EAGLENEST : EVERY BIRDER’S HAVEN

Kaushik Bajibab—————————- The stunning hermitage that is Arunachal Pradesh takes you in circles—you are either climbing up or winding downhills that croon stories of all kinds. We even witnessed a small rumbling disapproval from a portion of the hillside—yes, landslides are common. Having started early in the morning on a random day in November 2016,… Read More EAGLENEST : EVERY BIRDER’S HAVEN

Indian dams causing floods in Nepal: Locals

Every monsoon season, locals of the tarai region worry about flood water diverted from barrages, dams and embankments constructed by India. One such structure is Laxampur dam, which, along with the Kalkalawa embankment, has been causing floods in the Bagauda area of Banke district. After the construction of these structures, around 2,500 bigha of land… Read More Indian dams causing floods in Nepal: Locals

The Venerable W review – the poisonous monk behind Myanmar’s anti-Muslim vendetta

Peter Bradshaw________________ Barbet Schroeder’s overpoweringly bleak documentary about the Buddhist monk stirring up ethnic hate against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims is the third in what has now emerged as his “trilogy of evil” – a trio of disquieting documentaries of which the first two were General Idi Amin Dada in 1974 and Terror’s Advocate in 2007… Read More The Venerable W review – the poisonous monk behind Myanmar’s anti-Muslim vendetta

Everest region launches emergency online medical service for trekkers

Perched amidst the world’s highest mountains at 5380m, Everest Base Camp in Nepal is one of the world’s most legendary trekking destinations. Every year, some 40,000 people make the arduous trek from Lukla through the valleys of Solukhumbu to the impromptu tent village where mountaineering groups make their final preparations for attempts on the summit of the world’s highest… Read More Everest region launches emergency online medical service for trekkers

Miyagi to remove ‘sexist’ tourism video after a month of complaints  

The Miyagi Prefectural Government said Monday it will remove an online tourism promotional video that has been criticized as sexually suggestive. The prefecture plans to withdraw the video after a tourism event scheduled for Saturday in Sendai amid unabated complaints from viewers and female members of the prefectural assembly despite an earlier decision to keep… Read More Miyagi to remove ‘sexist’ tourism video after a month of complaints  

Koreans living in Japan worry about backlash

OSAKA – Ethnic Koreans living in Japan are nervously watching growing tensions over North Korea and are wary of a possible backlash against their community as Pyongyang ramps up its saber-rattling. While public antipathy toward Koreans does not appear to have escalated in reaction to the North’s latest nuclear test and missile launches, the community… Read More Koreans living in Japan worry about backlash