Bands: Bonefvcker, Sodh
When, how and why did you go vegan?
I went vegan because of my dog. I’d always been the sort of person who considered himself to be compassionate to animals. But, like most people, I was raised to ignore the “animalness” of the animals I was eating. To victimize another being for pleasure is not something I’ve ever been able to live with. When I realized that by eating meat I was causing pain and suffering to other beings who were, in their capacity for suffering, more like me than unlike me, I could no longer justify that decision to myself anymore. And I found out that I didn’t even need animal flesh to be healthy. It is important to me to feel that I’m being true to my own sense of ethics, and veganism does that for me.
Do you have any nonhuman companions?
Yep, I live with my dog.
Do you help animals in any way?
Yes! Mostly stray dogs.
What do you think is the way forward for veganism in India?
I went vegan because of music. I was so inspired by straightedge hardcore bands. It is always better to connect with like minded people.
Physical and mental changes you’ve noticed since going vegan?
Physically – I lost some extra weight and started feeling really good, and then I cut out packaged foods and refined sugar and started feeling even better! I joined a gym and lost another eight kilos, and working out and veganism have given me crazy stamina! I seem to never get tired! Mentally, I feel much more relaxed that my diet is not causing any harm to innocent animals.
What kind of food do you like and dislike? Tell me about your most memorable meal and restaurants you like to visit.
I don’t really like eating out that much. I do all kinds of experiments at home. Vegan smoothies are my favorites.
Link to my music: https://bonefvcked.bandcamp.com/