New Hindi Word
on Mark Takefman in Barmer (India), 19/Jan/2011 14:35, 34 days ago
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2am, Jan 19, 2011, Barmer, RajasthanI just learnt a new Hindi word: BhukampIt means earthquake.5 minutes before my neighbours told me this word, I was fast asleep. My bed woke me, it was shaking back and forth. I woke instantly with full alertness and felt the whole building shaking. I headed to go getMikeup (he had just arrived the evening before) but then shaking stopped.  I heard the sounds of voices on the street and decided to letMikesleep and went out. The whole neighbourhood was out, lights were on all over, dogs were barking. That’s when I learnt my new word.Ok, for those of you who are thinking, well it’s a good thing he’s shortly leaving that area and heading off to China, reconsider: the area I’m going to, Chengdu, Sichuan is a earthquake zone. A few years ago 69,000 + people died 80 kilometres away inWenchuanCountywhere the building codes were not to earthquake standards as inChengdu. Feel better now? No virus found in this message.Checked by AVG -www.avg.comVersion: 10.0.1191 / Virus Database: 1435/3389 - Release Date: 01/18/11