Spring into life as you add life to your Spring with Namaste Switzerland!

End of March brought in the true spirit of new beginnings and fun when the co-founders of Namaste Switzerland and the contributors to our online publication met up for coffee, cake and fair exchange of getting to know each other a little better. The get-together marked our first real face-to-face team meeting, sparking the belief that together, we can only make Namaste Switzerland stronger, better and more infotaining!

In line with highlighting abilities of the differently abled, our contributor Vantika Singh highlights the World Autism Month of April by telling us about the role of trained dogs – the best friends for people with Autism.

This month also plays host to a number of festivities around Easter time! Chetana Parameswar shares her favourite Bunny Zopf recipe to make a special Easter brunch. Shinta Simon shares her recipe of seasonal Asparagus Quiche to delight the taste buds, and Kirti Sharma shows us how to create our own tulips using the art of origami to add the Spring charm to the table decor. Smita Satish adds to the element of decoration and decorative wearables by sharing paper quilling ideas and techniques.

Born of a Swiss father and an Indian mother, she married another second generation Indian in Switzerland – Sharmila Bansal Rao has an interesting take on life. Swiss-Indian dance artist, a mother, a daughter, a wife and more, she talks about her growing up years in Switzerland.

We bring you the story of Rejina Sadhu who came to Switzerland over a decade ago to pursue her PhD – and then, fell in love with the country and decided to make it home. A woman many of us will admire as we hear her philosophy on juggling work, life and hobbies – and enjoying it all to the hilt.

Check out our reviews section to check out the first series of “Baithak”, which presented the works of Rabindranath Tagore in the production titled ‘Three Stories’. The performance was focused on current societal issues such as inclusiveness, diversity, self-worth, women empowerment, systemic exploitation and corruption.

Talking of art – April 29 is International Dance Day. Sowgandhika Krishnan tells us about some of the internationally-renowned dance forms and how they have taken shape over the years. She shows us the connect between Ballet and Bharatanatyam, highlighting a link that is not so apparent to a lay-person.

Nupur Biswas, a professionally certified yoga coach and the founder of NuYoga based in Mumbai collaborates with Namaste Switzerland as an online yoga instructor. Beginning March, each month, Nupur teaches yoga through her videos, starting with the beginner level series. In her second video in the series, she shows us all, a highly popular, easy but effective posture called the Kumbakaasan or the plank pose.

So sit back, enjoy the Spring sun and browse through the stories brought to you by Namaste Switzerland and its team of contributors.

Team Namaste Switzerland.

Illustration by Sharanya Mageshwaran

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