Category Archives: food

Good Ol’ Maggi days

No I am not talking about a certain Mrs. Thatcher but the “2-minute” noodle dish called Maggi that Neha’s post brought back alive.

I must admit I was a big Maggi fan. I diligently collected a lot of Maggi free stuff thanks to the “give 2 wrappers and get this” offers.

One of the biggest things we got was a brown bowl, presumably to have more Maggi in.

Ugly thing 🙂

I always liked my Maggi a little wet, not really soupy 🙂 Thankfully these days Maggi comes in Atta Dal flavour that ensures I don’t feel guilty feeding it to my kids. It’s a lifesaver if neither of us feel like making a meal due to laziness 🙂

I remember one of my HR managers telling a story about how he got posted into a remote town as part of his first job, and being a bachelor with no cooking experience, he really showered a lot of wishes on the folks who made Maggi ;-), and that’s Nestle.

Come to think of it, these days Maggi is not advertised as the 2 minute noodle at all.

After school Maggi eating became pretty infrequent, until I reached business school 6 years later, where a night canteen operated by the great Bishu would open from 10.30pm to 3 am. Along with bun masala and bread omelette’s Bishu’s speciality was Maggi served with scrambled egg, butter and cheese. The number of times that food was the savior from the pathetic mess food was not funny 😀

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Two XLers reform an IIMA grad ;-)

One of them was Banished Soul. Read all about it here!

Vikas Khanna of WGSHA on a project

..to highlight the problems faced by travellers with disabilities. For that he’s rounding up some of the world’s great chefs to cook at the seven wonders of the world. It starts with the Pyramids of Egypt ! Read more about Vikas here. I consider myself fortunate to count him as a friend !

World Chefs “Cooking for Life” is hosting a culinary event “The Living Pyramids Tour” in Cairo, Egypt. Proceeds from the event will be used to promote accessibility programs in Egypt and other popular tourist attractions.  

During the four-day event, from July 18-21, guests will enjoy dinners prepared by 21 internationally renowned chefs from 18 countries. Ingredients used will be from the local markets purchased that day. Sitting in the shadow of the pyramids, guests will be entertained with Egyptian music and dance by local performers.

“The Living Pyramids Tour” is the first of a series of culinary events presented by World Chefs “Cooking for Life,” a non-profit organization founded by Chef Vikas Khanna, whose mission is to bring the world together through food. He has received a number of accolades for his humanitarian work and was honored with the prestigious “Access to Freedom Award” from The Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality (SATH). Past honorees include President George W. Bush and The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. 

For more information on “The Living Pyramids Tour” please visit

www.nyccl.com/LivingPyramids.htm