A special way to celebrate World Vegan Day on November 1st


November 1st 2009 (World Vegan Day) will mark the opening of the Sthitaprajna Vegan Life Centre in a picturesque location near Byndoor, Udupi District, Karnataka, India. Here, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, one can learn how to live happy and healthy in harmony with nature without hurting or harming others.

A vegan event is planned for the occasion with many vegans and other important people planning to attend and endorse the vegan lifestyle. Be part of this historic moment! For more information, please write to Vn.Shankar Narayan, President-Indian Vegan Society and Councilor and Regional Coordinator for India, South and West Asia-International Vegetarian Union, UK at indianvegansociety@rediffmail.com or visit www.indianvegansociety.com for more information.

If you would like to travel to Byndoor from Bangalore for the November 1st event, please contact Sandesh who is organising the trip from Bangalore: sandesh888@lycos.com

Dr Nandita Shah will join us at the next vegan meet


During the next vegan meet, we’ll have a special guest speaker. Dr Nandita Shah will present a short talk on being vegan in a non-vegan world, and the health aspects of being vegan. She’ll be happy to answer your questions after the talk. We will also share a vegan meal, as usual, so please bring your favourite vegan dish!

Being vegan in a non- vegan world

Being vegan in a non vegan world is not that easy, and though we are determined there are many stumbling blocks. But there are many reasons why everyone should go vegan – there is the environmental argument, the health argument and last but certainly not least the animal rights argument. In a country like ours, vegan diets could also save many from going hungry.

Dr Nandita Shah regularly conducts Peas vs Pills workshops to help people prevent and reverse diseases with a whole-food plant based diet. This is not a new concept. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine said, “Let food be thy medicine, and thy medicine food”. Unfortunately today doctors don’t get much training on either preventive medicine, or nutrition. This is why there are many myths floating around about foods that are good for health.

Dr Nandita Shah will be speaking to us on Being vegan in a non vegan world. She will be especially covering the health aspects of being vegan and will be answering your queries about the health aspects of a vegan diet. Hopefully this talk will help you further when people ask you why you are vegan and will give you advice to guide them to a healthy vegan lifestyle as well.

The presenter: Dr Nandita Shah.
Dr Shah has been practicing homeopathy in India for over 28 years. She believes each of us can be our own best doctors most of the time. For the past 5 years, she has presented the Peas vs Pills workshops in India, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and USA, inspiring others to make dietary and lifestyle changes resulting in positive health.

Date: Saturday 29th August 2009

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Venue: Times Foundation, 40/1 S&B Towers, MG Road, 1st Floor Training Room, Bangalore.

As usual, please bring a vegan dish to share with everyone!

Why vegan?


1.      Because we don’t want to eat our animal friends.

2.      Because it’s important for us to have a compassionate lifestyle.

3.      Because we care for the environment.

4.      Because we care about our health.

5.      Because we don’t want to support a food industry which has industrialised cruelty.

6.      Because we don’t want to drink the hormones, antibiotics and other crap which is fed to cows and then transferred to milk.

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