Taxol in yew trees is used in cancer treatment, and has prompted ‘haphazard exploitation’ of the species by pharmaceutical firms.
Residents say the cold might kill many more people if they do not receive aid such as warm bedding and food.
Despite the rise in LGBTQ-centric films in recent years, writers say queer genres of Indian literature are still quite limited in reach and representation.
Master artist Lok Chitrakar has been working on paubhas since he was 12, with some paintings taking years because of the amount of time needed for research.
In Nepal, where feminism is not ‘well received’, the blurry line between feminist books and books written by women has often limited the understanding of feminism.
While wealthy governments are expected to help lower-income countries, the latter should also be responsible and be wary of their infrastructure projects, said Pema Gyamtsho who leads the Nepal-based ICIMOD.
Family restrictions, poor infrastructure and low wages often discourage many young Nepali women from pursuing sports as a career.
Hong Kong brands itself as an international city but many South Asian and Southeast Asian residents face discrimination at schools and workplaces.
Nepal’s feminist movement has a decades-long history but poor recognition of the nation’s feminist history grew conflict within the movement.
Community homestays provide tourists with homely accommodation and interaction with locals as they help women in small towns support their families without being ‘limited to our kitchens any more’.
Santosh Shah, winner of Masterchef: The Professionals, Rematch, wants to raise the global profile of Nepali food by showcasing various indigenous cuisines and communities.
Many over the age of 50 married against their will or to meet social norms and are still not recognised for who they really are, let alone sharing in legal gains.
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When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal in April this year, nearly 3,000 significant sites were damaged or destroyed. Bibek Bhandari investigates how the Nepalese government is restoring its monuments, and whether the devastating extent of the damage could have been avoided.
Kathmandu-based journalist Bibek Bhandari gives a startling account of the panic in the Nepalese capital after another quake struck on Tuesday.
The city is calm under an overcast sky. But there is an eerie feeling. There are hardly any vehicles on the streets and only a few grocery shops are open. People huddle on corners recalling "the big one" as they look at newspapers splashed with images of death, despair and destruction.
For Nepalese burn victim Rita Dangol, the scars on her face and body are a haunting reminder of a twisted love story that ended the night she was engulfed in flames.
When Chandan Shrestha discovered that a 200-year-old house in his Kathmandu neighbourhood was being demolished and replaced by a concrete structure, he intervened before it vanished like many of the other heritage buildings in Nepal's capital.
Nuwakot is the ideal destination for those hankering after an authentic taste of rural Nepal without the tourist hordes, writes Bibek Bhandari.
The Gadhimai temple in southern Nepal is preparing to celebrate its quinquennial festival in which thousands of animals are sacrificed to please the Hindu goddess of power.
Ani Choying Drolma tells Bibek Bhandari about escaping a traumatic childhood to blaze her own trail as a world-famous singer and a philanthropist.