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Saturday, 16 December 2006
Delhi Wala

Delhi Wala Restaurant

This is the window of the Delhi Wala restaurant, 11 King Street, Southall near the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara.  The high street in Southall is decked with Christmas lights. Or perhaps they are Diwali lights - they have been up since before Diwali and some of them consist of giant red chillis! I assume though that this photograph shows a Christmas tree and not a Diwali tree ...

Raghs and I had supper here yesterday evening after work. Delhi Wala is a strictly vegetarian restaurant, and I notice from a recent newspaper report that vegetarians are smarter people, or rather smarter people are vegetarians. It’s explained in the Indy article. The article also lists The benefits of forsaking meat:

  • A vegetarian diet tends to be lower in fat, higher in fibre and vitamins
  • Vegetarian diets are associated with lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and less obesity
  • Vegetarians have lower rates of heart disease, less diabetes and may have less risk of cancer and dementia
  • The Vegetarian Society, claimed to be the oldest in the world, was founded in Ramsgate, Kent, in 1847. Mahatma Ghandi, George Bernard Shaw and Linda McCartney were members
  • ‘Vegetarian’ is derived from the Latin vegetus, meaning ‘lively’ and was intended to be suggestive of the English ‘vegetable’.

If the reporter has got their facts mixed up and those aren’t the benefits of forsaking meat but rather an entry in the Which of the following items is false stage of a quiz show, then I would guess that the last point is false on the basis that it is highly unlikely that the word vegetarian was chosen to mean “someone who is lively” rather than “someone who eats vegetables”.

Posted by bigblue on 16/12/2006 at 06:32 AM
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Makes the idea of a vegetative state a little ambiguous.

Posted by Laura  on  17/12/2006  at  12:07 PM

grin Yes!

Posted by bigblue  on  17/12/2006  at  10:37 PM

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