Thatta Kedona

Culture is a Basic Need

Kids and Toys

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Thatta Kedona Documentaries - How it all started

Thatta Kedona - the toy village of Pakistan - Part 1

Thatta Kedona - the toy village of Pakistan - Part 2

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Books About Women in Pakistan

Career Woman in Pakistan-Chancen and Scope in Professional Life in an Islamic Society by Khanum Gauhar Ajaz

The Eternal Message: The Elucidation of Islamic Philosophy, Life and Spiritualism by Anese Majid Khan

Rani from Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroka – A Love Story by Ulrike Vestring

Thatta Kedona, The Village of Toys by Ulrike Vestring

A Village in Southern Punjab by Ulrike Vestring

Thatta Kedona-Village Toys from Pakistan by Senta Siller {48 p., ISBN 3-922878-85-4, ã 1994, DGFK (German Society for the Advancement of Culture), Berlin in Cooperation with Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama, Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroka and SPARC (Society for the Promotion of Art and Culture), Lahore}

50 Jahre Pakistan, 1947 – 1997, Special Issue by The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Prof Dr Roman Herzog, The Federal Minister Foreign Affairs of Germany, Dr Klaus Kinkel, H.E. Gul Haneef, Ambassador of Pakistan in the Federal Republic of Germany, President of the German-Pakistan Forum, Dr Christian Ruck (MdB), introduction by Dr M. Saeed Chaudhry, Vice President German-Pakistan Forum, and articles by Dr. Christian Wagner, Dr. Klaus Klennert, Lt.Gen.(Retd.) M. Assad Durrani, Admiral (Retd.) Iftikhar Ahmad Sirohey, General Alain Lamballe, Prof. Dr. Annemarie Schimmel, Dr. Juergen Frembgen-Javed Jabbar, Dr. Senta Siller, Prof. Dr. Norbert Pintsch and Prof. Dr. Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema} [174 p. ISBN 3 – 922 878 – 31 - 8, ã 1998, DPF (Deutsch-Pakistanisches Forum), Bonn in cooperation with DGFK (German Society for the Advancement of Culture), Berlin

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And Again: Topic NGO

Omar M. Ali, Njini King Caro, Ricardo Koslez and Norbert Pintsch
Money is not there for its own sake, but for the sake of the society.
Time is NOT money.
Time is for the benefit of the society.
LIFE is not there to suppress other members of the society, but to serve them.
Development does not mean Consumption, Job-Searching and Leisure Activity any more, rather the quest for the highest form of luxury: the voluntary surrender and drawing of individual boundaries for the good of the society.
Again and again we come across good reasons for pointing out the differences between the NON-Government Organizations and the Government organizations and companies!

NGOs work without a fixed budget and financial planning. This means their existence is not secured fund the highest level of attention is required to navigate the small boat in stormy waters of everyday situations.
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German Connections - Goethe and Iqbal in Today's Scenario

The Pakistan-German Friendship Society “Goethe-Zentrum” in association with Iqbal-Academy, Lahore and Institute of Communication Studies, Punjab University is organizing “International Conference DIALOGUE versus CONFLICT” - GOETHE and IQBAL in Today’s Scenario - on Nov 30-Dec 1, 2006 at The Aiwan-e-Iqbal, Lahore.

The idea of this conference and its connection to the great thinkers and philosophers Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) is not hard to see. A connection between Goethe’s message of friendship and respect to the East in his “West-Östlicher-Divan (West-Eastern-Divan)” and Iqbal’s “Mard-e-Momin”, who, while being a devoted Muslim, is required to gain knowledge from West and from East. By stressing upon character building among Muslims, Iqbal preached the ways of dialogue and peaceful co-existence of cultures instead of conflict. 


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Happy Independence Day

Independence Day Info Graphic:


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Extreme Housing

Dr. Norbert Pintsch and Ghayyoor Obaid

A pre-condition for development of future-oriented housing concepts is the capability to be open and to question what is currently available.


This long-term project of the IPC has its roots in the beginning of the 60's of the last century, which was characterized by continuously improving technological possibilities and enormous changes in the psychological and social behavior. These refer apart from raising of children, family life and way of cooking, practical methods of production and problems of intimate areas (discontinuation of shower and WC-paper) and clothing (different forms of fashion) also to furnishings and fixtures, which follow different compulsions. Similarly, the designs are more function oriented and therefore differ totally from the traditionally known and usual forms of design.
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Art of Infrastructure

Have a look at these posters (# and #) and also see Mobile Modes and Truck Art and you can imagine how fast things are changing. May be we will only have some of the old, cultural and eco friendly functions we are so used to only in museums.

You are the best judge to decide what is good for us?

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