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Category: Swiss life

Celebrating Holi with ‘High Heels’

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...

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How to say Hello in Switzerland

There are four official languages in Switzerland, so you can say hello in German, French, Italian and Romansh (also called or Raetoromanisch). It is considered polite when you look into someone’s eyes and wish them with a smile. In German: Say “Grüezi” to greet one person, or “Grüezi Mitenand” to greet two or more people. In French: “Bonjour” In Italian: “Buongiorno” during the day and “Buonasera” in the evening In Romansh: “Bun di” for good morning. Pronounced as “boon dee” “Buna saira” for good afternoon or good evening. Pronounced as “boon-a serra”....

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The entrepreneur’s wife by Aradhna Sethi

The story: This book is a reflection of Aradhna Sethi’s life in Switzerland. Her journey from being a journalist based in India and moving to Switzerland as a newly married woman. Soon she finds herself involved in different roles that life has in store for her – those of the journalist, the startup-wife, and the mother – to name a few.

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  • Matter-of-Fact of the week #41:

    Darjeeling Tea

    In 2003, Darjeeling tea became the first Indian product to receive a GI tag. GI stands for Geographical Indication, used on products or goods corresponding to a specific geographical location.

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118 - Fire Station

140 - Breakdown service

143 - Crisis line

144 - Emergency Rescue

145 - Toxin information

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