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Thatta Kedona at World Performing Arts Festival

Thursday, October 4, 2012
The turnout increased on the third day of World Performing Arts Festival and the dazzling entry of horses dancing on drumbeat into the venue was the event of the evening.

Visitors to stalls showcasing antiques, jewellery and handicrafts increased and a large number of foreigners were seen dressed up in Pakistani apparel such as kurtas with mirror work, pendants and shawls.

Thatta Kedona, a stall run by an NGO that helps rural women, sold handmade dolls and village toys that attracted locals as well as tourists.
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Pakistan Pavilion

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

By Jyoti Kalsi, Gulf News Report

Authentic Shahi Haleem from the famous Kausar restaurant in Karachi, a variety of delicious sweets, hand-embroidered salwar suits and shawls, trendy leather jackets and handbags, traditional handmade shoes, glittering jewellery, intricately carved wooden furniture, beautiful carpets and entertainment by well known performers — you can get all this and more at the Pakistan pavilion in Global Village.

The façade of this pavilion is modelled on the Baba E Khyber Fort in Peshawar, while the interior is a recreation of a typical Peshawari bazaar with over 80 stalls offering a taste of Pakistani culture, cuisine and creativity. While all the people managing the stalls and the items on sale are Pakistani, visitors will be surprised to find a German manning a stall here. Roman Laube is a media designer from Berlin and is spending his annual vacation as a volunteer for an NGO called Thatta Kedona. He has flown down to Dubai especially to help manage the organisation's stall at the pavilion.

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Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka to Cologne

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Dr. Senta Siller along with veteran volunteer Monika Kupler (who has been to Pakistan as much as six times) marketing and giving information in Bazaar in Cologne, Germany.


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