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News

Sri Lanka’s Tourism Business Slumps Following April Bombings

While tourism is the country's fastest-growing source of foreign currency, the central bank has lowered the industry's growth forecast in 2019.
Meera Navlakha
7.16.19
Photos

This American-Pakistani Photographer is Putting South Asian Identity Under the Spotlight

The 21-year-old photographer depicts the beauty to be found in South Asian culture.
Meera Navlakha
7.15.19
News

Recovered GoPro Footage Reveals the Last Minutes of Himalayan Climbers' Lives

The footage was found at 5,800 meters during border police's search efforts.
Meera Navlakha
7.10.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Ninety Percent of Sri Lanka’s Coral Reefs Are Dead

The live corals have been destroyed by illegal fishing methods, climate change and high levels of pollution dumped into the seas, says the country’s state-owned marine protection body.
Pallavi Pundir
7.9.19
Culture

Three Artists Tell Us What It’s Like To Be Queer, Muslim and Pakistani

Aziz Sohail, Abdullah Qureshi and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr are working together to give more visibility to the voices from the LGBTQ community of their country.
Pallavi Pundir
6.26.19
Sri Lanka Attacks

Muslim Women in Sri Lanka Are Not Happy About the Post-Bombing Burqa Ban

“Some people have been wearing the niqab for over 30 years and it is a very big part of their identity. Are they not citizens of this country? What about their rights?”
Cassendra Doole
5.6.19
Sri Lanka Attacks

The Aftermath of the Sri Lanka Attacks Continues for South Asia’s Young Minorities

There's fear and then there's hope for those living on the fringes.
Pallavi Pundir
5.3.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Nepal Wants to Rid Mt. Everest of Dead Bodies and 10,000 Kilograms of Trash

It's a major cleanup effort for a mountain notoriously called "the world's highest garbage dump."
Mustika Hapsoro
4.29.19
Photo

This Bangladeshi Photographer’s Work on Beauty Will Give You Nightmares

In the series 'Concealed,' Bangladeshi photographer Habiba Nowrose explores the sacrifice women make every day to fit society's standards of beauty.
Mustika Hapsoro
3.28.19
International Women's Day 2019

This Artist is Making a Lot of Men Angry in Pakistan

And for a good reason.
Pallavi Pundir
3.8.19
Vice Guide to Right Now

More Than 100 Apply for the Job of a Hangman in Sri Lanka

Including an American.
Pallavi Pundir
3.7.19
climate change

A Report Confirms That Delhi Is Winning a War Against… Itself

A survey reveals that Gurugram has toppled Beijing to win the most polluted city medal, while New Delhi is the most polluted capital in the world.
Pallavi Pundir
3.6.19
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