Engineer Quits Job To Preserve Nagaland’s Delicacies In Pickles, Sells To 14 Countries

What is a qualified engineer in Bengaluru doing taking the spicy flavours of Nagaland to the rest of India, as well as the world? Building a thriving pickle business is what. With his venture The Rumbling Spoons, 31-year-old Nitu Viluo has even reached the union territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Port Blair, along … Continue reading “Engineer Quits Job To Preserve Nagaland’s Delicacies In Pickles, Sells To 14 Countries”

7200 Tea Garden Workers Have Better Lives, Thanks to These IIT Grads & Mushrooms!

After the Partition, Atul Nandy and his family migrated to Siliguri from Bangladesh, where they settled into a life of agriculture, growing food for a living. But as a farmer living in a remote part of the country, he faced multiple hardships. Anirban, Atul’s son, closely witnessed all the difficulties that his father experienced. “Many … Continue reading “7200 Tea Garden Workers Have Better Lives, Thanks to These IIT Grads & Mushrooms!”

Farmer’s Tapioca ‘Elixir’ Saves 50% Water, Boosts Crop Yield By 20%

Yogesh Sonar from Durg, Chhattisgarh has been well aware of the issues farmers like him face in and around his state. As we connect over call, he shares his concerns over farmer suicides, decreasing and deteriorating agricultural land, and how farmers are shying away from the field. “Water scarcity leads to drought conditions, which in … Continue reading “Farmer’s Tapioca ‘Elixir’ Saves 50% Water, Boosts Crop Yield By 20%”

Understanding monsoon culture in Nepal

Some elements of the rituals date back to ancient, Vedic timesOriginally published on Global VoicesThe Newar ritual of feeding frogs is immediately followed by the festive procession of the cow, which was actually the expected day for the monsoonal birth of the calves. Photo: Nepali Times Archive, used with permission. This article by Gautama Vajra … Continue reading “Understanding monsoon culture in Nepal”

The return of the rufous-necked hornbill to Nepal

This species of hornbill was last seen in Nepal in 1829Originally published on Global VoicesA pair of rufous-necked hornbills. Image by Flickr user Ron Knight, CC BY 2.0. It took almost 200 years to establish the existence of the rufous-necked hornbill (Aceros nipalensis) in Nepal, last seen in the country in 1829. Wildlife photographer Deven … Continue reading “The return of the rufous-necked hornbill to Nepal”

Népal : La statue de Laxmi-Narayan de retour dans la vallée de Katmandou

Les divinités népalaises peuvent commencer à rentrer chez ellesPublié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisPlace du Darbâr, à Patan, site inscrit au patrimoine mondial situé dans la vallée de Katmandou. Photo de Sunil Sharma, reproduite avec son autorisation. [Sauf mention contraire, tous les liens de ce billet renvoient vers des pages web en anglais, … Continue reading “Népal : La statue de Laxmi-Narayan de retour dans la vallée de Katmandou”

Built of Hemp, Unique Home Harvests Rain & Sun While Purifying Air Too

In the lap of the Himalayas of Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal district lies the hamlet of Faldakot Malla, about 35 km away from Rishikesh. Home to a little over 100 residents, the nearest motorable road from the village is a 40-minute trek, offering mountain enthusiasts a scenic escape from the commotion and chaos of metropolitan life. … Continue reading “Built of Hemp, Unique Home Harvests Rain & Sun While Purifying Air Too”

2021 in retrospective: Authoritarian practices threatened journalists and restricted media freedom in South Asia

Press and internet freedom faced challenges in 2021Originally published on Global VoicesImage by Internet Freedom Foundation. CC-BY In several South Asian countries, press and internet freedom were challenged in the year 2021. According to the 2021 World Press Freedom Index, Bangladesh at 152 has slipped down one position in the annual ranking of 180 countries, … Continue reading “2021 in retrospective: Authoritarian practices threatened journalists and restricted media freedom in South Asia”

Lost and found: Repatriation of Laxmi-Narayan’s statue to Kathmandu Valley’s Patan

