Wishing all our readers a great start to the new year and the beginning of a new decade! Here’s to making treasured memories, learning (and un-learning) and lots of adventures in the 2020s. This month, we bring you a varied range of articles – that are sure to get you organised, inspired, refreshed and ready to hit the year running!

We begin this year with some viewpoints on that much harped-about talking point for every new year – ‘resolutions’! Are they worth making? Do they really matter? Aradhna Sethi delves into the topic of New Year resolutions – just to get a flavour of what the Namaste Switzerland family of co-founders and contributing members think.

Keerthana Nagarajan has a fun way to get us and our little ones all sorted and organised this year! She has a customisable planner in a printable format, especially for our younger readers. There is also a detailed guide that explains how you can make the most of this fun planner – from documenting their day, to a birthday calendar, to tracking books read in the year – this planner has it all.

As always, we seek to share articles that inspire and provoke thought. Our contributor Gayatri interviews Dr Siddhartha Mishra, an applied mathematician and professor at ETH. With an international award from his mathematics community and a prestigious Indian award, he is truly inspirational.

Our arts and culture columnist, Sowgandhika Krishnan reviews the musical, ‘The Book of Mormon’. This hard-hitting, Tony, Grammy and Olivier award-winning musical recently played to audiences in Zurich and lives up to the claim of being the funniest musical.

Cruise ships have always fascinated our columnist Smita Swamy. She takes us along with her on her first cruise and gives a flavour of what to do and what to expect if you’re planning one. So hop aboard and find out more!

‘Chai’, ‘Tee’, ‘der Tee’, tea goes by many names and many varieties. Our columnist Chetana Parameswar takes us beyond the familiar and explores a whole range of teas. Are you ready to discover the many ‘varie-teas’ of tea?

Make your brew, sit with your laptop, computer, smart phone or tablet, and relax into this edition of Namaste Switzerland 2020!

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