Malika Harricharan – Kennesaw’s Own Slumdog Turned Restaurant Blogger
With the popularity of the hit movie Slumdog Millionaire, Indian culture has begun to slightly seep into American culture. The story of Jamal who comes from the slums in India and works his way up to being a millionaire is an uplifting and positive story. Kennesaw resident and professional restaurant blogger, Malika Harricharan was born in Mumbai, India. She has had quite a journey from her humble beginnings in India to where she is today.
Placed in an orphanage as a baby, Malika Harricharan was malnourished and mistreated to the point that when prospective adoptive parents came to see her, those managing the orphanage told them, “this baby will mostly likely die, you should choose another.” Determination led her adoptive parents to take their chances with the child, literally smuggling her on a plane back to the United States.
Today, Malika Harricharan is an example of the vast opportunities available and what one can achieve with a positive outlook. Malika fully recovered from the health issues as a baby, and was raised in East Cobb and went on to earn a degree in Marketing from Kennesaw State University.
She may not be a millionaire, but feels fortunate that she was able to purchase her first home four years ago. “Especially in these tough times, it is important the keep a positive outlook and you’ll be surprised at what can be accomplished with the right mindset and a fierce determination” says Malika.
“I am so pleased to live in a city that offers so much in terms of culture” said Malika, a self-proclaimed foodie and blogger at Atlanta Restaurant Blog. “In watching Slumdog Millionaire win at the Oscars, I felt proud of my Indian heritage and grateful for the opportunities I’ve had in my life.”
Atlanta Restaurant Blog is run by Malika, and when she’s not at her 9 to 5, she reviews local restaurants she’s had the opportunity to visit, slowly eating her way through Atlanta restaurants. Many of Maliika’s reviews are now available on West Cobb Magazine.com and in the new East Cobb Magazine.com. To read more light and lively reviews by Malika go to http://atlanta-restaurantblog.com