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A fairytale ride from Montreaux to Château-d’Oex in Switzerland!

A fairytale ride from Montreaux to Château-d’Oex in Switzerland!

I tried to organize all the higgledy-piggledy thoughts in my mind and found out most of the thoughts took a retreat from the mundane daily life and escaped to a…

My Long Walks in Switzerland!

My Long Walks in Switzerland!

While living in Switzerland, I used to go for long walks. The paths are well marked and as varied as the scenery – in fact, they quickly become an end…

Old People’s Home – Art that touches your soul!

Old People’s Home – Art that touches your soul!

Any art form, irrespective of the medium used, if it moves you, shakes you at your core then undoubtedly that piece of art is a winner. Art is something that knocks…

Defending human dignity – An exhibition at the Red Cross Museum in Geneva, Switzerland

Defending human dignity – An exhibition at the Red Cross Museum in Geneva, Switzerland

The purpose of a museum or an exhibition is not about conveying information (which is a commodity in this information age) but invoking emotion from within, make a basis for reflection…

The EPFL library in Lausanne, Switzerland – A revolutionary architecture!

The EPFL library in Lausanne, Switzerland – A revolutionary architecture!

Whenever mundane reality clogs my thoughts, invades the realm of the senses, shrinks me and shakes the tranquility of my mind, I gear up to travel to new places if time…

A coffee cup and a story in Château-d’Oex, Switzerland

A coffee cup and a story in Château-d’Oex, Switzerland

When the Sun shines after a heavy snowfall, even an ordinary roof top or a barren piece of land  appears extraordinary. And when it happens in Switzerland, an extraordinary landscape…

The Olympic flame in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The Olympic flame in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

206 nations; 306 events in 28 sports; 11000 participants and one unique flame representing the spirit of all. You got it right. I am talking about the Olympics. Now, when…

A Coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland!

A Coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland!

On an afternoon in midsummer;                                                    …

A Rendezvous with Charlie Chaplin in Vevey, Switzerland

A Rendezvous with Charlie Chaplin in Vevey, Switzerland

Over the horizon, the floating white clouds were meeting yet shying away without touching. A relentless march of colors everywhere. Sweet fragrance filling the air. Sun shining warm and wind…

A mountain Christmas Village in Caux, Switzerland!

A mountain Christmas Village in Caux, Switzerland!

Festivals are interesting! We all celebrate our respective festivals every year. Perhaps most of us enjoy festivals with some set conventions and rules. I had seen in our culture, any…

Conquering the darkness –  Geneva Festival Fireworks in Switzerland!

Conquering the darkness – Geneva Festival Fireworks in Switzerland!

Imagine a still dark night, you, a candle and solitude! Did you realize the solitude too was melting along with the candle? Did you notice that when you were focussing…

Villars-sur-Ollon – A beautiful Swiss village!

Villars-sur-Ollon – A beautiful Swiss village!

hushhhhhhhh!! Don’t speak, forget all uncertainties, keep aside all your problems for the moment. Come, I will take you to a place where peace is the only comfort amidst the…

The Broken Chair – A symbol of peace in Geneva, Switzerland!

The Broken Chair – A symbol of peace in Geneva, Switzerland!

When by chance our fingers come across fire, our reflex comes into play. We take off our fingers. I often wonder, why there is no such reflex for our conscience!!…

Einstein House in Bern, Switzerland!

Einstein House in Bern, Switzerland!

Be it the internet, our cell phones, TV, digital cameras or MRI body scanners and many such revolutionary things, we all owe it to Albert Einstein – the most influential scientist…

A journey with Jane Austen along the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland!

A journey with Jane Austen along the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland!

A solitary evening walk along the shores of Lake Geneva has become my favorite pastime with the advent of spring.Read More

Discovery of the Higgs Boson at CERN, Switzerland

Discovery of the Higgs Boson at CERN, Switzerland

From the moment I heard that the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2013 has been awarded to Francois Englert and Peter W. Higgs for the theoretical discovery of a  mechanism that contributes…

A voyage across lake Geneva!

