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1934-2015

Kathmandu is now a metropolis of several million, the three elegant Malla city-states merged into a single smoke-spewing conurbation of higgledy-piggledly concrete and steel constructions.

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Cracked earth

  • Niranjan Kunwar
  • Sunday, May 10, 2015
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The Saturday night a week after the earthquake was stunning. The moon, almost full, washed Patan in lucid, white light – a strange, calm juxtaposition to the recent calamity.

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Hollowed out

Public transport is a doddle these days. With the empty can of the tempo rattling behind us, being seated in front with the driver is quite the same as being in a cab.

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Aftershocks

The Kathmandu sky sliced with unlive wires. Highways broken like bread or a body.

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