Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Only if you are a Flickr Member You Can See My Moharam In Chennai Set

156,288 items / 1,238,562 views

I welcome the decision of Flickr Support in restricting the contents of my Moharam in Chennai set because of the graphic nature of some of the rituals I shot which is part of a 1400 year tradition of the Shias...but blood gore is not considered as safe for viewing as per Flick terms and conditions that I adhere too .

So those who are Shias and wish to view the same will have to join in as member which is free.

Message from Flickr support to me

I classified your account status as "safe" as that set has
been classified as "restricted". "restricted" content is
only viewable to Flickr members who have chosen to view such
content. You'll need to host the image on another website if
you need them viewable to non-Flickr members.

-Flickr staff

I have a Shia website Shah Ast Hussain but uploading would cost a bomb hence I use Flickr which is more generous and economic to pro members like me who blog prolifically..

The Moharam in Chennai set is over 800 pictures till date.

We Are Called Shias Followers of Truth and Humanity

156,202 items / 1,238,322 views

if you dissect a tear
falling from our eye
you will see ashura
karbala hope
when we cry
our blood that
we shed
on the face
of yazidiyat dries
flowing into '
the soul of paradise
covered in black clothes
or bare .. we are
shias at
the 1000 lights
mosque in chennai

shot by a photographer
with a bleeding head
from mumbai