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Himalayas

Next To (and Above) Godliness

Tamar Honig | Posted 07.24.2015 | Arts
Tamar Honig

Specializing in works from the Himalayas, India, and surrounding regions, the Rubin Museum of Art is a true oasis in the chaos. Midtown Manhattan's cacophony of traffic noises and human commotion melt away upon entering.

Blight Threatens Sikkim Cardamom Crop

India Climate Dialogue | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
India Climate Dialogue

Sikkim, a small state in the northeast Himalayas, accounts for almost 90 percent of India's large cardamom production, making India one of the world's largest producers and exporters of the spice. But all of this is now at stake. The region's undulating mountains that once offered the perfect climatic conditions and fertile soil for the lucrative crop have turned into a breeding ground for pathogens -- which experts believe are caused by climate change.

Where in the World Is the Best Place to Be in June and July?

Lonely Planet | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Lonely Planet

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy scruff-bucket town transforms for its once-a-year fabulous fiesta; or, when a mass mob of whales gathers at the nearby reef.

Nepal Needs More Than Tarps for Reconstruction

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Andrew Lam

Kishor Pradhan is a development anthropologist and a communications worker in Nepal. Dibya Gurung is a conservationist and gender and social inclusion expert who trains rural men and women for leadership roles. I did a joint interview with the couple via email.

Earthquake in Nepal: Altruism, Solidarity and Institutionalized Selfishness

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Matthieu Ricard

Let's hope this this wonderful Himalayan country with its unique cultures and courageous people can survive and flourish in the future.

On a Remote Hillside in Nepal, Shattered Homes and Fears for the Future

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Kathmandu, Nepal -- Krishna Prasad Sapkota has spent most of his 72 years carrying heavy jugs of milk up and down the foothills of the Himalayas to carve out a living for his family.

Terrifying Photos From Inside The Deadly Avalanche On Mount Everest

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

The devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday triggered a massive avalanche at Mount Everest that left at least 18 people dead. Roberto ...

This Treacherous Bus Ride Through The Himalayas Will Make Your Jaw Drop

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel

Who needs to climb a mountain when the bus ride there is so thrilling? And by thrilling, we mean terrifying. Mountain climber Mick Fowler filmed hi...

More Bodies Found After The Worst Himalayan Hiking Disaster Ever

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A rescue helicopter spotted nine more bodies Saturday on a trekking trail in northern Nepal, bringing the death toll to 38 fr...

Death Toll Climbs In Nepal Mountain Disaster

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

By Rupam Jain Nair and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The death toll in a blizzard that engulfed trekkers on a popular hik...

Survivors Describe Terror Of Deadly Nepal Avalanche

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Survivors of a freak Himalayan blizzard that killed at least 25 people in Nepal ...

Are Kashmir's Floods India's Katrina Moment?

Yousra Y. Fazili | Posted 11.15.2014 | World
Yousra Y. Fazili

The world is watching to see if Modi can rise to the occasion and show that he is capable of rising above the sectarianism that plagues Indian politics to lead Kashmir into the bosom of a potentially kinder mother India.

Nepal's Inspiring Anti-Corruption Activist

Subhash Ghimire | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Subhash Ghimire

Nepali media is littered with cases of misuse of public funds in every part of the country. One woman is fighting to change that.

Advocating for the Sherpas in Nepal

L. Brooks Entwistle | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
L. Brooks Entwistle

he last ten days are marked by the most intense peaks and valleys of emotion I have ever felt. From horror of watching the bodies long lined out of the ice fall on Good Friday, to the still burning desire to climb the mountain a couple of days later superseded by the realization of the bigger picture around the long term need for change for the Sherpa community.

I'm Climbing Everest for a Cause

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Kuntal Joisher

Yes, I know hundreds of people attempt to summit the highest point in the world every year, but I'd like to think my journey is special. I'm climbing in honor of my father for over a decade.

World's Strictest Airport Security? Forget Tel Aviv. Think Kashmir.

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The soldier and airport security guy are pointing, pointing. What do they want? Not my camera. Not my car clicker. It's my pen. A Paper Mate soft g...

Alternative Paths to Wellness a Political Act With Winners, Losers

Sienna Craig | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Sienna Craig

Who benefits when governments appeal to UNESCO to endorse a traditional medicine as intangible cultural heritage? Who loses and who gains when the FDA determines what can and cannot be called a "medicine"?

Chinese Tribe Without Marriage Points to Future

Nigel Barber | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Nigel Barber

The Mosuo people of southwest China do not marry and fathers do not live with, or support, children. Do the Mosuo anticipate a global future where no one marries?

Touching the Roof of the World

Fathom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Fathom

When everyone else is beating the path from Delhi to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, you'll be heading north to Ladakh, near the border of Tibet, for an altogether different side of India. High up here in the Himalayas, life really slows down.

Bhutan a Happier Place With Books

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

When Claire Thomsen was 11, her parents pulled the rug out from her comfortable Malibu existence. They sold the family business, rented out the house, and spent the year roving the world, 27 countries in all, with Claire in tow...

Capturing Moments

Mira Manek | Posted 10.20.2014 | Travel
Mira Manek

Despite being a writer and even though I wrote about the Himalayas while I was there, there were certain things that, had it not been for such caught-in-the-action pictures, I might have forgotten, that even now I had to ask someone to tell me the full story.

Mythical Creatures

Cheapflights | Posted 11.11.2013 | Travel
Cheapflights

They are the creatures whose existence science has yet to prove. They have been spotted by the public and sometimes even captured on film. They come to us from ancient cultures, the depths of extinction and urban legend.

A Last Look at One of the World's Oldest Trading Routes

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

The Tea Horse Road, one of the globe's oldest journeys, is only now being recognized for its endurance and its contribution to the history of the Himalayas and ancient China. Over 3,000 miles through some of the most daunting terrain on Earth.

Saving the Lives of Forgotten Girls... on the Other Side of the World

Beth Greer | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
Beth Greer

The situation for many young girls living in the Himalayan border region of Upper Dolpo, Nepal, is grim. They get no formal education, and those born ...

Pakistan Taliban Kill Mountain Climbers in Himalayas

Ben Barber | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Ben Barber

Why is it that these dissatisfied religious zealots, insisting everyone toe their line or be killed, lay claim to some of the most iconic places on this planet?