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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE

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FARMER ENTRAPPED

The year: 2009. It was several weeks after farmer suicides rocked Vidarbha in Maharashtra that the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh finally decided to visit the drought-ravaged region. A joint…

Nepal Earthquake: Be Afraid—And Prepared

In the 1974 movie, Earthquake, actor George Kennedy, who plays the role of Sergeant Lew Slade, a master rescuer, tells people, “Shut up! You’re all going to have to help yourselves!” The ace soldier’…

Nepal Earthquake: Ready for the Big One?

It is a grim reminder once again for people who reside in the developing world to either heed nature’s warning or perish. As the clock ticked its way to noon on 25 April, Nepal was rocked by violent…

Nepal Earthquake: Die Another Day

I have been to Uttarakhand in 2013 as part of relief operations after flash floods there devastated the region. Last year, when Kashmir got inundated, I decided to go there to help out in whichever…

Nepal Earthquake: The Mourning After

A grim young man sits facing a window of the departure lounge of Kolkata airport, gazing longingly at the Air India flight to Kathmandu that was scheduled to depart two hours earlier. Mashreeb Aiyal…

Nepal Earthquake: The Moment

Only a few weeks ago, I, like thousands of others, was just another tourist with his family enjoying the heritage spots of Kathmandu. The Pattan neighbourhood of the city was one of those rare places…

The Magnet of Suffering

It is always heartening to see good being done. A headline after the Nepal Earthquake, perhaps because Baba Ramdev himself had been in Kathmandu then, went, ‘Ramdev adopts 500 children orphaned in…

Big Brother With a Heart

India has won high praise for its ongoing relief and rescue operations in quake-ravaged Nepal. Indian forces evacuated nearly 200 foreign nationals from 15 countries. Besides IAF rescuers, New Delhi…

Sakshi Maharaj, BJP MP

Sakshi Maharaj is at it again. The notorious Member of Parliament who has embarrassed the BJP time and again with his outlandish comments launched a fresh salvo on Wednesday when he decoded the…