The rugged jeep snakes, shakes and jostles 6,500 feet up the dusty, one-lane, rock-pitted road toward the remote Nepali village of Hiledevi in the region of Ramechhap. As the driver fearlessly... More
It’s 5:45 am. Thousands of people walk towards a ground. Some of them are carrying a dead body draped in a woolen blanket. Others are throwing rose petals on it. The... More
The aspiration for self-rule of the hill people in Darjeeling is more than a century old. To be precise, such aspiration for autonomous rule can be traced back to 1907. The... More
India's passenger trains are notorious for being rickety and spartan, but the government is hoping to change all that with a new "luxury" service.
The popular image of rail travel in the... More
THE GENIUS engineer behind the Sears Tower and Chicago’s John Hancock Centre has been celebrated with a Google Doodle.
Pioneering architect Fazlur Rahman Khan would have marked his 88th birthday on April 3. Khan... More
The iconic image of yesteryear; the Ambassador car, seen as the four wheel lord of the roads of India for more than 50 years much upto recent times, particularly in Kolkata,... More
Abdul Sattar Edhi founded the world's largest volunteer ambulance network in Pakistan, the Edhi Foundation. Unlike wealthy individuals that fund charities in their names, Edhi dedicated his life to the poor from... More
En route to the Pakistani food festival in Colombo last month, a Tamil Brahmin friend tags along unwillingly, vowing that he will starve. He visualizes chunks of meat in virtually every... More
With sundown, Kolkata and its suburbs undergo a radical change. While peace and tranquility prevails as most of Kolkata prepares to doze off, a large number of young and not-so-young people... More
Loved for generations for corralling the catch into fishermen’s nets, the‘smiling’ Irrawaddy dolphins are being killed in record numbers by rogue gangs who use car batteries to stun aquatic life. The... More
Taxi-hailing service Careem introduced seven women drivers in Pakistan, a rare initiative in a country where women account for only 22% of the workforce.
Careem, which has a larger market share than... More
Myanmar is the source of nearly all of the world's finest jadeite (a near-translucent green stone), is also the home of world’s largest jade stone worth more than $170m. Stunned miners... More
HOUSTON: Scientists have found evidence that tiny, distant Pluto harbors a hidden ocean beneath the frozen surface of its heart-shaped central plain containing as much water as all of Earth's seas.
On Saturday in Rangoon, activists from 27 civil society organizations
staged a protest against continued fighting between the Burma Army and
ethnic armed groups. (Photo: Myo Min Soe / The Irrawaddy)The Burmese government’s... More