The Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status last August to help unite India. A year later, that decision has divided communities in the region and spurred concerns about losing a unique identity.
Playwright Mohamed Safeer, known as M. Safeer, is drawing more Sri Lankans to the theater with his innovative stage techniques. He also founded the annual Colombo International Theatre Festival, which drew performers from around the globe for the fifth year to Sri Lanka in late March and early April.
Tourism officials had hoped to lure 2 million tourists to “Visit Nepal” this year, but coronavirus shutdowns have dashed those expensive plans. That’s a blow to the country’s budget. But it’s an even bigger hit for those who work in the shadow of the world’s tallest peak.
Online services provide a cheap and convenient means of transportation for thousands of people in Nepal. They also provide jobs to many. But the country’s legal system lacks provisions for such companies, and some say they are running afoul of the law.