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Showing posts from June 3, 2010

Once Upon a Time in Bandra

Once Upon a Time in Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 128,270 items / 937,661 views

Nowadays I pass this little back lane of Bazar Road instead of the Indraji Nagar slums, and mind you I have lived half my life in Bandra but never knew about this East Indian locality hidden away from builders and land sharks known as Mathilda wadi.

It all belonged to an East India lady , her house is now a building and around her these single tenements like bungalows .

Time stands still.

One day all this will disappear , this is prime land and a profitable one too for the investor.

Every brick in the wall has a story to tell, child hood spent here the gully cricket , the fun the frolic ..turned into wastelands that God forgot.

Motherhood Under The Bodhi Tree

Motherhood Under The Bodhi Tree, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 128,270 items / 937,661 views

She sits just across the Bandra Police station and her face tells her story of pain.

Later in the evening there is another young Muslim beggar mother of two who sits outside the Tata Fire Temple.

I have stopped cutting thorough the slums so I dont see the few that sat at Bandra Bazar Road.

Mother and child sometimes one sometimes two kids.

They wear the complete hijab so I hardly know who they are , but they are all part of my street documentation of pain.

And their pain is the only essence of their lives that generously flourishes , there is no escape , they are bound and gagged to their impoverished fate for life.

We as Muslims hardly have time for all this , its part of a wild landscape of life, what matters is upholding our spirituality, at any cost, block this page block that page but we are unable to block pain from a Muslim beggar woman's life.

Luckily we are in Indi…

Shooting Cosmic Reality of Pain

Shooting Cosmic Reality of Pain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. as i see it
on the streets
again and again
a pain
to a karmic chain
connecting the soul
of the universe
with your heart and brain
eyes closed
shooting cosmic
reality of pain
they do it in honor
of goddess maryamma
we do it to
in blood
on our
body and soul
the humility
of hussain

Sunni Lover of Hussain

Sunni Lover of Hussain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I have posted text on this picture today at Facebook.

I posted the original picture at Flickr and than cross blogged it here at Facebook , my pictures are street documentary of the people I shoot .

Normally I try to to keep text minimal on my pictures, I am adding text here now.

A Muslim cross dresser posted a comment here on this picture at Facebook..I removed her from my friends list

Her comment was that the Rasul has not said to do all this and dont show such things.

Now for me to add my response will not help or change her mindset ..I have no agenda of promoting Shiasm, but I do look forward to amity between all sects who believe in Allah His Holy Prophet and Ahle Bayt..

The person in the picture is a Sunni beggar who one would see at Makhdoom Shah Babas Shrine at Mahim.

I saw him, got to know him and he is a kindly person , than I began seeing him outside Kaiser Bagh scourging his burnt body with blades.

People …