20 Results

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.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
  • Feature Photo
  • Additional Images
See Details

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.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
  • Feature Photo
  • Additional Images
See Details

Persistent Drought in Sri Lanka Forces Farmers to Rethink Methods

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: AgricultureClimateEarthJobsWater

In Sri Lanka, farmers who have worked the land for decades say they have never seen such little rain. Now, they’re scrambling for solutions to spare crops and ensure additional water supplies.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
  • Feature Photo
  • Additional Images
See Details

Sri Lankan Refugees Blame Bureaucracy for Unemployment

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Human MigrationJobsMigration

Ten years after the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, many people who fled to India are now coming back. Despite completing their education abroad, jobs, especially government jobs, are out of reach.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
See Details

Farmland in Nepal Lies Fallow as Youth Seek Opportunity Abroad

Region: Nepal

Topics: AgricultureJobsMigration

As Nepalese youth migrate to the capital or abroad in search of opportunity, the country’s small farmers are left without labor – and their fields often go to waste. Now, by requiring emigrants to find farmworkers before going abroad, a proposed law seeks to put farms first.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
  • Feature Photo
See Details

Political Turmoil in Indian-Administered Kashmir Forces Out Young Entrepreneurs

Region: India

Topics: BusinessEconomyHuman RightsJobsMigration

After Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoked the state of Jammu and Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status, the region was thrown into turmoil. Many young entrepreneurs, once a source of employment and economic development in the region, had no choice but to close their businesses and seek opportunity elsewhere.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
  • Feature Photo
See Details

Sharing Secrets: Nepalese Statue-Making Caste Trains Newcomers in Traditional Art

Region: Nepal

Topics: ArtsJobs

For centuries, Buddhists belonging to Nepal’s Newar caste have been making and selling metal statues and figurines of their sacred deities. But more members of the caste are choosing other careers, and with demand for the sacred sculptures growing, Newar members are revealing the secrets of their art to Nepalese from other castes.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
  • Feature Photo
  • Additional Images
See Details

In Srinagar, Renowned Floating Gardens Have Been Men’s Domain – Until Now

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AgricultureJobsWomen's Rights

Dal Lake is known as a jewel of Indian-administered Kashmir. Now, women, who are increasingly cultivating produce on the lake, say it’s key to their livelihoods.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
  • Feature Photo
  • Additional Images
See Details

In India, Farming Is a Way of Life for Many. But Making Ends Meet Is Harder Than Ever.

Region: India

Topics: AgricultureJobs

An agrarian crisis in India has left farmers unable to make a living from their crops. Many have turned to rearing livestock or other pursuits instead, worried that they will not be able to survive.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
  • Feature Photo
  • Additional Images
See Details

Nepal Region Braces for Change as Road Construction Brings Workers, Opportunity

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessHuman MigrationJobs

High in the Himalayas, workers descend on Nepal’s Mustang region to help build a road that will connect to China. The project will make transport between the two countries easier, and it’s already begun to change the face of the region.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
  • Feature Photo
  • Additional Images
See Details