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Category: Sunshine in my Pocket

Summer style: How pastels never go wrong

Summer’s here! It’s time to pack in your jackets and go light and lovely. Check out our contributor, Pragati Siddhanti’s recommendations of easy fashion and pure elegance. I have to admit; I’m overworked but happier. I missed the sun, I missed the brightness, and I was tired of gloom. Feeling more cheerful and brighter, I’m pulling out all outfits that were out of sight (but not out of mind). In this post, I talk about two such summer outfits: the perfect one that can suit all body types and works on almost all occasions. Outfit #1: The Perfect Summer...

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Summer Themed Preschool Activities

Looking for ways to keep your preschooler occupied while indoors? Here are some fun activities that engage curious minds, and keep boredom at bay!   Summer is finally here, after a longer-than-usual wait.  It’s finally time to head to the local badi, to kick a ball out in the spielplatz, to discover a new hiking trail, or to simply lie on a picnic blanket and gaze at the lake! the opportunities that the Swiss summer provides are pretty much endless. While there is no dearth of options for outdoor fun during the summer, keeping kids entertained indoors can be...

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Settling in Switzerland

Welcome to Switzerland! Here’s some basic information to help you settle into this country. Some procedures might appear daunting at first, but be assured that Switzerland is more organised, controlled and, most likely, faster than in your home country, no matter where you come from. Accommodation Switzerland is a small country; and for a few years now, there has been an acute shortage of apartments in the larger cities. The prices are high (over 20% of the average salary). In addition, there are criteria that qualify or disqualify you from being fit for a chosen apartment, which doesn’t make...

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The filmy affair

Bollywood has romanced the Swiss Alps for decades now. From Rajkapoor’s ‘Sangam’- the first movie to showcase Switzerland on India’s Silver Screen to the recent visit of Ranveer Singh to promote Swiss tourism – the ties between the two countries continue to dazzle the locals on both continents. The buzz around the screening of “Baahubali 2” was loud among the Indian cinephiles in Zurich. While the audience eagerly awaited their curiously over ‘who killed Kattappa’ to be put to an end, for the city theatre houses, they were pleased with growing business. “Earlier, there were only the big star...

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  • Matter-of-Fact of the week #33:

    Bhanu Athaiya

    Bhanu Athaiya happens to be the first Indian to receive a competitive Oscar. She shared the Oscar with John Mollo for their on costume designing for the 1982 movie Gandhi.

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