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‘We run so they can read’ – Team Asha in the Zurich Marathon

The excitement and energy at the finish line of the Zurich marathon were palpable on a sunny Sunday morning on 9th April, as runners crossed the finish line in well-deserved joy, joining their friends and family cheering for them. Some smiles were noticeable wider and more joyful than the others. 70 runners, representing the Asha Zurich foundation had a special reason to be proud of their achievement. They were running for a cause greater than themselves – they had just successfully managed to raise more than CHF 40,000 in charity, enabling around 600 children to go to school for...

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Asha Zurich – Marathon

“We Run So They Can Read”- Team Asha in Zurich Marathon on April 9th Like in the past 5 years, volunteers of the Zurich-based non-profit Asha for Education will run in Zurich Marathon on April 9th to raise awareness and funds for the education of underprivileged children in India. 70 runners will take part in the event to send 600 children to school through Asha’s projects. You are welcome to join them at the finish point near Mythenquai at around 13:00 (see the facebook event for details). If you would like to take part in Asha’s mission, please pledge an...

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Kalamkari – Desi Art in Switzerland

The walls of the Ethnographic museum in Zurich are adorned with beautiful brightly coloured fabric art from India – the Kalamkari! A visit to the museum and one gets to see very large depictions of the two Indian epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. There are also many other illustrations including the different avatars of Vishnu. “This exhibition displays many of the museum’s Kalamkari pieces for the very first time.” says Mr. Andreas Isler, one of the two curators of this Exhibition.  Isler and Paola von Wyss-Giacosa have been working together on Indian topics at the Ethnographic Museum at...

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