Melting gods and glaciers

The impact of climate change on the environment and culture of Indian Kashmir

The Golden Lights

1 April 2010 golden lights

Sketches from India

In the Lap of the Gods

29 November 2009

A journey to the cave of a melting god: Amarnath's sacred Shiva-lingam. Published in The Guardian Travel.

Melting Mountains

20 October 2009 kolahoi glacier

What does climate change mean for a region already ravaged by conflict? Published in World Conservation

Water Stress in Kashmir

26 November 2008 kashmiri family

A natural paradise long riven by war, the Kashmir Valley now faces a threat even greater than human conflict.

Last Sight of a Melting Glacier

26 November 2008 distant kolahoi

An expedition to the Kolahoi glacier in the Himalayan mountains of Indian Kashmir. Published in The Contemporary Review

How Green Was My Valley?

23 October 2008 kashmir valley

Climate change will only intensify problems in Kashmir. Published in The Economist

Pilgrimage, Politics and Pollution

30 September 2008 sadhus in kashmir

How human conflict and environmental degradation often go hand in hand.

Two Briefs from Amarnath

1 September 2008

The environmental and military implications of the Amarnath pilgrimage in Indian Kashmir.

Melting Gods

1 July 2008 kolahoi mountain

From the earliest times, people have equated gods with mountains. But if we continue to allow the ‘abode of the gods’ to be exploited, we will do ourselves irreparable damage as a species. Published in Resurgence

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