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Happy Parsi New Year To All Of You

Happy Parsi New Year To All Of You, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
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Today the Parsis celebrate Parsi New Year and the one person missing in the scenario is the person sitting on the chair late Mr Vazifdar head priest of Tata Agiary he died recently..the person standing next to me is Freddy the new Parsi fire temple head priest.... at the Tata Agiary
Hill road Bandra.

I wish all my Parsi friends a very Happy Parsi New Year , may God give is Peace and my we live together as brothers bound beyond our respective religiosity though a banyan tree called Humanity.

I had to re post this picture which had no text to include the Greetings to the departed Soul of Mr Vazifdar too.

And I just called up my childhood friend Rayomand Framroze and my patron Mr Diniyar Jamshedjee of Noble Paints to wish them both blissful greetings on this special day..

I wish all my Facebook friends too..

Malpua Chacha and Me Shot By My Wife

Malpua Chacha and Me Shot By My Wife, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 138,224 items / 1,070,875 views

My wife is a simple lady a housemaker though of late she has started dealing in Lucknowi chicken kurta sets , sets from Kokatta Jaipur and operates from home including bridal wear as my work shows no sign of improvement.


Earlier my wife was very confident and shoot my picture with guests mostly Flickr photographers who came to partake our hospitably but of late she is reticent and feels shy and avoids taking my camera in hand .

All this is due to the fact that Marziya has given all the amateur photographers in my house a very big complex , so now Marziya is the yardstick at home for good photography , and even I find my own prowess with the camera lacking and misplaced in front of Marziyas love for photography.

Yesterday I had taken her to the Ganesha workshops she painted a few idols and took pictures of the artisans sitting and working on the floor I lost count the …

Malpuas at Sulaiman Usman Minara Masjid

Malpuas at Sulaiman Usman Minara Masjid, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. They are the best and I have been shooting them since several years but this time I was deeply touched as the old man who makes the malpuas saw me and when wife and I were leaving gave us a packet of sweets and malpuas to break our fast..

All he said was you put my pictures on the internet and made me famous in my village I had tears in my eyes .


I am guilty of selling my picture this one time in exchange of tears.

Photography Is Strictly Restricted From Here

The Over Zealousness of the Mumbai Police

The Over Zealousness of the Mumbai Police, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 138,187 items / 1,070,787 views

I have great respect for the Mumbai Police and yet they baffle me at times , our Police is the best but yet they startle me if they cannot recognize a photographer with a Press card from a criminal or a terrorist.By reading a persons body language the cops know the veracity or untruth of a person such is the astounding perception of the Mumbai Police .

And of 1 lac 37000 pictures posted on the Internet of Indian cultures feasts festivals I have always included the Police as part of the reality and the safety of our lives and when I am told not to shoot the food lane from JJ Bridge by the cops after showing them my Pres card it hits me in the guts as a person who is showcasing Ramzan and above all Hindu Muslim amity by shooting Hindu feasts as passionately as my own Muslim feasts.

I mean I am not even dressed like I normally do, yet I am treated like a leper by …

Some More Tears On The Soul Of Islam

Some More Tears On The Soul Of Islam, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 138,186 items / 1,070,779 views

Ramzan

a month of piety
forgiveness
a month
of spiritual calm
in the name
of hate a few
tarnish
the soul of Islam
tears on the soul
of a bleeding Ramzan
Muslims love killing Muslims
60 soldiers dead in Iraq
a single human bomb
a eunuch silence prevails
as we helplessly
watch this sitcom
this was not the Message
of the Holy Prophet
Ahle Bayt or the Imams
misguided jehad
misplaced martyrdom
a new message on
the soul of terrorism
embalmed
our fate line shudders
on the mound
of our palm

Shias of Mumbai 21 Ramzan

Shias of Mumbai 21 Ramzan, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Capturing the angst blood sweat and tears on the soul of Man..pertaining to my faith as an Indian Shia Muslim

Documenting the Soul of Shia Faith and Humanity barefeet in Mumbai..

The Shia community knows about Ghame Hussain , their expression of grief my Maksade Hussain is to show through pictures the pain , our symboli...sm embedded in blood and without hurting any one my target audience has always been the non Shia, my foreigner and Hindu friends..I dont proselytize my faith I simply as a blogger show you the indomitable spirit of a peaceful community that has used Moharam as an instrument of peace against oppression and terrorism of mankind..

Strangely the Wahabbis the Ahle Hadees get upset seeing our blood shedding but condone the killings of innocent people in the name of misplaced Jehhad..

