His name plate on the breast read Patil he might be fro Khar Police Station , when a senior cop asked us not to shoot pictures from the Sky Walk he explained to me the risks and dangers to the Namazis below some crazy guy might throw something on them start a riot or drop something , and he was the kindest human cop I have ever met with his thoughts giving respect to me as a Muslim and to the Namazis below
He also told me about his native place Sholapur where the Hindus worship a Dargah and place green bangles on the Holy Saints tomb and his mother was a devotee and how on Ganesh Chatuthi they have Arti at the Dargah..
Now now you know why such human stories you wont read in newspapers only on photo blogs.
Thank You Mumbai Police for outsourcing cops with Humanity like this ..and we will have good cops once the system changes and the common man does n…
My life long desire has to shoot Idd Namaz at Agra Delhi Ajmer but it remains unfulfilled so I shoot close to home I had shot the Azad Maidan Idd Namaz almost 10 years back, but in all honesty shooting the Bandra Station Road Namaz is what I prefer and it is walking distance from where I stay I know all the people and the organizers so it has become a habit rather than a choice.
One place I can imagine with hordes of Humanity is the Jumma Masjid at Lucknow very close to a lot of shanties.
If I did not have a camera I would have not shot all this, ad I know a lot of friends with high end cameras who dont shoot anything at all, so it is strange world out there and the camera and photography is a matter of taste you inherit at birth or from your guru and you cultivate it like the musician however good you are or have a sonorous voice.This is known as Riyaz,
Of course I don't mess with them or they with me I ignore the as much as they ignore me.
I am not a pedigreed blue blood photographer but my two and a half year old grand daughter who is a street photographer is pedigree and this is a fact..Her teacher is an Americaan Jew Dr Glenn Losack MD .
He is in fact my teacher too.
As a photographer it is pictures we saw in newspapers that charmed us initially it was their pictures we saw and and mesmerized us completely,
But than all of them began shooting the same way each one copying the other so similar to club club and photographers the crass crept in and it continues...
maybe we dont have a times of india press card or a mumbai mirror middday HTA DNA press cards or a similar placard or high end cameras lenses that they give to their wards a few pictures to appease the photo journalists ego in the next morning newspaper as their paid salaried reward but we too do what they do we give freely without keeping anything back our egos or our cameras we dont need to safeguard perhaps that's why seeing us shooting the soul of humanity hits them hard with or without an identity card our newspaper flickr facebook twitter our publishing blog yard not one but 500 pictures as a story board without canard you give an inch we give a yard so for gods sake stop Google searching for bloggers in a graveyard
says this braveheart barefeet blogger die hard butt kicked ass mangled bruised and scarred