3-9 July 2015 #765

Soldiering on


At 100, Sher Bahadur Gurung has seen it all: two world wars, two great earthquakes. He fought and nearly died in the battle of Kohima fighting against the invading Japanese Army. Then the Gorkha Earthquake of 25 April nearly killed him. The old soldier of Kerabari is urging his sons to rebuild their house and plant paddy. He knows what it means to be knocked down and rise again.