And it’s time to bid 2017 farewell and ring in 2018! In the blink of an eye, an entire year has passed!

Our December issue brings you a range of features and profiles, including award-winning baker Mary Das and an architect entrepreneur, Ankita Thaker. Meet Lakshmi Natarajan, who is an ambassador and volunteer with Zurich Zoo, a testament to her life-long love for animals. In our ‘My Story’ section, meet Ajantha, an Indian-Italian settled in Switzerland.

We are proud to feature the pioneers of women’s cricket in Switzerland and the Swiss national women’s cricket team.

Christmas craft and culinary creations include Deepty Mundhra’s Christmas décor idea, our recipes for glühwein and mulled apple juice. How do you wish your friends and family “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” in German and other Swiss languages? That is our language corner. Our contributor, Banu shares her images of the Christmas markets in Zurich.

We will bring you updates on Christmas markets, concerts and exhibitions. We hope you are motivated to dress warm and head out in the chilling temperatures warmed slightly by the bright winter sun and blue skies. Read on and enjoy the last few weeks of 2017.

On this cheerful note, we at Namaste Switzerland wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!