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Summer style: How pastels never go wrong

Summer’s here! It’s time to pack in your jackets and go light and lovely. Check out our contributor, Pragati Siddhanti’s recommendations of easy fashion and pure elegance. I have to admit; I’m overworked but happier. I missed the sun, I missed the brightness, and I was tired of gloom. Feeling more cheerful and brighter, I’m pulling out all outfits that were out of sight (but not out of mind). In this post, I talk about two such summer outfits: the perfect one that can suit all body types and works on almost all occasions. Outfit #1: The Perfect Summer...

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The perfect homemade Paneer

  Hüttenkäsestücke mit grüner Erbsen in Tomatensauce, Oder Hüttenkäse gekocht mit Spinat. Indian or not, if you’ve ever been to an Indian restaurant, you would have surely ordered one of the above two dishes! That’s mutter paneer (cottage cheese cooked with peas in a tomato sauce) and the other one is palak paneer (cottage cheese cooked with spinach) A quick search will tell you that paneer is a variety of fresh cheese used in most South Asian dishes. Specifically in India – It is commonly used in North Indian dishes. The love for paneer in cooking has led to...

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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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Matter-of-fact

  • Matter-of-Fact of the week #27:

    Rajnigandha

    Polianthes tuberosa is a night blooming perennial plant whose flowers are used in perfumery. The name is derived from the Greek word ‘Polianthes’ meaning ‘many flowers’ and Latin term tuberosa meaning ‘swollen’. In India, the flower of this plant is known as ‘Rajnigandha’.

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