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Renting Accommodation

Whether you are new to the country, or planning a move, searching for a rental place of residence can be daunting. Manasa Mukka shares some tips and tricks to find your dream accommodation. Switzerland is a small country with only a small amount of land available for accommodation. Around 65% of the population lives in rented homes – and preferably in cities. Hence, the real estate market is in high demand and the prices are steep. Homes in Switzerland are smaller and expensive. Most apartments have a sizable cellar for storage. Houses are more common outside of cities, in...

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How to wish a good/nice weekend

In our language corner, every issue we bring to you phrases that you can use in your everyday life in Switzerland. There are four official languages in Switzerland – German, French, Italian and Romansch. This issue, we bring you ways to wish colleagues and friends a ‘nice/good weekend’ in the four languages spoken in Switzerland. GERMAN Schönes Wochenende FRENCH bon weekend ITALIAN Buon fine settimana ROMANSH Buna fin...

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Ring in the New

And it’s time to bid 2017 farewell and ring in 2018! In the blink of an eye, an entire year has passed! Our December issue brings you a range of features and profiles, including award-winning baker Mary Das and an architect entrepreneur, Ankita Thaker. Meet Lakshmi Natarajan, who is an ambassador and volunteer with Zurich Zoo, a testament to her life-long love for animals. In our ‘My Story’ section, meet Ajantha, an Indian-Italian settled in Switzerland. We are proud to feature the pioneers of women’s cricket in Switzerland and the Swiss national women’s cricket team. Christmas craft and culinary...

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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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Stone Art – A Memorable Keepsake

Create your own personalised Christmas decor and gifts. Deepty Mundhra tells us how. Recently, Deepty along with her 4 and 6-year-old children walked through a park in Zug and found some interesting rocks in various shapes and sizes. They took a few interesting shaped ones home and one day, Deepty decided to paint them. That’s how she came about her stone art – a simple idea of painting rocks and stones for the festive season to decorate your mantle or table, or to gift them to your loved ones. MATERIALS NEEDED: Stones – preferably the size of a paperweight...

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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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145 - Toxin information

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