Below: Dilip in Brazil
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International Council 2006 -
Dilip Barman is a US (North Carolina)-based speaker and instructor on topics ranging from
vegetarianism, animal rights, and cooking, to peace issues, Eastern philosophy and ahimsa,
and Gandhian nonviolence. He also is an instructor in computer science, computer literacy,
film studies, and digital photography. He has contributed invited book chapters and articles to
a variety of print books, journals, and newspapers, such as "Animal World Encyclopaedia", "Tasty Bytes", and "Voices from the Garden", as well as many online resources.
Dilip is President (since 1993) of the very active Triangle Vegetarian Society (TVS, www.trianglevegsociety.org), hosting the country's largest vegetarian Thanksgiving, which
attracts both local and national media attention. He caters weddings and other special
events. Dilip has been a vegetarian advocate for many years and has appeared on local and
national television on topics such as trends in vegetarianism, vegan Thanksgiving, and the
dangers of irradiated foods. He has spoken on vegetarianism and given cooking
demonstrations in many venues across the United States, Europe, and
Japan, including as a presenter for multiple World Vegetarian Congresses and the first annual
Cooking Show in Raleigh, NC (USA) in 2003.
Since 1997, he has been on the board of the Vegetarian Union of North America and has been
a Councilor with the International Vegetarian Union since 2006. He has taught vegetarian
cooking for several educational organizations (such as Wake Technical College, Raleigh,
NC), arts institutes (e.g., The Carrboro ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC), commercial entities (Whole
Foods Markets, various locations), schools (various), nonprofit organizations (e.g., Servas
Tokyo), and religious centers (various Hindu and Mormon ones).
Dilip can be visited on the web at www.dilip.info. He has helped Triangle Vegetarian Society to
be one of the first vegetarian websites, dating back to 1994.
Vegetarian Society (TVS)
Vice-President Vegetarian Union of
North America (VUNA)
- North Carolina, USA - Below: Dilip in Edinburgh