articles by Umar Shah

India

'Fear is thick in the air': J&K border residents dread prospect of India-Pakistan conflict, rue lack of safety measures

“The idea of losing my family to war terrifies me every day. I don’t know from which side a shell could hit our house," a border resident in Jammu and Kashmir said.

India

India's water crisis: Parched winter, followed by prolonged dry spring dashes hopes of Kashmir's farmers

Climate change has wreaked havoc on the landlocked Kashmir Valley this year, with the rivers and tributaries providing water to paddy fields running dry.

India

Governor’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir: For many, NN Vohra taking over reins of administration is reason to rejoice

Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra has a difficult job to do. But for a change, he seems to have the people on his side.