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Shivaji Park Durga Pandal

Shivaji Park Durga Pandal
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1
This afternoon I went to shoot the Bengal Club , Shivaji Park Durga Pandal.The most awesome beautifully decorated Durga Pandal among the few I have shot, and great security arrangement, outside the pandal were stalls selling Bengali sweets, fabrics books, and the works.

rest of the pictures at my flickr photostream

Poemhunter Forum Toddlers Playground

Poemhunter Forum Toddlers Playground
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1
Mentally deranged
Mentally unsound poets
Posing as street fighters
Ruffians hooligans
Pederast on the
Poem hunter forum
A poetry site found
Unwinding talks
Of Somalian tribes
Mogadishu home bound
Solemnly spoken very profound
Its quotes from this forum
That Ian would hound
Drunken Slob
A retired quiet poet from a
Wycombe a ghost town
Colored poets
He loves to run down
Racism in Poetry
One has to crack down
in this breeding ground
The Kolb Kane Hogg Sherrie
Wars minefields blowing around
Oh Angie stop crying
Please calm down
Hazell and the Professor
Degrees of mistrust abound
Poetics & Poetry Discussion
Nothing but shit which
The bystanders they pound
awsome wells dickenson
aussie asshole going
round and round
At Tweed Head his twin brother
Allen James Saywell
A racist whose fish eaten
Body from the River Tweed
Was fished out..Decomposed
rotting on the Mound
Gangu bai the Gonorrheal Whore
From Mumbai the n…

In Requiem

In Requiem
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1
From: Ian Bowen (High Wycombe United Kingdom; Male; 63)

To: Firoze Shakir

Date Time: 10/15/2007 10:15:00 AM (GMT -6:00)


Subject: Concerned

Dear Firoze, you would not have heard of me. I am a quiet man, who simply enjoys poetry and reading interesting forum quotes. I believe you to be a trouble maker, and have a mandate to ruin this site for others.
Having taken the time to read your work...I find your use of the English language is way below the standard needed to write 'good poetry'
Hope you will continue to write in your own language (of which I am sure your are more than capable) .

Best regards,
Ian


It was a sleepless night
Arthritis gout hypertension
The body shed tears as the soul
Fled leaving the garbage
Of a poetry heap
Ian died
Quietly in his sleep
His hate neck deep
Death the common denominator
Took him in his sweep
At Poem Hunter Forum a 3
Day mourning period
They intend to keep
This English Poet Laureate
Who was all…

Hijdas -Sodomy Laws

Hijdas -Sodomy Laws
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article courtesy

www.sodomylaws.org/world/india/india.htm

India
Statute: Chap. XVI, Sec. 377
Penalty: 10 years/fine
Restrictions: None

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Statute
"Unnatural offences 377. Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Explanation: Penetration is sufficient to constitute the carnal intercourse necessary to the offence described in this section."

Comment: This section is intended to punish the offence of sodomy, buggery and bestiality. The offence consists in a carnal knowledge committed against the order of nature by a person with a man, or in the same unnatural manner with a woman, or by a man or woman in any manner with an an…

Hijda Hopes Sodomized Section 377 Indian Penal Law

Hijda Hopes Sodomized Section 377 Indian Penal Law
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Chapter XVI, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code a piece of legislation in India used to criminalise homosexual activity introduced during British rule of India. The Section 377 was drafted in 1860 by Lord Macaulay as a part of the colonial project of regulating and controlling the Indian subject which reads:
Unnatural sexual offenses: Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.
Explanation: Penetration is sufficient to constitute the carnal intercourse necessary to the offense described in this section[1].

The Indian Penal Code was later reproduced in most other British colonies – and to date many of these laws are still in places as far apart as Singapore, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

Because de…

The Hijdas Tomb..

The Hijdas Tomb..
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1
The Hijda in full bloom
a life choked on the river bent in gloom
she lives within the shadows
in a dilapidated room
soundless screams
of impending doom
struggling to break free
of the umbilical cord
born man a caricature of a
incomplete woman
mocked as a transgendered cartoon
her pain spasmodic stops
for a short while
with a greater impetus resumes
a eunuch a lost soul
a living corpse searching
for a permanent home
on the Mound of a Tomb.
away from the poisoned
waters of amniotic fluid
hate her fate engendered
in a faceless Mothers Womb..

White Mans Bluff

White Mans Bluff
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1
photo courtesy stock photo.com

“Each of us strives to develop a style; I spent nearly all of my 20's doing so...by working with another woman poet. Then one day something clicked into place, I found my voice...and now I am in my style no matter what! Obviously, I am more of a lyric poet and, for instance, could not do RAP if my life depended on it [although in private life I am a blues and soul singer]...but I do not worry.

I believe the content of what I write will speak to the heart. I celebrate differences, except I don't think we should trash each other's styles. The only thing I worry about is that at my age, I have become somewhat intolerant of the age 15... suicide-I-cut-myself-stuff. I don't consider that poetry, I consider that a case study.

Firoze, I would urge you not to focus on racist things you see, but focus on the poems themselves. Like me, you are not one of the '15-year-olds', thus have…

Bleeding Wounds of the Hijda

Bleeding Wounds of the Hijda
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1
at every junction of her life
back stabbed betrayed
travesty of genetic misfortune
the hijda a meaningless masquerade
to be a woman she prayed
but the soul of man
dues unpaid
tears cascade
her soul at the tip
of a knife blade
her body man made
feminine hopes decayed
transgendered tragedy
duly conveyed
sold as a child
in a hijda slave trade
castrated a pain
of her comeliness
he -she could not evade
her flesh fresh honey
they all came took
turns to raid
now when she looks up to heaven
beneath the jagged jigsaw blade
and the light
gone out of the lampshade
just darkness no relief
hope delayed

The Hijda /To be or not to be Ian Bowen

The Hijda /To be or not to be Ian Bowen
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1
Sometimes I wonder while shooting a Hijda picture , what is going on inside her transgendered head.Does she think I am crazy, mad, why am I shooting her picture.?
But there are times I know she is aware of the nature of her sexuality, a heady concoction , that is musky in nature , pervading the atmosphere around her or those who come in contact with her.
She was humble , kind prepossesingly human to her genetically flawed personality.
Perhaps she thought me an akin soul, I could shoot her forever, but I know when to stop, and this was 3 frames, it took me to capture her , the words caught up with me later , words that are not forced out of me ,like from a punctured tyre of a cycle..
The Hijda picture I add is a gift to me from a Eunuch God.. neither Male nor Female just genderless Hope of Man and Mankind.
I am bound to the cords of my Karma, my overbursting Kundalini, I was very upset today , for far too ma…