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Dairy Farmer in Nepal Battles Falling Sales

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Sri Lankan Theater Scene Gets Boost from Playwright’s Fresh Ideas, Annual Festival

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Culture

Playwright Mohamed Safeer, known as M. Safeer, is drawing more Sri Lankans to the theater with his innovative stage techniques. He also founded the annual Colombo International Theatre Festival, which drew performers from around the globe for the fifth year to Sri Lanka in late March and early April.

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Self-Quarantine: Ponnaveli Village, Population One

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: AutonomyCoronavirusMigrationPolitics

For Sellaiah Rashanayagam, social distancing is nothing new. He’s been the sole resident of his village since Sri Lanka’s civil war ended in 2009 – and he doesn’t plan to leave anytime soon.

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62,950 Complaints Have Been Filed. But Nepal’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission is Yet to Hear a Single One.

Region: Nepal

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Everest is Empty as Virus Shuts Down Global Tourism Industry

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessCoronavirusDevelopmentEconomyJobsTravel

Tourism officials had hoped to lure 2 million tourists to “Visit Nepal” this year, but coronavirus shutdowns have dashed those expensive plans. That’s a blow to the country’s budget. But it’s an even bigger hit for those who work in the shadow of the world’s tallest peak.

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Ride-Sharing Platforms Popular in Nepal, but Are They Legal?

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessDevelopmentJobsLegal Rights

Online services provide a cheap and convenient means of transportation for thousands of people in Nepal. They also provide jobs to many. But the country’s legal system lacks provisions for such companies, and some say they are running afoul of the law.

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Vegetable Salesmen Make House Calls During Pandemic

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Sri Lankan Seamstress Pivots to Making Masks

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Lockdown Is Nothing New for Students in Indian-Administered Kashmir

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: CoronavirusDevelopmentEducationHuman Rights

Schools in this tumultuous region reopened in February after a near seven-month government shutdown. Now, as the coronavirus creeps across the globe, they’re closed again.

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Nepal’s Tharu Community Depends on Fishing

Region: Nepal

Topics: Moments

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