I am very sad to see the huge destruction in Kathmandu and other places in Nepal after the magnitude 7.9 earthquake yesterday. I am glad that all my Nepalese friends there were safe, but they were not exactly fine. They could not go home yesterday and have to stay in open areas, in case a round of strong after shocks would shake the ground again.
Below are some before-after photos of Durbar Square, Kathmandu. These two photos were posted and reshared by some friends in fb, and were also used by a NYT article today.
Upper photo from my camera, lower photo from Bigyan Prajapati; not my friend but his photos were shared by some friends in fb. My good friend Charu Chadha of Media 9, which publishes Business 360 and World of Women (WOW) magazines, toured me for half day after I came back from Pokhara.
Below, same photo sources as above, From my camera, upper photo, and from Bigyan, lower photo.
See also my previous articles about Kathmandu and Nepal in this blog:
January 2015: Shangrila Hotel Pokhara, Kathmandu to Pokhara by plane, My great friend Charu, Media 9 People in KTM, Tribhuvan Airport, Grand Hotel KTM.
February 2015: Durbar Square, Swayambhu Temple, Kathmandu from the Air.