VEGETARIAN

  • Narendra Modi, Shahid Kapoor, and Sushil Kumar: 10 well-known Indians you probably didn't know were vegetarians October 6, 2014

    Every meat eater in the world has always wondered how a vegetarian can survive without tasting something as basic as chicken. There are many famous Indians who have taken the meat-less route. The world's oldest marathon man, 102-year-old Fauja Singh, is a strict vegetarian who has also appeared in a...
  • Want to save water? Go vegetarian! Researchers believe eating less meat saves water resources August 5, 2014

    London: Researchers believe that eating less meat would protect water resources in dry areas around the world. Reducing the use of animal products can have a considerable impact on areas suffering scarce water resources, as meat production requires more water than other agricultural products, said the researchers. By reducing the animal product...
  • Simple vegetarian meals for Narendra Modi in Nepal August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday had simple vegetarian meal prepared by an Indian chef for lunch in Kathmandu after his arrival on a twoday official visit. "He (Modi) likes to have simple vegetarian foods like nan roti, dal and vegetables," a chef said. His dishes were specially prepared under the...
  • Vegetarian actress Vega Tamotia accidentally eats nonveg pasta on the sets of 'Amit Sahni Ki List' July 1, 2014

    Actress Vega Tamotia, who will be seen making her acting debut opposite Vir Das in upcoming romcom 'Amit Sahni Ki List', had a shock on the very first day of the shoot when the vegetarian actress ended up tasting nonveg pasta. Sources attached to the unit reveal that for her...
  • Did you ever bite into a bar of Snickers and realize it's nonveg? Do you hesitate to call guests over on Tuesdays? 10 problems only a vegetarian will understand June 26, 2014

    'Are you a Jain?' If you're a vegetarian by birth, you've definitely been asked this question. Once people around you get to know you're a vegetarian, the first question is, 'But it isn't Tuesday today, why can't you have nonvegetarian?' There are a few typical problems that only a vegetarian...
  • 'Good. I need pure vegetarian air now': Indian appliance maker Prestige's ad campaign launching 'pure vegetarian water' hilariously backfires on Twitter June 25, 2014

    Do you pride yourself on being a pure vegetarian? You are not doing it right if you aren't drinking 'pure vegetarian water.' An Indian home appliance company's ad blitz introducing a water purifier that dispenses vegetarian water has predictably amused many on social media all asking the same thing...
  • More vegetarian, Gujarati dishes on table for Narendra Modi in Thimphu June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: With visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi being a strict vegetarian, the Bhutanese government and the hotel he is staying in are serving more vegetarian dishes as well as some Gujarati dishes. Modi, who arrived in Bhutan on Sunday to a warm welcome, is staying at the Taj Tashi. Around...
  • Many BJP leaders are non-vegetarian, alleges Nitish Kumar April 6, 2014

    Patna: Taking a jibe at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remarks on cattle slaughter in the name of 'pink revolution', Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar alleged that most of the BJP's leaders were non-vegetarian. "I myself is a pure vegetarian. But, I know majority of BJP leaders are non-vegetarians and...
  • Kangana Ranaut, Vidyut Jamwal named PETA's hottest vegetarians January 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood heartthrob Vidyut Jamwal and diva Kangana Ranaut have been named PETA India's hottest vegetarian celebrities of 2013. After garnering thousand's of votes, Jamwal, 33, and Ranaut, 26, bagged the top spot to be named the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India's hottest star. They...
  • SpiceJet told to pay Rs 15,000 for serving nonvegetarian food June 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Lowcost airline SpiceJet has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 15,000 as token compensation to its passenger for serving him nonvegetarian food instead of vegetarian preferred by him. The South West District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum held the airline deficient in service for mistakenly...
  • McDonald's to pay Rs 15,000 for delivering wrong burger February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Fast food giant McDonald's has been directed by a consumer forum in New Delhi to pay Rs 15,000 as compensation to one of its customers for delivering a nonveg burger instead of the vegetarian one she had ordered. The South West District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum said, "By...
  • PayPal founder to build small city on Mars for vegetarians January 7, 2013

    London: Private space entrepreneur and billionaire cofounder of PayPal, Elon Musk is planning to build a small city on Mars for 80,000 space explorers but only vegetarians are invited! Musk, whose Falcon 9 rocket delivers NASA cargo to the International Space Station, wants to construct a futuristic settlement on...
  • Big B, Vidya Balan named PETA's hottest vegetarians January 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood megastar Amitab Bachchan and actress Vidya Balan have been named PETA's hottest celebrity vegetarians of 2012. The other names in the running were Miss India Neha Dhupia, actor Shahid Kapoor, Sonu Sood, southern star Dhanush, Kareena Kapoor and veteran actress Hema Malini. Bachchan, 70, has been named the...
  • Textbook sparks controversy, alleges nonvegetarians lie, cheat, commit sex crimes November 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Yet another textbook in a CBSE school has sparked a controversy by allegedly insinuating that nonvegetarians lie, cheat and commit crimes, with the Government terming it as "unfortunate" and asking state bodies to remain alert about such content and monitor them. "Sensitivities of communities have to be kept in...
  • Another textbook raises hackles, says nonvegetarians lie November 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Yet another textbook in a CBSE school has sparked a controversy by allegedly insinuating that nonvegetarians lie, cheat and commit crimes, with the government terming it as "unfortunate" and asking state bodies to remain alert about such content and monitor them. "Sensitivities of communities have to be kept in...
  • PETA's hottest vegetarian: Indian makes it to the race November 5, 2012

