We hope you have a great start to August after a refreshing Summer Reset!

Hopefully, you’ve been having a refreshing break this summer, and are ready to hit the ground running as the schools reopen and many of us get back to routine! Despite the relative lack of sunny skies, we’re still grateful for a summer that was more promising than the last. Nearly half of Switzerland’s population has currently received both doses of the vaccine, travel restrictions have been eased and there is an air of optimism around us, which we hope sustains as we continue to navigate uncertain waters.

Getting right into our August issue, we have a selection of articles for you to peruse this August:

Samvidha Srinath continues her series on learning languages and the importance of language resources. This month, she shares some reviews and recommendations of books that she has used to learn and improve German, English, French and Japanese.

Our food columnist, Chetana Parameswar gets us excited for the reopening of schools with her recipes for ‘Rainbow oat chia pudding parfaits’ – easy and healthy breakfast ideas that you cannot refuse!

Summer in Switzerland is best enjoyed at one of its many beautiful lakes. Noopur tells us about lakes in Switzerland and her top recommendations for a sunny day by the lake. From the Lake Zurich Marathon Swim to the Seeüberquerung, she tells us about popular lakeside events that take place across the country.

Indians and South Asians across the world will celebrate Rakshabandhan – the special bond between brothers and sisters and sibling love – on 22nd August. Celebrate the festival of Rakshabandhan this month with easy DIY Rakhis. Kirti Sharma shows you how.

In his monthly column, ‘Check your facts’, Rajan Thambehalli gives us an interactive quiz to flex our brain cells!

In this month’s Legal Eagle column, Isabelle Thouvenin, our legal expert gives us a brief look at the new laws pertaining to leave from your place of work, occupational pension scheme and wage equality. From Paternity leave to Childcare leave and more, this is information that you definitely need to know!


In ‘Young Voices’, our younger readers express themselves through their art, prose and poetry. This month, editor Nayana Chakrabarti rounds up some of the news highlights in recent weeks, including some of the Olympic highlights that you definitely don’t want to miss!

In this month’s issue of Young Voices, we have writing from Ishaan Parameshwar and Kanhai Vaidya. Ishaan and Kanhai have continued their stories series. In the gallery section, we also have art from Anoushka Rao, Adrita Sanyal, Arshika Sanyal and Akshaj.

Would you like to write or create for Young Voices? Each month, we accept three articles (non-fiction, fiction, reviews, travel writing, recipes etc) and artwork. If so, please do write to us at team@namasteswitzerland.ch.

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