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Laxmi Narayan Tripathi The Hijra Goddess Rules

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi The Hijra Goddess Rules, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 117,890 items / 765,771 views

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
whirlpool
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 My Hijra Guru, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 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 years..my 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 a…

She Cut Her Head Too

She Cut Her Head Too, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 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 hav…

Shooting the Shias

Shooting the Shias, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 117,821 items / 765,239 views

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 H…

Baqar Nasser Shoots the Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai

Baqar Nasser Shoots the Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 117,821 items / 765,239 views

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.…