Surviving COVID-19 and the life after

The World is Temporarily Closed letters

Parul Chhaparia “In the past few weeks, the infection has made me realize a few things that I never appreciated earlier,” said Tarika Dudi, who lives in Gurgaon city in India. The second wave of coronavirus in India was a catastrophe. It not only overwhelmed the healthcare systems but also made a majority of the […]

Mental health of an expecting mother during Covid-19

Parul Chhaparia Pregnancy is supposed to be a special time for expectant families. However, with the coronavirus pandemic spiralling out of control, all the exciting and happy thoughts are often engulfed by uncertainty, worries and anxiety. Staying happy is a new challenge, especially for the would-be mothers, who are at a higher risk from coronavirus. “It’s […]

When you first get to Switzerland, what do you need to know?

Health insurance is mandatory, and when you get a complementary health insurance, it allows you to benefit from alternative medicine and pay less. Complementary insurance often includes things like a new pair of eyeglasses every year or specific sports. And since exercising is so important for your health, everywhere in Switzerland you can find free sports […]

Pesach in time of Corona

We’re just a few days away from the 14th of Nissan in the Jewish calendar, the starting of Pesach or otherwise known as Passover. The celebration starts after nightfall with a feast called Seder, which brings people together around impressive amounts of delicious food, being delighted with story telling, drinking the compulsory four cups of […]

مجنون يحكي و عاقل يسمع

هل أخذنا الوقت الكافي لاستيعاب الصدمة؟ هل استيقظنا منها؟ هل فعلاً  لدينا عقول؟ هل نبصر؟ هل نسمع؟ إن كنا نستطيع أن نرى أبعد من أنفنا إذا نستطيع أن نرى أبعد من ذلك.هل هي حقائق مخفية أم مزورة. هل هي وليدة الطبيعة أم من صنع البشر؟ الحفيد الحديث الولادة لسلالة الفيروسات الاقتصادية تربع على العرش. وُلد […]

إنها مجرد عطسة

عطسةٌ أخافت الجميع! عطسةٌ واحدة نشرت العدل في العالم كله. لقد تساوى السيد مع الخادم. كلاهما يخافان من عطسة. شبحُ كورونا أقلقَهم جميعاً والتصقَ بهم كما تلتصق القرادة في الجلد. يخافون من عطسة خفيفة الصوت لا يدوم دَويَّها إلا أجزاءً من الثانية.هي ليست كذلك الصاروخ الذي سيسقط من السماء الواسعة. لن تشعروا بصوت العطسة إلا […]

Loneliness at the times of Corona

Humans are social beings: cut them off the basic human interaction and they might get sick simply because of loneliness, anxiety and sadness. As a response to the global pandemic we are advised to adopt social distancing. Older people are openly asked to stay at home. Add to this the fact that we are daily […]