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Two Beggars On The Cross Roads of Life

Two Beggars On The Cross Roads of Life, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. The beggar with roots for legs and the other blogger beggar who shoots such dregs .

The Beggar With Roots For Legs

The Veil of Silence

The Veil of Silence, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. it identifies her
as a muslim
she covers
her face
the garb
of her destiny
the garb
of her race
but it troubles
those who dont
wear it
who cant bear it
as always
she who is
fully covered
is considered
out of place
but if you walk
topless in
europe
or othe
western
countries
it is no disgrace
cultural differences
time and space
leave the muslim
woman and her hijab
let there be peace
allah be praised

Mans Thirst For Life

Mans Thirst For Life, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. an empty stomach
that keeps him alive
man who was born
to walk bare feet
on the sharp edge
of a knife
man is man
because of
human strife
mans eternal
loneliness
mocked him
to share his lot
with her fucked lot
he took a wife

A Human Dog Called Man

A Human Dog Called Man, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I could have rushed across and shot him head long , but the floor was burning and he shamed my own scorching barefeet .

And do you really think a man cares for another man, bullshit, I have shot so many beggars and perhaps they would see him if he was stark naked ,only to give him a cloth to cover his shame and move away.

This is street humanity in a nutshell.

I am not a anthropologist but yes I am a mind reader.

There is another hitch, most of the beggars with sever deformities are brought to such sites in hordes paid wholesale to beg, what they make at the end of the day is kept by the powerful beggar mafia in collusion with the authorities.

And mind you there is no overheads no investment ..this is the chakra of convenience at the expense of failed humanity.

I am not critical like some of my white friendly photographers.. I cannot curse or call a ritual madness , I cannot say what I shoot is rotten or against my…

The Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai

The Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai

Documenting The Pain of the Hijra Soul

Hijra Bawas at Char Yar Ajmer

The Moulaiee Hijra Bawa of Ajmer

The Moulaiee Hijra Bawa of Ajmer, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. She is a hijra bawa , a mystic who gave up glamor glitz in the service of God and Humanity.

She is a staunch believer of Ahle Bayt and strikes a chord with people of same bent of Mind.

On her lips there is a flowing chant of Ya Hussain , Bibi Sakina and Hazrat Abbas...

She told me that without the sacrifice of Hussain , and if Yazid had been given a free run , Islam would have perished , because the Islam that Yazid the accursed promoted was totally alien to that preached by the Holy Messenger of Allah.

Mind you these bawas seek no other worldly gifts , their life led in austerity they sit at Char Yar and evangelize spirtual peace.

They do Dua Tawiz and exorcism too.

Most of the rich hjras approach them for their problems and those of their disciples.

This hijra guru spoke at length about the miraculous powers of the Rozas or Shrines at Hussain Tekri Jaorah.


So each Bawa here follows his own agenda of spiri…

Noubat Ali Baba Char Yar

Noubat Ali Baba Char Yar, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Noubat Ali Baba heads the rafaees at Char Yar and is highly respected and with a large number of Murids around him.

I have a nice equation with him having shot him for several years.

The Malangs of Ajmer and The Shia Blogger