|Niek, first of all, thanks for your kind critique.
The valleys below this mountain range are agriculture and horticulture intensive. What you see in this picture is the upper region above 8000 ft which is normally kept aside for cattle grazing. The brown side of the mountain is that part. Trees are deliberately restricted to the shady side of the mountain as you can clearly see in the picture. These are reserve forests maintained by the government. In late summer during monsoon months, these meadows turn lush green; in February they looked like this - barren and seared. If I had to show you the mountain side below it, it is entirely taken up with steps like fields around small villages growing corn, wheat, pulses, apples, apricots and other fruit.
My brothers are apple growers in this valley, but I live in a big city of New Delhi.
I go to my native place only once or twice a year.
Pir Panjal (36)