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Hijra Jogan in a Trance

Hijra Jogan in a Trance, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. one with the maker
spirituality
in every glance
hijra jogan in a trance
power nobility
humility
in every step
of the hijras dance
oneness
mindlessness
timelessness
unusual romance

Hijra Dancing Doll

Hijra Dancing Doll, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. at haji malang
moments to recall
the mirth the fun
the frolic of the hijra
dancing doll
on all fours she will crawl
your passions she will
stall
this hijra vampish moll
turning your soul
into a dancing hall

Nakedness of the Hijra Soul

Nakedness of the Hijra Soul, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. dance is worship
says the hijra
opening her lotus lips
shaking
grooving
moving
her pendulous hips
magic at her finger tips
as the sand in the hourglass slips
the nakedness of the hijra soul rips
layers and layers as she strips
tantric sex and tricks
more beautiful
more daintier
more graceful
more sensual
than your local chic's
on your computer screen
simply with a single click
hijda eunuch blogs
as memorable remix

The Hijra Slumdog Millionaire

The Hijra Slumdog Millionaire, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I thank all those who have taken pains to register and vote for me at the Photo Blog Awards 2009..
People normally dont like hijras and treat them very shabbily because of the old grand mothers tales attached to them, tales that have been overblown, hijras kidnap children , forceful castrations and what not..

5 Years of shooting the Hijra ethnicity, I found them to be amiable, congenial and friendly, maybe somewhere rude, hated me as a photographer, but I dont blame them, a lot of hIjras have been conned by journalists and coffee table book researchers.. taken to the dry cleaners..

Every student wants to do a thesis on the hijras including Mr Salman Rushdi..

After Slum Dog Millionaire a movie on the Hijras maybe on the anvil .. the Hijra Slum dog Millionaire with Mr AR Rehmans music, Frieda Pinto and the effervescent Mr Anil Kapoor ...Lovleen Tandon associate director and Mr Danny Boyle wielding the megaph…

Saffron Soul of a Shia Pandit

Saffron Soul of a Shia Pandit, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. the flesh
blood sweat and tears
a silhouette
unevenly lit
the soul its spirituality
in orbit
weft and warp
of a fabric closely knit
the saffron soul
of a shia pandit

a cultural inheritance
totally legit
of my birth place
my mother land
I am proud of it
to fanaticism
to hate
of the human specie
my soul wont submit
my head making
a path for a razor bit
two sections
as they bleed and slit
a protest
against yazidiyat
written in blood
on the face of it
Hussain is Humanity
at the core of it
the essence of my reality
as you all know it

har kaum pukaregi hamare hain hussain
islam zinda hota hai har karbala ke bad


to yazid and the killers of imam hussain
we wont ever give a clean chit..
lanat more lanat on their souls
we admit

Marziya Learns to Write

Marziya Learns to Write, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Marziya learns to write
15 month old
like grand father
like grand daughter
genetically bold and bright
a black board that does not
overwhelm her height
she falters
but the second time
gets it right
her aunt samiya
her favorite aunt uptight
from bandra to versova
always missing the flight

Photography is an Optical Illusion

Photography is an Optical Illusion, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Shot by my Wife

two bald heads
spiritually conjoined
two bald heads
in a single home
in a single thought
defined
a shia pandit
one of his kind
his muse
shot by a woman
who to
photography
is color blind
a wife
a mother
a grandmother
intertwined
seamlessly
combined
all three
repositioned
on the cosmic mind
artfully by a sculptor designed
to a single flow of a blood stream
genetically aligned

My wife and I are very different we are from two different worlds.. her world is real full of pain, my world is a cybernetic utopia of words that sound like poems and pictures that read like prose