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In Maharashtra The Vegetarian Weeps

In Maharashtra The Vegetarian Weeps, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 156,971 items / 1,242,336 views

one hurdle
after another
as prices leap
the soul of the
common man
finds death
the only
commodity
down to earth
very cheap
onions
potatoes
tomatoes
very steep
onions
bridge
the gap
between
india and pakistan
samjautha
for keeps
once finally
harmony hope
on the enemies bed
learns to sleep
politics a curse
skin deep
as the poor man
grovels netaji
fast asleep
cricket scams
in one single
swift sweep
as darkness
on the periphery
of pain and remorse
witheringly creeps
after sometime
everything will
be forgotten
the public memory
on a dust heap

The Greatest Pastime of The Tamils is Reading The Newspapers at Tea Shops

The Greatest Pastime of The Tamils is Reading The Newspapers at Tea Shops, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. debating on the future of a raja and the karunanidi government the onion flu had not infected their kitchens as yet..

Dharmapuri Tamilnadu Fresh Air And Fresh Fruits

Dharmapuri Tamilnadu Fresh Air And Fresh Fruits, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I came here with Dr Abbas Meer he left me at his lodge to attend to his medical work, so I explored the streets of Dharmapuri, from Dharmapuri we left later for Krishnagiri and than to Jigdevi to shoot 8 Moharam Ag Ka Matam.

I shot the streets encountered hijras who had met me at Haji Malang a few years back at the Urus , and the one memory I have of Dharmapuri is the exotic coffee the best I have ever tasted in my life .. I wandered around shooting faces , people school kids and whatever I liked ..

The fruit stalls are quintessentially alive at every block of the street including the coffee shop , lunch was delicious I had dry mutton Madrasi style at a Dharmapuri Dhaba.It cost me Rs 95 ..

And this a break from my Moharam documentary after I finish this I will post the Chennai street shots and finally the 7 Moharam juloos at Chennai.

The Difference Between a Photo Blogger and a Photo Journalist

The Difference Between a Photo Blogger and a Photo Journalist, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 156,851 items / 1,242,106 views


The photo blogger which includes me too is a rare specie in the photography world, the photo blogger as in my case is an inexperienced amateur photographer driven by the poetic madness of timelessness and pathos and prose.

The photo blogger shoots the soul of eternity within the drop of a tear falling from a human eye or capturing Kabala within the canvas of blood grime and gore..he documents society religion customs and rituals gets abused gets his balls smashed metaphorically speaking because he shoots truth and truth is what the righteous sanctimonious does not want at all.

The demand on the photo blogger is excessive his pictures will be restricted because blood hurts humanity more than frontal nudity but yet if I posted nude Naga Sadhus everyone would take delight in ogling at a body part that god made and has been reduced to porn and pe…

The Hindus of Andhra Pradesh Walk On Fire For Hussain

The Hindus of Andhra Pradesh Walk On Fire For Hussain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 156,790 items / 1,241,542 views
I have been told by many friends to shoot the Khandak matam in Andhra Pradesh, where the Hindu community pay tribute to Imam Hussain by walking on fire ,I dont have all the details but it is not easy moving out of my work place from Mumbai.

Normally even for Ashura I leave on 7 Moharam and return by 11 Moharam whichever city I shoot , I have shot Ashura in Lucknow Hyderabad Kolkatta , Chehlum in Hyderabad Delhi and Hussain Tekri Jaorah.

Madras Ashura I shot for the longest time barefeet and in real cold weather.

Normally I shoot Chehlum in Mumbai but I am impulsive governed by cosmic moods and swings I am still not sure whether I will shoot Chehlum in Mumbai this year or move out.

Ever since I returned from Chennai I am trying not to shoot any other feast simply because I have yet not got over the morbidity of my mournful state of mind.

I shot some s…