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Friday, June 09, 2006

A New Addition To The Vegetarian Family

If the Madhya Pradesh Fisheries Minister has his way, vegetarians worldwide would have a new eating option. The Minister has said that prawns are very similar in nature to eggs and since eggs have been considered as vegetarian (??), prawns should also be given the same vegetarian status. (Hat-Tip: Eshwar)

Madhya Pradesh Fisheries Minister Moti Kashyap is facing an angry backlash from the state's Jain community for having claimed that prawns are vegetarian food.

In his eagerness to promote prawn culture in Madhya Pradesh, Kashyap has put forth arguments that haven't gone down too well with some.

"Like eggs, the protein content in prawns is very high. Both are covered in shells. Scientists consider eggs vegetarian. Therefore, I have labelled prawns as vegetarian too," he said.

Other similarities suggested by Kashyap are that eggs and prawns both solidify after being boiled, and like poultry eggs do not hatch, prawns too do not reproduce in fresh water.

Since the Minister’s convincing skills are pretty good, I strongly recommend that the Union Petroleum Ministry use his skills to justify the petro price hike.


  • What a brilliant argument :)
    by that logic there is no difference between non-veggies and cannibals

    By Blogger Nirav, at 12:11 PM  

  • What a moron!!!

    By Blogger Vidya, at 12:29 PM  

  • Other similarities include their very names... prawns-->pawns-->pounce-->egg
    Also eggs smell when old. Also... and this is the most convincing argument of all, prawns are like eggs because Anand eats both with relish!

    By Blogger Anand, at 1:34 PM  

  • Vividly reminded of a passage in the Yes Prime Minister about the
    Politicians' Syllogism:
    1. We must do something.
    2. This is something.
    3. So we must do this.
    Insight into politicians' minds:
    1. All cats have four legs.
    2. My dog has four legs.
    3. Therefore, my dog is a cat.

    Wonder how i can convince people that I am vegetarian given all the mock meat you get here at the Chinese vegetarian stalls.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:41 PM  

  • Fish is considered vegetarian food in some parts of the world,isn't it ? Does that mean any life forms below the surface(marine life that is) can be consumed by vegetarians ?

    When a politician gets close to making a logical argument however fallacious it is, we must appreciate it considering that their ilk rarely make sense :-)

    By Anonymous Anand Srini, at 5:41 PM  

  • guess it wld be a dish even if made vegeterian which i wldnt be able to eat. Its mere sight makes me puke.

    By Blogger Prasanna, at 6:34 PM  

  • Gosh... and this guy is in the government, representating us...

    By Blogger Anu, at 9:33 AM  

  • I only hope he won't classify me as vegetarin some day!

    By Blogger Twisted DNA, at 2:26 AM  

  • This is the guy we have looking for.. Morpheus
    Who will guide us into the real world

    By Blogger The waterhouse king, at 11:54 PM  

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