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Would You Marry Me ?

An American Comments on the Mumbai Gay Parade

An American Comments on the Mumbai Gay Parade, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. a shame they have to wear masks to hide their identity
a shame it looks so unorganized
a shame after the delhi law its still so fucked up there
for GAYS

nyc has millions watching
its so organized and care is taken to protect everyone
i get a press pass so i march without hassle

a comment from an American friend

88000 Blogs At Flickr

88000 Blogs At Flickr, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. She was the most beautiful chirpy face at the Queer Azadi Gay Parade Mumbai 2009 - an American she endeared herself to everyone ..her smile never left her face ..

She was our guest , but she was devoid of arrogance , she was polite , I enjoyed every moment shooting her..I wish her well if she ever sees and reads this

I am sure she too wont forget the barefeet blogger of Mumbai..
I complete 88000 Photo blogs at Flickr in two years ..so I dedicate this passion of my blogging at her doorstep..

Yes a thing of Beauty is joy forever .,

Beauty lies in the eye of the camera.

I thank all my friends and well wishers here at Facebook and Wordpress Blogspot..Live Journal, Vox Twitter and Fotothing ...the places where I cross blog my stuff from Flickr.

Queer Azadi March Gay Parade Mumbai 2009

Made In Lucknow

Anand Hi Anand

Anand Hi Anand, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 87,971 items / 532,817 views

I am a great fan of an indomitable fighter of human rights Mr Anand Grover , and this is the person who fought the case against Article 377.. a humiliation left on our somnolent consciousness by the British Vampire.

About Mr Anand Grover

www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/health/right/SRBio.htm

The United Nations Human Right Council appointed Mr Anand Grover as Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health at its eighth session held in June 2008. Mr Anand Grover, a practicing lawyer in the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court of India, took up his functions as Special Rapporteur on 1 August 2008.

Mr Grover is Director of the Lawyers Collective HIV/AIDS in India, having offices in Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore which he co-founded in 1981 with Ms. Indira Jaising, The Unit dealing with HIV/AIDS was established in Mumbai …

Kya Bolti Tu

Kya Bolti Tu, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

Bhai Ne Bhai Ki Kalhai Pe Pyar Bandha Hai..

I am Warned if I post Too Many Links at Facebook , My Account will be Disabled..

Ashok Row Kavi Reflects

Ashok Row Kavi Reflects, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. born in 1947
independently
introspectively
a kavi reflects
ups and downs
no side effects
man is a man
because of his
human defects
ashok row kavi
watches the world
through his specs
a battle won in delhi
against the hate
of a politico-religious nexus
artice 377
a pain in the ass
a noose
searching a neck
a curse on humanity
article 377
how many
homes hearts
it has wrecked



about ashok row kavi

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashok_Row_Kavi

Ashok Row Kavi is an Indian journalist and one of India's most prominent LGBT rights activists.

He was born in Mumbai on June 1, 1947 as a premature child. He graduated with honors in Chemistry from the University of Bombay. Later, he dropped out of engineering college. Due to his early difficulty in dealing with his homosexuality, he enrolled as a Hindu monk in the Ramakrishna Mission and studied theology.[1] He has also studied at the International School of Journalism, Berlin, Germa…

To Be Or Not To Be Gay

The Times of India v/s A Blogger

The Times of India v/s A Blogger, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. The Times of India the Numero Uno of Indian newspapers had just one picture this morning documenting the Queer Azadi Gay Parade 2009 ..I dont subscribe to any other newspaper so I cant talk about them..

I guess the people at the Times, are still holding on to SRK' s testicular fortitude tryst with American Immigrations, and forgetting that our ex President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is a greater mortal than King Khan .

Anyway Shoban Saxena has stopped writing premature obituaries of a Blogger ..

