Fasting and Feasting: Suckers for Religious Gluttony

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Fasting and Feasting: Suckers for Religious Gluttony

Illustration: Sushant Ahire

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t can be safely said that at any given point in time, somewhere in India, people are either fasting, or having just fasted, are now feasting.

Feasting is our favourite part of fasting. We fast to pay obeisance to deities, who may or may not grant us what our hearts desire. Then we go ahead and chomp with pomp and splendour, announcing to one and all that we’ve just finished fasting, and now we need to celebrate this superhuman feat and show our neighbours that we’re holier than them.

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