are turning vegan effortlessly and enjoying the health benefits. It is a lifestyle of compassion, vegans in the city say. Bangalore has a burgeoning clan of committed vegans, who vouch for the lifestyle citing not just a clear conscience, but also a healthy body.
Dilip Bafna, the founder of the Vegan Bengaluru Club, says he wasn't aware of veganism when he adopted it 17 years ago. He was always involved with animal welfare activities and was a vegetarian. "Somewhere along, I felt 'welfare' wasn't enough. There's more to do. Animal rights are equally important. In 1993, I shunned milk products and all kinds' of animal products," he says.
- and don't miss
IVU-India South-West Asia Vegetarian Congress (IVU-ISWAVeg)
Practicing 'Ahimsa': The Core of Our Values
Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 2010, Bangalore, India
- organised by the Indian Vegan Society
full details: www.vegansociety.in/ivu-iswaveg_congress