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Mumbai Police Pride of Maharashtra

The Mumbai Police Jai Ho

Flying Home On The Magic Carpet of Faith

The Perspective of Hope In Prayer

The Perspective of Hope In Prayer

The Perspective of Hope In Prayer

The Perspective of Hope In Prayer

The Perspective of Hope In Prayer

Guarding Us With His Life and A Stick

One of The Finest Cop I Have Ever Met in 58 Years

One of The Finest Cop I Have Ever Met in 58 Years, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 143,322 items / 1,107,180 views


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…

The Wall Of Faith

The Wall Of Faith, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 143,304 items / 1,107,073 views

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,

i always carry my camera so …

The Bloggers Signature Collection

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The Hindu Muslim Divide Does Not Exist

The Hindu Muslim Divide Does Not Exist, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 143,236 items / 1,106,799 views

This was shot by a friendly media guy he was silent reticent so I did not ask hs name I requested him to take the pictures of two Mystics a Hindu Sadhu and a Shia Pandit.

Both on our respective journeys but we do meet at crosscurrents of life and despite our religious diversity we belong to the one and only thinking human race..

So what better way to say Idd Mubarak or Happy Ganpati Bappa Morya on Idd Ul Fitr Day..at the Bandra Sky Walk while shooting the Idd Namaz.

Connected To A Supreme Moment of Spirituality

The Media The Blog And a Bystander

Pratik Koli The Most Fun Loving Blogger Friendly Media Photographer

Pratik Koli The Most Fun Loving Blogger Friendly Media Photographer, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I have some fabulous friends among media photographers and photo journos , and I have a healthy respect for most of them barring a few who hate us bloggers treat us as lepers and discards and this is a fact I have seen even now .

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...

As I dont have to appease…

A Photo Blog Takes You Into The Heart And Soul Of Man

A Photo Blog Takes You Into The Heart And Soul Of Man, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 143,155 items / 1,106,351 views

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

A Message For Rev Terry Jones Church of Hate Florida

A Message For Rev Terry Jones Church of Hate Florida, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Jo Firm The Rev. Paul Hanson, a retired pastor, said it well in this morning's Billings Gazette: "Muslim terrorists do not represent the heart of Islam any more than the Klu Klux Klan represents American Christianity."

Quote Courtesy Nabila Khanam.

This should be posted on the racist posterior of Terry Jones who wanted to burn the Holy Koran in Florida..

Good sense prevailed he gave up the blasphemous idea..

Face To Face With The Inner Self and God

Face To Face With The Inner Self and God, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Shooting Namaz is Shooting Lifetime of Islam and the Muslim Man

Bandra Station Road Idd Ul Fitr Namaz 2010

Shooting The Bandra Station Road Idd Ul Fitr Namaz 2010

It Starts Raining Before The Namaz Begins

It Starts Raining Before The Namaz Begins

Additional Commissioner of Police Western Region Mr Amitabh Gupta and Me

Bandra Station Road Idd Ul Fitr Namaz 2010

Bandra Police Bandobast at Bandra Idd Ul Fitr Namaz

This Is My 143000 Photo Blog At Flickr.Com

This Is My 143000 Photo Blog At Flickr.Com, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 143,000 items / 1,105,713 views

And I must this time thank my Nikon D 80 Camera that has made this task possible I regret habing sold my Nikon ED 80-200 2-8 prime lens.

I also wish that my Canon G9 camera was not stolen from me two years back it would have been ideal for Marziya my grand daughter two and a half year old street photographer.

And all these pictures you would have never seen at all if my mentor Dr Glenn Losack MD had not bought me the two year old Pro membership at Flickr.

And his being an American Jew and me an Indian Shia Muslim has not been a problem in our respect for each others faith.

And he is Marziya Shakirs main Guru ..he teaches her photography through mind waves or call it telepathy..