Monday, August 9, 2010

Meter Jam Day

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

Beti Tu Kya Soch Rahi Hai

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waqt ki
thami hai
kya soch
rahi hai
jo main
sochta ta tha
kya tu
soch rahi hai
mar dhad
ka daboch
rahi hai
ko maut
rahi hai
ke agosh
rahi hai

Generated By Human Beings For All

all this
much more
than this
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
for hope
for crumbs
war drums
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
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

frozen moments
beneath a burnt
out sky
remorseless rocks
on the other side
of paradise
sees the world
with my eyes
seeking hope
away from
public eyes
this a lot
more marziya
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

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
a fundamental right
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
an umbrella

Jesus Hangs On A Cross

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reminding the world
of human pain remorse
when one man
another man
with a selfish motive
brutalizes humanity
with excessive force
jesus cries out
in pain at our
human ethos
our worldly gains
our corrupted
souls loss
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

they have
their minds
they dont want
to be doctors
abdul and ghaffar
they want to be
salman khan
john abraham
on motorbikes
all over bandra bazar
yes they want
to bollywoods
film stars
no they dont
want to be
or akshay kumar

Dreams at Bandra Bazar

at bandra bazar
little kids
seeking good
not a red
gleaming car
they have dreams
on burning tar
they have no
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, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

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from wikipedia

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 is not generally fatal. A fifth species, Plasmodium knowlesi, is a zoonosis that causes malaria in macaques but can also infect humans.[4][5]

Malaria is naturally transmitted by the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito. When a mosquito bites an infected person, a small amount of blood is taken, which contains malaria parasites. These develop within the mosquito, and about one week later, when the mosquito takes its next blood meal, the parasites are injected with the mosquito's saliva into the person being bitten. After a period of between two weeks and several months (occasionally years) spent in the liver, the malaria parasites start to multiply within red blood cells, causing symptoms that include fever, and headache. In severe cases the disease worsens leading to hallucinations, coma, and death.

Symptoms of malaria include fever, shivering, arthralgia (joint pain), vomiting, anemia (caused by hemolysis), hemoglobinuria, retinal damage,[10] and convulsions. The classic symptom of malaria is cyclical occurrence of sudden coldness followed by rigor and then fever and sweating lasting four to six hours, occurring every two days in P. vivax and P. ovale infections, while every three days for P. malariae.[11] P. falciparum can have recurrent fever every 36–48 hours or a less pronounced and almost continuous fever. For reasons that are poorly understood, but that may be related to high intracranial pressure, children with malaria frequently exhibit abnormal posturing, a sign indicating severe brain damage.[12] Malaria has been found to cause cognitive impairments, especially in children. It causes widespread anemia during a period of rapid brain development and also direct brain damage. This neurologic damage results from cerebral malaria to which children are more vulnerable.[13][14] Cerebral malaria is associated with retinal whitening,[15] which may be a useful clinical sign in distinguishing malaria from other causes of fever.[16]

A wide variety of antimalarial drugs are available to treat malaria. In the last 5 years, treatment of P. falciparum infections in endemic countries has been transformed by the use of combinations of drugs containing an artemisinin derivative. Severe malaria is treated with intravenous or intramuscular quinine or, increasingly, the artemisinin derivative artesunate.[6] Several drugs are also available to prevent malaria in travellers to malaria-endemic countries (prophylaxis). Resistance has developed to several antimalarial drugs, most notably chloroquine.[7]

Malaria transmission can be reduced by preventing mosquito bites by distribution of inexpensive mosquito nets and insect repellents, or by mosquito-control measures such as spraying insecticides inside houses and draining standing water where mosquitoes lay their eggs.

Although many are under development, the challenge of producing a widely available vaccine that provides a high level of protection for a sustained period is still to be met.[8]

Severe malaria is almost exclusively caused by P. falciparum infection, and usually arises 6–14 days after infection.[17] Consequences of severe malaria include coma and death if untreated—young children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable. Splenomegaly (enlarged spleen), severe headache, cerebral ischemia, hepatomegaly (enlarged liver), hypoglycemia, and hemoglobinuria with renal failure may occur. Renal failure is a feature of blackwater fever, where hemoglobin from lysed red blood cells leaks into the urine. Severe malaria can progress extremely rapidly and cause death within hours or days.[17] In the most severe cases of the disease, fatality rates can exceed 20%, even with intensive care and treatment.[18] In endemic areas, treatment is often less satisfactory and the overall fatality rate for all cases of malaria can be as high as one in ten.[19] Over the longer term, developmental impairments have been documented in children who have suffered episodes of severe malaria.[20]

Chronic malaria is seen in both P. vivax and P. ovale, but not in P. falciparum. Here, the disease can relapse months or years after exposure, due to the presence of latent parasites in the liver. Describing a case of malaria as cured by observing the disappearance of parasites from the bloodstream can, therefore, be deceptive. The longest incubation period reported for a P. vivax infection is 30 years.[17] Approximately one in five of P. vivax malaria cases in temperate areas involve overwintering by hypnozoites (i.e., relapses begin the year after the mosquito bite).[21]

Malaria parasites are members of the genus Plasmodium (phylum Apicomplexa). In humans malaria is caused by P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale, P. vivax and P. knowlesi.[22][23] P. falciparum is the most common cause of infection and is responsible for about 80% of all malaria cases, and is also responsible for about 90% of the deaths from malaria.[24] Parasitic Plasmodium species also infect birds, reptiles, monkeys, chimpanzees and rodents.[25] There have been documented human infections with several simian species of malaria, namely P. knowlesi, P. inui, P. cynomolgi,[26] P. simiovale, P. brazilianum, P. schwetzi and P. simium; however, with the exception of P. knowlesi, these are mostly of limited public health importance.[27]
[edit] Mosquito vectors and the Plasmodium life cycle

The parasite's primary (definitive) hosts and transmission vectors are female mosquitoes of the Anopheles genus, while humans and other vertebrates are secondary hosts. Young mosquitoes first ingest the malaria parasite by feeding on an infected human carrier and the infected Anopheles mosquitoes carry Plasmodium sporozoites in their salivary glands. A mosquito becomes infected when it takes a blood meal from an infected human. Once ingested, the parasite gametocytes taken up in the blood will further differentiate into male or female gametes and then fuse in the mosquito gut. This produces an ookinete that penetrates the gut lining and produces an oocyst in the gut wall. When the oocyst ruptures, it releases sporozoites that migrate through the mosquito's body to the salivary glands, where they are then ready to infect a new human host. This type of transmission is occasionally referred to as anterior station transfer.[28] The sporozoites are injected into the skin, alongside saliva, when the mosquito takes a subsequent blood meal.

Only female mosquitoes feed on blood, thus males do not transmit the disease. The females of the Anopheles genus of mosquito prefer to feed at night. They usually start searching for a meal at dusk, and will continue throughout the night until taking a meal. Malaria parasites can also be transmitted by blood transfusions, although this is rare.[29]

The Hand That Pets Is The Hand That Bites

gets uptight
he cant
for the fuck
of him
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
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

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
a closet queen
a nimrod
a tower of babel
a hate machine