Bhrikuti Rai

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Nepalis among the debris of destroyed buildings in Sukute district of Bhaktapur, Nepal last week. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Saturdays are special here in Nepal. It’s the day we particularly look forward to, the day of masu bhat – meat curries and rice – and the day we make plans to do nothing. Last Saturday was no different. Until, that is, the powerful earthquake rattled the earth beneath us, killing thousands of people and reducing towns and villages to rubble and leaving central Nepal in tatters. More than 6,000 people have lost their lives and the numbers of missing and injured are rapidly climbing.

I saw a section of the wall that surrounds our building collapse as we made our way outside, petrified, to the only open space at a nearby school playground.…  Seguir leyendo »