Our contributor, Amrita Vijay Kumar shares her moving Mother’s Day tribute Kanyadaan: That emotional moment (in a traditional Indian wedding) when parents give their beloved daughter into the care of another man, her husband, for a lifetime. You had raised me to be independent. You had egged me on to learn new languages. When I decided to not apply to a prestigious B-school, thinking there is no chance of making it, you got me the form and guided my preparation. When I needed confidence in my first job, you were my best source! Thoughts of living away from you...Read More
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?...Read More
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...Read More
The streets of Zurich were a riot of colour on the 12th March when 19 members of ‘High Heels’ gathered to celebrate Holi in Zurich. ‘High Heels’ is a group of Indian-origin women from various professional backgrounds. With organic colours brought by a member from India, the group set out to celebrate the festival of colours at the Rathaus Brücke in Zurich, right in the centre of the city. The ladies played with ‘gulal’ (coloured powder used in a Holi celebration), relished some ‘thandai’ and sweets and took pictures. When curious onlookers asked about the festival the ladies were...Read More
Meet Bina Shah, a talented artist, and sculptor living in the Zurich region of Switzerland, in an exclusive video interview with Namaste Switzerland. She introduces us to her multicultural ancestry, her passion, her vision and her art. Bina grew up in Iran with an Indian heritage. She moved to the United States in 1994 where she met a sculptor who suggested she work with clay. Her journey began with a basic pottery class where she got her hands dirty with clay for the first time, she has never looked back since. Bina’s art has been showcased globally. Her most...Read More
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Polianthes tuberosa is a night blooming perennial plant whose flowers are used in perfumery. The name is derived from the Greek word ‘Polianthes’ meaning ‘many flowers’ and Latin term tuberosa meaning ‘swollen’. In India, the flower of this plant is known as ‘Rajnigandha’.
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