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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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Sankranti, Pongal, Lohri – Let’s celebrate!

Pongal, Sankranti, Lohri… known by many more names, the harvest festival was celebrated last weekend by Indians across the globe. A few of our expat readers share how they celebrate the festival as they reinvoke their childhood memories of the celebration. Divya Hegde “I come from the beautiful coastal part of Karnataka but have always been in ‘My-Bangalore’. My mother tongue is Konkani. But as a family, we speak Kannada, Marathi, English and Hindi, too. Each festival has its own charm, warmth and beauty and each one carries a unique and a strong religious and mythological value. What I...

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The Architect of her Future – Ankita Thaker

Ankita Thaker, Founder and Principal Architect of Purple Peepal GmbH, talks about her entrepreneurial journey from India to Switzerland. “To be completely candid, a late night thought of being in a new city and the desire to study in a completely different school of design brought me to Switzerland in October 2010. This thought translated into applying for the Master of Advanced Studies in the field of Landscape Architecture at ETH in Zurich. I arrived here on a lovely autumn morning with a bag of clothes and some Indian food. Ever since, I have grown to admire this place...

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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

  • Matter-of-Fact of the week #37:

    Padma Vibhushan

    India’s second highest civilian honour is called Padma Vibhushan. This award was instituted by Government of India on 02 January 1954. In its first year, six people were honoured with Padma Vibhushan.

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