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Silent Scriptures Weep

Silent Scriptures Weep, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 141,122 items / 1,094,935 views

the soul of
Islamic society
comatose in deep sleep
bomb after bomb
one muslim on another
muslim heaps
yes muslims
are the only race
that kills it own
our bad karma
or bad nasib
muslims kill
muslims lustfully
even during ramzan
slaughtering shias
like sacrificial sheep
the tenets of islam
nor the tenes of humanity
will they ever learn to keep
muslims in name
searching for a nirvana
in one sweep
nubile virgins
as they dance and leap
waiting at the gates
of a paradise
as blood seeps
innocent men
women children
on the soul of
the crescent
a silhouette
selling death
a commodity cheap
a belt round the waist
a feather touch
the soul out leaps

Lessons From Karbala Hussain is Humanity

The Shia Blogger of Mumbai

The Shias of Mumbai on 21 Ramzan

The Shias of Mumbai on 21 Ramzan, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 140,586 items / 1,092,432 views

I will now continue posting the balance pictures of this set that I kept on hold and I think my old computer crashed because I slave drove it to death with my non stop uploading at Flickr.

And this is my tribute to Flickr for allowing me to post my angst as a human being covering those events that I shoot passionately but on my own terms ..I shoot what I want to shoot provided I have the inclination mental make up and time.

Things have not been good but I manage and in a strange way I must confess when I am down it is my mentor an American Jew Dr Glenn Losack MD who cheers me up we shot Moharam together , although I did not allow him to cut his head with my sword during Chehlum..

Imagine an American on the streets of Mumbai with a bleeding head ...well because of his love for me my country my family my faith I have added him as Family here on Flickr and in real life.

He i…

The Only Man Wiith Lost Illusions In the Indian Railways

Man Is The Only Animal That Has Sex On His Mind Everytime

I Plan to become a Fakir like AS Sayed Saab

Shooting the Dahi Handi in 3 D In Indian Ishtyle

The Symbolism of Courage Guts and Detrmination - Dahi Handi and the Mumbaikar

Spirituality is Being Suspended in Mid Air Between Here and the Hereafter

Street Photography Is An Attitude of the Mind

Street Photography Is An Attitude of the Mind, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 141,022 items / 1,094,117 views

We may all be photographers shot different things situations people and places .

No two pictures by two different photographers on the same subject can be the same simply because though we see the same thing we shoot it in individual style a style we have adopted.

I am a street photographer I shoot simplicity I shoot pain , pain is the core essence of my street photography, pain the only common ingredient that makes us human.

We all feel pain, in one form or the other and this is pain , waiting for him to safely jump into the arms of the people below his friends his compatriots even views feel his pain and the pain of the moment because we are human or is because we are human we feel pain.

I kept my 21 Ramzan a Shiaa segment pictures I shot recently on the Martyrdom of Imam Ali on hold to post this Dahi Handi , because I wanted you guys to see it before it lo…

The Ultimate High of Dahi Handi

Shri Balasaheb Thackeray The Tigers Call

Shri Balasaheb Thackeray The Tigers Call, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 140,899 items / 1,093,678 views

he loves maharashtra
the soul of its ethos
every brick in its wall
the tigers call
he is a nationalist
Indian first of all
a leader upright
statuesque tall
fair just human
above all
loved by all
people big and small
the rich the poor
the needy
the underprivileged
giving them hope
where there was
no hope at all
his simplicity
his humility
his sartorial
a human heart
that beats within
his shawl
a lamp that lights
the darkness
in the slums
in the shanties
in the chawls
jai maharashtra
jai hind on the
sands of time
he scrawls
his blood
his sweat
his tears
with his blessings
no evil can befall
he is the everlasting soul
of the shiv sena
hindu hirday
humanizing 'hindus
muslims christians
his touch he greatest
cure all

a muslim poets pictorial documentation of hope hindutva message of peace and humanity .. to all

Pratap Sarnaiks No 1 Dahi Handi of Vartak Nagar Thane

Pratap Sarnaiks No 1 Dahi Handi of Vartak Nagar Thane, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 140,872 items / 1,093,524 views

“Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya
Glanirva Bhavathi Bharatha
Abhyuthanam Adharmasya
Tadatmanam Srijami Aham”

A shloka taken from Bhagvat Gita where Shri Krishna while addressing Arjuna says “Whenever there is decay of righteousness, O! Bharata and a rise of unrighteousness, then I will manifest myself”.

I am keeping my Dadar pictures on hold just a few hundred remain to be uploaded at my site at

After I had shot the Dadar Dahi Handi I went to Thane Vartak Nagar to shoot Mr Pratap Sarnaiks Dahi Handi - the No 1 dahi handi of Thane .

It is not about ten tiers or nine tiers that make you big but humility and hospitality .

Now why do I say this simply because emotions override all other aspects of Humanity.

And this was visible when Aftab Shivdasani spoke to the disciplined peace loving dahi handi lovers of Thane at Vartak Nagar where he was the chief guest…

-'Govinda ala re, zara matki sambhal Brijbala..

-'Govinda ala re, zara matki sambhal Brijbala.., originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 140,854 items / 1,093,504 views

touching the
silver firmament
in the sky
breaking the
dahi handi
the soul
of a pyramid
they fall
dont give up
again try
make a difficult
task easy
-'Govinda ala re, zara
matki sambhal Brijbala..
a chant and a cry
entering a mans
battle field
the brave
women of mumbai
making man
eat humble pie
rainy showers
do or die
but breaking
the dadar mattki
is their high
shoulder to shoulder
taiee baiko and aiee

BJP Dahi Handi Pandal Ranade Road