Monday, February 15, 2010

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi The Hijra Goddess Rules

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at haji malang
dancing her way
into your heart
laxmi narayan tripathi
the hijda goddess rules
stalked by many idiots
horny studs and fools
each one wanting her
as thirsty tongues drool
man son of sorrow
instrumental tool
fighting dark shadows
eternal duel
going round and round
in an androgynous
laxmi narayan tripathi
adding sensual fire to fuel
destiny watching her moves
swiveling on a bar stool
a world where tomorrow
the hijra will rule
peace peace peace
surroundings all cool

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi My Hijra Guru

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is my beautiful wisdom wise eloquent erudite Hijra Guru..

We share a very profound bond , a metaphoric relationship that has stood the vagaries of Time.

We go back as good friends since over 15 family loves Laxmi and she has visited my humble abode when she was last here at Bandra.

Though she has taken a solemn pledge to visit my two year old grand daughter Marziya Shakir she has never seen..

As my Moharam pictures are all posted I will clear my back log I think about 2000 hijra pictures and the Sufi Dhamal also shot at Haji Malang..I kept on hold not to hurt sensibilities of my Shia viewers.

I will this time not cross blog this lot to my Hida Eunuch blogs and will share only a few pictures at Facebook..its tough cross blogging and eats away my time and strength.

Most of the pictures of Laxmis dance recital were shot without flash , so take it as silhouette of their androgynous angst.

Than in this HIjras at Haji Malang 2010 series are pictures of Babita Hijra and Gopal Hajis sandal.

Also included are pictures of community lunch with Heena Hijda of Peela House and my re connecting with her.

Than assorted hijra pictures after the Dance Recital, these include pictures of Mumbai Hijra Khushi the most beautiful hijra created out of male flesh.

Khushi can make you wake up.. I speak of the libido and nothing else..

So sit back and enjoy only at FLICKR..

People download all my hijra stuff from my Hijda eunuch blogs or from Facebook without taking my permission or giving me a courtesy line so it is Flickr Only where my downloads are restricted.

Nothing Personal.

She Cut Her Head Too

Normally Shia girls dont participate in the ritual blood shedding, but a few fathers make an exception to the rule I shot a lot of pictures of girls who had done Kama Zani at Hyderabad.

My dear friend Pappu Bhais daughter does Kama Zani during the Kurla Juloos.. I was not able to shoot it this time as I had gone to Haji Malang.

I told he father he should have called me when she took the dagger to her head , but as you have seen through my pictures something is happening at every part of the hall.

Marziya my grandaughter 2 year old does mock Kama Zani and Zanjir matam..

Shia kids are exposed to all this as toddlers accompanying their mothers and parents to the juloos and it gets embedded in their psyche.

With this being the last lot of my Moharam pictures , I shall take you back to the serene mountain of Peace called Haji Malang , all part of my back log, I will post only a few pictures at Facebook the rest will have to be viewd at my Flickr photo stream only..
Last two days I have been busy with Peersaab Fakhru Miya of Hujra No 6 Ajmer who is in town , and I visited Kreanne Rabadi of Cry at her house at Napean Sea Road to collect a brand new Nikon D80 sent by my mentor Dr Glenn Losack MD as a Hanukkah present.

I am getting a new camera after many years , my camera if you dare to smash on the floor like a coconut,it would have blood and gulal gushing out, blood from Moharam and Gulal from all the Ganesh Immersions I have shot,including Lal Bagh Cha Raja and the Durga Visarjan..

Luckily at the Sufi shoots they dont sprinkle anything..

And I am sure Nikon D 80 is the hardiest Nikon camera to take all this in its stride including the Mumbai rains and falling several times from my hand ..It has served me faithfully knowing my failing financial conditions..

And the Canon G9 that was stolen near Moghul Masjid last Moharam , presented to Marziya by Dr Glenn Losack is till missing and the cops can do nothing about they are protecting pictures halls and guarding hyped up films like My Name Is Con..

Shooting the Shias

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I am not cribbing nor am I complaining and I am 58 years old I have seen life I a have been an alcoholic for the larger part of the canvas of my life..I was a drug addict in college and my past is nothing to be proud of I take it as my individual walk of life..

I have never been a good husband I have always been falling in love at the drop of a hanky, nor a good father , but ever since I have up booze 12 years back I have tried to change, drugs I gave up almost 30 years back.

But I hope I am a good grandfather..for Marziya or those that will come from my children after her..

My psychiatrist had advised me when I wanted to give up drinks to take up a passion as intoxicating as Alcohol I chose photography..and mind you like alcohol photography too can be self destructive sometimes.

I began shooting the Shi ethos to show you the Shia world that is not written kindly by Wahhabis or the Ahle Hadees..the problem is every Muslim sect loves finding glaring faults in the other sect though their backyard stinks like a an open gutter.

I am not into sectarian strife and sectarian hate and if you Google Search Muslims love Killing Muslims you will see all my poems and posts...and my disgust to see Islam hijacked by spiritual terrorists and vested interests who hate Humanity.

I must REITERATE I dont shoot the Shia world for the Shias all, my audience or my viewer to whom I address my pictures are my foreign friends or friends well wishers from other communities who will not get to see all this..I dont evangelize my Fath , and it is tough being a Shia anyway..and I dont seek a Shia Heaven either , my heaven is my world beneath my feet.

The Shias get to see what they do everyday they are part of their expression of Faith.. I shoot for my Christian Parsi or Hindu friends so they see our struggle beneath the layer of pain..yes we are the only community fighting for Human Rights and the Oppression of Man since 1400 years and even the Guinness Book of Wold Records does not know it.

And mind you shooting Moharam dressed as a Shia , bleeding as a Shia is not easy either the Shia bigot is everywhere insulting humiliating you and this is in Hyderabad Lucknow Mumbai.. anywhere ..and it sends me the shivers to see the chosen path of Misguidance and the elders and the Mullah watch all this with sealed lips..

Some soul searching should be done ..and I dont sell pictures or pictures for video clips .. I must be the only one does not give pictures of people I shoot.

So maybe the few Shias who get upset with me perhaps because on my site at Flickr as sets I have the Naga Sadhus , the Sufis the Hijras Hope and Hindutva .. the inheritance of my culture and I am proud of it..street pain poems and opinionated rant..

Only the Indian next door does not know about i

Baqar Nasser Shoots the Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai

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Baqar loves me and there is no doubt about it, and Baqar Nasser son of cinematographer late Yusuf Nasser of Africa , is an emerging talent like his elder brother Habib Nasser.

I know both the brothers since 12 years and their Mother is now my mother by default.

And mind you this not a testimony to our Friendship, Baqar is my fourth son after Asif Assad and Saif..And I am crying as I write this..yes I am poetically human..

Every time I cut myself with the Zanjir it would be Baqar,adding ointment when my wounds became diabetic sores , he would apply haldi on my feet after my sores walking the fire became unmanageable..

But the most important feature of his love for me is the pictures he shot of me while I cut my head at Ashura and at Chehlum..

He is at my beck and call and hits me in the guts when he calls me Akka meaning Master but I take it as elder brother..

And I know this is not the right platform , but any girl who marries Baqar will never have anything to feel sorry for.. Baqar Nasser is my extended family ..not by blood merely by a blood oath of my Faith and his too.

And all my pictures at 28 Safar Zainabia were shot by him...even my Chehlum pictures 2010 were shot by him.

Baqar is great friend to have and most of the time he ends up becoming your family.

And I am still crying as I write this..