    Thrissu: Twenty four year old Vimal Das from Engadiyur in Kerala's Thrissur district is among the 10 male finalists vying for PETA's hottest vegetarian crown. Vimal has beaten out hundreds of other entrants from across India to become one of 10 male contestants to advance to the final round of the...
  • Indian Vegetarian Congress kicks off in Chennai September 5, 2012

    Chennai: For vegetarianism, it was a hattrick of sorts, with personalities from three varied fields sports, media and the armed forces batting for it in unison here on Wednesday. Former master blaster and chief selector of the Indian cricket team Krishnamachari Srikanth, veteran journalist and sports writer R...
  • McDonald's to set up allvegetarian outlets in India September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Taking a break from its tradition, fast food chain McDonald's on Tuesday said it will launch allvegetarian restaurants in various pilgrimage sites across India with the first outlet opening in Amritsar by middle of next year. "Opening allvegetarian restaurant is in our plans and the first outlet is on...
  • Foodie Friday: delicious Sushi for vegetarians July 27, 2012

    Chef Achal Aggarwal at MEGU, opening for lunch from 1st August, shows how you can have a sensational Japanese meal which is 100 per cent vegetarian....
  • Watch: Recipe for a simple fresh vegetarian salad June 29, 2012

    CNNIBN's Megha Mamgain is getting us a simple fresh vegetarian salad recipe. ...
  • Cooking without oil: A story of healthy and flavourful food May 18, 2012

    Cooking tasty and flavourful food with zero oil is possible. Learn how. ...
  • Chinese athletes turn vegetarian before Olympics May 7, 2012

    Beijing: Chinese athletes training hard to take part in London Olympics virtually turned vegetarian, giving up meat products due to fears of disqualification by World AntiDoping Agency (WADA). Yang Hongbo, head of catering for 700 alwayshungry, highperformance athletes at the Jiangsu Sports Training Centre, said he is having a terrible time...
  • McCartney immortalised on PETA Stamp November 29, 2011

    London: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have launched a new stamp range featuring the likes of the 20 most famous vegetarians of alltime, including veteran singer Sir Paul McCartney. McCartney along with Natalie Portman, Pamela Anderson and Morrissey have agreed to feature on the stamp which will be...
  • Sonu Sood to promote vegetarianism September 29, 2011

    Chennai: Actor Sonu Sood, who received rave reviews for his work in the Salmanstarrer Dabangg, is joining PETA to promote vegetarianism. Sood recently won an award for best performance in a negative role in the film at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in Canada. In Canada, he took time out...
  • Airline serves chicken to Hindu vegetarian August 24, 2011

    Melbourne: Singapore Airlines has been accused of serving chicken to a vegetarian Hindu woman who was travelling from New Zealand to India. According to New Zealand media reports on Wednesday, 56yearold Pushplata Sharma claimed to have fallen sick after she was served chicken on a flight to India. Sharma of Blenheim,...
  • Katy Perry finding it hard to stay vegetarian August 21, 2011

    London: Pop star Katy Perry is finding it hard to stick to her pledge to stay vegetarian and has been secretly eating chicken and meat, a friend has claimed. The 26yearold singer gave up eating meat two years ago to keep her vegetarian husband Russell Brand happy but is now finding...
  • Shahid voted Asia's sexiest vegetarian man July 1, 2011

    Mumbai: Shahid Kapoor has voted Asia's Sexiest Vegetarian Man in a poll conducted by PETAAsiaPacific.com. "I have always supported the cause of being a vegetarian, and it's nice to be felicitated for something so close to my heart. Being voted as sexy is a matter of perception, but being vegetarian is...
  • Eattokill: Zuckerberg's form of vegetarianism May 28, 2011

    Boston: Facebook's billionaire founder Mark Zuckerberg has taken up a new "personal challenge" to turn "vegetarian" in an unusual way, by eating meat that he has slaughtered. "This year, my personal challenge is around being thankful for the food I have to eat," Zuckerberg said. "I have basically become a...
  • Hottest Vegetarians: Vidya Balan, Tharoor January 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan and former union minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor have been voted as the hottest celebrity vegetarians in an online poll by animal rights organisation PETA. Vidya and Tharoor beat out actors R Madhavan and Lara Dutta to claim the title. They faced...
  • McCartney urges India to choose meat free day January 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Beatles legend Paul McCartney, who is a PETA activist, has written to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to chose a date to annually celebrate vegetarianism. The singer has suggested that the meatfree day could be Jan 12, the foundation day of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals...