Kashmir: The Valley that Defines Humans.

Tripoto
16th Apr 2019
Day 1

She was scarred. She was tortured. She bled. Helplessly. Ripped apart with bullets, bombs and guns. Like some God's forsaken child. Each cut screaming of pain and pity.

Pride and Prejudice. I don't know what's right or wrong anymore, in human world atleast. But she was right. And she was beautiful, nature's one of the most bewitching pieces of art. Unless civilized people showed up with their civilization. O' poor Kashmir Valley. Today, like a dream in which as if a serpent headed monster has just shown up. The dream is still beautiful, but there's something in her eyes that just can't allow them to shine.

I was lucky to witness her beauty. And of course her emotions, the Dal lake. If you sit in one of those Shikaras and take a ride through it's waters, you can't help but notice the beautiful way they've crafted their way of life around and in the middle of that piece of lagoon. It's kind of surreal. Exotic Eateries. Beautiful House Boats. All kind of stalls. Fruit sellers, Craftsmen, Vegetable vendors, Kahwa sellers, you name it, all in those Shikaras and adjacent shops in the middle of the lake. And you look at the valley and you realize that these people are infact happy, in their own way of living, and culture and heritage.

An evening in Dal Lake.

Photo of Kashmir: The Valley that Defines Humans. by Samar Surya

A Shikara in Dal.

Photo of Kashmir: The Valley that Defines Humans. by Samar Surya

Surreal!

Photo of Kashmir: The Valley that Defines Humans. by Samar Surya

Can you spot him?

Photo of Kashmir: The Valley that Defines Humans. by Samar Surya
Day 2

It's not power that unites people. Neither do big armies. Nor fear. The only one thing that can unite people, is Love. And compassion. The only way this humanity can survive is by love. For people. For history. For nature. For earth. You can draw as many boundaries as you like, but the biggest boundary lies only in your mind.

Botanical Garden????

Photo of Kashmir: The Valley that Defines Humans. by Samar Surya

Hazratbal Shrine????

Photo of Kashmir: The Valley that Defines Humans. by Samar Surya

Badaami Garden, overlooking Hari Parvat????

Photo of Kashmir: The Valley that Defines Humans. by Samar Surya

Jama Masjid.

Photo of Kashmir: The Valley that Defines Humans. by Samar Surya

Pari Mahal, overlooking the Dal Lake.????

Photo of Kashmir: The Valley that Defines Humans. by Samar Surya

Pari Mahal

Photo of Kashmir: The Valley that Defines Humans. by Samar Surya

Pari Mahal.

Photo of Kashmir: The Valley that Defines Humans. by Samar Surya
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