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Be Human Be Salman Khan

Be Human Be Salman Khan, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Salman Khan
is a man
after my heart
with love
with hope
with a healing touch
the poor persons
shut down life
he loves to re start
be human
his words echo
a message impart
salman khan
who paints
the canvas
of a poor
persons life
yes this is art
i asked a
little girl
at band stand
who was
the best khan
star eyed
she answered
salman khan
is my sweet heart
my silence
she did outsmart
into the crowds
she did dart
moving away
with her father
his hand cart

Jab Budapa Ata Hai

Jab Budapa Ata Hai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 123,672 items / 862,841 views]

jab budapa ata hai
hijda aurat se phir
marad ban jata hai
ghabrata hai
bheetar se thar
tharata hai
ganji chandiya
moochi dadi
phir waqt
ke chungal
main phas
jata hai
jawani ka
nazron ke samne
se guzar jata hai
hijra ek bar nahi
kai bar
mar jata hai
jab budapa ata hai
ma bahen kar jata hai
safed saree
toote ghungroo
purani dholak
se sharminda
ho jata hai

The Dauntless Street Photographer

The Dauntless Street Photographer, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 123,671 items / 856,838 views

picture shot by my master kg maheshwari

This was shot a few years back at Mr Maheshwarijis house and he has worked on it and bought it to demystify the soul of a dauntless street photographer.

His words to me when he sent me this picture a few minutes back..

Dear Firozebhai:
With your erstwhile pictorial photography experience
(as now you would like to be known worldwide as "STREET PHOTOGRAPHER"),
please oblige me with your constructive comments.
Thanking you,

Shoshanam Bhava Sindhoscha
Gnyaapanam Saarasampadaha
Guror Padodakam Samyak
Tasmai Sree Gurave Namaha
Meaning:- The one who can hekp us cross this ocean of life, the one who can reveal to us the Divine, I adore his paadukaas(hold onto his feet), I salute to such a Guru.

i am a street photographer
shooting life a still camera
my eyes a video cam
in all humility i bow
to you master
for making me
what i a…

Beneath The Feet of a Guru Lies Paradise

Beneath The Feet of a Guru Lies Paradise, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 123,670 items / 856,828 views

picture was shot by late prof b w jatkar

Guru Brahma Gurur Vishnu
Guru Devo Maheshvaraha
Guru Saakshat Para Brahma
Tasmai Sree Gurave Namaha

Meaning:Guru is verily the representative of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He creates, sustains knowledge and destroys the weeds of ignorance. I salute such a Guru.

a master
of light and shade
on the soul
of humanity
can never fade
an unknown zone
of cyberspace
kg maheshwari
a doyen
of photography
self made
for money
his art a passion
he wont trade
old but
at heart
wit sharp
as razor blade
a precious
in brilliance
will never jade
out of a
speck of dust
he touched
his feet
a street
he made

Guroraadi Anaadischa
Guruh Parama Daivatam
Guruh Parataram Naasti
Tasmai Sree Gurave Namaha
Meaning:- The Guru has neither beginning nor end; the Guru is the ultimate God (in the …

She Has Ordered A New Door For Her Heart

She Has Ordered A New Door For Her Heart, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 123,669 items / 856,517 views

once her heart
was a mansion
to the core
she loved me
she swore
but being a woman
of substance
she got tired
i was dislodged
as a bore
to keep me out
she has ordered
a new door
her facebook wall
like a mourning
i have deleted
her from
my fucked
her memories
now bitter
slightly scarred
i adore
that she will
come back to me
my old status restore
her unbridled passion
on my poetic soul
out pour
before i cut
my wrist
blood and gore
another one
bites the floor
a rolling pin
on my head
woke me up
wife said
why do
you day
you snore
a father
a grand father
you are
not what
you were
while you
break your head
on this wretched
someone else
has to mind
your store
most wanted
no more
i am
what i am
a loser
i responded
ill will or rancor
i was a pimp
life was…

