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Prof BW Jatkar GD ART, APSI, AFIAP, AIIPC, ASIIPC, Hon. PSI, Hon. PAI, Hon. PAB, ARPS

Prof BW Jatkar GD ART, APSI, AFIAP, AIIPC, ASIIPC, Hon. PSI, Hon. PAI, Hon. PAB, ARPS, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Shot by Subhash Solanki

Prof Jatkar GD ART, APSI, AFIAP, AIIPC,
ASIIPC, Hon. PSI, Hon. PAI, Hon. PAB, ARP always insisted on the long list of his achievements after his name , he was proud in a humble way of his photographic accomplishments.

He worked hard to attain them, his only problem was he was not much net savvy and to my knowledge did not have a computer or internet like his best friend Mr KG Maheshwari.

It was at his house I met Bhupesh Little , and many stalwarts of photography including Anil Risal Singh both from my home town Lucknow.


The first time I was invited to Mr KG Maheshwaris birthday party, many years back, he called me up to extend the invitation , but told me quite politely that I should tone my dress code for the sake of Mrs KG Maheshwari.

Yes I was a wild…

The East Indian Fisherwomen

The East Indian Fisherwomen, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. There might be just three of them at the Bandra Bazar fish market, , these are the original inhabitants of Mumbai , they are known as East Indians.. they are Roman Catholics , very peaceful, calm , composed and hospitable race.

They are the most non controversial people of Mumbai.
Bandra Bazar Road , Waroda Road, Veronica Street , Chapel Road ,Bandstand , Mount Mary, Chimbai , Chium,Khar Danda ,were all East Indian fishing villages , with their own patron churches equally demarcated.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Indians_(ethnic_group)

East Indians or East Indian Catholics are a Marathi-speaking, Roman Catholic ethnic group, based in and around the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay) in the state of Maharashtra [2]. These people are of the original Marathi ethnic group and had been evangelized by the Portuguese, while retaining much of their pre-Christian traditions.


Pre-Portuguese era

Though It is commonly thought …

Wife No 1 v/s Wife No 2

Wife No 1 v/s Wife No 2, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Wife No 2
is from Lucknow
she makes
idli sambhar
instead of pilao
wife no 1
is the internet
she says
raising the rolling pin
her eyebrows
monsoon lover
is invited
to join us even now
surfing sorrow
only pain to browse
a burning house
of matrimony
he may help to douse
she starts calling me names
scoundrel rascal and a louse
she as given me an ultimatum
either the internet or her
she will move back
to her mothers house
wife no1 v/s wife no 2
a computer a keyboard
and a frightened mouse
nothing not even karma
my frickin good luck
can ever arouse


dedicated to my dear brother sudip da/ monsoon lover

The Curse of My Computer Addiction

The Curse of My Computer Addiction, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. at home
may a time
between me and my wife
a great friction
my ass glued to the seat
the curse computer addiction
she says its an obsession
get away with it be done
address not found
cause of heart burn
a marital mishap
that gives no fun
flickr facebook
twitter
consuming time
energy of her only
surviving husband
she tells no more
internet wires
once and for all
You Telecom
take a full and final refund
get back to business
family life her
final decision
or she says
I will go back
to my mothers house
no more ever return
go live with a blog goddess
or your alaskan fern
good for nothing
she calls me
making her heart and soul burn
very angry upset and stern
photography
photoblogging
pedestrian poetry
she wants me to
dump in the recycling folder
cursing each and everyone
she says it is fred glenn posey
infected her huband
with cybernetic poison
while laughing all the way
to burkina faso
with a 100000
million dollars
is lefty on the run
accompanied by a

Kamabakht Kam Pe Sota Hai

Kamabakht Kam Pe Sota Hai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. sethani gayi shopping
driver
kambhakt kam pe sota hai
sethji joru ka ghulam
kismet pe rota hai
kamwali dhobi ke sath
bhakgayi
sethji ghar pe kapda dhota hai
sethji biwi ka bezuban
paltu tota hai
sethji ki wedding anniversary
ka yeh dil se neyota hai

Death of the East Indian Ethos

Death of the East Indian Ethos, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. by lanes of bandra bazar road
through my camera lens i spy
young relatives eagerly waiting for
old relatives to die
grab the property sell
it to the builder
who will make a tower
kissing the feet of god
in the sky
this is the case
of gaothan
fishing villages
from bandra bazar
to chimbai
a lost heritage
of the east indians
a stray tear in the eye
politicians builders
municipality
favors money
can buy
packing
their suitcases
moving to uttan nalla sopara
the last east Indian
to bandra bids good bye
miyas marwaris bohras
gujratis punjabis
south indians
will take their place
big bucks so imply
on the other hand
the roman catholic
church of Jesus
to the east indian ethos
has forever
shut its eye


Render to Caesar what belong to Caesar and to Christ what belongs to Christ
is their biblical diplomatic apolitical reply ...Silence searching for another fall guy ..

