CHANDI TECHNOLOGY on European Media

Pakistani Media:

  1. https://www.facebook.com/dawndotcom/videos/10157408069770442/
  2. https://www.geo.tv/latest/123445-The-Road-Less-Travelled-Social-leaders-share-their-powerful-stories-at-TEDxIBA
  3. http://www.dawn.com/news/1301779
  4. https://tune.pk/video/6662341/project-gul-bahao-aims-to-transform-karachis-garbage-into-houses
  5. http://www.eikawaz.com/the-road-less-travelled-social-leaders-share-their-powerful-stories-at-tedxiba/
  6. http://dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/22-Apr-16/dont-throw-recycle-it
  7. http://monthlybrands.com.pk/nargis-latif-serving-humanity/

American and British Media:

  1. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237304151_URBAN_ORGANIC_WASTE_MANAGEMENT_IN_KARACHI_PAKISTAN
  2. https://gonatureconnect.com/2016/08/15/a-woman-in-pakistan-is-making-homes-from-rubbish/
  3. http://www.notey.com/@inhabitat_unofficial/external/11902213/affordable-chandi-gar-homes-made-with-recycled-plastic-bricks-pop-up-in-a-matter-of-hours.html
  4. http://inhabitat.com/affordable-chandi-gar-homes-made-with-recycled-plastic-bricks-pop-up-in-a-matter-of-hours/
  5. http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/waste-transformed-building-blocks-pakistan-gul-bahao-nargis-latif.html
  6. http://www.odditycentral.com/architecture/recycling-crusader-uses-simple-garbage-to-build-houses-for-the-poor.html
  7. http://www.exploration-online.com/2016/10/16/giving-pakistans-nargis-latif-the-recognition-she-deserves/
  8. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/woman-turning-rubbish-homes-pakistan-101145817.html
  9. http://ilikum.org/nargis_latif/
  10. https://collectively.org/video/watch-woman-turning-karachis-garbage-houses/
  11. http://designtroo.com/2016/09/01/1076/

Turkish Media:

  1. http://www.arkitera.com/haber/27914/copten-ev

Italian Media:

  1. http://www.aneddoticamagazine.com/gul-bahao-simple-and-cheap-technologies/
  2. http://www.inspiraction.news/it/2016/10/19/nargis-latif-la-fata-che-trasforma-i-rifiuti-in-case-nel-pakistan/
  3. http://www.agoravox.it/Rifiuti-e-riciclo-Nargis-Latif-la.html
  4. http://www.womenews.net/rifiuti-e-riciclo-nargis-latif-la-donna-pakistana-che-trasforma-la-spazzatura-in-edilizia/

German Media:

  1. http://www.ecowoman.de/1-blog/5114-recycling-haeuser-aus-plastikmuell-fuer-krisengebiete-chance-oder-irrweg

Hungarian Media:

  1. http://365.reblog.hu/terjednek-a-hulladekbol-epult-ezust-hazak

French Media:

  1. http://positivr.fr/nargis-latif-pakistan-maisons-dechets-gul-bahao/
  2. http://citizenpost.fr/2016/09/pakistan-recycle-dechets-construire-maisons/

Middle Eastern Media:

  1. http://independent.ae/2413/worries-pile-waste-grows-pakistan/

Dutch Media:

  1. http://www.hpdetijd.nl/2016-08-15/waarom-een-pakistaanse-vrouw-afval-omtoverde-tot-huizen-meubels-en-mobiele-toiletten/

Indian Media:

  1. http://motivateme.in/nargis-latif-has-the-mission-of-keeping-karachi-clean/
  2. http://jaipurwomenblog.org/pakistans-nargis-latif-is-turning-garbage-into-homes-read-how/

Slovenian Media:

  1. http://www.slovenskenovice.si/bizarno/video-za-reveze-gradi-hise-iz-smeti

Greek Media:

  1. http://www.alphafreepress.gr/nargis-latif-gineka-pou-ftiachni-oloklira-spitia-apo-skoupidia-photos/

Chandi Technology set to change the world

Chandi Ghar Letter head

It could be called a mini exhibition in a mega event. The showcasing of the Chandi Technology at the science exhibition held at the Dawood Public School. The venue was just the right one to display a new invention!. There were life size murals describing the lives and works of well known inventors. The mobile message from Gul Bahao, the parent organization of Chandi Technology ran “Chandi Technology – Karachi’s Gift to the world!, all set to change the world”. Truly the Chandi technology has caught the imagination of people living in different parts of the world. New York, Holland, Delhi, South Korea, Italy, France, parts of the Middle East etc, thanks to CNN, Voice of America, Al Jazeera etc. Pakistans social media is also chatting about this innovation.

As one entered the school premises, one had to go through a make believe tunnel. Immediately after in the brilliant sunshine, amidst picturesque surroundings stood the Chandi Ghar with a water reservoir right in front. The Chandi Ghar as the name suggests was doing full justice to its name. Its sheer beauty was attracting thousands of people on a daily basis. The school records showed that in the last 3 days more than 50,000 (fifty thousand) youngsters attended the exhibition. This excluded the parents and teachers who attended it.

