Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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.
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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 .
the fishy stench
behind the bench
better than the french
Sallu look alike stud
his college wench
drip and drench
to each other
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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.
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 Sheer Korma was sent to Mr Shatrughan Sinhas house , Mr Nitin Manmohans house, Shakti Kapoor , Dr BU Pai's house.
Marziya and I took it personally to Mr Rajesh Khanna's house at Carter Road.
About Sheer Korma
Sheer korma or Sheer Khurma is a festival vermicelli pudding prepared by Muslims on Eid ul-Fitr in South Asian Countires. It is a traditional Muslim festive breakfast, and a dessert for celebrations. Sheer means sweetened milk and khurma is made from dried dates.
This special dish is served on the morning of Eid day in the family after the Eid prayer as breakfast, and throughout the day to all the visiting guests.
It is very popular in Hyderabad in India, Pakistan, Arab countries and Asia.
The ingredients used in Sheer korma are vermicelli, whole milk, sugar, cashew nuts, cardamom, almonds, saffron, raisins, rose water and butter.
Sheer is fried in a pan. Then milk is added and cooked and garnished with dry fruits before serving.
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