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Lucknow Felicitates BW Jatkar on World Photography Day

Lucknow Felicitates BW Jatkar on World Photography Day, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. The gentleman in the gray safari suit is an eminent creative photographer Mr Anil Risal Singh..of Lucknow Camera Club , he was a close friend of Prof BW Jatkar ..and had requested me for the photo hanging on the wall,,Mr BW Jatkar is a human though encompassing photography you share with all..


Mr Anil Risal Singh sent me this picture of the felicitation along with the note.

Dear Firoz Bhai,

We had a very good function yesterday on World Photography Day, it was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Mr. Sukhdev Rajbhar. It was announced from the dais that this exhibition is dedicated to Prof. Jatkar, sending you one photo chief guest looking Jatkar Saheb's panel, other picture I will send when I come back from Kolkata on 26th.

Thanks for your help.

Regards,

Anil

Blind Ismail Chacha - Dil Hai Hindustani

Blind Ismail Chacha - Dil Hai Hindustani, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 89,019 items / 539,088 views

Blind Ismail Chacha is 83 years old a passionate nationalist , he was in the Indian Army..941 Corps..he came to my house on 14 August to invite me for the flag hoisting on 15 August our Independence day.

Ismail Chacha has a very colorful history I shall write when I have all the details..
Ismail Chachas father Abdulla Hamdare a Konkani Muslim, was a cook or Khansama in the household of the Nizams of Hyderabad , from there he shifted to Jinnah House working as a cook with the family of Mr Jinnah..
Ismail Chacjha gets nostalgic about those days but he was very small, when the partition took place Mr Jinnah who was fond of Abdulla Hamdares culinary talents asked him to migrate with him and his family to Pakistan, but Abdulla Hamdare would not leave the country of his birth..Mr Jinnah Saab had him employed at Chagla House..

The Hamdares are known as Karais in Bandra and a…

Taking a Shave on Independence Day

Taking a Shave on Independence Day, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 89,018 items / 539,059 views

I normally shave at home , but on 15 August Independence Day I was invited by blind Ismail Chacha for the hoisting of our national flag , the chief guest was Rahebar Khan our municipal corporator..

As I came down in a rush , I sat and took a shave from Salim Biloo Barber of Bandra Bazar ..

89000 Blogs at Flickr

89000 Blogs at Flickr, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 89,003 items / 538,601 views

89000 blogs
at Flickr I complete
getting ready for Ramadan
our holy feast ..
we also curse
Yazid
the accursed beast
hussain is humanity
we repeat
a shia blogger
barefeet
on the street
flying
on the wings
of a tweet
hussainiyat
another name for karbala
where good souls meet
yazidiyat
under our feet
an evil thought
full of deceit
hussain an echo
of a shia heart beat
blood sweat tears
our pillars of concrete
shah ast hussain
badshah ast hussain
the ummayad
could not unseat

Think Facebook Think!

Think Facebook Think!, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I had shot the gay parade over 1000 pictures , I have posted some of them at Flickr , but I have yet to post over 750 more to my Gay Prade set 2009...

I would copy the Flickr link to Facebook, as most of the Facebook members committed and part of the gay community including my Hijra Guru Laxmi Narayan Tripathi dont access Flickr..I like Facebook, but because of overreaching the limit of links I was told in no easy terms by the Facebook team my account would be disabled for spamming..me a positive spam.

I will in a few minutes reach 89000 photo blogs at Flickr .and at least Flickr does not consider me a positive spam yet.

So as a poet this kick on my black ass hit me hard and I have emotionalized it in pedestrian verse..dedicating it to Mr Mark Zuckerburg..

I am not into porn, I am not into groups either at Flickr or Facebook..
But three places which are home away from home
is Flickr , Facebook and Twitter.

I had …

Think Facebook Think!

Think Facebook Think!, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Think Facebook Think!

I had shot the gay parade over 1000 pictures , I have posted some of them at Flickr , but I have yet to post over 750 more to my Gay Prade set 2009...

I would copy the Flickr link to Facebook, as most of the Facebook members committed and part of the gay community including my Hijra Guru Laxmi Narayan Tripathi dont access Flickr..I like Facebook, but because of overreaching the limit of links I was told in no easy terms by the Facebook team my account would be disabled for spamming..me a positive spam.

I will in a few minutes reach 89000 photo blogs at Flickr .and at least Flickr does not consider me a positive spam yet.

So as a poet this kick on my black ass hit me hard and I have emotionalized it in pedestrian verse..dedicating it to Mr Mark Zuckerburg..

I am not into porn, I am not into groups either at Flickr or Facebook..
But three places which are home away from home
is Flickr , Facebook a…

Om ॐ

Om ॐ, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 88,959 items / 538,421 views

www.earthways.co.uk/om.html

The ancient syllable "OM" is the shortest of the Mantras and in Indian tradition it is a word suggestive of God.

The scriptures tell us that "OM" is the planets primordial vibration from which the entire universe has arisen. All other sounds are contained within it.

It is believed that "OM" is the mother of all languages. Repetition of "OM" enables us to maintain mental and emotional calmness, overcome obstacles and enable understanding.

An analysis of "OM" as it is written in Sanskrit shows that it is made up of A, U, M and a symbol representing resonance. So "OM" has four aspects.

The first is A, a sound that comes from the belly, is formed in the open throat, and is voiced with the mouth open. As with many alphabets, A is the first letter of the Sanskrit alphabet.

The second aspect is the U, a sound that is formed i…

Om ॐ

Om ॐ, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. hinduism.about.com/od/omaum/a/meaningofom.htm

"The goal which all the Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at, and which men desire when they lead the life of continence … is Om. This syllable Om is indeed Brahman. Whosoever knows this syllable obtains all that he desires. This is the best support; this is the highest support. Whosoever knows this support is adored in the world of Brahma."
~ Katha Upanishad I

Om or Aum is of paramount importance in Hinduism. This symbol (as seen in the image on the right) is a sacred syllable representing Brahman, the impersonal Absolute of Hinduism — omnipotent, omnipresent, and the source of all manifest existence. Brahman, in itself, is incomprehensible; so a symbol becomes mandatory to help us realize the Unknowable. Om, therefore, represents both the unmanifest (nirguna) and manifest (saguna) aspects of God. That is why it is called pranava, to mean that it pervades life and ru…

Marziya Shakir And The Magic Wand

Marziya Shakir And The Magic Wand, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. memories reflected
in a shimmering pond
a mystics
garb
she has donned
marziya shakir
holds the magic wand
to the moods
of the camera
she will respond
like a ray of sunlight
on our home she dawned
a road that leads
far and beyond
three generations
held in a single bond