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Meter Jam Day

Meter Jam Day, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
Meter Jam Day in Mumbai - 12th August 2010

Recently auto and taxi fares have increased.

One strange phenomenon was noticed by me. The metre readings shown by many autos for the distance travelled by me many days regularly has increased. While in earlier days, it was around 5.0 in many days recently this number has gone up to 5.50 and above. What is the reason? The increase in fares led to more rigging of meters. Any body complaining? Any body listening? Many of the unions of autos and taxis are controlled by political leaders. There is hafta collection from these drivers. The hafta collection from drivers is mentioned by leading persons on big platforms in India.

A group of young people have come forward to protest against this present practices in auto and taxi trade.

A call for METER JAM is given. Don't use these vehicles for a day and show your protest.

The call is given vide a web site www.meterjam.com

Beti Tu Kya Soch Rahi Hai

Beti Tu Kya Soch Rahi Hai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 136,657 items / 1,055,396 views

waqt ki
mauthaj
zindagi
yunhi
thami hai
beti
tu
kya soch
rahi hai
jo main
sochta ta tha
kya tu
soch rahi hai
dange
fasad
mar dhad
zindagi
zindagi
ka daboch
rahi hai
kafan
main
kahmosh
murde
ko maut
main
noch
rahi hai
kya
maut
bhi
zindagi
ke agosh
main
kuch
soch
rahi hai

Generated By Human Beings For All

Generated By Human Beings For All, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. all this
much more
than this
wealth
from human beings
into the garbage comes
from posh buildings
high rise dwellings
some from nearby slums
a mound for all
kinds of sickness
diseases it becomes
everyone gets
infected eventually
you succumb
yes i shoot
garbage on
the streets
where cats
search
for hope
rats
search
for crumbs
mosquitoes
with
war drums
goats
stray dogs
as bum chums
i did not have
a micro lens
i could not shoot
the squiggly worms
this is the drama
poetry of life
as an image
makes my
conscience
squirm hope
to god to take me fast from
here before 'i finish my term

malaria is passed by
human beings
not by another germ
i confirm

Marziya Sees The World With My Eyes

Marziya Sees The World With My Eyes, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. frozen moments
beneath a burnt
out sky
remorseless rocks
on the other side
of paradise
marziya
sees the world
with my eyes
lovers
seeking hope
away from
public eyes
this a lot
more marziya
espies
innocent
worldly wise
her soul
a camera body
her lens like eyes
a receding horizon
memories never die
entombed in the emulsion
in the angst of a human soul
momentary laughter
eternal cries god
an idol feet made of clay
divinity in disguise

Watering the Plants at Carter Road

Watering the Plants at Carter Road, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. with his hose
he waters
the mangroves
eco friendly nature
he does it
wherever he goes
be it a wall
or a lamp post
we Indians
are the best piddlers
the whole world knows
shitting in public
piddling in public
fuck the raised
eyebrows
defecating
urinating
a fundamental right
beyond
caste color creed
unifies us some more
as there is no urinal
or toilet on carter road
the public including
their watch man
uses the sea shore
when it rains
it pours
without
an umbrella
caught
outdoors

Jesus Hangs On A Cross

Jesus Hangs On A Cross, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 136,657 items / 1,055,396 views

reminding the world
of human pain remorse
when one man
destroys
another man
with a selfish motive
cause
brutalizes humanity
with excessive force
jesus cries out
in pain at our
collective
human ethos
our worldly gains
our corrupted
souls loss
peace
hope foe mankind
through humility
should come across
from the hearts source
a message of tolerance
mutual co existence
despite our
diverse religiosity
we must strictly enforce
a pledge for
the sake of
the unborn child
we must endorse

It Takes Two Hands To Unwrap

Children of Bandra Bazar

Children of Bandra Bazar, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. they have
changed
their minds
they dont want
to be doctors
abdul and ghaffar
they want to be
salman khan
john abraham
zooming
on motorbikes
all over bandra bazar
yes they want
to bollywoods
most
wanted
film stars
no they dont
want to be
sharukh
or akshay kumar

Dreams at Bandra Bazar

Dreams at Bandra Bazar, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. living
at bandra bazar
little kids
seeking good
education
not a red
gleaming car
they have dreams
hazar
waiting
intezar
barefeet
on burning tar
they have no
money
but they want to
become doctors
not politicians
cops or film stars
but the doors
of their destiny
are not yet ajar
with their fate
they spar
they want to
live with
mother india
no gulf
no petro dollars
no riyals or dinars

Malaria

Malaria, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 136,543 items / 1,054,977 views

from wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaria


Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by a eukaryotic protist of the genus Plasmodium. It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, including parts of the Americas (22 countries), Asia, and Africa. Each year, there are approximately 350–500 million cases of malaria,[1] killing between one and three million people, the majority of whom are young children in sub-Saharan Africa.[2] Ninety percent of malaria-related deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is commonly associated with poverty, and can indeed be a cause of poverty[3] and a major hindrance to economic development.

Five species of the plasmodium parasite can infect humans; the most serious forms of the disease are caused by Plasmodium falciparum. Malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae causes milder disease in humans that …

The Hand That Pets Is The Hand That Bites

The Hand That Pets Is The Hand That Bites, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. pompous
pedagogic
pedantic
gets uptight
because
he cant
for the fuck
of him
poetize
what
another
man writes
or clicks
pain pathos
in black and white
colored curiosity
chloroformed quiet
in spectral light
a tower of babel
under obstruction
out of sight
its man
not the dog
who loves to bite
hiding behind
a dead authors
thumbnail
out of fright
dark as death
you can see
him once
you switch
on the light
a racist
muslim hating man
you guessed it right

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I am More Friendlier With Dogs Than Human Beings

I am More Friendlier With Dogs Than Human Beings, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. it is man
who bites
more viciously
than a dog
over the years
i have seen
an indian
to another indian
will be insulting
demeaning and mean
he will be jealous
of another mans talent
envious and green
he may not write poems
he may not click pictures
but if someone else
does it prolifically
it gets on his goat
it gets o n his spleen
humility is virtue
he barks out
manzilayo ashane
hate in his gene
trying to chop
the hand of this poet
a guy from
gravayur trichur
is an act routine
a pedagogic
pompous
pedantic
pederast
a closet queen
a nimrod
building
a tower of babel
a hate machine