“Cables are not swinging anymore, yes?”

There were three aftershocks yesterday, which were more or equal to 4. This morning students went to school, people went to work, shops were open normally, and things seemed like normal. Aftershock is not considered to be big thing now and people of Nepal are moving on. Amidst the hard times of recovery process, it is possible to find gems in a chaotic debris of destruction.

I have been spending times with kids assisting them to learn to take photos. I like to collect their stories. There are many things I learn about them and couple of heartfelt experience. I love the way how photography allows people to be able to produce visual materials worth value of articulate. In one of the many sessions yesterday, while Rishu(8yrs) was writing a poem, Risan(6yrs), her brother, ran quickly near their camp and came back with a photo and eager to show me.
B: Risan, what have you got in a photo?
R: “batti ko taar” (cable to bring light)
B: “Why?”
R:*smiling and confused*
B: did you see anything there or what do you want to show me?
R: *Rishu trying to assist her brother* “halleko chaina ho?” (cables are not swinging, yes?)
R: *nodded his head and took me with my hand to show that place, and pointing towards sky with some lines of electricity cable above broken houses* that moved some days ago, we don’t have home, I cannot go to school, and my parents are crying.
Rishu: *came running after Risan* Due to earthquake, now and then it swings and my grandpa is very scared and grandma starts to pray. Today it swinged twice I felt very scared. It is not moving now hopefully it does not swing anymore.

Risan: *Rishu trying to assist her brother* "halleko chaina ho?" (cables are not swinging, yes?) Photo: Risan Shrestha

Risan: *Rishu trying to assist her brother* “halleko chaina ho?” (cables are not swinging, yes?)
Photo: Risan Shrestha

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