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Reporting amidst shakes and shocks

Ashok's Musings

A day to remember!

Ashok Dahal

IMG_4567 This writer visits to quake ravaged Tatopani border with China just a week after April 25 Gorkha Earthquake.

Whenever I read news about mega disasters, I used to think how journalists are able to work amidst chaos and trauma.

But the April-25 earthquake in Nepal taught me a lot, and I too was reporting under extreme chaos and crisis.

It was rather a dull Saturday morning when the ground started shaking. The whole floor of Republica was closed, as it was day off for the entire team because we do not come out on Sunday.

I was at a picnic, just outside of Kathmandu. I was lucky to be alive.

Mobile network was temporarily dead. News of the collapse of Dharahara went viral immediately after the quake.

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