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Book Review- The Seeker

  Can a man walk on water? Can he see the future? Can he read minds? As a passionate book lover, I am always on the lookout for good enlightening reads. I pick up bestsellers, classics, books with good reviews etc. It is seldom that I go on a “blind date” with a new release of an author whom I have not read before. Because disappointment of bad choice in books is hard for me to handle. With “The Seeker”, I had the same “to do or not to do” dilemma. I decided to plunge in….and believe me I am so happy I did. The Seeker takes you on a journey which makes you look deep within and beyond the horizons at the same time. Max, a New Yorker with an enviable career decides to seek the eternal quest to liberate from the cycle of death and suffering. With just a few pointers derived from blogs and internet about some Gurus in India, Max comes to the mystic land. From the mighty Himalayas to the harsh plains of Southern India, he travels everywhere seeking a mentor to guide him throu

Maggi-less Kitchens and MSG-less kids

I could almost feel tears of pride in the corner of my eyes when my 7 year old kid woke up yesterday morning and asked for the newspaper. So he has finally picked up the good habit, I thought. I handed him the paper and looked at him lovingly as he scanned the newspapers for “something”. And then, “oh no”, he exclaimed loudly. Maggi is UNSAFE was what he read. And that's when it hit me, he was worried about Maggi’s future! The recent furor over Maggi has validated the fear of so many mothers like me. We didn’t know anything about MSG till now but we were sure that there was something wrong with this 2-minute snack. And every time we surrendered to the kids’ demand for Maggi, there was a tiny bit of guilt about it which led to us to cook something super-nutritious and make up for the “damage”. Though Maggi was “born” in India around the same time our generation of “young mothers” was born, I don’t remember myself or my friends having Maggi. Once in six months may be. Our lun