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THE DAY THE EARTH SHOOK

By Umesh Shrestha ‘@Salokya’

We had just finished the Saturday show of `Resham Filili’. I was heading on a scooter towards the Pahilopost Office from the Jaya Nepal theatre. My wife was with me. Just before we reached the office, however, we were rocked by the earthquake. At first, I was calm. Surely, it wouldn’t last long. I didn’t even turn off the scooter’s engine; nor did I put it on a stand. I was supporting it on my legs as my wife looked on. Five seconds passed, and then more; the shaking continued….

The Yak and Yeti hotel, outside of the office, is banked by a number of shops, mostly targeted towards the tourists. One of the shopkeepers urged me to get off the scooter and come close to him. My wife finally shut off the engine as the shaking continued. We left the scooter and walked towards the shop. We sat down, as we could not even stand straight. The expertly decorated dummies on the shop started falling off. The tremors continued still…