Photographers Never Die..Prof BW Jatkar

Photographers Never Die..Prof BW Jatkar, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 85,656 items / 516,609 views


Wheel of Life
The Self is the hub of the wheel of life,
And the sixteen forms are only the spokes.
The Self is the paramount goal of life.
Attain this goal and go beyond death!

- Prashna Upanishad

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared...Gautam Buddha


in hurry
he forgot to say
good bye
god wanted
him urgently
for a photo shoot
god loved
prof bw jatkar
from mumbai
the marathi manoos
with his magic eye
pictures
that never fade
memories
nostalgia
deep emotions
bound to PSI
his dear and loving wife
an apple of his eye
he leaves her behind
a son and shivani
for better prospects
beyond the heavenly sky
with a loud baritone voice
people thought
he was a tough guy
but he was god fearing
humble hospitable
would never hurt a fly
he taught me
how to shoot seagulls
flying high

The Scarf of Death

The Scarf of Death, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I had written a poem , and I needed a picture and I did not want a typical jehadi terrorist picture, so I asked this young lad to model for my poems subject, ..
The poem was a comment on Akbar Simonese's picture of ladies wearing scarves on a street in Amsterdam.


Scarves are worn by quite a few communities in India, the checkered scarf is a product of the Arab states and worn as a head gear, in the early 70's the Texan Americans who worked in Daharan called this a rag head..

Than it became a kind of fashion statement as Arafat wore it, and finally , the jehaddis who kidnapped and terrorized wore it like women to hide their face , not their shame, so the scarf became a sartorial symbol of death and destruction in the name of Allah and misplaced Martyrdom..

This is the story of the male Musim scarf.. ladies wear scarves too along with the burkha or hijab, a symbol of their faith and a dress code of their ancest…

Advocate Ashish Shelars Ganpati Pandal 2009 Bandra Reclamation

Advocate Ashish Shelars Ganpati Pandal 2009 Bandra Reclamation, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I start a new set at my Flickr photostream, the first of my Ganpati Pandal series, work is in full swing , at Advocate Ashish Shelars Ganpati Pandal 2009 Bandra Reclamation..

This year he is building the replica of the Ganpatipule Ganesha Mandir..and his right hand man Jeetu Raut is supervising the construction, workers are totally busy, trying to it ready in time for the Ganesha festival.

I have a great bond with Ashish Bhai and his wife.
Omkar his son and their dog Lucky are also very close to my grand daughter Marziya.
The other reason being , the pandal is close to my house and they are my neighbors too..

Ashish Bhai is the corporator of Khar , representing the Bhartiya Janta Party, ever since we moved to Bandra Reclamation I have been shooting his Ganesha Pandal.

However I have never been able to shoot the Immersion of his Ganesha as I follow the Lal Bagh Cha Raja barefe…

Necessity Is An Ingredient An Asshole Wont Invent

Necessity Is An Ingredient An Asshole Wont Invent, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. creative juices
keep flowing
upsurge of words
crisscrossed all bent
within the soul
of pedestrian poetry
lies the line of my descent
my karma riding the back
of a white elephant
to my shop he sent
hastily painted black
to a large extent
my destiny iron ore
mixed with blood cement
necessity an ingredient
an asshole wont invent
the birth of marziya
was a blessed event
he gave me
in a beggars bowl
my sons gift
as my present

A Talent Farm Called Shari Academy

A Talent Farm Called Shari Academy, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Invitation


Shari Luxoculus 2009
Start from 7th Aug to 9th Aug 2009
Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prbhadevi.

Regards
Shari Academy.

www.shariacademy.com
09820907025

85,621 items / 516,249 views

A Talent Farm Called Shari Academy

A Talent Farm Called Shari Academy, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Invitation


Shari Luxoculus 2009
Start from 7th Aug to 9th Aug 2009
Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prbhadevi.

Regards
Shari Academy.

www.shariacademy.com
09820907025

The Child is the Father of Man

The Child is the Father of Man, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. facing the wrath of history
the evil that politicians plan
bombing the soul of humanity
nations they over ran
chaos in iraq and afghanistan
tyrannizing the freedom
of the people of free iran
hollowness of a hyperbole
child is father of man
from the fire back into the frying pan

BLACK AND WHITE JATKAR RIP

BLACK AND WHITE JATKAR RIP, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. For certain is death for the born
And certain is birth for the dead;
Therefore over the inevitable
Thou should st not grieve

Bhagavad Gita (250 BC - 250 AD), Chapter 2

Prof BW Jatkar a great creative art photographer left his mortal remains on 31 July 2009.
I was informed of his sad demise by close friend Venay Pralkar, a few minutes back, I updated my earlier post of the Prof , that I had written 24 April 2007, as a blog.

Prof BW Jatkar was one of my photo gurus , he influenced me and we were very close , though I had not met him since almost two years , after his accident and hip bone injury.

I had spoken to him a month back and we talked about old times.


His wife too was not keeping well, and as I write this I was informed by Venay she is in hospital.

I cannot get across to his house number.

All my street photography, the bullock cart race, the seagulls shot from the boat, my photo sessions shot by Mr KG Maheshw…