Connect. Inform. Integrate
An online infotainment platform – Namaste Switzerland has been designed to address the needs of the expat community living in Switzerland and the Swiss locals interested in knowing more about the diverse lifestyles of the foreign residents within the country. We started our online magazine with the aim to connect, inform, and integrate the Indian diaspora within Switzerland. Within a short time, we gathered a readership across the vast English-speaking expat communities and the Swiss within and even outside of Switzerland.
Namaste Switzerland was officially launched on March 8, 2017. The co-founding team was driven by our collective goal to create a website with information about navigating life in Switzerland. We had come to realize from our first-hand experience that there was a lack of informative articles in English for the average expat in Switzerland. And so, egged on by our personal experiences, we decided to create a space on the internet for exactly this purpose! We pooled together our collective professional experience in journalism, marketing, web design and development, and content management.
Today Namaste Switzerland is a content-first platform, where we deliver immersive multimedia content in the form of a new issue every month. We’ve reached almost a million viewers in a short span of four years. And our relevance today has been reiterated by loyal and new readers, as well as our writers and contributors alike.
Co-founder and chief editor
Author of ‘The Entrepreneur’s Wife – A Survival Guide’ (for adults) and ‘The Swan that laid Golden Eggs’ (for children), former Chief Editor of Swiss News and consulting editor for Swiss publications, Aradhna came to Switzerland in 2001. Read about her views and more on https://aradhnasethi.wordpress.com/.
Co-founder and content co-ordinator
Keerthana is a freelance journalist based in Switzerland. She has worked as a journalist in India with Network 18, the Netherlands with Radio Netherlands Worldwide and in Switzerland exploring opportunities to tell news stories through print, television, radio, and online media.
Co-founder and IT lead
Manasa is a UX consultant and believes in simplifying complexity through technology and design. She is the designer behind Namaste Switzerland and has worked with companies including Cognizant, NTT Data and IIT Madras. She is currently honing her design skills with a master’s course in human-computer interaction design.
Co-founder and social media in-charge
Shinta runs www.carameltintedlife.com, a food blog serving up recipes for a global audience. She has worked for 8 years as a Marketing Strategy Consultant with companies like IBM and Genpact. She is passionate about digital content and engaging online audiences with effective content marketing strategies.
Web and IT team
Aldrina lives in Zurich with her husband and two children. She grew up in Mumbai and is an IT engineer by profession. Continuing to discover her passions, she currently dabbles in baking, knitting, stand-up paddling, photography, and children’s literature. She enjoys Swiss outdoors. You can email her here.
Web and IT team
Kirti Sharma is a homemaker and a proud mother of two. A former Lecturer in Computer Sciences N.I.T KKR, she is passionate about learning different dance styles and enjoys performing on stage, painty and Hindi poetry writing. A Laughter Yoga leader in the Baden, she also volunteers in community activities.
Our in-house illustrator
Sharanya Mageshwaran is a freelance illustrator who loves painting and sketching with fauvist expressionist abstract themes. Check out her artwork on Namaste Switzerland and her more of her creativity on her blog, www.somelightandcolor.blogspot.ch..
Social media lead - Instagram
Young Voices editor
Nayana lives in Zurich with her husband and children and she dons many hats. She is a teacher and a writer at heart. She equipped herself with knowledge about social media marketing. Read more at: https://nightfallpressblog.wordpress.com. Follow her family’s adventures on Instagram handle @themigratorymum.