If you are Noodle lover ...Do read this !!

Many of us can't live without "Instant Noodles" especially when one is away from home,came late and do not want to cook, in a foreign land. Here is a piece of information to share so that we can remove the potential health hazard of consuming Instant Noodles like Maggi.

DO NOT IGNORE THIS ... Especially those fond of Maggi...

Normally, how we cook the instant noodles is to put the noodles into a pot with water, throw in the powder and let it cook for around 3 minutes and then it's ready to eat.

This is the WRONG method of cooking the instant noodles.

By doing this, when we actually boil the ingredients in the powder,normally with MSG, it will change the molecular structure of the MSG, causing it to be toxic.

The other thing that you may or may not realize is that, the noodles are coated with wax and it will take around 4 to 5 days for the body to excrete the wax after you have eaten the noodles.


1. Boil the noodles in a pot of water.
2. Once the noodles are cooked, take out the noodles, and throw away the water which contains wax.
3. Boil another pot of water, add the cooked noodles into the hot boiling water and then turn off the stove.
4. Only at this stage when the stove is off, and while the water is very hot, add the flavouring powder into the water, to make noodle soup.
5. However, if you need dry noodles, remove the noodles and add the flavouring powder and toss it to get dry noodles.

Dietician's Note:
If you buy plain hakka noodles which you make, you initially need to boil in water and discard the water. This will soften the noodles but to prevent it from sticking we need to add a tbsp of oil and also the noodles are deep fried partially to make them crunchy and then dusted with flour to prevent them from sticking while boiling. Hence when you buy the noodles they are already made unhealthy and this is the type we use to make stir fry noodles and the regular Maggie too is made the same way, plus they add MSG / Ajinomoto and other chemical preservatives.

A large number of patients with ages ranging from 18-24 years are ending up with pancreatitis either as a swelling or infection of the pancreas due to regular consumption of instant noodles... If the frequency is more than 3 times a week, then it is very hazardous...

Please share this info and help others to lead a healthy life .....

Western way of thinking abt public schools

On my way to hotel I bought an english news paper Copenhagen post ( I guess only one in english) and tried to understand the city from a different angle. Main news that caught my attention was the following :

Copenhagen City council had 2011-budget of 872 billion kroners ( 79253355 crore ) and out of that budget they used 900 million less. So city council had a meeting to decide what to do with the remaining 900 million kroners and unanimous decision was to use that money for uplifting the infrastructure of government schools as that is area where the local government has priority.

When I was reading this news I was just wishing
  • How fortunate our Indian kids could have been if our politicians had the same feelings for our kids- specially the kids who go to public school. I myself went to public school and know the environment and attention we get there.Not sure if ever city council has given so much attention to publich school. Privatization of education has taken so much priority that nobody thinks about the public school. All the public school teachers who are good take private classes just because of apathy of 'local government'. God knows if this kind of trend will lead us to a point where we will be able to say that All indian kids have 'basic right of being educated upto high-school'. If so then we will be real knowledge capital of the world.
  • sense of responsibility should prevail over our political lords and they also raise themselves from party,religion,region and think genuinely about the development of city/country.

Wow ... Nordic countries are quite educated too

Nordic countries are always quite highly ranked when it comes to standard of living but that has to impact the way education is provided to the kids here. Recently I found out that two nordic countries in list of 10 most educated countries :

1. Canada
2. Israel
3. Japan
4. United States
5. New Zealand
6. South Korea
7. Norway
8. United Kingdom
9. Australia
10. Finland

Though I do not know much about Finland but reason for Norway to be part of such list :
- In Norway schools have no restrictions placed on kids and kids are allowed to do what they wish.
- Kids know that they will not be subject to endless hours of homework and memorization, so there is   no pressure on them what so ever.
- In Norway,if a student really enjoys reading, he or she might read book after book all day long.
- In Norway schools never promote the toppers alone rather emphasis is given to the overall development of the class and group study is encouraged and practiced in early classes which results in better understanding among kids.

I wish that India should learn from these countries and make sure that kids are not burdened with high parental expectations and enjoy the study. 

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