‘Der April macht, was er will’! Few things are as unpredictable as the weather in April; over the span of a few days, we went from enjoying the cherry blossoms and basking in the sunshine to snow showers, winds, and rain.
The one thing that remains constant though, is that April is a gift that keeps giving – the transition of the seasons, festivities that range from Easter to Gudi Padwa, to longer sunnier days, and the lifting of nearly all restrictions that we’ve lived through the past couple of years.
We’re looking forward to the new season, and we hope you are too!
This month, we bring you:
Sowgandhika Krishnan asks pertinent questions that came to light in recent times, in the world of performing arts and culture. From the recent ‘slapgate’ to the expectations thrust upon artists in these times of war, she asks us all, ‘What About’?
With her unique creative spin, Chetana brings our readers a recipe for ‘Easter nest coconut cookies’. This recipe is an easy, fun project with kids, colourful, crunchy and can be made completely vegan.
Keerthana rounds up our Spring-themed recipes and DIY’s, and shares a compilation of the best of Spring – from Asparagus bhajjis to Spring cookies, and DIY Easter Eggs to Paper Tulips here is all the inspiration you need this Spring.
In our language corner, we bring to you phrases that you can use in your everyday life in Switzerland. Samvidha tells us how we can talk through the topic ‘Let’s talk about Easter’
Right in time for Spring, we bring you from the archives:
Spring into Spring Festivities by Aradhna
This month, for Young Voices, we are taking a retrospective approach. Two years ago, the world seemingly shut down. But, did it really? We are publishing Ishaan Parameshwar’s DIY article on making your own Easter decorations alongside Advay Singh’s artwork accompanied by his mother, Vantika Singh’s loving poem which celebrates accomplishments.
Together, they remind us of a time when there were rainbows in the windows and the world moved at a different pace as we all strove to keep each other safe.
We are also republishing Riyana Suri’s moving poem about ‘Earth Day’. All of these pieces were first published when the concept of Young Voices was still in bud when it was known as ‘The IndoSwiss Kids’ Chronicle’. We have come a long way since then but it is truly wonderful to look back and think about how far we have travelled together.
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