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Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Deva

Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Deva
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 Picture shot by me at Girgaum Chowpatty, nothing can stop me or bind me to home on Ganesh Chaturthi, I will escape all manacles to reach Girgaum Chowpatty to shoot the various Ganeshas from different part of the city of Mumbai that come for immersion...and Lal Bagh Chya Raja loves me is one thing I know for a fact I wore his cap till the very end..presented to me by a kind volunteer of the Pandal at Lal Bagh..

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All About the Hindu Elephant-Deity
Ganesha — the elephant-deity riding a mouse — has become one of the commonest mnemonics for anything associated with Hinduism. This not only suggests the importance of Ganesha, but also shows how popular and pervasive this deity is in the minds of the masses.

The Lord of Success
The son of Shiva and Parvati, Ganesha has an elephantine countenance with a curved trunk and big ears, and a huge pot-bellied …


Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 photo courtesy

He is sick tired unwell
This cat he could not bell
He tried with his laconic limericks
His hate comments as well
So he took a rope lassoed his balls
A new way of committing suicide
A short cut to cut even the poetic drivel
But he survived 9 lives
Catastrophic claustrophobic
Dreams within his dreams to dwell
He has gone in for a new identity
Change a change for this poetic rebel
No he has retired as Tweed Heads
Celebrity bard.. yes he realized
His demons he could not scare well
His past in wraps his newness
A magical spell..
His skin the color of black
Curly hair transplant
A job
Michael Jacksons plastic sugeon did well
He laughs when the world questions
Who killed Allen James Saywell?

Mujra Hijda Dancer at Ganesh Visarjan

Mujra Hijda Dancer at Ganesh Visarjan
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 Dancing to the chant of Ganesha
melodious music kinetic
a moment at the ganesha visarjan poetic
The Hijda Mujra Dancer athletic
Lissome energetic
Her persona magnetic
dreams synthetic
To be blogged as a photo
Touching hearts and souls cybernetic
neither man nor woman
of her androgynus fate
biologically male
a female fatale cosmetic
seeking love in the wilderness
razor sharp remorse prophetic

ganesh visarjan is the immersion of the elephant headed god, son of shiva and parvati into the seas...

Mujra Hijda Dancer at Visarjan

Mujra Hijda Dancer at Visarjan
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 I was in pain because of the wound on my feet so after completing much of the photography at Girgaum Chowpatty I walked through Chira Bazar and spooted these eunuchs from Rajasthan.. was lucky to get their pictures, they were heading towards the beach for the immersion of their Ganesha..I could have shot more pictures but a huge crowd had gathered blocking the procession traffic, so I moved away taking a cab to my parents house at Colaba.
Again I came back at 4 am to shoot the last journey of the Lal Bagh Chya Raja , ended up on the picture and the cops deleted all my early morning pictures as photography is not allowed on the beach..
And for you guys at Bloggers and Words Press, pictures of the Visarjan over 100 are here at Flickrs I dont have the energy to cross blog this at my other sites..
also the Lal Bagh Chya Raja 2007 pictures and the Visarjan at Juhu Beach are all at Flickr..

Blood ...Yes We Bleed .. Innocencenow

Blood ...Yes We Bleed .. Innocencenow
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 This morning I got a mail from a Flickr member, I dont know, and I am shocked at her childishness and her abysmal sense of intelligence.. I sent her a reply but also blocked her as I have no time or inclination answering fools, whether they are shia lovers or shia baters..I am a photographer , who shoots pictures of all religion, I shoot pictures without distorting the photojournalistic nature, or trying to condemn any religious practice or ritual.I am not a Mullah ,I am as liberal as the guy next door.. my religion or my faith or my Indianess is part of my cultural identity..
I am happy being a follower of the faith I was born in a faith I recieved from my mothers womb..yes I am a Shia and proud of being an Indian Muslim.
I left my shop to shoot the Visarjan pictures, again came back to Girgaum in my state of fast early morning 4 am to shoot the last journey of Lal Bagh Chya Raja , I was stupid to follo…

Deleted in the Name of the Lord

Deleted in the Name of the Lord
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 I have had a terrible experience that shall remain wih me all my life, after I finished shooting this segment , dehyderated I returned home , aborting following the Lal Bagh Chya Raja like I had done last year .
At home I felt my fast, my leg wound too was giving me about 6pm, I decided to go to Girgaon Chowpatty to continue shooting the Ganeshas , so I carried stuff to break my fast took a train to Charni Road from Bandra , reached Opera House junction , and began shooting , at about 7 pm I broke my fast, and at 10 pm I walked or rather limped towards Chira Bazar shooting the various processions heading towards the sea at Chira Bazar I took a cab to Colaba to my parents house, I had decided to spend the night here and catch up with the Lal Bagh Chya Raja when he reaches Chowpatty at 4 am, for Vsarjan, I slept, at 3.30am I began my fast and brother Firdaus who was going to the airport to catch a f…