Renu Chahil-Graf

Renu is a freelance writer working globally. Her writing is published in LeNews Switzerland, Sommelier India, Cornell University News, and other publications, as credited.


Renu has a Ph.D. from Cornell University. Prior to her career as a writer, she worked for various United Nations organisations, in locations spanning New York to Nairobi, Bangkok to Brasilia...


She runs the eclectic Divonne Book Club and organises live music concerts in Renu's Music Room.

Renu's Music Room

Sitar Maestro Ikhlaq Husain stirs the emotions with North Indian classical ragas .>>

Sing along with traditional Irish and American tunes and songs with John Intrator and Jean-Michel Pache .>>

A Walk in the Park

The man behind a film festival spanning 5 continents

Only someone with very broad shoulders would take on a film festival covering five continents! This someone is Hervé Gransart, director of a festival now in its 12th year.    This  year ...>>


Move over Montreux. True Jazz lovers go to Cully

On a sunny spring evening, the setting by the shore of Lake Geneva blows the mind away. It does not get better than this picture-postcard Swiss locale. It’s not just the lake but the 30 kilometre backdrop of.... >>


PUGLIA : A gastronome’s delight

White-washed stone huts known as “trulli” in the village of Alberobello, which are still inhabitated
White-washed stone huts known as “trulli” in the village of Alberobello, which are still inhabitated

Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where the local population lived in caves till as recently as the 1950s, takes your breath away.

Renu Chahil-Graf heads to the heel of Italy and falls head over heels in love ... >>

Saas Fee Stories

Antonia Andematten
Antonia Andematten

Saas-Fee Stories is a work in progress. It aims to show the evolution of a Swiss mountain village from poverty to prosperity to ... >>

This & That

Basel Fasnacht – Renu reports from the ground

Like me, many expats in Geneva are determined to go to the famous Basler Fasnacht. But year after year they ruminate and decide they’ll go next year. And it’s not only expats. A charming Swiss lady I met on the train this morning confessed that ...>>