The God has returned to its homeOriginally published on Global VoicesPatan Durbar Square, a World Heritage Site in Kathmandu Valley’s Lalitpur District. Photo by Sunil Sharma. Used with permission. Not hundreds but thousands of sculptures and art objects have been stolen from Kathmandu Valley since the 1950s. Removed from sites of worship, they landed up … Continue reading “Lost and found: Repatriation of Laxmi-Narayan’s statue to Kathmandu Valley’s Patan”

SOTT FOCUS: Résumé SOTT des changements terrestres – Octobre 2021 – Conditions météorologiques extrêmes, révolte de la planète et boules de feu

Les fortes pluies, les inondations, la neige hors saison et la multiplication des phénomènes électriques ont continué en octobre à faire des ravages dans le monde entier. Dans la province de Shanxi, en Chine, l’une des principales régions productrices de charbon du pays, au moins 15 personnes sont mortes et 1,7 million ont été affectées … Continue reading “SOTT FOCUS: Résumé SOTT des changements terrestres – Octobre 2021 – Conditions météorologiques extrêmes, révolte de la planète et boules de feu”

Agroecology, Nepal’s answer to climate change

The answer to addressing climate impact is to regenerate the most important ecosystem of all: the soilOriginally published on Global VoicesAgriculture is one of the largest contributors to climate change but it can also be one of the most significant solutions. Photo by Zachary Barton via the Nepali Times, used with permission. This article was … Continue reading “Agroecology, Nepal’s answer to climate change”

The Uranw of Nepal seek official recognition of their Karma Festival

Declaring it a holiday will enable the community to celebrate the festivalOriginally published on Global VoicesIllustration by Nipun Bajracharya via the Record (Nepal). Used with permission. This article by Aishwarya Baidar was first published in The Record (Nepal); an edited version is republished below as part of a content-sharing agreement with Global Voices. The indigenous … Continue reading “The Uranw of Nepal seek official recognition of their Karma Festival”

Who Is Anil Menon, the Indian-Origin Doctor Picked by NASA to be an Astronaut

Indian-origin physician Anil Menon is among the ten people chosen by NASA as astronauts for the organisation’s upcoming missions. He is also a lieutenant colonel with the US Air Force. In a press release, NASA announced that it has chosen 10 new candidates from a pool of more than 12,000 applicants to represent the US … Continue reading “Who Is Anil Menon, the Indian-Origin Doctor Picked by NASA to be an Astronaut”

Coupe du monde 2022 : un collectif alsacien dénonce un chantier meurtrier au Qatar

Depuis quelques semaines, le collectif Maquis Alsace-Lorraine interpelle les joueurs de l’équipe de France pour les inciter à boycotter la compétition. En cause : les milliers de travailleurs décédés sur les chantiers de la Coupe du monde au Qatar. Un bilan humain catastrophique Des conditions de travail insoutenables, une chaleur intenable, des charges lourdes à porter … Continue reading “Coupe du monde 2022 : un collectif alsacien dénonce un
chantier meurtrier au Qatar”

Népal : désarroi face aux noyades d’enfants dans les sablières abandonnées

Le commerce lucratif et parfois illégal du sable tue impunémentPublié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisEnfants ayant perdu la vie dans des puits et fossés abandonnés par des entreprises : de gauche à droite, Riya Bishwakarma, Sushil Layomagar, Aditya Layomagar, Jasmine Khatun, Suman Mahato, Anil Mahato, Karuna Bishwakarma et Samma Khatun. Photographie de Mukesh … Continue reading “Népal : désarroi face aux noyades d’enfants dans les sablières abandonnées”

Au Népal, les masques sauvent des vies mais posent un énorme problème écologique

Forte augmentation des déchets médicaux en plastique pendant la pandémie Publié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisImage de Deewash Shrestha via Record Nepal. Utilisée avec autorisation. [Tous les liens de ce billet renvoient vers des pages web en anglais, ndlt.] Cet article de Prasansha Rimal a d’abord été publié sur The Record (Népal) et … Continue reading “Au Népal, les masques sauvent des vies mais posent un énorme problème écologique”

Sculptor offers people a chance to create their own Tiananmen Massacre statue as University of Hong Kong seeks removal

The artist who created Hong Kong’s Pillar of Shame, which commemorates victims of the Tiananmen Massacre but faces removal from its current location, has shared a 3D scan of the statue which people can print out and display. Danish sculptor Jens Galschiøt on Friday made public the scans of the statue online, and said people … Continue reading “Sculptor offers people a chance to create their own Tiananmen Massacre statue as University of Hong Kong seeks removal”

