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Mumbai The City of Deleted Dreams

Mumbai The City of Deleted Dreams, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,639 items / 1,145,800 views

a recycle bin
what appears
is not what it seems
eyes half shut open '
day dreams
as the soul goes
under it screams
floating bloating
like dead fish
in a choked stream
unpublished
misery morbidity
toilet paper
reams and reams
mortgaged to
karmic sorrow
deathly dreams
a house built
of web logs
without
supporting beams

To
CA Rajiv Soni
President, DIPSITES ASSOCIATION

just wrote this poem a few minutes back..

a fish that does not drink water

Cleaning The Banganga Tank Walkeshwar

Cleaning The Banganga Tank on Pitru Paksha Day

KG Maheshwariji

KG Maheshwariji, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,587 items / 1,145,281 views

K. G. Maheshwari, Hon. FIIPC, ARPS, APSA, Hon. FIP, Hon. NPPA
(kgm_1922@yahoo.com, 022-23692318)

Born on November 2, 1922, Maheshwari’s interest in Photography as a hobby began from his school days. His father wanted him to take up Music as hobby and a teacher was asked to come and audition the boy at home. But the result was disappointing when the teacher declared that the boy did not have the kind of voice. A pragmatic boy decided to take up Photography as his hobby, instead. His father used to subscribe to Illustrated Weekly and young Maheshwari used to diligently go through the pages devoted to photography. He started with a Box camera when in school. Later on, he acquired a Rollie, a Leica M3 and a Mamiaflex 330.
In 1938, P. J. Patel of Central Camera asked him to send his photographs for a competition organized by Niharika Camera Pictorialists of Gujarat and he won a prize in the Be…

Good Bye Firoze Bhai He Said

Good Bye Firoze Bhai He Said, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,592 items / 1,145,604 views

guru of all good things
literate erudite well read
we parted at the door
of peace softly
barefeet as i tread
the gurus blessings
as a cherished halo
on my humble head
two parallel lines
of aligned harmony
good bye firoze bhai
he said man
lives by art by culture
besides water and bread
a trinity babuji
barefeet blogger
prof jatkar watching
the scenario from ahead
sometimes in moments
such as these people
who have passed away
come alive from the dead

dedicated to late prof bw jatkar ..an angel wings spread ..memories revisited held by life's silken thread

One Of The Windows Of My House

One Of The Windows Of My House, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,570 items / 1,145,253 views

the others being
my children
my family
my grand daughter
my one and only spouse
my laptop knowledge
at the click of a mouse
the inimitable guru
dronarcharya
kg maheshwariji
my mentor
my guide
in house
passion
poetry
photography
a cause
i espouse
life an illusion
a temporary
jail house

He Is Not My Chela Said The Guru Of All Good Things

He Is Not My Chela Said The Guru Of All Good Things, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,569 items / 1,145,213 views

i was a freckled bird
a speckled bird
flightless flings
unflappable
untrappable
among all things
kg maheshwariji
was not my guru
but he gave me wings
for wisdom beyond
mere mundane
foto things
he showed
me the path
of humility
the core
essence
of photography
something
lacking
among media kings
round their necks
only high end camera
swings their ego
on the streets
they fling
the soul of photography
weeps oh bresson
where is thy sting
old values are
not working
traditions
oh what a stink
every armor
has a new chink
through twitter
the soul of a flickr blog
with your soul i link

the hand that shoots pictures is the hand that rocks the cradle of humanity and the universe ..this was accident but it saved the life of this blog.. shot by Hari in great hurry ..man Friday Of KGM

He Is Not My Chela Said The Guru Of All Good Things

He Is Not My Chela Said The Guru Of All Good Things, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,569 items / 1,145,213 views

i was a freckled bird
a speckled bird
flightless flings
unflappable
untrappable
among all things
kg maheshwariji
was not my guru
but he gave me wings
for wisdom beyond
mere mundane
foto things
he showed
me the path
of humility
the core
essence
of photography
something
lacking
among media kings
round their necks
only high end camera
swings their ego
on the streets
they fling
the soul of photography
weeps oh bresson
where is thy sting
old values are
not working
traditions
oh what a stink
every armor
has a new chink
through twitter
the soul of a flickr blog
with your soul i link

the hand that shoots pictures is the hand that rocks the cradle of humanity and the universe ..this was accident but it saved the life of this blog.. shot by Hari in great hurry ..man Friday Of KGM

He Is My Guru For Wisdom Beyond Photography

He Is My Guru For Wisdom Beyond Photography, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,561 items / 1,145,123 views

Dhyaanamoolam Gurur Moorthihi
Poojamoolam Guroh Padam
Mantramoolam Guror Vaakyam
Moksha Moolam Guru Krupa.

