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.
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.
50 days since the first earthquake hit Nepal, relief efforts are slowing down due to donor fatigue and tough regulations by the government. In the post disaster scenario, people in many parts of Nepal are still sleeping under the open sky.
NEW DELHI — Thousands of people injured by a devastating earthquake in Nepal could be left with permanent disabilities if they are not treated quickly and given proper care and rehabilitation, aid wor...