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Meet Rajan Karunakaran of Project Belonging


Rajan Karunakaran (48 years) arrived in Switzerland in 1984. He talks of how, being a taxi driver to him is more of a culture than a job and the way leftist political ideologies have influenced his life. Rajan now lives in Baden with his 17 year old son of part Cuban origin.

Rajan is a natural storyteller telling his story with humour, laughter and courage. It is in Tamil with supers in English which I am sure could not do justice to the original. [Read more…]

Interview with Tanuja Thurairajah: The Making of Project Belonging

Living as a migrant for the first time in Zürich, Tanuja Thurairajah found herself thinking about the narratives that people were exposed to in their daily life.

“When I came here I met other Tamils, but somehow I felt that they reached out to a different narrative and I reached out to a different narrative…”

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Project Belonging : giving a face and a voice to a statistic

by Tanuja Thurairajah and P. Vijayashanthan


Project Belonging

This project shares personal stories and anecdotes of people who would otherwise be categorised as a generic migrant community. A glimpse into the lives of these people can break down stereotypes and facilitate co-existence with not only the host community but also with other migrant communities. [Read more…]