Shiv Sena Scare in Mumbai

By Piyushi Dhir

Shiv Sena Scare in Mumbai

Mumbai from the Eyes of a Delhite: Part 10[This is the tenth in a series of blogs about Mumbai]So one fine day, shortly after Diwali, I was heading to my workplace in the morning musing over how empty the roads. I guessed that many were probably on extended leave, making the most of the holiday […]

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How Diwali Transcends Differences in Mumbai

By Piyushi Dhir

Diwali in Mumbai

Mumbai from the Eyes of a Delhite: Part 9[This is the ninth in a series of blogs about Mumbai]As the unexpected October heat began giving way to a more pleasant clime, Diwali descended upon us. Our office was due to be closed for two days- Tuesday and Wednesday. Like any true bred north-Indian would, I […]

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Where Have All the Animals Gone?

By Piyushi Dhir

Where Have All the Animals Gone

“Africa?!” We routinely received startled expressions back in India when we made the decision to move to Cote D’Ivoire, Africa. The imagery that revolves in one’s mind on hearing that one word is likely to be that of deep dense forests and jungle safaris. Knowing that I live in Africa, you probably still imagine me […]

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Joggers’ Park, Mumbai

By Piyushi Dhir

Joggers' Park

Mumbai from the Eyes of a Delhite: Part 8[This is the eighth in a series of blogs about Mumbai]Once the rains gave way to an unbelievably hot October, it became conceivable to consider going out for regular walks and jogs without having to pull out one’s umbrella every few minutes. While jogging has always been […]

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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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