Stories about South Asia from November, 2021
Digital panaceas for an analog world
This article brings you insights from stories from the hinterlands of Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh on how the livelihoods and safety of women were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Human-elephant conflict could lead to the extinction of elephants in Bangladesh
Around three dozens of resident and migrant elephants were killed in different parts of Bangladesh since January 2020, seven were killed in November 2021 alone.
Press freedom and the Indian judiciary
In India, journalists are being unfairly charged with defamation, sedition, and publishing fake news. Despite the constitutional guarantee of press freedom, threats to the press are rampant in the country.
More leeway to the ship recycling industry from the environmental authorities in Bangladesh triggers criticism
Activists in Bangladesh are criticising the recent decision of the environmental authorities who downgraded the status of the ship recycling industry from red to orange.
Nepal: Drowning in sorrow
Despite protests, defiant sand mining and quarry contractors have continued to leave large abandoned pits along Nepal’s rivers in which children drown by the dozens every year.
The Dhimal art of weaving
Sixty-five-year-old Chandra Kala Dhimal is one of the last few weavers from Nepal's indigenous Dhimal community keeping traditional wooden weaving alive.
Rooppur: Little Russia in Bangladesh
As part of the project's support system, there has been massive infrastructural development in the surrounding areas, and cultures have become so integrated that the area's demographics look very different.