Along with Holi and Easter, we also celebrate our first year anniversary! For the last 12 months, we have been providing you with regular infotainment. We have featured many of you, collated and presented your stories and reflections, reviewed events, brought some destinations to your fingertips and much more. Along the way, we’ve changed and evolved in terms of content and design, and a rich addition of contributing writers. A heartfelt thank you to each one of you. Your response to Namaste Switzerland on our social media and our website clearly states that we’ve successfully delivered on our promise...Read More
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Q: TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF I am Rajan Thambehalli from Bangalore, India. Interestingly enough, I grew up in a family where my mother was the rule-maker, more educated and earned more than my dad. What it taught me as a young boy in India is that there is no power play between parents. My dad supported my mother in his own way and together they showed my younger sister and me that there is no such thing as the ‘traditional’ man of the house. Fast forward to now, I run a start-up while my wife works 100%....Read More
Each season comes with seasonal bounty. And spring inevitably brings asparagus into my kitchen and onto my chopping board. I think up new ways each year to use it in my Indian recipes. This year I’ve created this asparagus bhaji recipe, especially for Namaste Switzerland. I like to have theses bhajis with a piping hot cup of masala chai on a nippy spring day listening to the birds’ chirp. Happy cooking and experimenting in your kitchens. Ps: If you have ever wondered what is the difference between bhajis and pakoras wonder no more. They are exactly the same thing...Read More
Aanya Sethi tells her mother how she kept boredom at bay and decorated her school bag with ‘happy fruits’ while mama had to work. Creative kids are independent-thinking and free-minded to do what they love doing – make sweet somethings out of little nothings. So when Aradhna stopped tapping on the keys of her keyboard, she was surprised to see a ‘How I did it’ list (in German) that Aanya was handing to her, saying, “Here you go. You have a new kids craft for Namaste Switzerland.” So – Aradhna is back to work – again – typing out...Read More
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Jacques Edwin Brandenberger was a Swiss chemist and textile engineer who in 1908 invented cellophane. Jacques saw a wine spill on a restaurant tablecloth and was inspired to create a cloth that would repel liquids instead of absorbing them. He created a film using cellulose that was transparent as well as water resistant. He sold the US rights to DuPont in 1923.
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