Gujarat confidential: Madam Modi

Here’s another Modi who is creating waves in the reel world!

Ahmedabad | Published: March 3, 2014 4:55:10 am
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Here’s another Modi who is creating waves in the reel world! Gandhinagar girl Avani Modi, who has acted in several films down south; recently played the lead role of short English film “Gulabee’  directed by 23-year-old Indian filmmaker Tushar Tyagi. The film was shot in Mumbai in October 2013, recently won the Royal Reel Award in Canada international film festival, Vancouver in the foreign film category. Avani, who is established model and theatre artist and has also been associated with several south films and TV series, has been featured in lead character of a prostitute in the film. Buzz is that the film stood out first among 10 other films in the same category, to which several hundred other films applied from over 30 countries worldwide.

Ya…who?
While launching the Wi-Fi network at the Faculty of Science on the National Science Day on Thursday, M S University V-C Yogesh Singh wanted the official website of MSU to be the first website to open. As soon as the network was activated by the click of the mouse, the first website to open was that of Yahoo, set as a home page on the laptop used for the purpose. He carefully typed the URL of the MSU website – http://www.musbaroda.ac.in <http://www.musbaroda.ac.in/&gt; – but the page was “missing”. Harried, he decided to stick to the Yahoo website. And thus the W-Fi network was launched, which will be further expanded across the campus.

Rhino back on pedestal
The majestic rhino sculpture in the Race Course area, which was unceremoniously removed from the circle named “Genda circle” during a drive of island beautification by the Vadodara Municipal corporation in 2012, was reinstated at the location on Saturday. A citizen’s group had been demanding restoration of the sculpture, which was created from scrap by sculptor Narottamdas Kavaiya aka Narottam Luhar and gathering dust at the roadside near the circle. Luhar had created the rhino with scrap from the plant of Sayaji Iron and Engineering Company Ltd (SIECL) whose founder Indubhai Patel had commissioned the sculpture in the 1970s by carefully welding together pieces of scrap that weighed around three tonnes after taking the shape of the rhino. The armour-like body of the rhino is said to be the symbol of strength of Vadodara.

Feast of happiness
The Gujarat Government hosted lunch for more than 7,000 lawyers during the closing ceremony of Bar Council of India’s golden jubilee celebrations. So overwhelmed was the council that it thanked the government during the event.

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