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Pitru Paksha A Moment of Reflection and Introspection

The Waters of Hope Life and Afterlife

Three Heads Are Always Better Than One

Ham Subko Markar Jana Hai Ansoo Bankar Ana Hai

Photobloggers Shoot What Media Photographer Will Never Shoot - The Soul Of Humanity In a Picture

Photobloggers Shoot What Media Photographer Will Never Shoot - The Soul Of Humanity In a Picture

Mobile Camera Phone Photographer Marziya Shakir

Three Photographers Shot By Assad Dadan

A Little Marziya Shoots Bhupesh Little On Nikon D 80

Bhupesh Little Shot By Marziya Shakir Nikon D 80

Bhupesh Little Shot By Marziya Shakir Nikon D 80, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,271 items / 1,143,774 views

Bhupesh Little is a very dear photographer friend from Lucknow , he was going to Singapore so he stopped over at my house for a few hours to catch his flight and to bond with me.

Bhupeshs father is the eminent historian poet photographer a man of arts and cu;ture and a hobbyist camera repairer.

It was his father who made me the honorary member of his camera club Horizon Camera Club Lucknow.

Bhupeshs brother is another avid photographer Avinash Little a good human being like the rest of the family.


Lucknow is the city of my birth though I have distanced myself from it completely due to personal reasons but it holds great memories of my past and my heitage and ancestry.

My maternal grand father Daroga Nabban Saab of Pata Nala Imliwali Gully was the descendant of poet Mir Anees.

My grand father was a famous poet too.

Another prolific photographer with whom I have…

The Hand of Fate

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,264 items / 1,143,755 views

From Wikipedia

Pitru Paksha (Sanskrit: पितृ पक्ष), also spelt as Pitr paksha or Pitri paksha, (literally "fortnight of the ancestors") is a 16–lunar day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors (Pitrs), especially through food offerings. The period is also known as Pitri Pokkho (Bengali: পিতৃ পক্ষ),Pitru Pakshya(oriya:ପିତୃ ପକ୍ଷ)Sola Shraddha ("sixteen shraddhas"), Kanagat, Jitiya, Mahalaya Paksha and Apara paksha.[1][2][3]

Pitru Paksha is considered by Hindus to be inauspicious, given the death rite performed during the ceremony, known as Shraddha or tarpan. In southern and western India, it falls in the Hindu lunar month of Bhadrapada (September–October), beginning with the full moon day (Purnima) that occurs immediately after the Ganesh festival and ending with the new moon day known as Sarvapitri amavasya, Mahalaya amavasya or simply Mahalaya. In North India …

The Only Game That Has Cheated The Soul Of Fair Play

The Ricksha Driver Plys Half Down Making a Mockery of The Government And Society

The Ricksha Driver Plys Half Down Making a Mockery of The Government And Society, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,263 items / 1,143,748 views

He has not changed he will not change whatever laws you bring in to tame him he is one up on the law , and now they drive with the meter half down they refuse passengers wanting to go close by in short they and their leaders morally terrorize the soul of the Mumbaikar with impunity.


There are good ricksha guys I wont paint all of them with the same brush but the good guys are few the bad guys are in majority.

I feel the government has pampered them far too much ..its time to get a bit serious with them and the commuter will face more problems from them during the rush of the festive period.

Shadow Boxing With Fate

My Fucked Fate Smashed To Smithereens

The Unexpected Fall From Grace

The Unexpected Fall From Grace, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,263 items / 1,143,752 views


he came he saw
he lost the chase
crippled by fate
before he
begun the race
living everyone lives
what matters
is dying with
dignity and grace
sometimes
even man
is born
with an animals
face fucked
always
on the soul of
bleeding humanity
he leaves behind
the silhouette
of his trace
defecating
denuding
is natural base
man is a social animal
within a phrase

A Body of a Dead Poet Buried Above The Ground

A Body of a Dead Poet Buried Above The Ground, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,255 items / 1,143,483 views

Simply because the grave diggers were dead drunk..and were in a hurry to rush home and watch Big Boss ..

Me My Life and Times My Blogs ..Published On The Cybernetic Waters Of Disaster

Hope And Hindutva A Message of Peace On Pitru Paksha

Sometimes Faith Moves High Courts Too

The Untouchable Is Only Made In India ..Thanks To The Caste System

The Untouchable Is Only Made In India ..Thanks To The Caste System, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. he is fucked
locked outside
the doors of
brahamnic society
such is his fate
his karma
his death
that in the corridors
lies in wait
those who were
supposed to help him
only spend money
time building
grandiose statues
in their
home state
dr ambedkar saab
weeps tears
as he watches their pain
on a pedestal
in a sad state
love is imagery
for the untouchable
his gift of life
is only fucked hate
treated as dog as vermin
third rate on the soul
of humanity
he is used as bait
begs outside
the temple gates
terrorizing
his human soul
the upper caste trait
in his name they have
made crores
wealth grandeur
while the mochi chamar
mehtar his death at
their doorstep awaits


the untouchable is only made in India ..as is where is till current date ..my poetic update

Pitru Paksha Through The Eyes of a Muslim Blogger

Pitru Paksha Through The Eyes of a Muslim Blogger, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,221 items / 1,143,316 views

This place on the Pitru Paksha day which is one day before the advent of Navratri is a crowded affair all the North Indian migrants from UP colloquially called bhaiyyas gather here to pay homage through puja to their dead ancestors .

Prayers with the aid of a pujari are recited and the ritual ingredients on a leaf with a burning lamp are placed in the waters of the tank..

The eaves float all around but are quickly removed by the concerned locals so it does not choke up the tank or the fish and fauna in the pond.

Rafts move around collecting the leaves floral tributes etc ..
I shot all this from the raft too and this was one risky move you know why..

Pitru Paksha requires removal of body hair scalp armpits facial ,, and it is on this day even a person who has never shaved a head becomes a barber so dont be surprised seeing bleeding scalps and faces.

After…

The Banganga Sadhu and The Shia Pandit

The Banganga Sadhu and The Shia Pandit, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,230 items / 1,143,349 views

We are good friends I meet him every year when I come to shoot the Pitru Paksh ceremony on the banks of the Banganga water tank at Walkeshwar.

I shoot a lot of pictures but this year I shot less I was barefeet I was thirsty hungry but I ate or drank nothing almost punishing myself poetically with the passion of man on the edge.

A lot of people pandits, women who sell the ritual items all Maharashtrians knew me on the tank, and thus continues my tryst with Hope and Hindutva a message of Peace and Humanity.. tolerance mutual coexistence as Indians above all things.

Because I am not a Hindu I show you a different perspective of the poetry of religiosity and peace, through the eyes of a Muslim man..as a photographer or photo blogger.

Because I post all my stuff on the internet I am called a photo blogger ..and I dont make prints at all , I dont shoot for shooting sake I …