Fundraising for the flood victims in Pakistan

14 Mar

A German-English theater play by Supriyo Bandyopadhyay

17. May 2011, 20.00 Uhr Euro Theater Central

Translation & Assistance: Katharina und Marilena Savvides
Marketing: Nusrat Sheikh
Cast: Qurratulain Zaman , Adnan Ishaq, Roma Rajpal, Anja Hauptmann, Shadi Khan Saif, Tanveer Akbar, Onkar Singh Janoti, Asmita Kohli, Axel Schmidt, Julia Holzbach, Antonio Wojahn, Katharina Kluwe.

Rina, an indian actress wants to present her latest film at a press conference somewhere in Germany. But as one journalist asks Rina a question about her past, the press conference turns into a political discussion about the Indian-Pakistan-conflict as well as about the reunification of Germany. Different opinions and points of view are being included, displaying the large variety of ideas about these conflicts.

Ticket: 15,-€. 7,-€
Reservation: 0228-65 29 51
Information: // www.
Euro Theater Central Bonn, Dreieck/Münsterplatz, 53111 Bon


Faiz Music Evening

6 Mar

Concert to celebrate 100 Birth Anniversary of Urdu Poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz on Saturday (12.03.11) with collaboration of Urdu Society of Europe.
Venue: Im Mühlenbach 14-18
Lengsdorf Bonn

Appeal for Flood victims in Pakistan

13 Sep

According to the United Nations emergency aid service around 20 million people are affected by the floods in Pakistan. 1,600 people lost their lives.
The extent of the disaster is enormous. The number of people affected is compared to other natural disasters are exceptionally high, says the UN.
Even if the water level goes down it will take a long time before people get to normal life. Their crop is destroyed. Homes, schools and clinics are badly damaged or destroyed.
In this situation, it is extremely important to set a sign of solidarity. Therefore, the German-Indian-Pakistan Forum (DIP-Forum) eV is collecting donations for the reconstruction of a social project in Pakistan. The DIP-Forum is a nonprofit coalition of Indians, Pakistanis and Germans, who maintain an active cross-cultural understanding.
Every donation is welcome! – Donation receipts will be issued on request.
Donations should be sent to:
VR Bank Bonn
Recipient: DIP-Forum e.V.
Account no.: 620 320 10 26
Sort code: 38 16 02 20
Purpose: Pakistan floods victims

Collecting donations at Friedensplatz, Bonn

8 Sep

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Reading with Hasnain Kazim

18 May

Organized by DIP Forum in cooperation with the Südasien Büro

Hasnain Kazim is SPIEGEL correspondent in Islamabad. In his book, he describes how his family first migrated from India to Karachi in 1947 and then in the seventies, migrated from there to Germany. Kazim tells his German-Indian-Pakistani family story with much humor and also reflects on Germany’s immigration policy.

60th anniversary of Indian, Pakistani independence

1 Aug

Poster - 60th anniversary of Indian, Pakistani independenceIt’s a tradition for DIP Forum to celebrate the Independence Days of India and Pakistan. This year, however, all four Indo-Pakistani and Indian associations have pooled in together, displaying a unique endeavour to enhance friendship between India and Pakistan and peace in South Asia. The associations working together for the occasion are German-Indian-Pakistani Forum (DIP Forum), Indo-German Society (DIG), Indian Association Bonn (IAB) and Kerala Association Bonn (KAB). The venue of the event will be Brueckenforum, Bonn-Beuel.

Beginning at 5.00 pm on Saturday, 25th August, the format of this “mega show” will include a three-hour cultural programme followed by a festive dinner-buffet and finally a disco night ending up at around 3.00 am early next morning. A commemorative brochure will be published and the guests can also participate in a raffle with many attractive prizes. Around 1,000 guests are expected to celebrate the occasion.

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For more details, visit the German website

Indians, Pakistanis jointly celebrate independence – free from acrimony

26 Aug

Spreading the message of friendship and peace, Indians and Pakistanis living in Bonn together celebrated the independence days of their nations last Saturday. The celebrations saw a six-hour-long evening of events that included a reception, music and dance performances by artists from both countries.

The unique event, organized by the Deustch-Indisch-Pakistanische Forum (DIP Forum in short), drew an audience of about 300, indicating the positive interest of the three countries’ citizens here who believe in working for peace and friendship in South Asia. This is the second year of such joint celebrations organized by the Forum.
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