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Om Shanti Om

Om Shanti Om, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 139,737 items / 1,081,999 views

they thought
they had captured
god as eternity
under a spire
steeple and dome
but god being god
in human hearts
true temple of love
he roams

to sudarshan pandey
nitin sharma
rajiv bhatnagar
sukhi hontu
shivji

waves
on my pictures
as comments
lashing my soul
seawater and foam
om shanti om

The Pact of Peace Hope and Hindutva

There is Light at the End of the Tunnel

There is Light at the End of the Tunnel, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 139,736 items / 1,081,997 views

every time you fall
he lifts you up
every time
you lose hope
you break
he fits you up
the remover
of obstacles
the lord of
the beginning
and the end
he sets you up
Ashtavinayaka
Vigneshwara
Vinayaka
into a new
world of dreams
he wakes
you up


vakratu.nDa mahaakaaya koTisuuryasamaprabha |
nirvighnaM kuru me deva sarvakaaryeshhu sarvadaa ||

Meaning of Shree Ganesha Shloka II

O God Ganesha (large bodied with a large belly), radiant as millions of Suns, Please, remove obstacles in all of my tasks all the time

The Disciple is Also The Guru of the Guru

The Disciple is Also The Guru of the Guru, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 139,724 items / 1,081,939 views

Marziya Shakir Shoots Her Guru on the Nikon D 80

Guroraadi Anaadischa
Guruh Parama Daivatam
Guroh Parataram Naasti
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.

Meaning: The Guru has neither beginning nor end; the Guru is the ultimate God (in the visible form). There is nothing beyond this Guru principle, and I salute such a Guru.


The first and the last person I am teaching the art of unlearning photography is a gifted child all of two and a half years old and who holds the Nikon D 80 like a piece of clay that molds thoughts into pictures.

I introduced Marziya my grand daughter to the camera from the second day of her life on this planet , before she saw me she saw the spectral light of the camera.

For me the camera is a holy scripture that binds my soul to Truth.

The camera is also a Messenger of Peace and connects me to you through a picture for life.

I have in a way demystified the allu…

The End is a New Beginning Too

Mother Theresa Blesses R Raj Rao

My Friend Onir

Meeting at Hostel Room 131 At Crossword

Meeting at Hostel Room 131 At Crossword, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. shot by ankur shrivastav

Meeting at Hostel Room 131 At Crossword

Three Birds and a Blogger Beast

Prince of Raj Pipla

Prince of Raj Pipla, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Manvendra Singh Raghubir Singh (known as 'Manvendra Singh Gohil', 'Manvendrasingh Gohil', 'Manvendra Gohil,' 'Manvendra Kumar Gohil,' or 'Manvendra Kumar Singh'; born 23 September 1965 in Ajmer) belongs to the royal family of the former princely state of Rajpipla in India.

His parent attempted but failed to disinherit him after he revealed his homosexuality, and since then there has been a question mark over his relations with the family. He is the only known person of royal lineage in modern India to have publicly revealed he is gay.[1]

In January 2008, while performing an annual ceremony in Rajpipla in honour of his great-grandfather Maharaja Vijaysinhji, Manvendra Gohil announced plans to adopt a child, saying: "I have carried out all my responsibilities as the prince so far and will continue as long as I can. I will also adopt a …

Prince of Raj Pipla

The Prince and the Pauper Face To Face

Missing Marziya

Missing Marziya, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. My Grand Daughter Artist Photographer two and a half years old loves Books..

The Prince Shot By A Pauper

Media Photographers Shoot Events Photo Bloggers Poetize It

Shooting The Soul of Ashok Row Kavi In Three Dimension

Shooting The Soul of Ashok Row Kavi In Three Dimension, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 139,661 items / 1,081,555 views

when god
in a good mood
passion and pangs
man to man
he created
ashok row kavi
from his poetic angst
shot by a photo blogger
shows you the
living legend
lethal in
three dimension
a smile
that needs no fangs
a human computer
that never hangs

Only Onir

Only Onir, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Onir (born on May 1, 1969) is an Indian film director, editor, writer and producer. He was born as Onirban Dhar in a small town in Bhutan. In 1986, he moved to Kolkata where he studied comparative literature. He graduated from Jadavpur University in 1989. He can speak Bengali, Russian, German and Tamil. His directorial debut, My Brother... Nikhil (2005), deals with themes such as AIDS and homosexuality.[1] Onir is currently shooting I Am which consists of four short films exploring such themes as child abuse and same-sex relationships.[2]. The film was awarded by the 2008/9 The Triangle Media Group Honorary Award Announced by Professor David Flint and presented by Actor, Lawyer & Teacher Mr. Haresh Sood on February 7 2010. Onir is an atheist. [3]
[edit] Filmography

