Wednesday, March 08, 2006

A shiver running down my spine... and my table, bed, room...

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006, at 12:00 am an earthquake of intensity 5.6 on Richter scale hit Gujarat. No casualties reported, though the aftermath of the 2001 episode has people terrorised still.

My experiences....


I have lived in Delhi for 22 years, and have experienced many earthquakes.
Nothin serious ever happens there. Gujarat one was the worst earthquakes I have ever experienced.
And one before that... the day "dil se" and "volcano" movies were being telecast on TV, and around 2 am types there was a major earthquake at the precise moment when the volcano burst in "volcano" and bomb blast happened in "dil se"... people actually thot the tremors were special effects!

Earlier I never used to realise an earthquake was happening. Mom n Dad used to come to my room.... and ask if i was ok... cuz there was an earthquake. But i had no clue.
Over the years, I became good at detecting tremors...
But lately kuch zyada hi ho gaya hai..
Every now n then I feel tremors.....

A coupla days ago at IIMA at 4 in the mornin I was roused from my sleep cuz of what I thot was an earthquake.. sleepily I checked rediff n all to see if there is any news of earthquake.
kuch nahin tha... and i heard no screams so I went back to sleep.


Today again I was sleepin when the tremors hit My bed and every thing around me was moving... and I told myself "Beta Aditi...so jaa... phir se you are imagining it..." and I was going back to neverneverland when there were harder tremors... and then shouts...
And I was happy!! For the first time... I was right! This Time it was ACTUALLY an earthquake... and not a figment of my imagination!! Excited, I ran out....
Usually I am very very scared of such things....
But today, when Earthquake in Gujarat happened.. (earthquake and Gujarat
together in a sentence make me shudder), I was anything but tensed!!
Very happily I climbed out of bed and ran upstairs in the open, and a few minuted later, came back to my room, and settled in my bed, smiling :)

But jokes apart, I am glad everyone is ok here.. and hope that's the case everywhere!!

5 comments:

~RAUL~ said...

You were happy ?? :O :O
strange !!!

I never have experienced a tremor and I don't want to :) :)

And since you have become good at detecting tremors you must take one of those geological posts in the central gov !!!
I can fwd ur resume there :d :d

Sher-e-Punjab said...

hmm...gujrat earthquake and one happy girl ...

Gaurav said...

Hope ur safe adi..take care. Hope everyone there is fine.

This blog sounded more funny than serious..:)

Amdavadi said...

Hi,
i have been following your blog since almost 3 months now. You have a nice blog. I have been reading a lot about placements in IIM A. All the best if you are a second year student.

Sugar&Spice said...

thnx a lot amdavad guy.. im stil in first year, but thnx for ur wishes in any case!