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Author: Shinta Simon

Finding Purpose in the Pursuit of Art

Brindarica Bose is a celebrated artist, art teacher, writer and more. She dons several hats with ease and shares her views on the importance of pursuing one’s passions. They say ‘your only limitations are those that you set on yourself’. To attempt to define some people just by their work is to do them a great disservice. Brindarica Bose, an accomplished artist, writer, mother of two cannot be confined to just these labels. Her various talents and her keen interest in sharing her knowledge with those around her led her to teach art professionally, and create art for charitable...

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Phirni with a twist of nostalgia

Phirni is a creamy rice-based dessert, which is usually made from coarsely ground basmati rice. It is traditionally served in small earthen bowls, which are used to keep the pudding cool. This recipe uses wholemeal oats instead of rice. Oats are higher in protein content, fibre, and as a slow-digesting carb, oats are also a great way to feel energised and alert. Rooh Afza is a concentrate that includes the essences of coriander, orange, pineapple, carrot, rose petals, spinach and mint. The drink is said to be the discovery of Hakim Abdul Majeed, a renowned Unani physician of herbal...

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My Story – Rajan

Q: TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF I am Rajan Thambehalli from Bangalore, India. Interestingly enough, I grew up in a family where my mother was the rule-maker, more educated and earned more than my dad. What it taught me as a young boy in India is that there is no power play between parents. My dad supported my mother in his own way and together they showed my younger sister and me that there is no such thing as the ‘traditional’ man of the house. Fast forward to now, I run a start-up while my wife works 100%....

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EvoKids – An evolution in early learning for children

EvoKids – a bilingual preschool believes in creative challenges and learning through play in an international environment for preschool and early-primary children. At the Baden campus of EvoKids, children from the English Reading and Writing (Level 1) class walk out of their classrooms, smiles wide, and hands holding an octopus that they have individually cut out of paper and decorated. They walk up to their waiting parents, and animatedly describe how they made their crafts, explaining that ‘O’ stands for ‘Octopus’. A day at the EvoKids preschool is steeped in creative challenges and learning through play. The bilingual learning...

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Pioneering Women’s Cricket in Switzerland

It’s been less than two years since Cricket Switzerland, the governing body for cricket in Switzerland, established Zurich Sapphires, the first women’s cricket club in Switzerland. Since their inception, Zurich Sapphires has made a mark for their achievements, their relentless pursuit of the sport, and willingness to take on bigger challenges, all while having fun at the same time. Shinta Simon and Keerthana Nagarajan met with the team’s captain and president to learn more.  On the 16th of July 2017, the Austrian National Cricket Ground played witness to a thrilling finale between the Switzerland and Austrian women’s cricket teams....

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  • Matter-of-Fact of the week #41:

    Darjeeling Tea

    In 2003, Darjeeling tea became the first Indian product to receive a GI tag. GI stands for Geographical Indication, used on products or goods corresponding to a specific geographical location.

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Logo of Mothering Matters

Emergency numbers

112 - International emergency call

117 - Police emergency call

118 - Fire Station

140 - Breakdown service

143 - Crisis line

144 - Emergency Rescue

145 - Toxin information

147 - Children emergency call

163 - Road condition