I am shocked at the eunuch silence , the Darool Uloom now states that suicide bombings and killings are anti terror…

Marathi Manoos And the Bhaiyya

Flag This

Flag This, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
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Selling flags is nothing but making money for the person that runs this industry , and I dont know what is his stake , all this has not been part of my curiosity, I shoot the streets and this subject of kids selling our flags falls under the purview of street photography.

Most of the kids I shot I never saw them again , and I shot them with a passion , and this was a day they sold flags instead of their standard begging at street signals.

A family matriarch near my workplace makes thread umbrellas with wire and the kids sell this too, the brooches she has in her hand are much sought by people that display them on their chests live freedom fighters medals..

People get upset with this flag selling mania justifiably so as after the Independence day gets over you find the national flags honor disrespected lying on the road in gutter and trampled upon this hurts all of us.This is the flip side of …

Flag This

Flag This, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
138,185 items / 1,070,742 views


Selling flags is nothing but making money for the person that runs this industry , and I dont know what is his stake , all this has not been part of my curiosity, I shoot the streets and this subject of kids selling our flags falls under the purview of street photography.

Most of the kids I shot I never saw them again , and I shot them with a passion , and this was a day they sold flags instead of their standard begging at street signals.

A family matriarch near my workplace makes thread umbrellas with wire and the kids sell this too, the brooches she has in her hand are much sought by people that display them on their chests live freedom fighters medals..

People get upset with this flag selling mania justifiably so as after the Independence day gets over you find the national flags honor disrespected lying on the road in gutter and trampled upon this hurts all of us.This is the flip side of …

I Am Unlearning Photography Through This Child

I Am Unlearning Photography Through This Child, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 138,186 items / 1,070,298 views

two and a half years
she can draw a fish
a mouse as is
where is
she can shoot
the soul of
photography
with a Nikon d 80
a total whiz
religious to the core
ali ali ali ali
seldom
leaves her lips
into any mood
camera friendly
she slips
she now
gives her
guru
some
wisely tips
my soul
she strips
adding a layer
of ingenuity
ali ali ali ali
a name she
worships
kissing the hand
of those who love
her she reciprocates
friendship
ali ali ali ali
my poetic passion
my angst
within the silence
of my soul she rips


baGhair hubb-e-Ali mudd’aa nahiiN miltaa
ibaadatoN kaa bhii hargiz silaa nahiiN miltaa
Khudaa ke bandoN suno Ghaur se Khudaa kii qasam
jise Ali nahiiN milte use Khudaa nahiiN miltaa

basad talaash na ab kuch vus’at-e-nazar se milaa
nishaan-e-manzil-e-maqsuud raahbar se milaa
Ali mile to mile Khaana-e-Khudaa saa hameN
Khudaa ko dhuuNdha to vo bhi Ali ke ghar se milaa

Al…

Dua

Dua, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 138,185 items / 1,070,265 views

bachon ki dua
khuda kabool
karta hai
bachon ki dua se
insaniyat ka
rang ubharta hai
bachon ka karvan
khuda ki bargah
se guzar tha hai
khuda ki
khudaie ka
farman
bacchon ki
ankhhon main
khuda ham sab
ko bayan karta hai
jab hamara bachpana
hamare bacchhon
ki ankhon se guzarta hai

What We Need God Knows

What We Need God Knows, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 138,184 items / 1,070,186 views

through our lives poetry
our lives prose
what we need
god knows
peace a path
for us he chose
his bounty
through the gift
of nature
into our life flows
fruits for
our health
laden bough
success prosperity
humility and humanity
he echoes
getting rid
our problems
our worldly woes

two street photographers
marziya and firoze

Godliness Lies In a Childs Eyes

Godliness Lies In a Childs Eyes, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 138,183 items / 1,070,154 views

we search for
it behind
concrete walls
thinking
it is only the mosque
where Allah resides
but he is hope
in a child s eyes
beneath the child's feet
a parents paradise
the child is a path
to godliness
we dont realize
we are dreamers
we think
god is only
in the skies
god is in the
spirit of humanity
peace brotherhood
binding us in a city
of dreams
Amchi Mumbai
the month of Ramzan
Hindu Muslim
Bhai Bhai

The Heritage of Our Faith

The Heritage of Our Faith, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 138,182 items / 1,070,137 views

a jewel in the crown
of our spirituality
we call Ahle Bayt
our world
here and hereafter
lies within its gates
a homecoming
we await

Ramzan Mubarak

Ramzan Mubarak, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 138,181 items / 1,070,085 views

ramzan mubarak
to all and everyone
a bag full of luck
a lucky month
when all things work
for this little child
ramzan is about
Ali Haq
Haq Ali
a name
that changes
your destiny
newly reworked