One thought that always comes to my mind while looking at Kathmandu from the plane window is in relation to effects of an earthquake on the tightly packed houses and other structures saturating Kathmandu. My trip to Kathmandu in March was no different; Nepal is a tiny country and Kathmandu is located in a valley. The city is cramped for space and ill-planned as most of the ancient South Asian cities are like. Resultantly, it really was a disaster in the making.
The inevitable has now happened. A powerful earthquake has struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, wrecking many historic buildings. The quake measured 7.9 and struck an area between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara...