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My Story – Rajan

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%....

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Out with boring weekends!

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...

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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 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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