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The Silhouette of the Hijab

The Silhouette of the Hijab, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. an ethereal garment
on the soul of winds
it pervades
always at the muslim
womans aid
the hijab
the muslim woman
two sides
of a single coin
god made
a spectral
moment
light and shade
the only garment
in all its spirituality
the west is afraid
wanting to ban it
burn it a racist
thought to trade

An Artist in the Footsteps of Salman Khan

An Artist in the Footsteps of Salman Khan, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. an artist in the
mold of a child
following
the footsteps
of salman khan
on the easel
of her soul
hand painting
the soul of hindustan
dil dhadkan 'aur sab ki jan

Begging at the Gates of The Parsi Agiary

Begging at the Gates of The Parsi Agiary, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. She tried all the stunts to gain sympathy get a few coins from the Parsi lady ensconced in the car,I shot continuous frames and this was a day after the Parsi New Year but the person within did not fulfill her wishes.

So invariably whatever the ethnicity the rich person hardly has time for the beggars and though I love my city as much as you do it is not the city that is heartless but the people that inhabit it ,

I remember we got caught a few days back in the heaviest downpour people sitting alone in a cab did not even have time to give the next person a lift and I dont blame them if cops hire women to take a lift than shout out rape and extort money what could you expect and somewhere down the line it is outsourcing of our security personnel and the system that recruits such bad elements that destroys society completely.

Policemen that take to crime and rob those who trust them should be gi…

The Bloggers Special

The Bloggers Special, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. After breaking my fast it is my mug of black tea that gives me a double horse power kick..

The Frugality of a Food For Thought

The Frugality of a Food For Thought, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I gave away most of the stuff my wife had sent me to the people around my work space as it is tough gorging after a long fast like ours.

But one thing I look forward to is a mug of black tea my one and only poison though my wife would disagree for her my only poison is Internet with its three tentacles Flickr Facebook and Twitter.

I am as Much a Hindu as You are a Muslim

I am as Much a Hindu as You are a Muslim, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I am documenting the ambiance of Ramzan through images a Holy Month filled with the fragrance peace love and brotherhood, a month or retrospection reflection a month of anger management , a month of control of all the senses in the worship of God.

Ramzan is a month of good deeds good thoughts good actions, you dont lose your cool , you stay calm and you learn to forgive.

Ramzan is a month of tolerance iving in mutual coexistence with our Hindu neighbor who to is eagerly waiting to bring home Lord Ganesha and here in Bandra Mount Mary feast begins as a message of humanity for the Christians.

And though I am not in the best of emotional state with surmounting problems at home and at work I shall try to bring this on your computer screen as and when I shoot them.

For the time being I am shooting the Muslim ethos of Ramzan and its effect on our surroundings its positive influence on every one of div…

Iftar Time at Diamond Building Hill Road Bandra

Iftar Time at Diamond Building Hill Road Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
This is thanks to a builder developer Mr Khan and his son Akbar Khan.

They have made this makeshift space for the evening namaz and the breaking of the fast for the Muslims of this area.
Ghulam Bhai handles and oversees the arrangements.

After the Iftar and the namaz food is served to the people too,

This is an exemplary service to the community I broke my fast here today.