the only garment that blows a short fuse the only garment considered a garment of oppression and abuse god protected hijab always in the news ban the hijab burn the hijab words of hate by muslim haters on islam spews the hijab a bone of contention needs no excuse a garment of modesty to wear it or dont wear it is an option you choose
Do you blame my camera or my eyes for seeing what i see you saw it too but did not see you let it be human condition enslaved to karmic destiny they wont be on the new census count wont you agree their home the pavement of disparity a few coins to appease a somnolent god in the name of charity god sleeps his people sleep overheard fuck why do you shot such vulgarity a common scene made in india needs no hype or popularity
Some of the traffic signals of the Mumbai suburbs are famous for hijras , Turner Road Linking Road , Juhu Versova Link road signal.
I shot this pretty hijra at the Juhu Versova Link road signal.
She could pass for a South Indian actress if she was well dressed made up and all.
She had a very endearing smile I shot a few frames as this is a long signal halt, and the hijras move around this signal , this is their marked territory.
Most of the hijras on this signal know me very well.
And I dont envy those photographers that make it year after year to Villupuram to shoot the Koovagam Eunuch festival.I have missed it since the time I came to know about it and it is because of my Hijda Eunuch blog…
Shooting the Siddis of Junagadh, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I shoot pain in its collective ethos , and shooting the Siddis a tribal race of African ancestry living in the Gir Forests and now in Mumbai to earn their living playing drums performing at the Makhdoom Shah Baba Urus at Mahim, was shooting a pain that lives from one generation to the next.
People of a warrior race reduced to performing beggars ..so I decided to make a set of their pictures at my photo stream at Flickr.
This is my tribute to them , their fighting spirit of survival and they are Muslims mind you. Their Holy Saint is Baba Gor.
I shot the Siddi Dhamal by the Mumbai Siddis at Haji Malang too thanks to Afzal Bhai and Altaf Siddi.
The Siddis are a quiet race , they dont mix and live among themselves they are born dancers , dancing and drums is in their blood stream.
They do Hip Hop Rap and a fusion of African street dance with acrobatic acts.