Many of the visitors who came to the Chandi Ghar came with the preconceived notion that the Chandi Ghar being an offshoot of the Gul Bahao waste managment program must be made up of garbage. People young and old kept congratulating the CEO of Gul Bahao trying ways of recycling the city’s garbage. On the other hand, the staff of Gul Bahao was at great pains to explain to the people that in fact a new technology, first time in the world has come up during the last 12 years or so. They kept insisting that the raw material used in the Chandi Technolgy is so clean that it can be used in places of worship. That it is metalized film which though they are factory leftovers is sterile material which can be called virgin material.

Gul Bahao’s spokesman Mohammad Hannan explained to the groups of visitors that kept coming in that the longevity of the Chandi Ghar can be gauged from the fact some of the structures put up in various parts of Pakistan are there since the last several years. One such Chandi Ghar at Ibrahim Haideri has been there since the last 10 years, according to him. What is more, these structures have proved themselves against heavy storms in several places.

Pointing to the photographic mounts displayed on the tables (even these were made up of the Chandi Technology) Mohammad Hannan claimed that 150 structures using this technology have been put up all over Pakistan. These include a marriage hall, lecture hall, single rooms, ware house, water reservoir, rest house etc.

Here it may be added that only a short while ago, during the 3 weeks leading upto the Eidul Azha , a Chandi Hall was put up for exhibition at the Cattle Mandi on Superhighway. Throughout that time the Chandi Hall exuded a gold like effect during the night, while its silver effect shimmered in the day time, captivating the imagination of thousands of people thronging the streets of the Mandi.

BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR 14TH AUGUST !

Yesterday, a group of more than 40 university going  students from  a program “Yeh Hai Karachi” sponsored by an NGO, “Karachi Youth Initiative”, came to visit Gul Bahao’s research center in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Nargis Latif  (CEO of Gul Bahao), addressing the youth, said that with only a few days left for independence day, her organization has a pleasant surprise for the whole of Pakistan. That, she said is the Chandi Technology which, has taken more than 2 decades to evolve with an expenditure running into millions of rupees and the involvement of thousands of people living in Karachi.

The Gul Bahao staff then proceeded to show every aspect of the Chandi Technology, from the 14 feet high hall built 4 years ago to the under construction 10’x12′ Chandi Room, the 5’x6′ water pond, masterbed, tables and chairs all made from clean, plastic waste supplied by factories.

They took pains to explain that all these items are interchangeable, that the panel used in the roof of the Chandi Ghar can be changed into a light weight table, while the heavy weight blocks used in the columns can be used for making a water reservoir in the shortest possible time. Beautiful looking mounted photographs of different aspects and locations of the Chandi Technology were also on display, on the occasion.

Nargis Latif the founder and chairperson requested the participants of the workshop to raise their hands in prayer, reciting the translation of Sura Fateha in Urdu. Nargis begged the almighty to bless this innovation which according to her is truly a “Sign of God”. Nargis appealed to the students to take up the Chandi Technology, to produce it, market it, to make the media more aware about it. “Just as the steam engine, brought about a technological revolution in the west, so too the Chandi Technology when fully applied will God willing, change the face of Pakistan”, she exhorted.

The CEO of the Chandi Technology said the immediate implementation of the Chandi Technology will be in the form of Rozgar La Mehdood i.e unlimited opportunities for entrepreneurs and shelter for the shelter less and Subsidized Housing for the rural poor.  The students who participated in the one day workshop hailed from different universities, with academic backgrounds as varied as Business Administration, Biology, Mass Communications, Biology etc. However all of them came armed with Digital Cameras to take shots of a technology which is struggling to make a place for it self in the global village.

Innovation and Pakistan’s Economy

Gul Bahao Letterhead

INNOVATION AND PAKISTAN’S ECONOMY

“Without research and innovation there can be no revival of Pakistans economy”, was the gist of what the CEO of Gul Bahao had to say at a seminar held at the The Federation Of Pakistan Chambers Of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) . The seminar entitled “Shaping Pakistan’s Capital Market”, was organised by the Karachi Stock Exchange to announce the amalgamation of all of Pakistan’s stock exchanges into one. The program was largely attended by brokerage companies and businessmen generally. Nargis Latif was in fact committing on the comprehensive speech of the MD Karachi Stock Exchange who had painted a very rosy picture of what the economy would be like in 2016. In a highly charged manner, Nargis said that she wished what Mr. Naqvi said would turn out to be true, but “Where is the spirit of entrepreneurship?”, Referring to our businessmen as hidebound, she said there is overall a lack of creativity and research. “There is little or no connection between industry and university, she lamented”.

