We wish all our readers a great start to 2022. We bring you our collection of traditions, recipes, photo features, DIYs, ideas this month.
Resolutions – To Make or Not To Make
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.
Sankranti, Pongal, Lohri – Let’s celebrate!
Pongal, Sankranti, Lohri… known by many more names, the harvest festival is celebrated by Indians across the globe. A few of our expat readers share how they celebrate the festival as they reinvoke their childhood memories of the celebration.
Cultural event – Haldi Kumkum up close
Haldi Kumkum has a unique aspect of social engagement and has slowly grown out of its traditional fold in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Goa to wider regions. Deepak Vishwakarma tells us more about the celebration in Zurich.
What’s a winter without some hot Chai! ‘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?
Chetana Parameswar creates a rainbow pizza – a fantastic way to keep those veggies and their goodness flowing into the family in a fun way. Apt to today’s situation and her colourful meal, she quotes Gilbert K. Chesterton “And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.”
It’s a Wrap!
After your fiesta, you might want to go in for your siesta. Perhaps tuck in with a book? Samvidha Srinath shares her personal favourite reads. There might be something in this selection for you!
Lose Yourself In a Book or Six
Just when you think you’ve read it all – Nayana Chakrabarti takes you through her book reviews, which will certainly want you to re-engage in your reading and pick one from her list.
Upcycled Twine Holder
Or you could use some time to join Deepty Mundhra as she gets set to renew her deco in a fun way by using readily available materials to create a pretty and practical and multifunctional holder.
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