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Experiencing Swiss Resilience – Nayana Chakroborty

“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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    Bhanu Athaiya

    Bhanu Athaiya happens to be the first Indian to receive a competitive Oscar. She shared the Oscar with John Mollo for their on costume designing for the 1982 movie Gandhi.

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