as she sat silently
on her seat
i could hear
of the bus
on her feet
of a poets vision
on the crossroads
on another bus
we did meet
cute and sweet
a spectral light
her fate line
my love seat
her dainty feet
what we want
we dont get
we try or cheat
we cant delete
a kindred spirit
to a back seat
on my body
i could feel
her body heat
the mind of man
coupled with her
his wingless soul
his bedroom suite
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
as she sat silently
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Once the bus reached Surat Bus Depot , the night mare begins , there is no connecting to Mumbai from the dept the buses leave at 8 pm and I had reached Surat at 2 pm.
Enter the Bhaiyya migrant touts who con fleece the devotees left right and center , they are ricksha drivers who will take you a distance of 12 km they say and put you in a Mumbai for rs 400 you have to give them 150 for the ricksha ride.
I was lucky the guy did not charged me for the ricksha ride but would take Rs 350 to put me in a a car sharing.
I agreed but on reaching the highway and waiting for about an hour there was no car he charged me Rs 250 and put me on a bus to Thana.
The bus belonged to a private company , they pay the driver 100 and pocket the Rs 150 as net profit.
And I met guys in the new bus who were badly conned a couple they had paid Rs 1500.. to reach Mumbai but they had an emergency and were not complaining.
This is the corruption level in Surat by these touts towards the devotees of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz. on entering the bus depot at Surat..for buses arriving from Ajmer .
Thanks to all of you for your encouragement love and support.
Thank you Dr Glenn Losack MD for the two year Pro membership , without you this task would have not seen the light of day.
This post is dedicated to you cousin.
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one is called hope
the other harmony
on natures sweet carpet
both are free
from here to eternity
of the same
sharing love warmth
of a banyan tree
to my good friend fred miller
keeping pune alive in the soul of a virtual blog
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To Sukhi Hontu
who sees my pictures
with her feet placed
in my shoes
she is there
i am here
After I reached Peersaabs house from Taragadh, I had to leave to catch my bus from a highway on Ajmer .
I said goodbye to all of them..Peesrsaab had bought my ticket for the return journey home by bus , the first time I was traveling by bus to Mumbai from Ajmer via Surat.
I was barefeet throughout my stay at Ajmer and Taragadh.
But now that I was walking towards the Bus Station I decided to wear my slippers and continued shooting humanity as my salute to the Holy City of Ajmer.
Javed the loyal Murid of Peersaab carried my bag on his shoulders.
From the main road I took a rickshah to the highway at Ajmer to catch the bus heading to Surat.
Luckily I had a sleeper seat in the bus and I shot a lot of stuff thus killing time and my boredom.
At Surat I was taken 12 km again to another highway to catch another bus to Vasai.. and local train from Vasai to Bandra.
End of Ajmer trip 2010
June 21 2010.
I had shot about 4193 photos and my return journey pictures I have placed in another set at Flickr shot from the bus at Ajmer and Surat till I reached Mumbai.
In the arms of Marziya my grand daughter.
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some treat me as friend
some treat me as foe
shooting the hijra angst
i smoothly flow
hijras are humanity
perhaps you dont know
neither man nor woman
red hot lipstick
swinging their ass
from head to toe
they love to blow
as they flow
their androgynous world
in a glass bottle
i faithfully show
you ask for less
i give you more
the hijra dancer
the hijra bawa
the hijra beggar
the hijra whore
a roofless world
without any doors
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of man caught
in a vicious snare
snake like movements
beggar of ajmer
kissing mother earth
as he gulps
on the emulsion
of a poem
on the soul
of a cameras
bald headed blogger
fear to dare
on flickr facebook
I had a friend request at Flickr I checked his pictures totally tame about a dozen, simple things, I was about to add him , when all of a sudden I checked his favorites, and his favorite had almost all the porn you could ask for , blow jobs , fucking, and he was member of all the porn groups on Flickr.
Call me outdated , conservative but I will not add such a contact at all, this is what I mean by one sided contact , they add you without your permission and they add your pictures as favorites so my pictures become a part of the already fucked pictures they have collected from other fucked porn loving members.
This is my dilemma and unending grouse with Flickr Management, per se.
And why must I police for Flickr report abuse or flag their pictures , thy like porn fine but I dont want it shoved up my deep throat.
I am not interest in genitalia micro shots that make mountain of a molehill and a water pistol into a canon.
I am not ready to be food for their fodder.
So I have to block these weirdos in order to remove myself from their contact list and blocking removes my pictures they have favorited from their list.
So I fail to understand Flickr goes for page upgrade , which is good and neat and nice but issues that heckle members should be taken into consideration.
I follow Flickr Facebook twitter rues and guidelines , I have perhaps one of the largest photo streams with about 1000000 views in three years , my suggestion should be considered even if I am a lone voice so what.
I entertain people with my pictures , my pictures are street education of human life customs rituals religiosity.I give all I have free and thanks to Dr Glenn Losack MD you see all my stuff at Flickr as he is my benefactor who bought me a two yea Pro account here at Flickr.
I introduced him to Flickr.
If I did not have a Pro account here at Flickr given to me gratis I would be posting all my stuff at Blogspot.
I dont much care for Word Press now too confusing and without the simplicity that it started with a few years back.
Flickr is my all time favorite..and one day if Yahoo buys Facebook than I would not need to upload my pictures to Facebook.. at all..and if Facebook buys off Flickr than I will give up Photography altogether.
And Fred Miller and Randy Der are both chuckling away..
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