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Hinduism: beef with what’s cooking

THE recent social media uproar regarding the Holi Cow restaurant owned by talented chef, Yudhika Sujanani, and her preparation of beef products, is a delicate situation. She and I are Alma Maters of the same high school, so I initially felt it uncollegial to write about the hullaballoo.

By her own admission, Sujanani did imply, some time back in the online magazine Indian Spice, that the name “Holi Cow” was linked to the reverence Hindus accorded cows. When the hubbub broke out, she later backtracked on the explanation, denying the Hindu origins of the name – not realising that anything posted onto the web remains there for posterity.

Religion and culture are never separate entities, invariably, feeding off

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