The beautiful thing about the old city of Srinagar is that you will see a slow, silent transition taking place at every corner of street. A transition from the violence on existence to the peace of heart. Even though this is the area which is worst affected by the violence and unrest, the area still tends to maintain an aura of love and an emotion of belongingness. You will still find people helping each other in clearing away from snow from the roofs. It doesn't matter if they know you, if you put forward your hand, they will warmly come to help you.
The old city always seems like some vintage era. In winter, it looks like an intense, loving and thoughtful painting. While in summer, everything just brightens up. This is the same place where the protests erupt, where brutality takes place, where peace is ruined and where clashes happen. Yet this is the same place where life blossoms in the old corners. There is simplicity which makes the old houses and buildings look more spectacular. The chipped paint and the old wooden windows play their own part in making this place even more special and warm.
This is home. This is my city. The city where my heart is.
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