Saturday, October 08, 2005

Huge Earthquake in Pakistan

I've been following the eyewitness testimonies at BBC -- people have written from all over northern Pakistan to describe the quake. There are also folks there from Delhi and Chandigarh who say they felt severe shaking. (A guy in Gurgaon, near Delhi, says his 21-story office building developed large cracks after the quake. If that's happening in Delhi, it makes me shudder to think of what must have happened in Islamabad...)

This seems to be the worst earthquake in South Asia since quake in Gujurat in January 2001.


G Zombie said...

I haven't made the news rounds online this morning, but I heard on CNN last night that this is the worst earthquake in that part of the world in a century.

I am stunned when things of this magnitude happen.

8:04 AM  
Hemant said...

till I was 18/19 I never heard of things like earth quake in Indian subcontinent, we use to think earth quake is meant for Japan or California, but since 26 jan 2001 earth quake in Gujarat things are pretty much changed, no part of world look safe to me now...

2:38 AM  
msingh said...

* live each day as if it was your last

* get the priorities right at individual and govermental level. Governments are foolish to spend billions on Iraq war and getting to the moon, while neglecting research/preparation/aid for erathquakes, storms, etc.

* don't let the pressure of survival stop you from appreciating/savouring the simple pleasures of life


5:50 AM  
Anshul said...

Agree with Msingh.
Thanks to Bush for spending exhorbitantly on Iraq, war, election campaigns and space shuttles...and now, seeking donations for Katrinas and Ritas.

10:01 AM  
Anonymous said...

Atleast Bush can afford to spend this billions of dollars in Iraq. After all he is the president of the richest country in the world. Poor countries like Pakistan and India cannot afford to feed thier people but they still spend millions of dollars on weapons. These countries are fighting over borders. The Earthquake did not see any borders.

10:35 AM  
Rash said...

Zameen par lakeerein to thee hee nahin
Bas jannat hee to tabah ho gayi
Jo kaaton ki sarhadein dilon mein chapi hain
Unhe naa jaane kya khauff mitaega

1:15 PM  
msingh said...

Anonymous said...
"Atleast Bush can afford to spend this billions of dollars in Iraq"

Really? Ask the millions of Americans who have no access to basic healthcare. Poor countries spending money irresponsibly is no justification for the rich one's doing the same.

The rich should lead by good example, not intimidation and use of military might.


1:28 PM  
Manorama said...

This site is posting links to organizations that are sending help, plus updates.

1:32 AM  
Ken Kalbach said...

We do not believe our country is abandoning its long-established record of help to hurting people. Why do some view nation-building, or whatever one may call it, as a sinister threat? Ask the man on the street in Iraq. How could those dear people have got out from under the thumb of that murderer without some nation willing to stand up for a universal principle.
Some do not seem to believe in universal principles. With what are we then left?

7:03 AM  

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