Sunday, February 14, 2010

Hadi Irani Sword Matam of Mumbai

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The sword matam of Mumbai is very lethal, spine chilling and dangerous , when the person doing the sword matam begins striking his back, he is not aware of his surroundings, it is him and the sword and his back.. strokes can be slow and even paced as was done by Mr Bundeally of Dongri now retired.

Jalal Mamu of Byculla is a veteran of this Matam, pieces of his flesh fly into the air..however bad his wound he avoids getting it stitched its about positivity and holistic self healing.

Habibs sword matam is manic , he hits hard and requires stitches immediately.Habib has made the sword matam of Mumbai famous among the Bandra kids too.

Riyaz from Anjuman e Yadagare Mehdi is another person adept with the sword and hits to cut deeply.

Danny Sameer are all sword matamdars.

Hadi is Iranian from Mumbra and the Irani Hamam belongs to his family at Imamwada.
Hadi has been a very good friend and well wisher,
and I never miss an opportunity to shoot Hadi doing the zanjir matam or the sword matam.

Hadi has a great fan following among his Shia circle of friends I too am one of his fans..

I have done the sword matam once at the Chehlum juloos proceeding towards Rehmatabad , but I prefer the kama matam ..cutting my head and doing Tandav on the soul of Shimr.

The Shia Pain And Anguish

no pain greater
than ghame hussain
their only wish
the shia pain
the shia anguish
their heritage
they fiercely guard
they cherish
lanat
on the killers
of imam hussain
in the fires of hell
they will perish
the spirit
of humanity
even after
cutting his head
with a blunt dagger
they could not
vanquish

Embedded in The Soul of Water

embedded
in the soul of water
lies the ancestry of our pain
a pain that wont vane
a pain that binds
us to our faith
like a molten chain
a pain that shall
always remain
a pain by any other name
we call it Hussain
our blood we drain
wingless in karbala
a tragedy written
on our bleeding souls
written on our cosmic brain
matam e husssain
we do year after year
they call us heretics
the call us insane
yes we are shias
simple and plain
in the fragrance
of our black clothes
our mourning attire
we show how humanity
was slain
muslims love
killing muslims
is my refrain
humiliating
infuriating
the soul of
Allahs domain

Our Ancestry of Pain

The little girl in the picture cut her head too, I shot her at the end and she was stoic and did not show her pain, and what does one say..

Hardcore Blade Matam 28 Safar Zainabia

My Uploading Problems At Flickr Gone From Bad To Worse

I have tried to upload this batch of 100 pictures since morning ,it has crashed 4 times and the thought kills me, even my description disappears ..

I was early using Mozilla Firefox and the Flickr uploader from within Flickr and it was a nightmare.

So my son Asif a software computer programmer made me switch to MIE and Flickr Uploader 3.2.1..

For some time t ran smoothly but since yesterday it has crashed and I have re upload all over again.

Flickr Help is nothing but a sweet bitter pill to follow technical jargon I dont understand and my son is busy I have forwarded their messages to him..

Their message


hey there-

It appears you've been having more success; nearly 2600
images uploaded for February. So, you are uploading a bit
better?

Do you have AVG antivirus installed also? If so, please
disable the link scanner option, it breaks uploads. It's all
over the help forum.

regarding the 'ping' you mentioned. Ping alone is largely
not very helpful, and in any case, you really need to
provide us with the results. "pathping", that which we
instruct you to try in our responses, is a lot more useful.
If you want a nice GUI tool on hand, there's an even better
one called WinMTR. I've written about it many times in the
Forum, which we have seen you participate in. Here's one of
my posts:
www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/100036/666409/

winmtr.sourceforge.net/

(And you need to point it to up.flickr.com.)

About ISPs:

ISPs are generally ONLY interested if you can get on the
internet. That is all. Unless you get a second or third
level technician to walk through very detailed network
instructions, you can pretty much forget what they tell you
from the first level when you make a complaint about some
other website you are telling them about.

But, we do not have a site wide uploading outage, so if you
want to provide more detailed analysis based on our
responses, we can take a look at what you gather.

thanks


Firoze-

When they stop mid-way, it really most likely points to
time-outs, it''s trying to keep the connection alive but
there's most likely something in between the two points
which is throttling it.

When you are using Uploadr, look at the Console for errors
under the Tools menu. When the upload times-out, look at the
last errors in the console and send back.

thanks

My Uploading Problems At Flickr Gone From Bad To Worse

I have tried to upload this batch of 100 pictures since morning ,it has crashed 4 times and the thought kills me, even my description disappears ..

I was early using Mozilla Firefox and the Flickr uploader from within Flickr and it was a nightmare.

So my son Asif a software computer programmer made me switch to MIE and Flickr Uploader 3.2.1..

For some time t ran smoothly but since yesterday it has crashed and I have re upload all over again.

Flickr Help is nothing but a sweet bitter pill to follow technical jargon I dont understand and my son is busy I have forwarded their messages to him..

Their message


hey there-

It appears you've been having more success; nearly 2600
images uploaded for February. So, you are uploading a bit
better?

Do you have AVG antivirus installed also? If so, please
disable the link scanner option, it breaks uploads. It's all
over the help forum.

regarding the 'ping' you mentioned. Ping alone is largely
not very helpful, and in any case, you really need to
provide us with the results. "pathping", that which we
instruct you to try in our responses, is a lot more useful.
If you want a nice GUI tool on hand, there's an even better
one called WinMTR. I've written about it many times in the
Forum, which we have seen you participate in. Here's one of
my posts:
www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/100036/666409/

winmtr.sourceforge.net/

(And you need to point it to up.flickr.com.)

About ISPs:

ISPs are generally ONLY interested if you can get on the
internet. That is all. Unless you get a second or third
level technician to walk through very detailed network
instructions, you can pretty much forget what they tell you
from the first level when you make a complaint about some
other website you are telling them about.

But, we do not have a site wide uploading outage, so if you
want to provide more detailed analysis based on our
responses, we can take a look at what you gather.

thanks


Firoze-

When they stop mid-way, it really most likely points to
time-outs, it''s trying to keep the connection alive but
there's most likely something in between the two points
which is throttling it.

When you are using Uploadr, look at the Console for errors
under the Tools menu. When the upload times-out, look at the
last errors in the console and send back.

thanks