I just got a message from a dear friend Suren Gurbaxani that Shiraz Merchant passed away prayer meeting at his house this evening..
Shiraz worked for Mrs Parmeshwar Godrej at Dancing Silks while I worked at Sheraton Treasures Oberoi ..our shops faced each other and we had some great times those early rocking 70s ..
Suren is very close to Shirazs brother Salim.
I had shot this image during Moharam at Kaisar Bagh,.
Shiraz was a great lover of Imam Hussain..
He was a diabetic and was not keeping well I am told ,,
I will surely miss him ..he was a beautiful human soul..
He could not harm a fly .
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Kept on the dirty sooty floor
Her eyes search for her lover
Ever more passionately she
Lusts for that moment her
Eyes are sore ..naked she feels
Like a who're luckily the rain s
Are gone she watches the owner
As he sits at the shop door. .
Come buy this beautiful statue
To a beggar poet he implores
She locks her eyes cosmically
Pathos touches her core ..
The Antique owners assistant
Sleeping on a rocking chair snores
Life caught between less and more
Patriotism let's out a cry a roar
She has been extorted by a buyer
For a princely sum of 5 core
Nationalism rust and ore ..
Corroded by corrupt politics
In another store ...