Tuesday, January 8, 2008

To Drink or Not To Drink


To Drink or Not To Drink
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

I recieved this picture as an Email attachment a part of a New Years Greeting..
So this is not my picture..but it has a thought ...a very poetic one .

to drink or no to drink
in a world where people
are in a stupor drunkedness
of power politics
some to the level
of a swine in the gutter sink
glasses of victorious
champagne as they clink
drink drink drink
man and
booze an ancestral link
retchings rumblings
accompanied by a fulsome stink
thoughts afloat on a blotting ink

The Bawas Of Mahim


The Bawas Of Mahim
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

The Bawas Of Mahim


The Bawas Of Mahim
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

Don Jaun Baba or Hassan Ganda


Don Jaun Baba or Hassan Ganda
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

Don Jaun Baba or Hassan Ganda


Don Jaun Baba or Hassan Ganda
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

Don Jaun Baba or Hassan Ganda


Don Jaun Baba or Hassan Ganda
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

Don Jaun Baba or Hassan Ganda


Don Jaun Baba or Hassan Ganda
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

Don Jaun Baba or Hassan Ganda


Don Jaun Baba or Hassan Ganda
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

Maun Baba or Barsati Baba


Maun Baba or Barsati Baba
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

He is my favorite Bawa , he is in charge of the common kitchen, food that is cooked on the Holy Fire or Dhuni.He is a senior Bawa on the same level as Handi, but is absolutely unassuming.He has taken a vow of not talking for 11 years.
He stays to himself and does not particpate in the body piercings because of failing health.

The Bawas of Mahim


The Bawas of Mahim
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

Handi bawa


Handi bawa
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

The Bawas of Mahim


The Bawas of Mahim
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

Shahenshah Baba


Shahenshah Baba
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

The Bawas of Mahim


The Bawas of Mahim
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

This picture was shot by a Bawa , ans what it lost in focus I used a paint filter to salvage the mood at the Dhuni of Fakhruddin Shah Baba.
On my left is Murshad Baba from Rajasthan and extreme left Handi one of the heads of the Chancwalli Rafaees..

The Holy Shrine Fakhruddin Shah Baba Mahim


The Holy Shrine Fakhruddin Shah Baba Mahim
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

This is the interior of the Holy Shrine as seen from the road, inside is the mausoleum..
and you can see the floral tributes to the Saint , called Chadars placed by the devotees and his loved followers.
I have just come back from shooting the sandal, it was the most astounding Rafaee procession I have ever shot in my 4 years..today was the Sandal day, 8 Jan..
These pictures I shot two days back.

Lalbaugh Chya Raja Mukut Darshan 2019

I am perhaps the only Muslim shooting Lalbaugh Chya Raja for over 20 years or more ,,thanks to Mr Sudhir Salvi head honcho of the Mandal.....