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Mahesh Vinayakram in Concert

Mahesh Vinayakram, one of the leading artists in Carnatic and world music, performed in Zurich recently. The concert was a collaboration with Sowgandhika Krishnan and Ensemble, a team of trained dancers, musicians and theatre artists who presented a unique symphony of Indian dance and theatre. Namaste Switzerland was witness to this beautiful ‘melange’ where Indian music merged with world music and Indian dance with contemporary theatre. Mahesh Vinayakram, son of ghatam legendary Padmabhushan T.H.Vikku Vinayakram, has performed in several Indian metro cities as a solo performer in concerts, and as a fusion singer for various global bands and artists....

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Bombay Jayashri – Live in Geneva!

It was a real ‘Taal se Taal Mila’ moment at the Théâtre Les Salons at Geneva on the 10th February 2018 – as the audience meditated, clapped and cheered along to the classical tunes of renowned Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri Ramnath. Keerthana Nagarajan and Manasa Mukka spent their evening at the concert. Jayashri was in Geneva for a two-day concert on February 9th and 10th, 2018, where she performed along with her team of musicians. For many, it was a dream come true as they saw their favourite singer perform for the first time! The rich set up of...

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Swisspuja 2017

As the setting sun streaks brilliant vermillion across the sky and twilight beckons, the ‘dhaak*’ beats feverishly and church bells toll.  They ring through the air. Together. Swisspuja is underway. Nestled within the Albis range and the Sihltahl Valley’s quintessentially ‘Swiss’ landscape, for a full five days in Autumn, the Shwerzisaal in Langnau Am Albis becomes home-away-from-home for Switzerland’s Bengali diaspora. Indeed, it paints a perfect picture of inter-community harmony as both the greater South-Asian community, along with the local Swiss community throng its halls. Durga Puja, as it is celebrated in Switzerland, is a landmark event in Switzerland’s...

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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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Matter-of-fact

  • Matter-of-Fact of the week #50:

    United Provinces

    During the British Rule, United Provinces was created on 01 April 1937 (and, no it wasn’t an April fool’s joke). Thirteen years later it was renamed as Uttar Pradesh (northern province). In 2000, the northern districts of the state were separated to form a new state of Uttarakhand.

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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