June 12, 1998 |
Forced to abandon Hindu ritual for fear of spreading disease, government workers Thursday burned the bodies of hundreds of salt workers killed in the Kutch district during a cyclone. The death toll from Tuesday's severe storms in Gujarat state has been mounting by the hour. Indian rescue officials said they had recovered 655 bodies. With some of the bodies lying in the streets in oppressive heat, officials said they were unable to preserve the bloated corpses.
May 25, 2001 |
Still recovering from a massive earthquake, western India alerted the armed forces to prepare for a severe cyclone building up over the Arabian Sea. Authorities began evacuating nearly 15,000 salt mine workers along the coast of Gujarat state as the cyclone with a speed of 115-125 mph was expected to hit the shore Saturday, Girish Murmu, the state's relief commissioner, said in Ahmadabad. A magnitude 7.7 earthquake shook Gujarat on Jan. 26, killing tens of thousands of people.
July 28, 1989 |
Art made by computer seems a contradiction. Art informed by the human spirit seems redundant. Two current shows demonstrate, however, that the former is viable and the latter is a refreshing anomaly in a contemporary art scene clouded by sneering cynicism. Can the computer, an instrument of artificial intelligence, produce art of genuine feeling? Only when it is used as a tool and a medium, and not a substitute for creativity.