Athar Parvaiz

Articles by Athar Parvaiz

  • Women climbers of the Himalayas

    India’s leading female mountaineer and economist will set up a network of Himalayan climbing clubs to encourage more women to get involved in business and conservation

    Posted 07 Mar 2014 in Blogs
  • Climate change confuses Kashmir’s farmers

    Faced with increasing frequency of droughts, and with irrigation facilities available to less than half the farms, rice farmers in Kashmir are wondering how to deal with water shortage.

    Posted 11 Apr 2013 in Articles
  • Pollution in paradise

    The idyll of Kashmir is ill prepared for an influx of tourists, writes Athar Parvaiz from north-east India. Environmentalists fear the features that attract visitors could prove the region’s undoing.

    Posted 30 May 2012 in Articles
  • Another water battle looming

    Pakistan is gearing up for a new fight with India, reports Athar Parvaiz from Ladakh. At the centre of the latest row is a dam funded by international efforts to tackle global warming.

    Posted 23 Mar 2012 in Articles
  • Kashmir’s urban jungle

    Unbridled urban development is destroying Kashmir’s precious wetlands and government apathy is to blame, writes Athar Parvaiz from northern India.

    Posted 20 Apr 2011 in Articles
  • Water wager

    India and Pakistan are locking horns over dam projects in a race to secure priority water rights on the Indus River. Athar Parvaiz reports from Kashmir.

    Posted 23 Mar 2011 in Articles
  • Fragile adaptation in Ladakh

    Destructive floods have led farmers to question their ability to survive in the arid reaches of the Himalayas. Athar Parvaiz reports from north-west India.

    Posted 15 Nov 2010 in Articles