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Motherhood and Autism – My Journey so far

It was World Autism Awareness Week from the 28th March – 2nd of April. The April 2nd being world Autism awareness day, our contributor, Vantika Singh, tells us her story of what does it mean to raise a child with special needs. I would have never imagined that seeing a heartbeat on my ultrasound screen would be the most remarkable moment of my life. That tiny dot was the life growing inside me and I got automatically promoted to ‘Motherhood’. Being a mother has changed my life drastically! Over the years, I have experienced the different sides of it....

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Out with boring weekends!

Aanya Sethi tells her mother how she kept boredom at bay and decorated her school bag with ‘happy fruits’ while mama had to work. Creative kids are independent-thinking and free-minded to do what they love doing – make sweet somethings out of little nothings. So when Aradhna stopped tapping on the keys of her keyboard, she was surprised to see a ‘How I did it’ list (in German) that Aanya was handing to her, saying, “Here you go. You have a new kids craft for Namaste Switzerland.” So – Aradhna is back to work – again – typing out...

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Beat the cold with hot Ragi Pancakes

Are you looking for a dish that combines nutrition with taste? Our Guest Contributor Renuka Sankaran brings you the recipe for ragi pancakes which fits your bill. Ragi or finger millet is a well-known source of proteins and dietary fibre. It is also a rich source of calcium and iron. Ragi pancakes are simple, quick to prepare and are packed with energy and necessary nutrients. They are ideal for breakfast, mid-day snack and for your lunch box. If you want one dish that is to the liking of both kids and grown-ups, then this is it! Ingredients 1 cup...

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My Story – Ajantha Stella Gnan

‘My Story’ shares the experiences of an Indian living in Switzerland. Meet Ajantha Stella Gnan: Born to Indian-Italian parents, Ajantha calls her dad “Papa” like an Italian and her mom “Amma” like an Indian. She loves her main course as Pasta and enjoys finishing her meal with Thayir Saadam (Curd Rice) on a Banana leaf! Here she is, sharing her experiences growing up in India and Italy and now her life as an expat in Switzerland. Q: Tell us about yourself? I am a stay-at-home mommy to two handsome boys named Karish(6) and Aarav(10 months). They keep me super...

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My Story – Subha Raj

‘My Story’ shares the experiences of an Indian living in Switzerland. Meet Subha Raj, who has been living in Switzerland for the last 10 years and loving it. She, “dreams in Tamil, speaks in English and struggles in German.” Subha is a blogger who shares her experiences at Q: TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF I am a small town girl from Tamil Nadu, married to a city boy and we live in Switzerland with our two daughters who are from here, there and everywhere. Q: WHAT DO YOU DO? Ah! The most dreaded question for a stay...

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  • Matter-of-Fact of the week #45:

    Jacques Edwin Brandenberger

    Jacques Edwin Brandenberger was a Swiss chemist and textile engineer who in 1908 invented cellophane. Jacques saw a wine spill on a restaurant tablecloth and was inspired to create a cloth that would repel liquids instead of absorbing them. He created a film using cellulose that was transparent as well as water resistant. He sold the US rights to DuPont in 1923.

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