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Lalbagh Cha Raja and The Muslim Blogger

Lalbagh Cha Raja and The Muslim Blogger, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Almost every shopkeeper, beggar shop vendor knows me at Lalbagh, thanks to Lalbagh Cha Raja who beckons me to his Court yea after year , this year I shot him extensively, all angles save from the stage..and I made just one trip after that I shot the Visarjan. I did not go for the auction as I had done last year..

Lalbagh Cha Raja may have many devotees , well wishers , but he has been over generous to the barefeet Muslim blogger of Mumbai..I have no words to describe these feelings..


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalbaug

The Mandal, formerly known as 'Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Lalbaug' was founded in the year 1928,[1] because of a vow (Navas) for construction of the present Lalbaug Market at its existing place. The market place at Peru Chawl was shut down in 1932. Hence, the fishermen and vendors who used to sit in the open place vowed to Lord Ganesh for permanent place for their market. Wi…

The Magic of Lalbagh Cha Raja

The Magic of Lalbagh Cha Raja, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Lalbagh Cha Raja is a singular moment of Peace beyond religiosity, and it is a moment that as I walk with him from Lalbagh to Chinchpokli to Byculla to Clare Road to Nagpada and to Do Tanki Kumbhrawadi.. I see without blinkers as a Shia Pandit..yes if saffronization of my soul brings me closer to humanity so be it..I shoot Lalbagh Cha Raja or he shoots me with a dart that remains embedded as love for this great city Mumbai..

Over 100000 blogs and my wife complains why do yuou shoot the same thing over and over again - I have no answers, I dont sell pictures , I dont make money of my blogs I am a bankrupt..but I touch people far into the hinterland of cyberspace, people touch my feet , taking me to be a holy man , that I certainly am not, but I bow my head in humility..I found the camera to be the greatest instrument of Peace , so instead of throwing my grand daughter in a swimming pool when she was 3 mo…

Garbage Porn..Chinchpokli Road Bandra After Elections

Garbage Porn..Chinchpokli Road Bandra After Elections, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 100,798 items / 634,864 views

the elections have come and gone
the minister in the saddle ..
wont see this garbage porn
for him new dreams
new hopes will be born
smelling like roses
chinchpokli road bandra
sticking out like a thorn
politics of divide and rule
a party v/s a rahebar khan
the disillusioned public
totally depleted and withdrawn