Meaning: The Guru's form is the best to meditate upon; the Guru's feet are the best for worship; the Guru's word is the mantra; the Guru's Grace is the root of liberation.



I met Mr KG Maheshwariji a giant of a humble man through my Guru late Prof BW Jatkar almost 10 years back.

Late Prof Jatkar Saab used to call Maheshwarriji as Babuji.

He was the one to call Mr Maheshwari Dronacharya too.. the man who uses the camera like a bow to shoot arrows in time and space... that is the essence of a teacher teaching photography as archery to those who wanted to learn and partake from the well of knowledge.

Though calling KGM my Guru is not lip service , and though I revere him as Guru , but he does not acknowledge me as his chela.. is not the crux of this…

Pitru Paksha at Banganga Tank Walkeshwar

pitru paksha a way of life on earth

The Child On The Banks of the Banganga

Pitru Paksha Is Incomplete Without The Pujaris and The Barbers

because civilization came late to australia and new zealand they tend to get racist and defensive even when they fart a comment

because civilization came late to australia and new zealand they tend to get racist and defensive even when they fart a comment, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,547 items / 1,145,088 views


there are good folks in these two countries exception to the rule but i have seen the racist poets and faced their vicious attacks on me at a poetry site not long ago....

Shooting Pictures Is Nothing But Perspective Bound To Time and Space

The Makeshift Raft From Where I Shot Pictures Later

The Banganga Tank Cleaners on Pitru Paksha Day

The Banganga Tank Cleaners on Pitru Paksha Day

The Banganga Tank Cleaners on Pitru Paksha Day

The Banganga Tank Cleaners on Pitru Paksha Day

A Shia Pandit Shoots The Soul of Hope and Hindutva As A Message of Peace and Humanity

A Shia Pandit Shoots The Soul of Hope and Hindutva As A Message of Peace and Humanity, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,547 items / 1,145,082 views


This was shot by Yogendra Prabhu on the makeshift raft and the kid next to me is an expert fish like swimmer , these local lads were cleaning the Banganga Tank on Pitru Paksha day.

Yogendra Prabhu of Banganga

Yogendra Prabhu of Banganga, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,547 items / 1,145,075 views

Most of the photographers I have seen during the recently concluded Lalbgh Chya Raja procession near the gates of his pandal when he leaves for the seas are totally selfish and absolutely uncooperative , they wont even give you an opportunity of a hanging space , even if such space exists next to where they are shooting,

And yet the Lord provides photobloggers like me , we have no agenda , our pictures wont come on the first page of Hindustan Times but in sheer humility our pictures on Putru Paksha will reach the portals of the internet much before their picture is published the following day ..

Simply because the Lord knows our pictures are a message of peace hope and humanity we share the ethos and in my case being a Muslim blogger I showcase Hinduism as an altruistic form of a universal religiosity , a religiosity that has influenced me positively.

So when I met this young …

Na Jane Tum Kab Aogey

The State of My Fucked Barefeet

Fucked Forever

The Dogs Best Friend Man

The Sad Story Of The Fucked Life of a Boot Polish Man at The Railway Station

Going To Banganga On The Wings of Barefeet

Me At My Manic Best

Children Producing Factory on Mumbai Streets ..

Children Producing Factory on Mumbai Streets ..

Made In India With Love and Affection

Dead But Very Much Alive

Kaun Banega ...This Time

My Hijra Vardan ..Beggar Hijra at Banganga

My Hijra Vardan ..Beggar Hijra at Banganga, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 149,444 items / 1,144,751 views

This was a hijra going to beg on Pitru Paksha day...

Pitru Paksha at Banganga Tank Walkeshwar

Pitru Paksha at Banganga Tank Walkeshwar

Pitru Paksha at Banganga Tank Walkeshwar

Pitru Paksh at Banganga Tank Walkeshwar