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Pitru Paksh Continued

Durga Pandal Navratra At Highland Court A and B

Durga Pandal Navratra At Highland Court A and B, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. This is the Navratra celebrations of the Kathiawadi Samaj by residents of Bandra Bazar held at Highland Court A and B .Prachi Parmar is the convener of this ancestral pandal.

The Durga here is a family heirloom and is not immersed in the sea like the rest of the Pandals.

This is basically a family gathering of relatives and friends in a very friendly cosmopolitan surroundings.


Advocate Ashish Shelar candidate of BJP Assembly seat from here is one of the major sponsor.

Obeisance to Durga

Zubeida's Durga Pandal Vakola

Zubeida's Durga Pandal Vakola, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 96,586 items / 588,912 views

I shot this on Chand Rat I was at the domestic airport and from their after finishing my work took a rickshah to a 29 year old Durga Pandal at Vakola Market.

This pandal has been founded by a Muslim ladty Zubeida and Taher her husband .

It was close to midnight so I could not meet them but I took a few shots.

I had shot this at Khatus Chinchpokli workshop.

After this I shall post the Pitru Paksh pictures that I have kept on hold .

Making Love Behind the Bench

Making Love Behind the Bench, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. carter road
the sea
the fishy stench
making love
behind the bench
Indians lovers
do it
better than the french
Sallu look alike stud
mango dolly
his college wench
passionately
in sweat
drip and drench
to each other
they clench
making love
new hopes
entrenched
a thirst
thoroughly
quenched

Marziya and Mr Rajesh Khanna

Marziya and Mr Rajesh Khanna, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 96,527 items / 588,693 views

Mr Rajesh Khanna is a patron and one of my well wishers , I took Marziya to his bungalow on Carter Road ..her brush with fame with the greatest Indian superstar of all time

She was meeting him for the first time but she just walked into his laps ..he certainly has a way with children.

Her Iddi was a golden pouch with Swiss chocolates.
This was one Iddi that found its way to her heart through her stomach.

Sheer Korma - Idd Mubarak

Sheer Korma - Idd Mubarak, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. The sheer korma was placed on our dining table and Asif my elder son recited prayers of Thanksgiving ..called Nazar in Shia parlance.
Ramzan had come to an end, but if Ramzan is such an important month of the Islamic calendar , the spirit of Ramzan should be maintained in the remaining 11 months too..

Ramzan never gets over its a true statement of our Faith throughout our lives.

A path that leads us to Truth.


Ramzan is a month without sectarian strife, at least here in Mumbai the Sunnis the Shias are all under a single umbrella of Allah.. he protects us all.


I could have gone and shot the Shia Namaz on Idd Ul Fitr at the Shia Khoja Mosque , but I shot the Sunni Station Road Namaz , because Allah is universal his bounty extends to all.


And Sheer Korma sweetens the soul,, it is our offerings to our guests later supplemented by Chicken Biryani that was cooked by my wife and my two dedicated daughter in laws.

The She…

Rusty Cages And Failed Love

Barefeet Blogger Down The Drain

Barefeet Blogger Down The Drain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 96,491 items / 588,477 views

life is frickin pain
just loss more loss
no gain
barefeet blogger
down the drain
birth to death
all in vain
interlinked
to a rusty chain
diabetic disillusions
of a wordsmiths brain
recycled words
on a goods train
monsoonal love
heat and rain
a blogger
without
editorial constrain
shooting the soul
of humanity
time and again

live like ali
die like hussain