Nargis said our businessman must take risks, he must not be bothered about what people say. Giving the example of the Chandi Technology ( a research product of Gul Bahao) she said it is made up of clean waste. Any businessman knows that waste is a relative term, that much of urban waste, being raw material for industry is sold at a premium. But she lamented how many of our industrialists would like to venture into unchartered territory by taking up a new venture like the Chandi Technology. Giving the example of the steam engine, Nargis said it was a teenager who discovered it in a very unconventional manner. It was precisely this which brought about the industrial revolution of Europe, she concluded.

There was pin drop silence throughout the time the CEO of Gul Bahao spoke. Soon after the participants of the seminar crowded around the stall put up by Gul Bahao projecting its Chandi technology, the latest edition in the world of research and innovation.

KARACHI MAKES HISTORY!

 

Gul Bahao letter head

Chandi Ghar Exhibition at KPC

Gul Bahao's Chandi Ghar at the Karachi Press Club Gul Bahao's Chandi Ghar at the Karachi Press Club
Gul Bahao's Furniture Innovation at the Karachi Press Club Gul Bahao's Furniture Innovation at the Karachi Press Club

 

KARACHI MAKES HISTORY!

The 29th and 30th NOVEMBER are invariably among the best days of Karachi-balmy,(nights can be quite chilly though) cloudless weather,ideal for any outdoor exhibition.In this case “Karachi’s gift to the World” a Mega Event jointly put up by Gul Bahao and the Commissioner-ate Karachi at the Karachi Press Club. The “Gift” in this case was the Chandi technology, the latest addition to the world of innovation. Gul Bahao has been presenting its Chandi Technology in different parts of the Country so what was new about this exhibition?. Given the fact that the world is being increasingly filled with all kinds of breathtaking ,exotic, innovations does the Chandi Technology stand a chance?The Chandi Technology has seldom failed to impress the onlookers by its captivating looks but this time the onus of assessing it and publicising it lay squarely on the journalists associated with the Karachi Press Club.The people of Karachi were on the streets campaigning for who would rule them for the next several years. In this scenario Gul Bahao a small NGO was vying for attention for what it claims is a major breakthrough!

The venue was the parking lot of the Karachi Press club which was filled with cars and motorcycles which would only be cleared after midnight to allow the exhibition to be put up. Journalists (although few in number) who had been keeping track of Gul Bahao’s performance for the last several years helped to raise the morale of the workers and the organizers throughout the two days. Some even went to the extent of criticizing fellow journalists and the general public for not paying due attention to this “great venture”. Nargis Latif the organizer of the event related the kindness of a certain journalist working for a well known T.V channel. At the unearthly hour of 3 in the morning when Gul Bahaos workers were shifting 100 kgs weighing columns this journalist offered his services for any kind of help. The workers were longing for a cup of hot tea in the chilly night. Despite the fact that shops were closed at that time the journalist managed to get piping hot tea for the workers.

The exhibition was to start at 10 a.m Sunday morning.A number of stalls sponsored by ABAD, WWF and a few others had to be put up.A hall 15ft x 23ft as well as a water reservoir 15ft x 35ft, a room 10ft x 12ft while the number of workers was only 6! It is true that sets for film shooting are put up in just a matter of minutes.But these exhibits were meant to be real live ones,not make believe! By ten o’clock the exhibition was not ready. Luckily, it was Sunday and Karachites were used to getting up late in the day so that,by the time people started trickling in, the exhibition was on.

The staff of the Commissioner-ate Karachi,the co host of the program had worked hard to bring the people of Karachi to the Press Club.Newspapers and T.V tickers kept exhorting people to come and see”how useful things were being made from garbage. Clearly many who came to the event were those who were motivated about the cause of the environment. One of the visitors was the headmistress of a government school who said she simply had to meet the people “who are struggling for a clean environment.”

The Commissioner Karachi Mr.Shoaib Siddiqui and the Chairman ABAD Mr.Hanif Gohar came in person to lend their support for the cause. A number of TV channels and reporters were interviewing the organisers. Speaking to the media Nargis Latif the CEO of Gul Bahao said that the Gul Bahao movement had clearly entered a new phase that of “innovation,bringing in a whole new technology which will change the world in the same way that the mobile phone has changed the world.” Dilating on the success of the “Chandi Technology”, Nargis Latif revealed that she had never in her “wildest dreams” imagined that her inter convertible modular blocks would cater to so many human needs, from houses to water reservoir to furniture and you name it.

It was past sunset, the closing time for the exhibition. Even the organizers had left except for two workers who were resting in the carpeted room on the comfortable bed that was part of the Chandi Technology. All at once the spot light of the Karachi Press Club was turned on. One could only gasp at the enchanting beauty of the scene. Any journalist belonging to the club who had seen the parking lot cluttered with all kinds of vehicles would have surely wondered at its transformation.It was as though a fairy had waved her wand and hey presto everything had changed!. If any worker of Gul Bahao were to be asked for an explanation of the phenomenon he would have surely replied. “This is the working of the almighty. It is an answer to our prayers.”