Life is slowly limping back to normal in the quake hit Gujarat state in Western India.
Bhuj, the town nearest the epicentre, had a population of 150-thousand before the quake.
But the earthquake has killed many thousands, and driven away a large number of people from Bhuj.
Those who remain, however, are trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.
The state government says it has recovered nearly 18,000 bodies since the January 26 quake, although state officials estimate the actual death toll is around 30,000.
Bhuj was among the worst hit towns and most homes and businesses were flattened or badly damaged.
More than one million (m) people have been left homeless across the region.
What is helping the survivors cope with the trauma of losing their homes and livelihoods is their optimism - and an undying hope that bad times will not last.
At the medical camp set up by the International Red Cross , hundreds of earthquake victims are being treated by teams of specialist doctors.
Joining hands in the effort to provide medical relief to the suffering are a few medical students from Brown University in the United States.
The group also includes non-resident Indians whose ability to speak the local language is facilitating the interaction between the visiting medical teams and the patients.
The experience is clearly overwhelming for most of them.
"We don't have houses anymore - that is why so many people have left. Also because of the continuing aftershocks....people feel very scared. But they will all come back - and Bhuj will get back to normal again. In fact it will be better than before."
SUPER CAPTION: Ashok, Bhuj vegetable vendor
"Activities in the market are picking up. But those whose lives have fallen apart will take some time to recover."
SUPER CAPTION: Dayaram, lorry driver
"Well it is my first visit to India. And as an American medical personnel, it's quite overwhelming actually. The need is far beyond anything you see in America. Given....on top of that the fact that there is a major earthquake here and the need is exponentially increased. It's overwhelming. But it's also incredibly rewarding because you are never needed as much as you would be needed here. So, it's quite amazing. The one thing I could say is as far as the patients (are concerned) the patient morale is absolutely amazing. For what these people have gone through, everyone is smiling, the families are there. They (the families) are taking care of them, which is something you don't always see in the US either."
SUPER CAPTION: Dr. Jason Scholosberg, Brown University , USA
"Definitely, I think more than medical now I can contribute at this point....I think just the ability to speak the language, to convey what the surgeons and doctors are saying and to just reassure patients that things are going to be okay...that's probably my most valuable contribution aside from the medical knowledge...so I think it's been good in that sense."
SUPER CAPTION: Dr. Anish Sheth, Brown University , USA