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We are losing the battle for the hearts and minds of our Nepalese friends.
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It will soon be a year since deadly earthquakes shattered the usually tranquil and spiritual land of Nepal. It not only took thousands of lives, but reduced the architectural and cultural heritage of the country to rubble. Only the people who lived this dreadful incident know how traumatic it was. Here is one such chilling story of a woman from Nepal who experienced the earth's fury and survived to tell the tale.
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Recently, I travelled to Barpak where I walked around with my camera and talked to the locals and listened to their personal stories -- of hope and hopelessness, loss, sorrow, courage and the earthquake. Some made me cry, some made me laugh. These stories also gave me a broader understanding of how life must move on. Here are some moments from my journey.
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Last month, 25 October to be precise, marked the six-month anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. While the people who have suffered this catastrophe are still either trying to break down and reconstruct their half damaged homes or have settled down in camps indefinitely, their troubles have assumed new dimensions following the recent political turmoil in the country.
It's hard to imagine that just six months ago there were habitable structures here. The wilderness has devoured everything. Unruly weeds grow on stray bricks, long wooden beams look like they have been carelessly tossed around and bits of broken furniture poke out of the overgrowth.
Namita Rao and Ritu Panchal meet up with Dorothy Hector and John Myraunet of the UN World Food Programme, which has had a strong presence in Nepal since the earthquake in April, at their base in Kathmandu to understand the intricacies of their operations, the constraints they are facing and the measures they are taking to prepare for the future.
In the wake of the earthquake, Nepal has been promised $4 billion in aid by the international community. Much of this money is yet to materialise, primarily because the political process in the countr...
The road was blocked by a large digger, tipping smashed masonry into a truck and villagers worked to clear debris in the pounding midday sun. Dust from the rubble hung heavily in the air. To see the storeys-high piles of bricks, cement and twisted metal, it was difficult to believe that work had gone on for a long time. It looked like the earthquake occurred yesterday, not four months ago.
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Three weeks after the earthquake hit Nepal, I made my way to Kathmandu from Mumbai along with a team of doctors (who were mostly my cousins and a few friends). We were a group of 9 in total. For me, it wasn't just about my Nepali heritage, but also a sense of duty that took me across the border.