Nepal: Drowning in sorrow

Every monsoon, children drown by the dozens in sand pitsOriginally published on Global VoicesChildren who have lost their lives in the pits and ditches left by contractors: Clockwise from left, Riya Bishwakarma, Sushil Layomagar, Aditya Layomagar, Jasmine Khatun, Suman Mahato, Anil Mahato, Karuna Bishwakarma, and Samma Khatun. Photo: Mukesh Pokhrel/HimalKhabar via Nepali Times, used with … Continue reading “Nepal: Drowning in sorrow”

Langue perdue, langue trouvée : préserver le patrimoine linguistique au Népal

24 langues parlées sont menacées sur les 129 identifiées en 2019Publié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisImage de Monika Deupala. Via le Nepali Times. Utilisée avec son autorisation. Cet article d’Alisha Sijapati a été initialement publié dans le Nepali Times. Une version éditée est republiée sur Global Voices dans le cadre d’un accord de … Continue reading “Langue perdue, langue trouvée : préserver le patrimoine linguistique au Népal”

Made on Chhath, This Traditional Bihari Cookie Is The Perfect Mid-Day Snack

It would take three people to carry the bucket full of kneaded dough and then another to bring the container of sugar syrup to the living room where all the kids would gather, prepared to make the best delicacy of the year. Later, an adult would carefully make small balls out of the dough and … Continue reading “Made on Chhath, This Traditional Bihari Cookie Is The Perfect Mid-Day Snack”

The Dhimal art of weaving

“It’s a difficult process which only a few can do properly”Originally published on Global VoicesChandra Kala slathers maard, a mixture of rice and water, on the threads to make them stronger. Image by Sudin KC via Record Nepal. Used with permission. This article by Aishwarya Baidar was first published in The Record (Nepal); an edited … Continue reading “The Dhimal art of weaving”

Népal : le tourment et le traumatisme des Tamangs racontés sur des graines sacrées

Les graines sont enracinées dans la culture et rituels tamangs Publié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisL’artiste Subas Tamang utilise comme support les graines de l’arbre de Damoclès, que de nombreux peuples autochtones considèrent sacrées au Népal. Photo de Sanjib Chaudhary, utilisée avec autorisation. [Sauf mention contraire, tous les liens renvoient vers des pages … Continue reading “Népal : le tourment et le traumatisme des Tamangs racontés sur des graines sacrées”

Rickshaw Puller Turns Innovator; Builds Devices That Earn Lakhs & Helps Uplift 1000s

Dharambir Kamboj, popularly known as ‘Kissan Dharambir’, is the quintessential Indian success story. From a cycle rickshaw puller working on the streets of Delhi, the 58-year-old from Damla village in Yamunanagar district, Haryana, has gone on to become a farmer, rural innovator and entrepreneur. In 2013, he even received a National Award from the President … Continue reading “Rickshaw Puller Turns Innovator; Builds Devices That Earn Lakhs & Helps Uplift 1000s”

« L’équipe de France ne doit pas participer à la Coupe du monde au Qatar, une mascarade qui déshonore le football »

Tribune du Sénateur Jérémy Bacchi, sénateur PCF des Bouches-du-Rhône. L’équipe de France de football, championne du monde, doit remettre en jeu son titre lors des phases finales, programmées au Qatar, du 21 novembre au 18 décembre 2022. Du fait de sa diffusion planétaire cet évènement, à la base sportif, embrasse bien d’autres dimensions: économiques, financières … Continue reading “« L’équipe de France ne doit pas participer à la Coupe du monde au Qatar, une mascarade qui déshonore le football »”

Népal : du fœticide féminin au football

Le sacre d’une fille non désiréePublié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisSrijana Singh Thakuri en 2008 alors qu’elle était élève à Surkhet. Photographie issue de la « Kopila Valley », tirée du Nepali Times, reproduite avec autorisation. [Sauf mention contraire, tous les liens renvoient vers des pages web en anglais.] Ce article, rédigé par … Continue reading “Népal : du fœticide féminin au football”

L’Asie du Sud endeuillée par la disparition de l’icône féministe indienne, Kamla Bhasin

