And what a journey it has been! We have come a long way from our inception as a quarterly magazine to ‘Connect, Inform and Integrate’ the Indian community residing in Switzerland, to being a one-stop infotainment site for expats and the Swiss alike.

Today, with more than 570 published articles, 33 issues behind us, and a team of 35+ and growing, our hearts are full of gratitude.

Gratitude for you – our community of readers, supporters and cheerleaders.  For your faith in us and continued support!

This month, in our 4th Anniversary issue, we celebrate International Women’s Day with a very special issue:

Aradhna tells you how it all happened – a little trip down memory lane to revisit the journey of the last 4 years!

Nupoor gives us the perspectives of women of substance, who have changed the course of their life to create their unique niches in different geographies.

Vantika Singh shares her journey of empowerment along with those of two others who, like her, are moms of children on the Autism spectrum.

As part of our Covid-19 support series, we share the stories of entrepreneurs who have been braving the pandemic. This month, Shinta tells you about Anurima Das Nambiar who started 2 restaurants in 2020, and how she is holding fort.

Chetana Parameswar shares a special tiramisu recipe to celebrate International Women’s Day – make one for the special woman in your life – or one just for yourself!

Sowgandhika reviews ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ – the Royal Opera House is currently streaming their 2020 recording of this landmark production.

Muskaan Vaidya, who studies at Lucerne University, tells us about how she adapted to an online college, and what she learnt over the course of 2020.

Kirti Sharma shares with our readers, a fun treat – Mice! Don’t worry, they are edible and vegetarian!

Samvidha Srinath took the DALF C1 exam recently and shares her experience, tips and tricks in learning French.

Through his monthly column, Rajan gives you a challenging quiz to fire up those grey cells in a monthly quiz column – head to the ‘Qwizzeria’ monthly column to take the quiz.

In this month’s issue of Young Voices, Nayana recaps some of the highlights of recent times – from the Mars landing to the new Swiss paternity leave policy. She tells our younger readers what they can look forward to in March, as the seasons change.

We have a few new ‘young voices’ joining us this month! Itee and Shivee Balajee share their book reviews. Kanhai Vaidya continues her saga of intrepid sisters, Rose and Violet. Ishaan Parameshwar creates a bookish craft. The in the art gallery, we share the artworks of brother and sister duo, Samanvay and Archisha Ray, Adhira Ghosh, Atreyi Roy Chowdhury, Adrita Sanyal and Avni Kashyap. Spring has truly sprung in the art gallery this month!

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