Harsh measures against dissent have trickled down to practitioners of the region’s poetic traditions, with many saying they have been told to stop.
Climbers posted firsthand accounts of being infected, but officials in Nepal, which relies on tourism revenue, dismissed them as rumors.
Nepal, desperate for tourist money, says it has taken steps to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, including social distancing at base camp and evacuation plans in case Covid-19 flares up.
It was the first explicit admission by the People’s Liberation Army that it had lost soldiers in the June brawl. India says 20 of its troops were killed.
The region is warming much faster than much of the planet, and the consequences are already showing.
Shrinking and thinning of glaciers is one of the most documented signs of global warming caused by rising levels of greenhouse gases.
Long before a deadly flood hit two hydroelectric dams, scientists warned repeatedly that such projects were dangerous in a fragile region made more so by global warming.
Rescue efforts were underway in the northern state of Uttarakhand, where officials said a hydroelectric dam project had been largely swept away.
Indian officials played down the events, which come as Beijing continues to encroach on disputed Himalayan areas.
It was a prideful journey for the Nepalese climbers, who historically haven’t received their due.
“Himalaya: A Human History,” by Ed Douglas, a journalist and climber, unfolds the story of the world’s highest mountain range and its equally outsize impact on mankind.
The Himalayan country’s economy has taken a blow from a lack of climbers and a plunge in remittances as infections spread.
After months of tension that turned violent at times, the release signaled a respite in a dispute that has led to a buildup of forces along the disputed mountainous border.
But in a sign of a possible thaw, the Indian Army said it would quickly free him.
The country debates women’s honor inexhaustibly but pays little attention to the ferocious and imminent dangers of climate disasters.
It failed to coax cultural assimilation with economic incentives. Now it’s going for coerced labor and micromanaging people’s very lifestyles.
The foreign ministers of the two countries issued a five-point statement aimed at ending a simmering confrontation. A previous pledge was followed by the deadliest clash in decades.
Each side blamed the other as tensions between the two nuclear powers increased along their disputed high-altitude boundary.
The Indian government is blocking Chinese apps from its huge domestic market to strike back against China amid a tense border standoff.
A census of the world’s glacial lakes shows there are more than there used to be, and their water volume is growing.
Ladakh is a place of high-altitude pastures, lonely herders and desolate moonscapes — and a byword for intractable geopolitical disputes.
My Tibetan family has a long history with tea. With many of us still largely sheltering in place because of the Covid-19 epidemic, now is an ideal moment to connect over a cup.
The United States and its allies have long wanted India’s help in confronting China. Now, a deadly border clash seems likely to push India in that direction.
Protests and boycotts are the talk of the day as Indians grapple with the deaths of 20 soldiers in chaotic clashes with Chinese troops.
The stakes have never been higher in the deadliest clash in decades between troops from two nuclear powers.
The countries went to war over the boundary in the Himalayas in 1962. Despite an uneasy truce and a “Line of Actual Control,” clashes still erupt.
The troops were apparently killed by rock-throwing Chinese soldiers as fighting along the Himalayan frontier resumed amid efforts to de-escalate tensions.
The confrontations between troops along their shared border led to injuries and the most serious tensions between the two Asian powers in years.
As China projects its power across Asia, and along the disputed India-China border in the Himalayas, India is feeling surrounded. Both sides insist they don’t want a war, but thousands of troops have been sent.
Pushed out of their village by a drought and lack of food, a group of Nepalis are fighting to amplify the voices of those forced to relocate by the planet’s warming.