Nepal to have Chinese Internet services soon: Is India thinking enough about broadband diplomacy?

Nepal to have Chinese Internet services soon: Is India thinking enough about broadband diplomacy?
International Business Times, India Edition
Nepal’s dependence on India for Internet will be reduced as China is set to provide services to the Himalayan … For India, this is far from happy news. …more

After the Nepal Earthquake, Weaving Brings Wealth

After the Nepal Earthquake, Weaving Brings Wealth
NewsDeeply
One year on from a devastating earthquake, a group of young Nepalese women are using an age-old craft as a new way to support their families and boost the local economy.
BELIMAYA GINEL MAGAR and a handful of other young women from the village of Kapilakot in southeastern Nepal had just finished a training course in traditional Dhaka cloth weaving when the worst earthquake in the country’s recent history struck on April 25, 2015.

The 7.8-magnitude quake flattened the women’s village. But Belimaya and her fellow weavers refused to let the disaster quash their dreams of using their new skills to earn a living. One year on, their Panchakanya Micro Entrepreneurs Group is among the hundreds of new and thriving small businesses helping to regenerate Nepal’s economy. …

UNESCO mulls endangered status for Nepal

UNESCO mulls endangered status for Nepal
eKantipur
A team of UNESCO experts is holding a meeting in Krakow of Poland to decide whether the Kathmandu Valley, devastated by a massive earthquake in 2015, should go onto the UNESCO List of World Heritage in Danger.

According to Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster, the Kathmandu Valley could also be set to enter UNESCO’s endangered designation.

“The valley area includes seven monument zones, three of which were badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake that killed more than 7,000 people.”

Buddhism and Hinduism flourished in tandem in the valley over centuries, producing a powerful artistic fusion. Joining the list could mean extra funding for rebuilding efforts.


UNESCO mulls endangered status for historic Vienna, Nepal valley
Vienna’s historic center could be added to the UN’s list of endangered sites, along with the earthquake-devastated Kathmandu valley. A team of UNESCO experts is meeting in the Polish city of Krakow to decide.