Category: South Asia

Is flying in India safe amid surge in coronavirus cases?

As Indians board domestic flights, protocols are being put in place to protect passengers from COVID-19. However, some travelers say they feel unsafe as rules are ignored and airlines play down health risks. After India resumed domestic flights on May 25, aviation authorities assured the public that measures were put […]

Tamil cine workers in distress as industry remains shut since March

Representational Image. Image Courtesy: Citizen Matters, Chennai Daily wagers are the worst hit as the Tamil film industry, the second largest in the country, has never witnessed such a crisis in almost a century of its existence. By Neelambaran A Chennai, 2 July 2020: Kollywood, as the Tamil film industry […]

SPEAKING UP: A Cure for Chronic Gloom: Simpler Pleasures

By Ajay Gudavarthy* June 25, 2020: India, like the rest of the world, is becoming the new kind of melting pot; one of depression. Questions of mental health are being raised with a pressing sense of urgency. The recent suicide of a famous actor and many other such cases during […]

Pakistan struggles with rising number of COVID-19 cases

Pakistan has the second-highest number of cases in South Asia after India. The World Health Organization had earlier recommended the re-imposition of restrictions that had been lifted by the government of Pakistan. By Peoples Dispatch 19 June 2020: As of June 20, Friday, the total number of COVID-19 cases in […]

Sri Lankan authorities seize reporter Dharisha Bastians’ laptop in home raid

Photo- Sri Lanka Breaking News New York, June 18, 2020 – Sri Lankan authorities should immediately return journalist Dharisha Bastians’ computer and allow her to report without fear of official harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Dharisha Bastians fears attempt to compromise data on laptop On June 9, […]