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Documenting Hope And Hindutva On The Banks of Banganga Pitru Paksha 2017

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Amchi Mumbai..

The Beauty of India lies in the Beholders eye
The only beautiful place on Earth is Amchi Mumbai....
it gives without holding back everything under the sky ..
for me as a poet it is the only place where I would want to die ..
i told my sweet wife to give my body to Medicine so somebody could have my heart my kidney even my camera eye.
words that as soon as they slipped out of my mouth made my sweet wife cry ..

how can you be cruel she let out a sigh before you I want to die .both of us once born in an integral part of our children's dreams and Mumbai .

.to touch others less fortunate than us we try..battered wings we heal so they too can fly soar with hope in this glorious city of Mumbai ..

Be Human Bhai
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Sikh Isai .

picture shot by 6 year old Nerjis
a product of Mumbai...

Documenting The Aghoris Of India At Khamakhya 2017

I met the Aghoris first time at Khamakhya 2016 their Guru from Chennai and another from Ujjain were curious to know about me ..I told them about my connection with the Naga Sadhus and my Naga Guru Juna Akhara and the Kumbhs I had done I told them about my Sufi connection took thir permission to shoot thm their havan sacrifice rituals and thus began a long lasting relationship between a Malang and the Aghori Guru as the Chennai guru is Tamil I told him about my cosmic connection with Goddess Marriammen the Guru spoke for about 40 minuted with my Tamil frind Davendar Bhima in Mumbai my frind who introduced me to the Goddess . Last year I was staying across the Khamakhya it was very easy to shoot them but this year I was staying close to the temple so I would come at midnight stay till 4 am shoot the Aghoris . I shot a lot of videos but one of them who liked me a lot a Dhumru player would coax me to take Deeksha from his Aghori Guru,,,but I woul tell him I had too many Gu…

My Tryst With Brahmaji Pushkar

I was in Ajmer a few years back I had a dream I saw a Mandir I had never seen before so I asked my Sufi teacher I was living in his house he said Bhramaji has called you to Pushkar I had never been to Pushkar 2006 so he gave me a person to go with him a Pandit whose family is in charge of a 750 year old Hanuman Mandir this Pandit saw the Holy Saint Khwajah Garib Nawaz in his dreams the next morning he got himself circumcised and became a devotee of Khwajah ji without renouncing his Hindu faith because the Holy Saint s message was follow your faith change yourself don't change your religion.
Whatever money this Pandit earns he feeds the poor at Ajmer Sharif and he is a staunch Hindu it was this Pandit who accompanied me to Pushkar we had not fully climbed the steps when the head priest walked towards me I was dressed in saffron all he said I was waiting for you good you have come I had never met this person in my life ..from that day I took a vow at Brahma Mandir I will walk bar…

I Port my Vodafone Number to Airtel today

After being a dedicated Vodafone customer for over 10 years today I decided to leave them as they have the worst service record for years they overcharged me .
This evening I had a small query I went to their Bandra Hill Road Kiosk the worst Vodafone centre in the suburbs but it is closest to my house the manager totally curt unhelpful a query that would take only a second he made me take a coupon made me wait for over 25 minutes and when I approached the desk when my number came it took a second yet the manager was rude and at that moment I decided Fuck Vodafone I pay them money and am treated like a piece of shit I walked out from this he'll hole walked to Airtel on the same road and ported my number . I should have left them years back as they have no respect regard for senior citizens they are short staffed and I could see the plight of other senior citizens new mothers with kids in their cramped up sweaty Hill Road Kiosk that does no have water ..or a ladies loo ..
No place t…

A Poet at the Tennis Court

.Do Tennis ke Ustad beech main manav bandar
dil hai samandar ..kabhi unke ghar ke bahar kabhi unke ghar ke andar..dam a dam mast qalandar your thunder ...what god put together no man can put asunder ..earn through the sweat of your brow dont pillage plunder ...

Walking From Delhi Mehrauli Ma Sahibas Dargah to Ajmer 2017 Chadiyan ..550 km in 13 days .

Walking with the Malangs Qalandaris Rafaees
As a photographer this is a memorable moment of documenting the Sufi monks of India .. there werea lot of Malangs Bawas from Bangladesh .
This is an album of over 10000 images camera and mobile I shot posted at Flickr and 91 videos at You Tube .
This was my tribute to my Malang Head Syed Masoom Ali Baba Asqan Madari and my Murshad Syed Rafik Ali Baba Masoomi
It was not an easy trip there were hardships but I eventually made it I met with an accident at Ajmer gates my left leg had a fracture that the Malangs treated it but being a diabetic I stayed a few days in Ajmer and cut short my trip.
There was death on the journey bawas dying ..there was pain sorrow but it was the great moment of reaching the portals of Khwajah Garib Nawaz that added joy to the journey .
I have been invited to walk with the Qalandaris next year from Bu Shah Qalandar Panipat .
I was invited this year too but I could not make it and joined the Madari group of Syed Mustaq…