The Godman and the Hijra

The Godman and the Hijra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. he is what he is
a baba of spirituality
selling medicine
for curing the soul
charging fat fees
standing next to the hijra
he says vociferously
homosexuality
is a curable disease
with my medicine
he will become
normal healthy man
gets his picture clicked
before i say cheese
man hijra
even a restless
androgynous god
searching
for worldly peace
the story of the beauty
and the terrorizing
spiritual beast
pedestrian hijra poem
dedicated to religiosity of hate
where man is a lesser mortal
than the priest
his arrogance his conceit
his diatribe his deceit
shot by a blogger
a poet
who walks barefeet



The photo journalist god save him from his self searches for photo op, the photo blogger searches for poetry hidden in a picture //
This was god sent ..the words are gods not mine ..

Are Dilwalon Mujhe Pehchano- Mai Hoon Kaun Main Hoon Kaun

Apni Azadi Ko Hum Hargiz Bhula Sakte Nahin

Why are You a Hijra - They Ask!

Why are You a Hijra - They Ask!, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 87,923 items / 532,656 views

why are you a hijra
they stupidly ask
to save herself
from homophobic
anti hijra society
anti human mentality
she wears a mask
for being what her
karma wants her to be
fucked society
takes her to task
androgynous tears
into the gutters
as they flow
from the flask

Sealed Lips of Silence

Sealed Lips of Silence, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 87,919 items / 532,651 views

sealed lips of silence
starting point
august kranti marg
symbol of our freedom
ahinsa non violence
god give the
homophobic
religious leaders
some simple
down to earth
common sense
live and let
others live
dont be so dense
uttering
homosexuality
is a disease
such other non sense
flaunting
their political nexus
their Mercedes Benz
the ethos the angst
the right to survival
of the wittiest
caught by my
camera lens
a gay parade
drama
theatrics
fun frolic
some suspense

dedicated to ashok row kavi..

The Hijra Hides Her Face

The Hijra Hides Her Face, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. on the fringes
of hijra hating
society she stays
in the hearts
of biased humanity
she has lost her place
religious leaders
homophobic hound her
her karmic destiny
of a hijra they want
to displace
misplaced religiosity
terrorizing her soul
always
robbing her basic life
to live a hijra
in dignity and grace
her soul whipped
her body flayed
a hijra that god
through man remade
an exotic fruit
in the garden of androgyny
that Satan forbade
satanic minds
with their satanic spirituality
her kingdom raid
caught in a spectral darkness
between light and shade

The Veiled Hijra of Mumbai

The Veiled Hijra of Mumbai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. comely cute and coy
hiding her face from others
because of her overprotective
over possessive toy boy
the veiled hijra of mumbai
sweet simple and shy
neither man nor woman
this androgynous guy
treated like a leper by
homophobic society
her basic rights
to live as she wants to live
they deny
saying homosexuality
is a disease
they squeeze her dry
a testicular tragedy
a hijras soulless cry
article 377
to sodomize
her fundamental right
her life a swine flu
pig sty

dedicated to anand grover

Queer Azadi Gay Parade Mumbai 2009

Queer Azadi Gay Parade Mumbai 2009, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I have kept my Dahi Handi pictures in abeyance , pictures I shot in the night of Advocate Ashish Shelars Dahi Handi celebrations at Hill Road Bandra .. I shall post them later.

August 16 2009

I shot the Queer Azadi Gay parade barefeet in the blazing sun to pay tribute to the resilience of the hijra and gay community.

I went there because as a photographer as a blogger and as a pedestrian poet I am dead against Article 377 a travesty of justice against humanity on basis of gender..

This is a very long series 6 GB card and I wont be cross blogging this set to my hijdaeunuchblogs at Wordpress..I have an irreparable injury on my right hand hand , I type with a singe finger , so all my pictures will be housed at Flickr only..

Also this entire series is dedicated to my gay friend Alan Gill Bollywood designer who passed away a few years back, we worked on a lot of films when I was working with Mr Nitin Manmoh…