Be Human Like Salman Khan

Be Human Like Salman Khan, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. salman khan
is a legend
on the street
he touches
he meets
with his
at Galaxy
out to
his fans
with love
he greets
a man
who accepts
but rises
every time
on his feet
the needy
the poor
the underprivileged
without conceit
no actor
worth his salt
with our own
30 mar khan
can compete
neighbors envy
owners pride
salman khan
his seniors
or his juniors
he will
be human
his cry of anguish
his cry of pain
for those
who sleep
on the roads
have no
food to eat
share your
be generous
to them
in their
time of need
salman khan
a human actor
in the hearts
of people as hope
you cannot unseat

this is my tribute
to salman khan
an actor
a poet a writer
a painter
will make
an excellent
a doting father
as his heartbeat

Recreating Bombay In Uttar Pradesh

Recreating Bombay In Uttar Pradesh, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. fed up
with the harsh
out to the bhaiyya
of her state
madame Maya Worthy ji
came up
with a thought
highly original
inventive and brave
she has asked
all the bhaiyyas
to leave mumbai
for them a new city
called Bombay
near Amethi
she will recreate
the bhaiyyas
she will re instate
change their
migrant kismet
their fate
she is certain
with the job
no taxes
this new city
she will upgrade
a new gateway of india
chatrapatti shivaji terminus
the bandra worli sea link
gazdar bandh
nostalgia of mumbai
she has asked nitin desai
to replicate
money for this
herculean task
from the state treasury
she will donate
UP's Bombay with
Maharashtra's Mumbai
she will equate
invite all heavy weights
give benefits cut rates
make this new tax haven
Indias most
wanted real estate

but than came a jolt
when her secretary told her
the bhaiyyas must mutate
should be willing
from mumbai…

Hapus - The King of Mangoes

Hapus - The King of Mangoes, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, Aapoos in North Karnataka Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many to be one of the best in terms of sweetness and flavor although it does have a short shelf life. It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in western India and south east Pakistan. It is in season April through May and the fruit weigh between 150g and 300g each.

It is named after Afonso de Albuquerque. This was an exquisite and expensive variety of mango, that he used to bring on his journeys to Goa. The locals took to calling it Aphoos in Konkani and in Maharashtra the pronunciation got further transformed to Hapoos. This variety then was taken to the Konkan region of Maharashtra and other parts of India.

The southern district of Ratnagiri and south northern parts of Sindhudurg in Maharashtra state, including regions a…

He Wants To Be Salman Khan

Watered Woes

Watered Woes, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. drip drip drop drop
water running
through a hose
will run dry
snub nosed

How Bad Can It Get ?

How Bad Can It Get ?, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. dried up
parched souls
thirsty tongues
to get wet
pain flowing
through a pipe
in the slums
a spiders net
humanity sucks
you bet
to wash
your backsides
in a fucked
up creaky doored
water shortage
water scarcity
heat humidity
you sweat
reliving pain
pain 'loves
pain pain
you cant forget
the loan sharks
hound you
in their debt
life a struggle
always a threat

Life in the Slums of Despair

Life in the Slums of Despair, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Water scarcity, water shortage is the essence of life in the slums, there is no escaping it , electric power is bought at a price from the mafia that runs a parallel fief here .

Life is a hurdle life is a struggle and it continues in one form or the other.

This is the first time I am seeing it so closely, and the pipe that runs through the slums is a recent addition , connecting to a tap to be shared by five houses .

Mornings go in filling water the daily fights over whose turn it is ., the daily squabbles and water is the source of life's generated problems have to have it at any cost.

Sometimes I unconsciously peep into the curtained houses and am shocked at the pathetic conditions within , all over the house are plastic containers of water .. to drink to cook to bathe to defecate..

And pain abounds in these slums , but yes these are slums in the high end of Bandra West, life is not as bad as …