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…

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…