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Dilli-Book Review

I did not have the opportunity of speaking with anyone who used to live in Calcutta when the capital of today’s largest democracy in the world was shifted from the same city to New Delhi in 1911. Therefore, I can only guess that the residents of Calcutta must have felt sad being deprived of the privilege of living in the ... Read More »

Irom- A lifetime of courage and fortitude.

  For Irom they stabbed a sun legally a multiple times dragged another sky in chains declared guilty legally and thrown in a cell horizons cowered in shame and shamelessness outside dogs barked and quarreled indecisively the Generals continued sipping scotch on such sky less evenings at Imphal Amitabh Mitra Read More »

Entrepreneurship In South Africa

Shahida Cassim is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Management Studies at the University of KwaZulu Natal. She holds the post of Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Graduate School of Business at the University. She was invited to this post by the Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies to re invent the Centre for Entrepreneurship in 2010. Shahida Cassim has ... Read More »

Nigeria Myth Busters

When I tell people I lived in Nigeria for four years, they can’t believe their ears. “Really? Oh, you poor dear! How did you survive?” “How did you get here? They have planes? Are they normal sized? Are there airports?” “Did you live in trees so cobras couldn’t get you?” Firstly, there are no cobras in Nigeria. Drill it into ... Read More »


Anthology of passionate poetries by women under 30 years of age about New Delhi Editorial by Semeen Ali Delhi – a city described as home to everyone yet belonging to no one. A city that has the ability to make one feel innumerable emotions simultaneously is a rarity. I came to live in this city ten years ago and never ... Read More »


The boat passes through the creek – once from this side in the early evening, and then from the other side in the early night. This is how one of the residents of a small house on the bank of the Mombasa Creek narrated to me about the boat that carried few people who wined, dined, jazzed and danced through ... Read More »

The Lighter Side Of Doing Business In Africa

  Ghana is considered by many experts, to be the producer of the best quality cocoa bean in the world. Large chocolate companies like Cadbury’s in fact position some of their chocolate brands as having been manufactured from the premium Ghanaian cocoa. Such is the power of the acknowledgement of quality for the cocoa bean from that country. Unlike most ... Read More »

South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA The Rainbow Nation –as its name goes, is a veritable medley of food from across the world, a true paradise for foodies. Wherever you go, there are small places that serve some very interesting food. In SA we have had many of our members coming over to contribute and hence have managed to showcase places (big, niche or ... Read More »


Senegal borders the Atlantic Ocean hence fish is very important. Chicken, lamb, pea, eggs, and beef are also used in Senegalese cooking, but not pork, due to the nation’s largely Muslim population. Peanuts, the primary crop of Senegal, as well as couscous, white rice, sweet potatoes, lentils, black-eyed peas and various vegetables, are also incorporated into many recipes. Meats and ... Read More »


Nigeria has one of the fastest growing middle class population. Lagos is the most populous  and the second fastest growing city in Africa. With a population of more than 20 million, this city sure has multi racial inhabitants and thus offers eating joints for every community and palate. In one of the recently held food festivals, there were 32 counters ... Read More »

Cameroon And Ivory Coast

Cameroon Cameroonian cuisine is one of the most varied in Africa due to its location on the crossroads between the north, west, and center of the continent; added to this is the profound influence of French food, a legacy of the colonial era. Staple foods in Cameroon include cassava, cocoyam, yam, rice, plantain, potato, maize, beans, and millet. The French ... Read More »


Republic of Mozambique is a country in South East Africa. The Portuguese greatly impacted the cuisine of Mozambique.  Staples and crops such as cassava (a starchy root of Brazilian origin), cashew nuts (also of Brazilian origin, though Mozambique was once the largest produces of these nuts) and paozinho (pronounced [pew zinu], those are Portuguese-style French buns) were brought in by ... Read More »


Kenya’s gastronomy vibrantly shows signs of various cultures and ethnicities. Up until the arrival of Portuguese, the Kenyans were mostly dependent on cattle for food. The Portuguese brought in maize, bananas, pineapples, chilies, peppers, sweet potatoes and cassava which all then became staple. The British brought in white potatoes, cucumbers and tomatoes. The Indians then brought more vegetables and their ... Read More »


  Tunisian Republic is the northernmost country in Africa .The cuisine of Tunisia is a blend of Mediterranean and desert dwellers’ culinary traditions. Its distinctive spicy fieriness comes from neighboring Mediterranean countries and the many civilizations which have ruled the land now known as Tunisia: Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Turkish, French, and the native Berber people. Many of the cooking styles ... Read More »

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