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September 22, 2001 - September 22, 2001

Another tremor felt in Kutch Saturday, September 22, 2001

TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: An earthquake of a slight intensity was felt in the Kutch area of Gujarat early on Friday, the meteorological department said.

The quake at 8.11 am measured 4 on the Richter scale and had its epicentre in the Kutch-Bhuj region. This was the second strong tremor in the region in a space of 12 hours. A tremor had shaken high-rises in the city on Thursday evening. It measured 4.5 on the Richter scale and was recorded at 7.05 pm. It was centred somewhere near Bhachau in Kutch. The tremors were also felt in various other parts of Saurashtra and north Gujarat, including Rajkot city.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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Another tremor felt in Kutch Saturday, September 22, 2001

TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: An earthquake of a slight intensity was felt in the Kutch area of Gujarat early on Friday, the meteorological department said.

The quake at 8.11 am measured 4 on the Richter scale and had its epicentre in the Kutch-Bhuj region. This was the second strong tremor in the region in a space of 12 hours. A tremor had shaken high-rises in the city on Thursday evening. It measured 4.5 on the Richter scale and was recorded at 7.05 pm. It was centred somewhere near Bhachau in Kutch. The tremors were also felt in various other parts of Saurashtra and north Gujarat, including Rajkot city.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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Another tremor felt in Gujarat Saturday, September 22, 2001

TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: An earthquake of a slight intensity was felt in the Kutch area of Gujarat early on Friday, the meteorological department said.

The quake at 8.11 am measured 4 on the Richter scale and had its epicentre in the Kutch-Bhuj region. This was the second strong tremor in the region in a space of 12 hours. A tremor had shaken high-rises in the city on Thursday evening. It measured 4.5 on the Richter scale and was recorded at 7.05 pm. It was centred somewhere near Bhachau in Kutch. The tremors were also felt in various other parts of Saurashtra and north Gujarat, including Rajkot city.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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18-year-old girl run over by truck Saturday, September 22, 2001

TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: An 18-year-old girl was run over by a truck near the Pravinnagar bus stand at Vasna on Friday. The accident reportedly occurred at around 12.45 pm.

The incident took place when the girl, Ankita M Shah, was heading for her college on her bicycle. She was run over by a speeding truck (GJ 1 V 3377) and died on the spot.
The Vejalpur police arrested the driver of the truck, Bhagyesh B Patel, a resident of Vasna.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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Tata thaiya: Indica launch rides on Bhavai Saturday, September 22, 2001

BY JAHNAVI CONTRACTOR, TIMES NEWS NETWORK
VADODARA: Lord Ganesh refuses to come onto the stage unless he is driven in a sleek air-conditioned car. His wives Ridhi and Siddhi say: "On earth-am, many bumps-am, difficult to control husband's speed-am.

But car has efficient absorb am capacity -- also has Euro Z drive-am technology ... ta thaiya thaiya thai."

It will be a unique marriage of folk art and technology as TELCO unveils its latest car, the Indica V2 petrol, on Saturday at the LMP Motors at Makarpura. The automobile giant, that has promised to bring in the latest in car technology, will be using Gujarat's traditional rural folk form, the Bhavai, to market its hi-tech, urban product.


The idea has been conceived and designed by Darshan Purohit of MS University's faculty of performing arts. While the Bhavai has been written and directed by Rajul Mehta, a senior lecturer at the faculty, the performance will be by students.

"I was approached by LMP Motors director Anuj Patel to think up an original and unique programme to introduce the car to citizens in Vadodara. They felt that the usual gimmicks of music and unveiling of cars, etc, were cliched. Conjuring something different was my main aim," he says.

"We thought of using the Bhavai, which is used in rural areas as a medium to convey social messages. They wanted a colourful, fulfilled and musical programme. Bhavai is probably the only traditional art form that is able to mix entertainment with information.
"I approached Rajul Mehta lecturer at the MSU performing arts for help. He is an authority on Bhavai. He wrote this Bhavai in such a way that it holds audience's interest and also communicates to the audience all the features of Indica V2 petrol," says Purohit.
"Instead of lecturers and demonstrations, that are generally used to introduce cars and their various features to the audience, we thought that a script that would weave all of it together would be more entertaining," says Mehta.
The Bhavai also has a few light moments such as these -- Vidushak (the clown) says: "Osaman bi khadele chu, WTC thi aviyo chu (I ate mashed rice and have just returned from the WTC)".
Ranglo says: "Murakha, hun Osama bin Laden ni vat karu chu. Osaman nahi, WTC ma shu karto hato? (Stupid I am talking of Osama bin Laden not mashed rice. What were you doing at WTC anyway?)".
According to Mehta, the traditional Bhavai with its traditional folk songs, costumes and musical instruments, would be popular with citizens of Sanskar Nagri, as Vadodara likes to be called. Amateur theatre students would enact the Bhavai and the traditional Bhavai musical instruments such as the 'Bhungal, Kansi, dholak and Harmonium' would also be used.
LMP motors manager (sales) Harish Shah says: "We did not want to introduce the car in the normal mundane way. We wanted the promotion in Vadodara to be loud and colourful. And, the Bhavai with its colourful style and folk songs would make it a unique promotion for a car."
According to Mehta, the language in Bhavai follows the same rhythmic style that is traditionally used. "But despite that we were able to use terms like petrol, V2 speed, Euro-drive Z, technology and others. The message is conveyed and in a style that does not bore the audience," he says.
For once this car would be promoted without the use of female models hugging the cars.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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