Sunday, October 10, 2010


101010, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

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ten ten ten
three bald men
zealous zest
zenitude and zen
10 10 10
now and then
the click of mouse
greater than the sword
mightier than the pen
the camera dependent
on the human mind
shiva's third eye as lens
what is wisdom
on a ducks posterior
without common sense
the flesh was willing
the soul was tense
caught in the throes
of karmic suspense
a corridor dark and dense
in the soul of a full stop
lies an entire sentence
the world
is a mirage
of good and bad men
100 ton chicken
big fat hen
bloggers are
human as compared
to robotic newsmen
pedantic pompous
pathetic pedagogic
pedestrian pressmen

The Feel of The Ganges In Mumbai

The Ubiquitous Barbers Of Banganga Tank

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some of them may or may not
be barbers it is hard to believe
get yourself bald for a ritual
of religious tonsure
on pitru paksha day or
come to grieve
on the banks of
the banganga tank
with dry ritual leaves
prayers chants
as the pandit drones
mantras he weaves
a shining pate
bare bodied
in langots
desi briefs
the devotee
offers his ancestors
spiritual relief
hope and hindutva
a message of peace
hope harmony humanity
humility as motif
a day before
navratri memories
sweet and brief
a muslim photo
blogger captures
elusive eternity
a reluctant photo thief

Pitru Paksh Divine Moment Of Peace

Appeasing The Soul of Dead Ancestors

The Piety Of Death and Life Pitru Paksha

The Long Arm Of Faith

Remembering The Dead Ancestors on Pitru Paksha Day

Pitru Paksha at Banganga Tank Walkeshwar

When You Shoot Pictures Like I Do The Story Never Ends

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This is my third day uploading the Pitru Paksha pictures shot on Thursday at Banganga Walkeshwar and I have another 300 remaining , though I must confess I did not shoot as prolifically as I normally shoot simply because I wanted to meet my Guru of all good things Mr KG Maheshwari who would have left for his office at 11am , so I aborted the shoot and I had shot for over three hours at the Banganga tank.

My pictures are of divine love of ma and divinity his karmic connection to God and his surroundings and these two North Indian ubiquitous feast Pitru Paksha and the Bihari Chhat Puja hold the flavor of migrant spirituality and culture in Mumbai,

I shoot both these feasts avidly .

Dus Dus Dus Ab Bus

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zindagi se bezar hoon
main meri dukhti nas
main ek gana tha
log behamdardi se
pi gaye sara rus
raste pe pada hoon
not making too much fuss
fetid maggot infested soul
filled with poetic pus
languishing libido
minus lust
came saw got bust
after every thrust
her cavernous erogenous
zone androgynous at first
her parched throat
deep gurgling her thirst
was it me or her
fuck knows
who came first
ashes to ashes
dust to dust
a missing vaginal
upper crust
phallic passion pathos
reduced to rust
going from bad to worst
rectal rectitude when
the bubble burst

a woman yes but a transvestite from across the border never trust..a moment fucked accursed humping her metaphorically fluid less outburst

10 10 10

the muslim beggar child
her story of pain the story
of street survival
through pictures
i tell you now and than
from the day
she was born
nothing has changed
the same yesterday
the same today
the same tomorrow
dated 10 10 10
her mother told
me she has come
back from the dead
she was admitted
to hospital in a serious
condition 20000
she begged borrowed spent
the moneylender lent
heartbroken soul bent
for the sins of her
she must repent
a muslim beggar child's
doomed destiny on rent
fighting for spiritual
survival a piece of land
on the soul of my nation
the crescent and the trident
two warring sides
mullahs sants sadhus
each wants his fragment
while divinity
watches from a distance
the sequestered soul of man
in turbulence and torment
its the poor the needy the helpless
the homeless that need shelter
not just an abode for god
in bleeding bricks blood clotted cement
tears on the soul of humanity
when a verdict causes a dent
for those who unnecessarily died
when the structure fell
he surfed the channels
on his television set
a tragedy he could not prevent
history will remember him
as i remember him
10 10 10

Cleaning The Banganga Tank on Pitru Paksha Day

Faith Human Bondage and Beyond

Cleaning The Banganga Water Tank On Pitru Paksha Day

The Banganga Water Tank Walkeshwar

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from wikipedia

Banganga or Banganga Tank (Marathi:बाणगंगा तलाव ) is an ancient[1] water tank which is part of the Walkeshwar Temple Complex in Malabar Hill area of Mumbai in India.

The Tank was built in the 1127 AD, by Lakshman Prabhu, a minister in the court of Silhara dynasty kings of Thane.[2][3]

The tank was rebuilt in 1715 AD, out of a donation for the Walkeshwar Temple by Rama Kamath.[4] The main temple, has been reconstructed since then and is at present a reinforced concrete structure of recent construction.

According to local legend, it sprang forth when the Hindu god Ram, the exiled hero of the epic Ramayana, stopped at the spot five thousand years ago in search of his kidnapped wife Sita.

As the legend goes, overcome with fatigue and thirst, Rama asked his brother Lakshmana to bring him some water. Laxman instantly shot an arrow into the ground, and water gushed forth from the ground, creating a tributary of the Ganges, which flows over a thousand miles away, hence its name, Banganga, the 'Ganga' created out on a 'Baan' (Arrow).[5]

The Banganga also houses the 'Shri Kashi Math' and 'Shri Kaivalya or Kawle Math' of the Goud Saraswat Brahmins at its banks and samadhis of their various past heads of the Math.[6]

The area also has a Hindu cremation ground[7] which after 2003, received a makeover to house a Gas crematorium.[8]

The area still has an old Hindu cemetery consisting of samadhi shrines of various Advaita gurus, such as Sri Ranjit Maharaj (1913-2000) and his guru Sri Siddarameshwar Maharaj (1888-1936).[9][10]

The tank today is a rectangular pool structure surrounded by steps on all four sides. At the entrance are two pillars in which oil lamps called diyas were lit in ancient times.

The tank, as well as the main Walkeshwar Temple and the Parshuram Temple belong to the Goud Saraswat Temple Trust, which once owned most of the property in the complex. Many Goud Saraswat Brahmin families to date reside in the complex.

The tank is spring fed and so its water remains sweet, despite being located only a few dozen meters away from the sea. It is cleaned and spruced up each year, for the annual 'Banganga Festival', of Music organised by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), which takes place here in every January,[11] and now has become an important event in the cultural calendar of the city.[12]

Apart from being a cultural hub, the place over the years has provided inspiration to many artists, be it on film or on canvas.[13] Earlier the site was used for many film shoots, which was banned in November 2007, to protect this heritage site, which is also one of Mumbai's oldest surviving structures.[14]

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

The Blogger Shot By KG Maheshwariji

The Blogger Shot By KG Maheshwariji

Mutual Coexistence of Faith and Trust..Between Two Communities

Bandra Samachar Kind Courtesy Clarence Gomes

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My Inimitable Bloggers Press Card

Keeping the Surroundings Clean At All Cost

This Is Hope It Never Drowns .. Once It Has Learnt To Swim

Yes Birds Have No Issue With Place Of Worship Like Men

Even I Dont Know What My Camera Shoots

Cleaning The Banganga Tank on Pitru Paksha Day

The Shia Pandit Afloat

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hope and hindutva
a message of peace
hope and humanity
bridging a moat
the color of humanity
a blog on a leaking boat
why cant we settle
our differences amicably
a thought that gets
on my goat
mother India
into two uneven parts
we shamefacedly gloat
humility tolerance
mutual coexistence aganist
acrimony animosity
the only antidote

The Dead Souls Come Down On Earth On Pitru Paksha Day

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