The 10 Best Books I Read in 2015

By Piyushi Dhir

The Ten Best Books I Read

In my last blog on How I Read 85 Books in 2015 thanks to the Goodreads Reading Challenge, I had promised to come up with a list of 10 of the very best from those 85. I was humbled and motivated to get down to creating the list pronto after seeing people’s comments that they […]

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How I Read 85 Books in 2015

By Piyushi Dhir

How I Read 85 Books in 2015

85 books! She read 85 books? That must be all she does day and night. Is that what you’re thinking? Well, you’re not entirely wrong. I did get a little obsessed with book reading last year. Here’s the story of how it happened. How It All Began I joined Goodreads somewhere towards the end of […]

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When the Mumbai Rains Refuse to Cease

By Piyushi Dhir

When the Mumbai Rains Refuse to Cease

Mumbai from the Eyes of a Delhite: Part 6[This is the sixth in a series of blogs about Mumbai]Life gradually settled into a rhythm: lazy mornings with tea, days spent at office, evening walks at Bandstand, some cooking and a peaceful evening with a book in hand. The only nuisance in my otherwise serene existence […]

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Discovering Bandra in Mumbai

By Piyushi Dhir

Bandra Worli Sealink

Mumbai from the Eyes of a Delhite: Part 5[This is the fifth in a series of blogs about Mumbai]Having satisfied myself with the interiors of my new home, I began investigating the exteriors. The building, I realized lay in a Christian dominated area with a large smattering of Muslim population. The average lower middle class […]

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Enveloped in a Sheen of Dust: The Harmattan

By Piyushi Dhir

Harmattan

When I landed in Ivory Coast a year ago, I was rather delighted with the weather. The notorious African sun was nowhere to be seen, and despite being situated so close to the equator, it was far from hot. Days were cloudy and one could comfortably sit without a fan or air conditioner during the […]

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House-Hunting in Mumbai

By Piyushi Dhir

Worli Skyline

Mumbai from the Eyes of a Delhite: Part 4[This is the fourth in a series of blogs about Mumbai]As our honeymoon period at Trident began approaching its end, we launched into a desperate hunt for roofs over our heads. While all my fellow colleagues paired up in twos and threes to share the joys of […]

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Won Over by the Spirit of Mumbai

By Piyushi Dhir

Leopold Cafe

Mumbai from the Eyes of a Delhite: Part 2[This is the second in a series of blogs about Mumbai]My first six weeks in Mumbai were spent in the cocooned world of The Trident across my office. In typical corporate style, we were housed in great luxury during the ‘honeymoon period’ of our new jobs, when […]

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