By now everyone would have known of the 8.0 magnitude earthquake rocking
Sending little panic parcels to the nearby countries that includes us in here Iran Dubai and back home in . Well that is really the factual
description of what happened. And if you go by facebook or other news source
you might start feeling a little dizzy. Delhi
On ground the situation was entirely different. After a tiring workout session with the trainer, I was catching on some sleep. A few minutes past 2 in the afternoon, hubby calls in to make plans for a movie. Thankfully since it was for a movie, I eventually didn't mind taking the call at all.
Then shortly I receive another call for the hubby, “Sangi there is an earthquake, the building is shaking”. “I can’t feel anything here”, I said to him. “Well then maybe you are earthquake-proof”, says the darling hubby, slowing treading on dangerous grounds.
Telling myself it was nothing I thought of getting back to sleep, just then I hear messages flooding on Whatsapp. Most the messages were coming in from neighbours in the community and some of these messages read as below
“I felt the earthquake now!”
“Yes, offices in festival city evacuated”
“My bed was moving”
“My sofa moved”
Another message read as, “my lights are swinging”. Ok this one really scared and made me got off my bed.
Then the message from my very thoughtful neighbour’s, “what if something happens to the nuclear plants?”.
With this thought, my sleep went away and slowly peaked out of the window. The office-goers in the complex bang opposite to my house was on the road. Then the next message on the phone was, “watch out for the after shocks, it would be wise to dress up and be ready should we need to run out”.
Thinking to myself, maybe I really am earthquake-proof, I got ready to pick-up the hubby from the metro station. He turned up unusually early thanks to the earthquake I never felt. And then sipping a cup of tea and discussing the earthquake story, the hubby with a smirk on his face says, “Since you are shaking things up all the time, maybe the earthquake had a calming effect on you”.