Sunday, April 26, 2015

How Indian bureaucrats broke Nepal earthquake news in social media

Top bureaucrats at a review meeting following earthquake in Nepal
RENOWNED cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle on Saturday showered praise on Indian bureaucracy and political establishment. "Too often we deride the bureaucracy and the political establishment. Time today to applaud their urgency and commitment to help in Nepal," he wrote in the micro-blogging site, Twitter. Yes, there were emergency meetings and resulting in swift response to help the Nepal authority. But, many a bureaucrat turned reporters too and wrote about their experiences about the tremor in social media. Here are a few examples:

Abhishek Singh, IAS and ED, FCI
Was it a quake?
Just evacuated my entire office

Esha Pandey, IPS
Thoughts and prayers for Nepal. Heart goes out to those who lost their lives. #earthquake

Neeraj Kansal, Commissioner of Customs
Prayers, prayers and more prayers for all those affected in today's #earthquake

Ms Manusmriti, Diplomat based in Cairo 
Retweeted: 1934 :: Earthquake in Bihar and Nepal .With 8.0 Magnitude, epicenter was located in Eastern Nepal Near Mount Everest

Dr Divya Iyer, Doctor-turned IAS 
Experienced tremors of the earthquake, here in Mussoorie. Stay safe-- the worse affected pals across the country and border.

Kindly update about the safety of the various expedition teams in Mt.Everest, including All India Services Team @MEAIndia

Neelam Kapur, IIS
Yes - perceptible tremors.

Arun Goyal, IAS 
Was posted in Tokyo when Massive earthquake/ tsunami had stuck Japan. Let's all pray that damage due to #Nepal #earthquake is minimum

Amitabh Kant, IAS, and DIPP Secretary  
Nepal’s pain is our pain: PM 

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