« Ses chansons, slogans et écrits ne cesseront de nous inspirer »Publié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisKamla Bhasin lors d’une conférence [fr] TEDx MSIT en 2017. Photographie via Flickr réalisée par TEDx MSIT. Sous licence NC-ND 2.0.[Sauf mention contraire, tous les liens renvoient vers des pages en anglais, ndlt.] Kamla Bhasin, pionnière du … Continue reading “L’Asie du Sud endeuillée par la disparition de l’icône féministe indienne, Kamla Bhasin”

Nurses, Doctors, IAS Officers: Meet the Heroes Helping Ladakh Brave the COVID-19 Storm

The first two COVID-19 positive cases in Ladakh were reported on 7 March 2020. Both patients had recently returned from their pilgrimage in Iran, a country devastated by the epidemic. Instead of taking her scheduled night off that day, Tsering Yangzom Skurbuchan (35), a senior nurse at the Sonam Norboo Memorial Hospital in Leh, volunteered … Continue reading “Nurses, Doctors, IAS Officers: Meet the Heroes Helping Ladakh Brave the COVID-19 Storm”

Before the storm hits: WFP scheme helps poor communities cope with climate change

Apr 02, 2020 Picture:  WFP cash assistance in the Philippines helps communities prepare better and recover quicker Whether fighting COVID-19 or a natural disaster, emergency preparedness can save lives. Utilised correctly, it can also play a vital role in empowering some of the poorest communities of the world. For Lourdes Dilariarte of Pilar, Sorsogon Province … Continue reading “Before the storm hits: WFP scheme helps poor communities cope with climate change”

Before the Storm Hits

Apr 02, 2020 Picture:  WFP cash assistance in the Philippines helps communities prepare better and recover quicker Whether fighting COVID-19 or a natural disaster, emergency preparedness can save lives. Utilised correctly, it can also play a vital role in empowering some of the poorest communities of the world. For Lourdes Dilariarte of Pilar, Sorsogon Province … Continue reading “Before the Storm Hits”

India and coronavirus: lack of access to handwashing facilities among poor makes fight even harder

India introduced a national lockdown on March 24 hoping to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. As April 2020 begins, the country has registered over 1,500 cases of COVID-19, the disease associated with the new coronavirus, according to the latest data available. These numbers translate into surprisingly low prevalence rates compared to the rest … Continue reading “India and coronavirus: lack of access to handwashing facilities among poor makes fight even harder”

Nepal: Turn Around and Realize Your Neighbor — China

Involuntarily, week by week Nepal’s population, joined by the global community, will find itself compelled to abandon hitherto starry-eyed views of ‘America’ as redeemer, source of truths, and all things good. (It’s already happening.) Working in your country for over … The post Nepal: Turn Around and Realize Your Neighbor — China appeared first on … Continue reading “Nepal: Turn Around and Realize Your Neighbor — China”

Les femmes et les naissances, aussi faibles que possible

Par Chris Hamilton – Le 16 décembre 2019 – Source Econimica D’abord, la carte du siècle… littéralement. Pour ceux qui sont plongés dans le fiasco actuel des prises en pension (REPO), des QE et de la monétisation… il est utile de prendre du recul et de clarifier ce qui provoque la défaillance du système économique … Continue reading “Les femmes et les naissances, aussi faibles que possible”

UnionPay International and Prabhu Bank joint launch special offers for financial services

Mar 27, 2020 KATHMANDU, Nepal, March 27, 2020 — UnionPay International announces today its collaboration with Prabhu Bank of Nepal to launch special offers for cash withdrawal and mobile/online/card payments for this crucial period of time. From today, customers with UnionPay debit cards issued by Prabhu Bank are able to enjoy three-fold benefits: First, no … Continue reading “UnionPay International and Prabhu Bank joint launch special offers for financial services”

Can robots help us overcome the coronavirus health crisis and lockdown?

The widespread use of robots has long been debated, in part because many critics see them as a threat to jobs and livelihoods. Despite such concerns, robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are already being used in sectors such a healthcare, education and retail. In time of crisis and catastrophes, however, robots and AI have proved … Continue reading “Can robots help us overcome the coronavirus health crisis and lockdown?”