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Mona and Nandini Eunuch Children

Mona and Nandini Eunuch Children, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 120,319 items / 783,521 views

With this picture I complete my Hijras at Haji Malang 2010 series at Flickr, I have thus posted 1380 hijra pictures , some are of the Hijra Bawa I will include here from Haji Malang Urus 2010 series.

Had I stayed over and shot the Sultan Shah Babas Urus at Haji Malang I would have definitely got a lot more photos but there comes a time when you have to stop.

I love these eunuch kids and there is another child beauty I shot last year Jyoti the child eunuch she was not here this time..Jyoti is a rare vulnerable fragile hijra child unlike these two , both Mona and Nandini are from rich hijra parentage but street smart you dont mess with them they have a lot of attitude and both their foster parents Gopal Haji and Babita Hijra love them dearly.

These two are the Hijra community's lucky talisman.

Hijras Shoot Me Much Before I Shoot Them

Hijras Shoot Me Much Before I Shoot Them, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. with their body language of love
they loot me much before I loot them

Lab Pe Ati Hai Ek Bat Kehte Hue Ghabrata Hoon

Lab Pe Ati Hai Ek Bat Kehte Hue Ghabrata Hoon, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. unki chaukat par
apna sar jhukata hoon
lab pe ati hai bat
kehte hue ghabrata hoon
ke dilon jan
se main unko chahta hoon
unke gham main apna gham
bhool jata hoon unke kanon
main yeh bat kehte hue
reh jata hoon
wo kisi aur aur ko chahti hain
main unko chahta hoon

Navi

Navi, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. imam
ke katilon
pe thukte
hain hum
to the
beats
of the drum
dance
merriment frolic
till the soul
goes numb
pictures
of re awakening
of the shia soul
in this album
shah ast hussain
badshah ast hussain
our spiritual anthem

A Hijra is Born

A Hijra is Born, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. a rose bud
at the mercy
of a spiked thorn
her lost childhood
her lost dreams
all gone
hijra life
a curse
a blasphemy
of scorn
it hurts
when hijras
as humans
are used abused
as porn
the birth of a book
chapters all torn


dedicated
to manish gaekwad
colors and crayon

Nandini The Child Eunuch Shoots

Nandini The Child Eunuch Shoots, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. a hijra plant of pain
born without roots
given away
to the hijras
the night
she was born
her biological
parents
hardcore brutes
being born a hijra
is a stigma
in fucked Indian society
blame the system
our soul
our self respect loots
its about religion
about politics
about money
for the hijras
it is gallis
chapals and boots
who cares a fuck
for child hijras
who needs Truth
lies our pretentious
state of living suits
hate bigotry intolerance
parochial division of a nation
on language caste color creed
the soul of a weeping
mother India pollutes

to a hijra child
indomitable hijra society
this poem as tribute

Uff Yeh Mohabbat

Uff Yeh Mohabbat, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. They fight most of the time, but Mona and Nandini both child eunuch ,love each other immensely , the pictures says it million times over and my pictures are never posed I dont use my pictures to get readership, I shoot what I see and you see what I saw..

Mona and Nandini hail from very rich affluent foter hijra family.. they have everything and more , that money can buy.
But their greatest wealth is father Gopal Haji Hijra Nayak of Najafgarh, and Babita hijra mother.

Both kids love me for a single reason , yes they love me because they are hardcore fans of Salman Khan ,the one and only Tees Mar Khan of Bollywood ..no other Khan or Khanna could ever take his place period.


Luckily Mona and Nandini are not on Facebook or I would go crazy , friends mostly girls write to me to ask Salman Khan to add them as a friend.

And I hardly meet Salman Bhai though we stay quite close by at Bandra..he stays at Band Stand I stay at the o…

Nandini The Birth of a Child Eunuch

Nandini The Birth of a Child Eunuch, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I am posting my last lot of the Hijras in Haji Malang and these pictures were shot at a dance recital function at Gopal Haji and Babita Hijras house at Haji Malang.

I had kept back these pictures earlier due to Athvi Moharam, but officially Moharam got over lat night and we Shias cerebrate a happy moment we call Eid E Zehra or 9 Rabbilawwal...

