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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An Excerpt from ‘In Search of Love’

By Piyushi Dhir

In Search of Love, by Piyushi Dhir

In Search of Love Ayesha and Parth will tug on your heart-strings with the magical attraction they feel for each other. But they are destined for different people. Ayesha’s marriage is being arranged, while Parth is engaged to his childhood sweetheart. They part ways with memories that will return to haunt them and questions that […]

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What the Women of Africa Have Taught Me

By Piyushi Dhir

African Women

Africa- a journey of constant new discoveries and rich new experiences. From the very beginning since I arrived in Ivory Coast, I was drawn to the women here. Perhaps, because I could relate to them when everything else was foreign or may be, because they were such a contrast to the stereotypes of women I […]

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On Tenterhooks as Ivory Coast Goes for Elections

By Piyushi Dhir

Ivory Coast Elections

Ringside View of Elections in AfricaA Political History Bathed in Blood Five years ago, Cote D’Ivoire conducted a long over-due round of presidential elections. Gbagbo, who was then ruling the country, had conceded to elections after ten long years, but refused to accept the victory of the new candidate, Alassane Outtara. What followed was a […]

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I Took the Road Less Traveled By

By Piyushi Dhir

A Road Less Traveled

Every now and then, we are all faced with a fork in the road of our lives. Sometimes the choice is difficult, sometimes it does not call for much thought. At times, we do what others would do. But occasionally, we pause, take a deep breath and make an unconventional choice. I completed my MBA […]

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