Showing posts from July 13, 2010

Last But Not The Least

Last But Not The Least, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. last but not the least
my tribute in humility to
shree balasaheb thackeray
saab who too bid
lalbagh cha raja
the city's heart beat
end of the
ganesha feast
nationalism love
of the country
mutual coexistence
love and brotherhood
all our pleased
amchi mumbai
mee mumbaikar
a blogger barefeet
hope and hindutva
through pictures
a message
of universal peace
a circle of hope
humanity complete

dedicated to shree balashaeb thackeray

Time Has Come For Me To Go..

Time Has Come For Me To Go.., originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. "Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Suryakotee Sama Prabha
Nirvighnam kuru mey Deva, Sarva kaaryeshu Sarvadaa"

but i shall come back next year
surely so my heart is with you
children of mumbai you should know
towards my home in the seas
time has come for me to go
your hospitality your humility
your offerings all aglow
i shall remove all your obstacles
crush your foe bless you with
health wealth prosperity
remove all your woes
a new camera i promise
to my in house photographer
bareefeet blogger
my dear firoze
peace is the path
of the mumbaikar
through pictures
the ethos the angst
of humanity shows
hindu sikhs
christians muslims
jains dalits
into their souls
my blessings flow

वक्रतुंड महाकाय कोटिसूर्यसमप्रभ ।

निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥

सुमुखश्चैकदंतश्च कपिलो गजकर्णकः ।

लम्बोदरश्च विकटो विघ्ननाशो गणाधिपः ।

धूम्रकेतुर्गणाध्यक्षो भालचन्द्रो गजाननः ।

द्वादशैतानि नामानि यः पठेच्छृणुयादपि ।

विद्यारंभे विव…

Following the Footsteps of Lalbagh Cha Raja

Following the Footsteps of Lalbagh Cha Raja, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 93,387 items / 566,212 views

every year
i shoot the journey
of lal bagh cha raja
from his pandal
to the sea
in all humility
a holy month
that coincides
with his feast
the hindus break
my fast at byculla
offering me fruits
bhajiyas some tea
being a hindu
being a muslim
a cosmic reality
the colorful soul
of humanity
of amchi mumbai
shoulder to shoulder
vermilion sprinkled
he shaan konachi
lal bagh cha raja
its brand equity
hope and hindutva
a message of peace
on human souls
born free

Marziyas World

Marziyas World, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 135,162 items / 1,012,109 views

The purse on her shoulders is part of her dresses USP.
In the purse she has Rs 10 but it is not for chocolates but to give to the Umbrella lady of Bandra Reclamation.,

The Umbrella Lady is a landmark , impoverished and her home is an umbrella the protection from harsh monsoonal weather and the vagaries and moodiness of heat and humidity if it does not rain.

Marziya knows her very well and insists I take her that way so she can give money to this poor lady.
She sits on the street corner next to the chai shop, some say she has a home near upmarket Dadar but how she came here living among the rubble no one knows and if she died nobody would care to know.

This is apathy on the soul of Humanity, and most of the time the Mumbaikar in the race to make a quick buck has lost all human feelings.

Who gives a damn, the media the conscience of society taps the homes of models who commit suicide or houn…