Our country today is charged over the question of meat,
as an issue this one is hard to beat,
if ever there was a country which loves to chase its tail,
India surely is bound to prevail.
Oh what a great controversy is this turning out to be,
but what I clearly fail to see,
in a nation where the majority love their chicken and mutton,
vegetarianism is being thrust as the new dietary glutton.
Non-vegetarianism has become an incomprehensible causes celebres,
by the attempts to forcefully suppress,
its consumption on grounds that one particular community,
needs to push vegetarianism as its cultural identity.
A country where large numbers are underfed and malnourished,
where of hunger thousands have perished,
a debate on what constitutes a culturally conditioned diet,
should be enough to start a riot.