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Author: Team, Namaste Switzerland

Building Bonds

Along with Holi and Easter, we also celebrate our first year anniversary! For the last 12 months, we have been providing you with regular infotainment. We have featured many of you, collated and presented your stories and reflections, reviewed events, brought some destinations to your fingertips and much more. Along the way, we’ve changed and evolved in terms of content and design, and a rich addition of contributing writers. A heartfelt thank you to each one of you. Your response to Namaste Switzerland on our social media and our website clearly states that we’ve successfully delivered on our promise...

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Ring in the New

And it’s time to bid 2017 farewell and ring in 2018! In the blink of an eye, an entire year has passed! Our December issue brings you a range of features and profiles, including award-winning baker Mary Das and an architect entrepreneur, Ankita Thaker. Meet Lakshmi Natarajan, who is an ambassador and volunteer with Zurich Zoo, a testament to her life-long love for animals. In our ‘My Story’ section, meet Ajantha, an Indian-Italian settled in Switzerland. We are proud to feature the pioneers of women’s cricket in Switzerland and the Swiss national women’s cricket team. Christmas craft and culinary...

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Hues of Gold

We launched ‘Namaste Switzerland on March 8, 2017, with our first issue ‘Colour me bright’. We were enthusiastic and scared; nervous yet confident at the same time. It was our time to showcase what we had envisioned – and it was our time to be judged by our readers. The team was proud to receive positive feedback and encouragement. Summer hailed our second issue ‘Sunshine in my Pocket’. The holiday season was here. We assumed many of our readers may be away resulting in a slump of sorts. A surprise lay in store for us when we realised that...

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Stories from the Heart – A Mother’s Day Special

This Mother’s Day, our readers share their experiences from their individual incredible motherhood journeys! Damneet Kaur It is not possible to describe motherhood in words but if I must, I would say it is beyond what you can ever imagine, yet fulfilling in every possible way. Each time you overcome a parenting challenge and start celebrating, you discover there is another challenge looking right at you! It is a learning curve, sometimes smooth and sometimes sharp but every time full of love. When I am caught in a difficult parenting situation I always think what would my mom do?...

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Matter-of-fact

  • 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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