Thatta Kedona

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TGD - Dolls Village in Punjab


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Aloe - Kawar Gandal

Aloe (locally called kawar gandal) is a common plant found both in urban as well as rural areas in Pakistan. It produces two substances, gel and latex, which are used for medicines. Aloe gel is the clear, jelly-like substance found in the inner part of the aloe plant leaf. Aloe latex comes from just under the plant's skin and is yellow in color. Some aloe products are made from the whole crushed leaf, so they contain both gel and latex. The aloe that is mentioned in the Bible is an unrelated fragrant wood used as incense.


Aloe medications can be taken by mouth or applied to the skin. Aloe gel is taken by mouth for osteoarthritis, bowel diseases including ulcerative colitis, fever, itching and inflammation, and as a general tonic. It is also used for stomach ulcers, diabetes, asthma, and for treating some side effects of radiation treatment.
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Traditional Culture

The most important factors for the current development were laid in the 19th century. The rejection of thinking and acting as a community meant for the technology an enormous increase in the industrial production because the division of work led to higher productivity and new professions and it appeared on the face of it to increase the standard of living in western cultures (for example the Taylorism as introduced in Ford automobile factories etc.)

Analysis of the society by political and economic thinkers led to development theories, which could not foresee the effects of these policies as evidenced today. The cardinal error by these theorists was the euro-centristic model, i.e. nobody took the happenings in other cultures into consideration.
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October Programe in TGD

Dr Norbert Pintsch is arriving in Pakistan on October 1, 2014. He will be followed by other veteran volunteers.


Through October, Dr Norbert Pintsch will be busy in Lahore for Housing, Cooperation with Universities and General Communication and Information Skills with SPARC. At the same time, Marlis will work on natural medicine (Moringa has grown fast) project in Basic Health Unit in Dolls Village (Thatta Ghulamka Dheroa) on the request of AFA, the village NGO.

Monika Kupler is also coming to the Village and she will work in Woman Art Center of AFA in pottery and handicraft section. After heavy monsoon, programs includes a physical building check of the Woman Art Center building.


Students from Lahore are also expected to visit during the October activity season.

File photos from previous visits. 

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Preservation of Cultural Heritage


The best mud house in Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka

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گڑیوں نے گاؤں کو بدل دیا


جرمنی کے دارالحکومت برلن کے جنوب مغرب میں واقع ایک خوبصورت اور تاریخی شہر پاٹس ڈیم کی ایک گلی شہر کے لوگوں کے لیے خاص طور پر دلچسپی کا باعث ہے، جہاں سےگزرنے والے راہگیر اکثر تین سو سال پرانے ایک گھر کے داخلی دروازے کے پاس دیوار پہ لگی پیتل کی اس تختی کو نہایت تجسس سے دیکھتے ہیں جس پر اس گھر کا نام لکھا ہے۔

گھر کا نام ہے ’پاکستان ہاؤس‘۔ عام حالات میں تو یہ دلچسپی محض متجسس نگاہوں تک ہی محدود رہتی ہے لیکن پچھلے سال فٹ بال کے عالمی کپ کے مقابلوں کے دوران گھر کے باہر پولیس کی گاڑیوں کی ایک لمبی قطار دیکھ کر پاٹس ڈیم کے شہریوں کی دلچسپی میں مزید اضافہ ہوا۔ گھر کے مکینوں کے خیال میں یہ ایک غیر ضروری اقدام تھا لیکن شہر میں آس پاس کے علاقوں سے بڑی تعداد میں نوجوانوں کی موجودگی کی وجہ سے مقامی پولیس نے اس گھر کو خصوصی تحفظ مہیا کرنا ضروری سمجھا۔

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Local Kiln


Clay and clay products are some of the oldest human started making and using at the dawn of civilization. Clay products are still sought after. Now people make things with clay using new techniques and equipment like pottery wheel clay. Explore Thatta Kedona Blog and you will see ceramic colors galore and clay pottery art that is pursued here at Women Art Center since the start of the project. Monika Kuppler is one of the veteran volunteers associated with development of clay products at Women Arts Center.
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Mosque - New WAC Product


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Dolha from TGD


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Lok Virsa Award for Dr Senta Siller

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