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Showing posts from July 21, 2009

When Body and Soul Meet

When Body and Soul Meet, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. held like a drop of tear
in the heart of a mirror
like a frozen heart beat
breaking all barriers frontiers
the body and soul meet
enjoying each other
heartily they greet
embedded as
flesh and spirit
a moment so sweet
the pitter patter of
the raindrops
the humidity
dust and heat
a few words a picture
will soon become a tweet
innocence childhood
pillars of godliness
inheritors of gods heaven
I repeat
without the glorious chapter
of this memorable moment
life is incomplete


SHAB E MERAJ, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. khakh pe noor ki murad ko ali kehte hain
bebadanzaat ki surat ko ali kehte hain
humse meraj ke parde ki kahani to suno
hum to allah ki zaroorat ko ali kehte hain

sent to me by habib nassar

United Colors of Photography

United Colors of Photography, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. color and monochrome
two parallel lines
merged in mumbai
beneath a pictorial dome
he lives in brooklyn
but calls my home
his home
an american jew
a shia blogger
each other
salam walekum

Marziya Shakir- The World of Children

Marziya Shakir- The World of Children, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Children generally have their own world , a world of peace love hope and harmony.
They transport you to this world on wings of angels that exists in their hearts their souls and in the cavity of their heads.

Their thought process is superfine, not like ours , which is a jarring graph of chaos and uncertainty.

Perhaps the birth of Marziya bought me closer to a child's world.

Marziya loves children but only those older than her , she treats kids of age or younger in a matter of fact way, she will touch their cheek and in a very condescending way..her sense of touch and her sense of smell being strong, she will blurt out fish much before I pass the Bandra Fish Market.

The amazing part of Marziya is her fondness for books, pencil and pen..
She wont have her lunch or supper , she needs to watch cartoons, Mr Bean being her favorite.

Yesterday I took her to a persons house and there was a dog exactly the…

Hafiza Bi of Bandra Bazar Road

Hafiza Bi of Bandra Bazar Road, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. She is Muslim woman a paragon of hard work and duty and she wont retire till she is alive.
Her husband is blind Ismail Chacha , who was in the Army than worked for Mumbai Port Trust till he lost both eyes.
Ismail Chachas father worked for the Nizam and the Jinnah family.

Their daughter lives in New York, and Hafiz Bi has spent a few months in America too.
Her other grandson works in London.

They all want her to give up her daily ritual of selling ladies and children s garments on a handcart at Bandra Bazar Road.

Hafiza Bis other grandson Abdulla is a hair stylist.

She tells me that it was the earnings on this handcart that helped her educate her children.

They had several rooms in a nearby chawl, but all usurped by relatives.

Hafiza Bi is my favorite, and shooting her and her husband blind Ismail Chacha gives me a great high..