* My Brother… Nikhil (2005)
* Bas Ek Pal (2006)
* Sorry Bhai! (2008)
* I Am (completed)

[edit] References

1. ^ Sengupta, Somoni (April 6, 2005)…

Nitin Karani Doston Ka Dost

Nitin Karani Doston Ka Dost, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 139,648 items / 1,081,425 views

ashok row kavi
holy father
vivek anannd
holy ghost
nitin karani
son
doston ka dost
to them
i raise a
toast
my poems
they might
publish
one day
before
my pedantic
pedagogic
pompous ass
on the soul
of poetry
they roast
a book launch
with my
hijra guru
laxmi narayan tripathi
at crosswords
along with
celina jaitley
as host
all the profits
i shall
donate
to kids hijras
at traffic signals
least but
not the most
complete
almost
firoze shakir
photo blogger
poet photographer
the shia sacrificial goat

No I Am Not Part Of Any Scam

No I Am Not Part Of Any Scam, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
139,648 items / 1,081,407 views

mellifluously
indignantly
hiding his
serious face
behind his
hands
pleadingly
setting a
wheel
into motion
he said
no i am not part
of any scam
ashok row kavi
is my name
a born poet
i am what i am
caught in a
hostel room 131
on my souls
steady cam
an official launch
a book at cross roads
caught in a traffic jam
no i did not
order scented
tissue papers
testicular tragic
treadmills
hand painted condoms
or baby prams
this is mischief
played by the
foreign hand
perhaps it is the Israelis
or conniving uncle Sam
master of the games
the common wealth gay games
disbelievingly clamped
firoze dont take my
picture this one time
or fuck in the community
i will be damned
as i took this
for the sake of posterity
a poem on his soul
i slammed

Official book launch of R Raj Rao's 'Hostel Room 131' by Onir

Official book launch of R Raj Rao's 'Hostel Room 131' by Onir

Official book launch of R Raj Rao's 'Hostel Room 131' by Onir, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 139,624 items / 1,081,049 views


Image courtesy Bombay Dost


Penguin Books India, Bombay Dost and Crossword

cordially invite you to the




Official book launch of R Raj Rao's 'Hostel Room 131' by Onir


This was the invitation sent to me by my good friend Nitin Karani and though it clashes with my Iftar timings breaking of my Ramzan fast I went to the venue, I broke my fast with a single date I had carried with me.

This was a mixed audience gays supported by their straight friends and well wishers , as it was a literary meet and touched a chord of vibrant humanity.

Raj R Rao read excerpts from his book Hostel Rom 13i and the chief guest was Onir.
Ashok Row Kavi Vivek Anand Manvendra Singh Gohil Sridhar Rangayan Pallav and others were there to support this new beautifully written book and the hall was reverberating with cheers and claps.
There was a question answe…

Being a Street Photographer is a State of Mind

Being a Street Photographer is a State of Mind, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 139,622 items / 1,081,020 views

a state of bliss
pictures laid out to you
by the lord god
you shoot you dont miss
with your camera lens
the soul of humanity
you kiss when
you shoot that
or you shoot this
the man lying
on the street
waiting for
a hospital bed
his means of escape
his only dying wish
his soul starving '
famished
a living coffin
without a lid
each time
they kick
his butt
wake up sid

Documenting Hope and Hindutva as a Message of Peace

Documenting Hope and Hindutva as a Message of Peace, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I have normally come here barefeet but of late I wear slippers as my feet are badly scarred and I am fasting for Ramzan and the rains cause havoc I dont want to take chances in the badly potholed Mumbai streets.

The Lord Ganesha at the back is one of its kind huge and awesome and this s the grandeur of Mr Khatus works they are exquisite and out of the world , this is a magic land and you must see the artisans at work as the Ganeshas come alive.

Mr Khatu and Me

Mr Khatu and Me, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Mr Khatu is a very famous Ganesha sculptor and art director his works are huge and portray the large scale of grandeur and beauty in his works , a visit to his workshop is a must for me before the Ganesha festival.