My memories of twisted snack hold long in my heart. Maggi is not for the stomach, but it satisfies your heart. Or one should say it’s the soul ingredient of happy feelings. I was 19 when I was riding a bicycle to my home and as pillion Maggi packets were sitting on career seat. With the full energy, I was making to home. Maggi is not food it the way to enjoy life. All nostalgia is encircled around Maggi. Be it a movie night, an add on television they talk about friendship and anecdotes related to it.
My friends were waiting not for me but for this popular noodle. It was the last day of the exam. We finished with the exam in the afternoon. So we thought of celebrating this evening. Maggi is not liked by youngsters it is a culture to live. Our bonds became stronger because of love for Maggi.
Down the memory lane, there are many incidents of Maggi I remember where an evening without it would not be complete or more satisfying. It was Maggi days and Maggi nights. During our College days, we even had an MR. and Miss Maggi contests in our hostels. The person who will cook and eat this special 2 min food in minimum time will be crowned by the judges. I participated but was not chosen as I killed time in adding a lot of vegetables to it.
But my friends did not mind as its taste was awesome. Be it fried Maggi, egg Maggi you name it and we have experimented it.
Going to “backside dhaba” at 2 and 3 a.m. by jumping over the hostels walls was the most thrilling moments that I remember. There were innovative ways to boil this noodle to cool down hunger. We used candles to cook the Maggi and even turned up the press to prepare the favorite food.
This was days when I was in college. But today beautiful evenings have been killed and late night calls ended due to banned Maggi It is not the hunger that will be affected, but fun and frolic related to it will be damaged.
No long nights for Maggi, students will find it difficult to study late nights, no late hours gossip will sustain and worst of all hostel mess will look at.
As the coming of social media, people don’t mingle; similarly in an absence of Maggi college groups will be broken. The 2-minute magic will go. Hostlers have to survive without it. There is being nothing that will satiate hunger pangs. Maggi became a staple food, but now it will never be seen on aisles, not in pantry not of dinning table. All has gone and one is seeing it going.