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A Mother’s Day Tribute

Our contributor, Amrita Vijay Kumar shares her moving Mother’s Day tribute Kanyadaan: That emotional moment (in a traditional Indian wedding) when parents give their beloved daughter into the care of another man, her husband, for a lifetime. You had raised me to be independent. You had egged me on to learn new languages. When I decided to not apply to a prestigious B-school, thinking there is no chance of making it, you got me the form and guided my preparation. When I needed confidence in my first job, you were my best source! Thoughts of living away from you...

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My Story – Pragati Siddhanti

‘My Story’ shares the experiences of an Indian living in Switzerland “Yes, be open to change – embrace it rather than resist it. Make an effort to integrate with the locals along with your own community.” says Pragati Siddhanti Q. Tell us about yourself A. Hey Guys! My name is Pragati Siddhanti and I moved to Switzerland nine months ago from India with my workaholic husband and six year old daughter. I was born and brought up in New Delhi after which I moved to Bangalore, where I worked as an IT Manager with Unilever. I am the co founder...

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Experiencing Swiss Resilience

“Welcome to the European summer”, the Easy-Jet steward said, as we disembarked. I smirked. I hoisted my then two-and-a-half-year-old onto my hip, swung on my backpack and didn’t bother to brace myself. European summers? Surely Switzerland would have nothing to teach me! I was a born immigrant! Swiss summers, as I later came to know, are famously broiling. I realised that I knew precious little about the country. When it came to Switzerland, I had previously always turned to Bollywood to fill in the blanks; my understanding of the land of milk and money could be summed up as...

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The Art of Terracotta Jewellery

“Terracotta and baking are my passion,” says Surekha I moved to Europe in 2008 with my husband. Following that we had children and I became a stay-at-home mum. I felt bored at times and therefore thought of doing something creative…something that I love. I like eco-friendly terracotta jewellery and baking, so I combined the two. I watched many videos on making terracotta jewellery and tried to make small earring studs and pendants at first. Once, when I went home to Chennai, I attended a workshop and learnt a few techniques on how to make professional jewelry. Terracotta literally means...

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