India’s Islamophobia Creeps Into Nepal
Nationalist media and pandemic fears have caused hatred to go viral.
For the Rural Poor, the Coronavirus Crash Isn’t Here Yet
Prolonged lockdowns will exacerbate food and income insecurity during the agricultural lean season.
Family Planning Efforts Upended by the Coronavirus
In India and around the world, community health workers are being rerouted to deal with the pandemic—with dangerous results.
Middle East Autocrats Target South Asian Workers
Hundreds of Nepalis and others have been deported under cover of the pandemic.
Nepal May Escape the Coronavirus but Not the Crash
The remote mountain country has only five confirmed coronavirus cases.
China and India Are Fighting Over Nepal’s Railways
The mountain state has just 18 miles of track. Beijing and New Delhi are keen to change that.
Death on Everest
On the podcast: An American mountaineer describes the dangers of climbing the world’s tallest peak.
Instead of Bringing Jobs to the People, Bring the People to the Jobs
How transportation subsidies can fix seasonal poverty.
Death and Debris at 30,000 Feet
On the podcast: An American adventurer describes climbing over bodies to reach the top of Mount Everest.
In Nepal, Tradition Is Killing Women
The Hindu practice of chhaupadi is dangerous and deadly, but legislation is not enough to stop it.
Nepal’s Oligarchy Isn’t Earthquake-Proof
A 2015 disaster devastated the country — and paved the way for this year's breakthrough elections.