We are at the cusp of two seasons – Summer is slowly giving way to Autumn, and we are mentally packing away the remnants of our summer, and bidding goodbye to long stretches of daylight and visits to the local ‘badis’. Perhaps, you are already looking forward to the season of Indian festivities and can’t wait to pull out your sweaters and coats from storage!

Well, we are on track to bring you the last few summer-day ideas this month.

So, we recommend a hike on Mt. Pilatus and speeding on the longest summer toboggan ride (‘rodelbahn’), Noopur shares how she and her family had a wonderful time when they decided to hike up one of the trails on Mount Pilatus and spent the day at the beautiful peak.

Chetana Parameswar tells us why this time of year is the best time to try out many recipes using the culinary chameleon, Zucchini! Check out her Zucchini bread recipe and let us know if you try it out.
Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter – any time is a good time to sip on a cup of coffee. Samvidha Srinath writes about the various cafés serving speciality coffee in Zurich.

Sowgandhika Krishnan & Ensemble presented their new piece – Bards, Ballads and Beauty, recently in Zurich, and Anvita Pandey tells us more about the performance that sent a ray of warm sunshine on an otherwise rainy day in the Swiss summer.

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


Our ’Young Voices’ section has an exciting roster of articles for you this month, each hoping to engage and inspire you further.

Ihita Bhattacharya gives a detailed introduction to coding. In fact, if you’d like to give it a try, get in touch with her. She tells you how, in her article.

Anoushka Rao talks to us about her visit to the palaeontology museum in Zurich. Did you know that a Narwhal’s tusk is in fact a… Well, I won’t spoil it for you here. Read Anoushka’s article to find out!

Are you looking for more adventures close to home? Ashvi Shrivastav talks to us about the latest Disney movie, Jungle Cruise. Starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, it sounds like quite a caper. Did you know that it is based on a ride in Disneyland?

With vaccines and PCR checks, travel has once again become possible. Hasini Natarajan tells us about her summer vacations to St. Tropez and beyond.

Kanhai Vaidya’s saga of the sisters, Violet and Rose, continues in this month’s edition of Young Voices. This month, the sisters have great fun…Well, as ever, do read the story to find out!

Finally, Nayana Chakrabarti and her kids tell us more about the book ‘The Elephant and the Peanut’  by Zurich-based debut author Ajay Shankar.

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