Friday, November 12, 2010

The Hindu Niqab In Latur

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a fashion statement on the move
a religious attitude of the muslim
women caught in the spasms
of street style in a groove
while a moment captured aloof
a thought hits the roof whats
ths world coming to wonders
mother of yusuf what are
the hindu girls trying to prove
clandestine romantic encounters
made easy that their parents
wholeheartedly disapprove

Sometimes A Muslim Blogger Sees Faith Face To Face

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the gods and goddesses work in a strange way
through pictures i show wherever i shoot
wherever i go through the inner soul
of my camera humanity glows
paying tribute to divinity in all its throes
the flesh was inclined the soul in repose
a barefeet muslim blogger pain passion pathos
the essence of firoze hope and hindutva
a message of peace as you know
from my heart to your heart
like a bursting dam on the consciousness
of hope harmony as it overflows
being a hindu or a muslim
is not the only criteria
being a good indian a good
human being all other thought
of religious bigotry racism overthrows
a tear drop from my eye on the floor
as it glistened it froze

The Goddess Mahalaxmi Of Latur

I had arrived in Latur and checked in a small lodge I showered and came down to the streets for a cup of tea I was barefeet and as I walked along I reached this small roadside temple in Latur where Goddess Mahalaxmi resides I shot a lot of pictures and the grooming up of the Goddess by the temple priest..

The Hindu Niqab In Latur

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She and others like her wear
it as a fashion statement
in the city of latur
does it make her more secure
does it give her the same spiritual solace
that it gives her muslim counterpart
i am not sure
the muslim niqab as it allures
she endures
most of the hindu girls wear
it for romantic encounters
a thought impure
this was the explanation
given to me
by a maheshwari jain
the niqab as it detours
only eyes piercing the soul
of man in all its grandeur
the niqab a curse on the
soul of the hindu girl
he said pained
the wrong message
short tenure
a garb immature
enforced sartorial way
to look coy and demure
for a woman's artful fashion
prevention is better than
no cure a thought obscure
they must ban the hindu
niqab in latur rest assured

Latur In The Mist

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where hindus muslims
jointly as brothers co exist
unlike other places in
they are bound
hand to hand
heart to heart
in peace and humanity
closely knit
the hindu cobblers
the muslim pan sellers
outside the jagdamba temple
at golai gossip and sit
a cup of chai some tidbit
when a natural calamity
hits them they get
jointly hit
their life shot
by a blogger barefeet
with a broken wrist
guest of the bhutadas
latur in the mist
dry chicken
spicy gravy
chotu miya
i could not resist
latur sun kissed

My Return Trip To Latur- Benaqab

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The people of Latur are humble souls devoid of pride conceit or arrogance, the poor man was hoping for the return of ex CM Vilasrao Deshmukh so good days would return and work that had been stopped and delayed during the reign of Mr Ashok Chavan would begin afresh, but than it was not to be both Nanded from where Mr Ashok Chavan hails and Latur the hometown of Vilasrao Deshmukh will have to wait , it is now a Russian Roulette of Politics..

Good days for Karad and Western Maharashtra..

The train from Mumbai to Latur halts at Platform no 2 that has no over bridge so you cross the railway tracks precariously and come to platform no 1 to exit out of Latur Station , the Welcome Gift kind courtesy and insult to Indian Hospitality and Ethos the Indian Railways.

Less said the better my return journey from Latur to Mumbai was hell nightmare and I hope to stay away from Latur and Indian Railways for good , the Latur TC a short guy was the worst specimen and as crooked as they come ..I traveled in a reservation compartment with a broken hand and he was on the train and broke my spirit too..our outsourcing for the Railways or any other agency is about bribes nepotism and hardly depends on merit if you are a Dalit welcome aboard even if you are unqualified for the job and position.

And I have nothing against Dalits or the lesser children of God subjugated by the Hindu caste system for the rest of their life bound to human slavery of sorts.

I prefer the Indian beggar any day he is more hospitable does not take bribes and showcases my country's grit determination and perseverance, that his fate was fucked the day he was born is not part of this blog..the Indian beggar and the Indian dog are two specimen that stand lift their legs and pee on the soul of starched humanity.

I was at Latur for a assignment and my host tried their level best to be as hospitable and comfortable but my sufferings on the train were beyond the control of the Bhutadas of Latur.

I was here for a day and shot the Temple of Goddess Mahalaxmi Devi and the large number of pictures are street shots of Hindu girls in Niqab, they wear it here as a fashion statement and according to a dear Maheshwari Jain friend for clandestine encounters with their boyfriends , he was right when he said the Niqab worn by the Hindu girls is an insult to Islamic culture ethos and religiosity as it misrepresents the Muslim Niqabs purpose and its sanctity as garb of modesty of the Muslim women.

I agreed with him completely.

We Love To Pee In Public

whitewashing the walls
the roads with our dick
we use it too as a wick
to light up the darkness
while crossing a channel
a seminal soliloquy slick
giving hope
to the virginal desires
of every horny chick
a testimonial
written by a prick
on the masthead
of a hard brick
orgiastic oscillations
a high and some kick