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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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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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