Comments on: Quake-prone Kathmandu awaits the next big one Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: Pratik Upreti Sun, 26 Jul 2009 06:04:20 +0000 Thanks for providing informations on earthquake. this site is extremly good. Aniwazs hoping for more relevant and acuurate information on earthquake

By: Rain Gray Wed, 13 May 2009 10:24:22 +0000 Thank you, Nita, for highlighting what should be of major concern to both the citizens and government of Nepal. I’m an American living part time in Kathmandu now for 30 years. My other residence is in West Los Angeles where I’ve personally lived through a relatively large earthquake and have experienced the damage it brings. As such I’ve been warning people in Nepal for many years now about the imminent dangers of the next earthquake, especially what happens to brick buildings which have no flexibility and tend to just crack and fall apart. Most buildings in Kathmandu over the last 40 years of so are made of bricks often with little low grade cement between them. Due to the Maoist insurgency, many people moved to the Kathmandu Valley for security reasons. Those with land in the Valley built upward in order to profit from the housing shortage. Now we have wall to wall brick building which are 6 to 8 stories high. When the “Big One” comes (and it’s not if, it’s when) there will most likely be very large piles of bricks where there used to be buildings. I strongly urge anyone living in the Kathmandu Valley to Google “earthquake preparedness” and then make a plan and teach others.

By: Dirgha Raj Prasai from Nepal Wed, 13 May 2009 07:54:17 +0000 Dear Nita Bhalla !
I am happy that you have released the real picture of old Kathmandu in this online. This is the cultural history of our country. I extend thanks about your attempt in writing and picturing the scene & scenery.
Thank you.

Dirgha Raj Prasai