From Cooking Maggie To Putting Salt On The Wrong Side Of The Plate, These Urban Life Divorce Cases Are Hard To Accept

A man sought divorce from his wife after finding out that she couldn’t cook anything other than Maggi and prepared it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

 The “Maggi case”

Call it a childhood sentiment or a grown-up obsession, the love for Maggi is truly unconditional. A fast, urban lifestyle has left many young couples turn-to ready-to-make food to get by. Eating such food, especially Maggi, is love but can you eat the two-minute noodles for the whole day?


According to the reports, a couple in Mysuru suffered problems in their marriage after the wife could not cook anything but Maggi. Being termed the ‘Maggi case’ by ML Raghunath, Principal district and sessions court judge, the incident further involved a divorce between the two.

It all happened when a man desired separation from his partner after she cooked nothing but Maggi for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Speaking about the issue, Raghunath spoke about how the man complained that the woman went to the provision store only to buy the instant noodles and nothing else.

Raghunath speaking to the media said, “The husband said his wife did not know how to prepare any food other than Maggi noodles. It was noodles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He complained that his wife went to the provision store and brought only instant noodles.”


Divorce for bizarre reason

Speaking about recent divorce cases, he further informed that the court has received cases from people just after the day of their wedding. The issues that led to separation included silly issues like– not talking to the partner, putting salt on the wrong side of the plate, the wrong color wedding suit, not spending enough time with the wife, not hiring a wedding photographer, etc.

“Divorce cases are increasing drastically over the years. Couples have to stay together for at least a year before seeking a divorce. If there was no such law, there would be divorce petitions filed directly from wedding halls,” he said adding “the courts use sentiment to help couples settle their differences through compromise and reunite. For the most part, the issues are more psychological than physical.”

In most cases, though couples come together, the scars of their argument remain. Out of 800-900 matrimonial cases, we succeed in about 20-30 cases. In the previous Lok Adalat, of around 110 divorce cases, reunion happened in just 32 cases.”


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As for the Maggi case, it’s not a one-off case where a husband’s frustration over food landed his marriage in the soup. A man from Telangana was recently taken into custody after he dialed 100 six times to complain about his wife not cooking mutton curry. According to Telangana police, Naveen from Cherla Gowraram village in Kanagal was drunk when he made the calls.

The police ignored him after the first call, but when he called another five times, the police resolved that Naveen should be taught a lesson about not misusing ‘dial 100’. A case of nuisance was registered and the caller was taken into custody and later let off with a warning.

The Telangana Today report says that Naveen consumed liquor, then bought mutton and asked his wife to cook it. When the wife saw his intoxicated state, she refused to cook it. Angry at her refusal, the man dialed 100 six times to lodge a complaint against his wife.


Throwing light on the situation, ML Raghunath said that the divorce petitions are more from the urban than the rural areas. It is because the latter has village panchayats to interfere and settle the problem. Not only this but the women there have no freedom and they even fear the society and the sentiments of the family.