A voyage across lake Geneva!

 A famous line by Keats says “A thing of beauty is a joy forever”. I realize this line whenever I look at the Alps mountains. The voyage across lake Geneva…

The sound of water – Rhine Falls in Switzerland!

The sound of water – Rhine Falls in Switzerland!

Whenever I hear the sound of water, be it on the shore where the waves are lashing, be it near a fountain, near the waves splashing in the lake, the…

A fairytale ride from Montreaux to Château-d’Oex in Switzerland!

I tried to organize all the higgledy-piggledy thoughts in my mind and found out most of the thoughts took a retreat from the mundane daily life and escaped to a world of a fairy tale. After all, December brings Santa, snowman, snow-draped roads, reindeer along with blessings from Jesus. Even an adult can choose to become that innocent child in the holiday season and escape into a different world; an uncomplicated, unambiguous and innocent world. I chose to escape to the mountains. I boarded a train from Montreaux to Château-d’Oex, in Switzerland. It is located half-way between the beautiful Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland and the small town of Gruyères in the canton of Fribourg. In fact, the international competition in hot-air ballooning is held every January in Château-d’Oex.

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My Long Walks in Switzerland!

While living in Switzerland, I used to go for long walks. The paths are well marked and as varied as the scenery – in fact, they quickly become an end in themselves. Switzerland has over 65 000 kilometers of waymarked trails. I walked along lakes, through vineyards, under the shadow of mountains, and along small streams. One thing which accompanied me on my walks was divine beauty; everywhere and in every corner. I enveloped all my walks and kept them secured and safe in a deposit called the heart.

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Defending human dignity – An exhibition at the Red Cross Museum in Geneva, Switzerland

The purpose of a museum or an exhibition is not about conveying information (which is a commodity in this information age) but invoking emotion from within, make a basis for reflection and let the visitor grasp the real significance of the situation. The whole idea is to present an experience.  I had one such memorable experience when I entered the permanent exhibition – Defending Human Dignity by Gringo Cardia, a Brazilian graphic designer and an artist  inside the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva, Switzerland.

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The EPFL library in Lausanne, Switzerland – A revolutionary architecture!

Whenever mundane reality clogs my thoughts, invades the realm of the senses, shrinks me and shakes the tranquility of my mind, I gear up to travel to new places if time and situation permit or else I just open an unread book. Both of them comfortably take me afar from the present. And then, I find myself all charged up again like a phoenix. Books and travel, two of my favorite companions in life merge into one whenever I visit a library – the storehouse of thousands of years of knowledge.

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A coffee cup and a story in Château-d’Oex, Switzerland

When the Sun shines after a heavy snowfall, even an ordinary roof top or a barren piece of land  appears extraordinary. And when it happens in Switzerland, an extraordinary landscape becomes sheer poetry; a magic.

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In front of Olympic Museum

The Olympic flame in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

206 nations; 306 events in 28 sports; 11000 participants and one unique flame representing the spirit of all. You got it right. I am talking about the Olympics. Now, when the game is on, some of you might be coming back home to watch your favorite games or athletes in the Olympics, while some of you are tracking the counts for medals for your country and some like me, is loving the whole atmosphere that it creates. The very spirit of togetherness and friendship among nations and fellow athletes even on the stage of the competition is a precious gift of the Olympics, I believe. Beyond winning and losing, it ignites a flame in all to remain fit, healthy and inspires to thrive for one’s best. Today, I would like to tell you my experience of visiting the Olympic Museum (the museum is the largest archive of the Olympic Games in the world) in Lausanne, Switzerland. Beautiful Lausanne is also the headquarter of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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A Coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland!

On an afternoon in midsummer;                                                                                                                    two souls, in love, reached a crossroad.

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