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God Cut Off My Electric Supply

God Cut Off My Electric Supply, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

evergreen darkness
no light
thank you god
in a world
of crime and corruption
who needs sight
that you cut off
my electric supply
a candle in the wind
is alright
a human soul
in perpetual flight
floating in the sky
a threadless kite

On Her Blindness

On Her Blindness, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

these are real scenes
of pedestrian pain that will
never be shot by the press
these are common scenes
the indian newspapers
dont need to address
it is salman khan
sharukh khan
amir khan
caught in their
political newness
each one sitting
on a financial fence
dont think
they do free canvassing
for a political party
or for Times media
do you think
we are really dense
35% to40%voter turnout
now wait for the results
in suspense
an American
reincarnated photographer
sees this through the viewfinder
the pain and sorrow
weeping agony of a camera lens
washing the linen
of splattered pain
a stain that on the soul of humanity
will never cleanse
an image as socketless
as this poem
miltonesque morbidity
apologetic apprehensions
on her blindness

The Curse of the Flickr Comment Box

The Curse of the Flickr Comment Box, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I have removed the comment box from my Shia sets, my Hijra sets , though I had kept my privacy option for comments for family and friends , yet this fragile wall gets breached time and again, by Flickr free members and Pro alike .

I am inundated with hate comments that border on extreme Shia hate , now if one reads my profile one will know that I shoot all religiosity, I dont promote or glorify Shiasm, but I do condemn Terrorism and Muslims killing Muslims.

On the other hand my Hijra images are visited by all kinds of Flickr voyeurs and there is nothing sensational in my Hijra pictures , no nudity , no porn , yet I my Hijra posts have become an ideal toilet set for urinating ones acidic thoughts or profaning my photostream with a diarrhea like defecation .. that was not within my control.
I cant go on blocking or deleting comments..I give up..
I type with a single finger of a permanently damaged righ…

"Make Voting Compulsory"-Shree Balasaheb Thackeray

"Make Voting Compulsory"-Shree Balasaheb Thackeray, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. photo courtesy

This mornings Times of India 3 May 2009 has a write up by senior journalist Ambrish Mishra , a very interesting one giving the sage view point of Shree Bala Saheb Thackeray..its a pity no one else ever thought of this ..
"Make Voting compulsory..."
An excerpt from the article..
"Not casting vote should be declared an offense .How can 35 %to 40% people determine the country's future?''

I wont copy further but these are strong words of wisdom, as the long weekend saw most of the Mumbai denizens doing the vanishing act..
The attitude of some Mumbaikars was really disheartening , I shot a pictures of the various political party counters at Bandra Bazar Road , and it was really dismal.
A person told me she would not vote as corrupt people came in either way, whether she voted or she did not vote..this wa…