The child in the picture is Nandini the child eunuch, she carries her destiny on her forehead, mind you she is not a poor child , she is foster hijra child of Babita Hijra and Gopal Haji., along with Mona the Child Eunuch.

I have been documenting the life and growth of Mona for several years and Nandini for about two years.

I am a grand father of a little gifted child , I love children , I shoot children , not merely as pretty faces I shoot children as the future of our human race , I shoot children as the promise of love given to us by God..

I am not just a cam…

Poetic Love Gone Down The Drain

Poetic Love Gone Down The Drain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. leaping tiger
wingless crane
words like
tadpoles
in the gutter
of his brain
poetic love
gone down
the drain
born in captivity
seeking humanity
in the name of hussain

Breaking the Barrier of Time

Breaking the Barrier of Time, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. time elapsed
she got married
had children
so to speak
one day she returned
to haji malang
the spiritual peak
of memories
of peace
of doomed love
of thoughts unique
the spirit was wishing
the future was bleak
her children meek
playing hide and seek
rushed
to the malang
with rings
on his fingers
a freakazoid geek
silence sleek
she looked
into his eyes
time stopped
a metaphoric moment
of a barefeet beggar
his mystique
a beggars bowl
her slithering smile
on the soul of his loneliness
a slap on his cheek
of time forgotten
a thought oblique
emotions choked
inundated creek

Anthim Ghadi Ka Intezar Hai

Anthim Ghadi Ka Intezar Hai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. palang
bhi
zindagi
se pareshan hai
akhri nishan hai
maut mandrati hui
meherban hai
sirf palang
par ek zinda lash
anjaan hai
charon taraf
khamoshi
aur zindan hai

she i was told is in the last stages of her life..

Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka

Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. betrayed moments
a betrayal of life
morbid and intense
as is where is
no suspense
a house of dreams
makes no sense
street of pain
humanity
humiliated
by my camera lens
said the Baba of Haji Malang
come with your two legs
but at at the foot of Malangad
keep your Santro your Mercedes Benz
now your spiritual journey
in all humility
you can commence

Eid E Zehra Mubarak

Eid E Zehra Mubarak, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. for two month
eight days
we bled
we cut
our backs
we cut
our heads
so whether
it is moharam
or eid e zehra
we choose
the color red
we curse
the killers
of imam hussain
and those eunuchs
of the yazidi force
who watched this
like cowards
tails between
their legs fled
long live
the martyrs
the purebred
hussainiyat
our only peaceful
homestead

Eid E Zehra Mubarak

Eid E Zehra Mubarak, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. for two month
eight days
we bled
we cut
our backs
we cut
our heads
so whether
it is moharam
or eid e zehra
we choose
the color red
we curse
the killers
of imam hussain
and those eunuchs
of the yazidi force
who watched this
like cowards
tails between
their legs fled
long live
the martyrs
the purebred
hussainiyat
our only peaceful
homestead

Minstrels of Pandharpur at HajiMalng

Minstrels of Pandharpur at HajiMalng, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Well these are pictures I shot while climbing down the mountains barefeet from Haji Malang , I do things alone photography and reminiscing , I wish I had a female companion , as it gets lonely and I dont shoot landscapes or sunsets..I trudged along, shooting pictures and this too is an extension of street photography.. in a way..

The climb down does not tire me and the most important aspect of reaching home was Marziya I just spoke to her ..for those of you who have tuned in late Marziya my 2 year old grand daughter has gone Lucknow to celebrate Athvi which is today and Eid E Zehra tomorrow..

These minstrels come to the foothills of Malangad just before you reach base and I have known them since a very long time , thy are colorful people I respect their love devotion to their Deity..they call me Photowale Malang Baba ..some call me Mastan .

And I am not a Bawa at all, I dress in this peculiar style…

She Made a Monkey Out Of Me

She Made a Monkey Out Of Me, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. her failed promises
her failed commitment
me stuck in between
the grass on the side
of her fence no more green
she made a monkey out of me
all her moves a smoke screen
the house of my dreams
simian sorrow serene
a broken down
love machine
a barefeet blogger
in the web of her deceit
now a has been
never fall in love
with a girl who
pretends to be nineteen
a fucked flu no vaccine