India-Backed Forces Order Kashmir’s Poets to Go Silent

Harsh measures against dissent have trickled down to practitioners of the region’s poetic traditions, with many saying they have been told to stop.

#ali-agha-shahid, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #himalayas, #india, #kashmir-and-jammu-india, #poetry-and-poets, #politics-and-government, #territorial-disputes, #writing-and-writers

Dozens Came Down With Covid-19 on Everest. Nepal Says It Never Happened.

Climbers posted firsthand accounts of being infected, but officials in Nepal, which relies on tourism revenue, dismissed them as rumors.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #himalayas, #kathmandu-nepal, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #nepal, #sherpas-himalayan-people

Climbers Return to Mt. Everest Despite Covid-19

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #himalayas, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #mountains, #nepal, #unemployment

China Acknowledges 4 Deaths in Last Year’s Border Clash With India

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.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #territorial-disputes

Warming and Warnings From the High Himalayas

The region is warming much faster than much of the planet, and the consequences are already showing.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #drought, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #himalayas, #monsoons, #research, #south-asia

Mountains, Ice and Climate Change: A Recipe for Disasters

Shrinking and thinning of glaciers is one of the most documented signs of global warming caused by rising levels of greenhouse gases.

#environment, #floods, #glaciers, #global-warming, #himalayas, #landslides-and-mudslides

Before Himalayan Flood, India Ignored Warnings of Development Risks

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.

#avalanches, #floods, #glaciers, #global-warming, #himalayas, #hydroelectric-power, #india, #landslides-and-mudslides, #uttarakhand-india

Glacier Bursts in India, Leaving 150 Missing in Floods

Rescue efforts were underway in the northern state of Uttarakhand, where officials said a hydroelectric dam project had been largely swept away.

#floods, #glaciers, #himalayas, #india, #uttarakhand-india

Chinese and Indian Troops Clash at Their Disputed Border

Indian officials played down the events, which come as Beijing continues to encroach on disputed Himalayan areas.

#arunachal-pradesh-india, #building-construction, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #sikkim-india, #territorial-disputes

How Climbers Reached the Summit of K2 in Winter for the First Time

It was a prideful journey for the Nepalese climbers, who historically haven’t received their due.

#central-asia, #himalayas, #k2-himalayas, #mountaineering, #nirmal-purja, #records-and-achievements, #sherpas-himalayan-people

Climbing the Himalaya With Soldiers, Spies, Lamas and Mountaineers

“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.

#books-and-literature, #douglas-ed-journalist, #himalaya-a-human-history-book, #himalayas, #india, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #mountains, #tibet

Mount Everest Empties as Covid-19 Strikes Tourism in Nepal

The Himalayan country’s economy has taken a blow from a lack of climbers and a plunge in remittances as infections spread.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #himalayas, #kathmandu-nepal, #mountaineering, #nepal, #remittances, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations

India Returns Captured China Soldier in Sign of Easing Tensions

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.

#border-barriers, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #politics-and-government

India Captures Chinese Soldier Along Disputed Mountain Border

But in a sign of a possible thaw, the Indian Army said it would quickly free him.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #international-relations

Pakistan’s Most Terrifying Adversary Is Climate Change

The country debates women’s honor inexhaustibly but pays little attention to the ferocious and imminent dangers of climate disasters.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #food-insecurity, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #himalayas, #karachi-pakistan, #pakistan, #world-bank

China Has a New Plan to Tame Tibet

It failed to coax cultural assimilation with economic incentives. Now it’s going for coerced labor and micromanaging people’s very lifestyles.

#agriculture-and-farming, #buddhism, #china, #chinese-language, #communist-party-of-china, #dalai-lama, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #forced-labor, #han-chinese-ethnic-group, #himalayas, #immigration-and-emigration, #immolation, #inner-mongolia, #jamestown-foundation, #jiang-zemin, #labor-and-jobs, #language-and-languages, #lhasa-tibet, #minorities, #nomadic-people, #politics-and-government, #qinghai-province-china, #religion-and-belief, #reuters-group-plc, #sichuan-province-china, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #tashi-wangchuk, #tibet, #vocational-training, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

China and India Pledge to Ease Tensions After Border Clashes

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.

#china, #himalayas, #india, #international-relations, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #wang-yi

Shots Fired Along India-China Border for First Time in Years

Each side blamed the other as tensions between the two nuclear powers increased along their disputed high-altitude boundary.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #firearms, #himalayas, #india, #ladakh-india, #politics-and-government

India Bans 118 Chinese Apps as Indian Soldier Is Killed on Disputed Border

The Indian government is blocking Chinese apps from its huge domestic market to strike back against China amid a tense border standoff.

#china, #computer-and-video-games, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government

Melting Glaciers Are Filling Unstable Lakes. And They’re Growing.

A census of the world’s glacial lakes shows there are more than there used to be, and their water volume is growing.

#arctic-regions, #cloud-computing, #floods, #glaciers, #global-warming, #himalayas, #lakes, #nature-climate-change-journal, #nepal, #research, #satellites, #your-feed-science

Caught Between Indian and Chinese Troops, at 15,000 Feet

Ladakh is a place of high-altitude pastures, lonely herders and desolate moonscapes — and a byword for intractable geopolitical disputes.

#china, #himalayas, #india, #kashmir-and-jammu-india, #ladakh-india

Family Connection in a Teapot

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.

#buddhism, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #darjeeling-india, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #himalayas, #quarantines, #tea

Will India Side With the West Against China? A Test Is at Hand

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.

#china, #himalayas, #india, #modi-narendra, #united-states-international-relations

Anger Surges in India Over Deadly Border Brawl With China

Protests and boycotts are the talk of the day as Indians grapple with the deaths of 20 soldiers in chaotic clashes with Chinese troops.

#boycotts, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #ladakh-india, #modi-narendra

India-China Border Dispute: A Conflict Years in the Making

The stakes have never been higher in the deadliest clash in decades between troops from two nuclear powers.

#china, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #international-relations, #politics-and-government

What Is the ‘Line of Actual Control’ Border Between India and China?

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.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #politics-and-government

3 Indian Soldiers Killed in First Deadly Clash on Chinese Border in 45 Years

The troops were apparently killed by rock-throwing Chinese soldiers as fighting along the Himalayan frontier resumed amid efforts to de-escalate tensions.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #international-relations

China and India Move to Defuse Tensions After Clashes in the Himalayas

The confrontations between troops along their shared border led to injuries and the most serious tensions between the two Asian powers in years.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #international-relations, #modi-narendra, #xi-jinping

China and India Brawl at 14,000 Feet Along the Border

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.

#bhutan, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #global-times, #himalayas, #india, #international-relations, #kashmir-and-jammu-india, #modi-narendra, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #territorial-disputes, #trump-donald-j, #xi-jinping

As Himalayas Warm, Nepal’s Climate Migrants Struggle to Survive

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.

#agriculture-and-farming, #bangladesh, #bay-of-bengal, #glaciers, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #himalayas, #india, #mount-everest, #mountains, #nepal, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-nations-development-program, #world-wildlife-fund