Keerthana Nagarajan is a freelance journalist and lives with her husband and two little girls in Zurich. She has written for Swissinfo covering Indian-Swiss Expat stories. She also shares her motherhood experiences at Motheringmatters.ch (An Expat- Swiss Parenting website) Keerthana worked previously in the Netherlands at Radio Netherlands Worldwide, covering South Asia news, and at CNN’s sister concern in India, CNN-IBN, a 24-hour news channel. Read more about her here.
Param Vir Chakra is India’s highest military honour and a simple translation translates the words to ‘Wheel of the Ultimate Brave’. The designer of this honour has a Swiss connection. The lady to whom it is credited was born Eve Yvonne Maday de Maros in Neuchatel and later owing to her marriage to the Indian Army Captain Vikram Ramji Khanolkar, she changed her name to Savitri Bai Khanolkar.