articles by Javeed Shah


Decades after Kashmiri Pandits fled Valley in fear, what remains?

Only 808 families comprising a total population of 2,864 of Kashmiri Pandits live across 242 towns and villages in the Valley today.


Kashmir's tulips bloom

Spring in Kashmir is a time when life blooms after a harsh winter. And nothing reflects this changing of the seasons better than the valley's tulips.


Kashmir's ghost theatres

Once beloved cinema halls lie in shambles in Kashmir, or have been turned into shops and other establishments


Living on the edge

By the LOC, the people of Mothul battle fear, uncertainty amid ceasefire violation


The Wular's young saviour

Kashmiri teen Bilal collects garbage from the Wular to make his living. His efforts to clean up the lake have made him a star


Troubled peace

The historical Jamia Masjid has been a hub for Kashmir politics and in more recent years, the battlefield for clashes between Kashmiri youth and security forces.


The Iceman of Ladakh: How Chewang Norphel's 'artificial glaciers' improved the region's water woes

A chance observation helped civil engineer Chewang Norphel come up with a solution for Ladakh's acute water shortage. A photo essay:


Meet Odpal Dejor George

How Ladakh's leading line producer and resort owner charted his success story


Journeying to the world's highest observatory

On the road to the Indian Astronomical Observatory at Hanle, Ladakh. A photo essay


A week after the Amarnath Yatra terror attack, pilgrims continue their perilous trek

A week after the terror attack that left eight dead and 13 injured, pilgrims were back undertaking the Amarnath Yatra


On the Amarnath Yatra, pilgrims counter danger with faith

Photojournalist Javeed Shah tracked pilgrims who were undertaking the Amarnath Yatra a mere week after the terror attack of 10 July. See his photo essay here:


In Kashmir, violence casts long shadow on mental health

Since the conflict began in Kashmir, the prevalence of mental health issues has significantly increased


Pilgrims' progress

In this photo essay, Javeed Shah turns his lens on the Amarnath Yatra and the long roads pilgrims navigate under the watchful eye of the security forces.


No visitors to the Valley

In previous years, the months from April to mid-June would be the peak tourist season in Kashmir. But with unrest in the Valley, all the popular tourist hotspots wear a deserted look.


In J&K, a police recruitment drive draws thousands of youths

Over 3,000 Kashmiri youth participated in a two-day recruitment drive conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir police over the weekend of 13-14 May 2017.


Kashmir's burning schools: In pictures

The burning of Kashmir's schools ​began in 2016, a few months after armed forces ​hunted down and killed Burhan Wani