Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Umbrella Lady of Bandra Reclamation

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She lives beneath
the umbrella
cum rain or shine
she shits bathes
of standing up
ever on her two legs
she shows no sign
her life is miserable
but she looks fine
when it floods during
the monsoons
she her bent spine
but she never
complains grumbles
or whines
she is my
street inspiration
i share her pain
her pathos
with you online
to a living grave
her dead life
her few clothes
she dries
on the stones
no clothesline
who is she
what is she
a human
hidden away
from the chaos
of newspaper
on the mound
of a blog
her decrepit
as she waits
for her turn
on a receeding
her winkled brow
her wrinkled hands
her fucked lifeline

Dure Najaf ..Stones and Beyond

Dure Najaf are crystals connected to Najaf and Hazrat Ali, the one on the index finger is a rare Opal..

The huge Dure Najaf on my midde finger is also a very rare has natural threads running in it..I got this in Mumbai from Mohomed Bhai Bhendi Bazar Gemstone vendor.

But more exciting and unique are the Mueh Najaf black crystals ..these are hard to get I have two one I got from Ajmer and the other from Mumbai , also from Mohomed Bhai at Bhendi Bazar.
I have an egg shaped Moonstone a 3700 carat Golden Quartz..made into a chunky pendant.
I prefer Turquoise from Iran, I have Amber beads too from the Caspian Sea and Turkey.

Akeek or Agate shaped like Shivas third eye a huge lot I got from Kapil Agarwal the only Hindu gemstone dealer at Sola Khamba Ajmer during the Urus of Khwajah Gharib Nawaz Moinuddin Chishty Al Sabri.

The two Turqoise egg shaped stones , one from an Iranian dealer and again the similar one from Mohomed Bhai.

I have a problem wearing rings on my right hand, as the fingers are clawed permanently after an accident , while cutting my head with a sword during Chehlum in Delhi, I cut my tendon..that has permanently damaged my hand.It is now in the shape of a Cobras Hood.

I prefer chunky stones and a few days back met Kail Agarwal the Jaipur gemstone guy who comes to Ajmer during the Urus, at Bhendi Bazar..

My wife shot our pictures .Its through Kapil Agarwal I bought a huge chunky Tibetan Turquoise, one of its kind made it into a pendant but it is far too heavy.

The only person in my immediate family who loves my Sufi jewelery is Marziya Shakir my 17 month grand daughter.

The other fascinating stone is Formosa red coral..I have a string of the most unusual one.

from net

Dur-e-Najaf - 100% Pure, Real, and Un-treated, Grade "A"

It is obtained from Najaf al-Ashraf, Iraq. Those obtained from the river are more illustrious than those obtained from the land. Both Hazrat Imam Jaffer as-Sadiq and Imam Hassan al-Askari (9th grandson of the prophet Mohammed (PBUH)) have said that wearing of Dur-e-Najaf has great thawab.

It is good for ailments of the eye and it creates happiness in the heart. The 6th Imam stated on Dur-e-Najaf, that all the Momineen and Mominaat feel happy when they sight this stone, and the pain of their eyes is relived. A Gemstone full of spiritual and religious values and benefits. No need to worry for date of birth etc, any one can wear with full peace of mind.

It can also recall old forgotten memories and assist in solving problems. Dur-e-Najaf brings self-knowledge and wisdom to ourselves. It can also supply energy and stamina to the lagging physique.

Dur-e-Najaf gently attracts a balance of all seven colour rays to your body, emotions, and mind. In the process, it corrects any colour ray imbalances in your physical and subtle bodies. When you become more balanced on this fundamental level, all aspects of life improve.

It also

* Increase your energy bring more balance, grace, and harmony to your life
* Promote balance in the relationship among your body, mind, and emotions
* Foster balance within and among your body's physical processes
* Balance your mind's creative and analytical aspects
* Regain your balance after a life-changing or traumatic experience
* More easily learn from past experiences so you can make better choices

Loves Labor Lost

dr glenn losack
wanted to cut
of his hand
he was a romantic
in no mans land
searching for his
lady love with a
magic wand
who was being
pulled deep down in
quivering 'quicksand
her taste aesthetic
non spicy bland
a great following
an equity brand
i tried to convince him
to live for another day
words he would not
understand a victim
of guns and roses
following footsteps
on the sand
a furious physician
caught in the
devious net
of a cosmic plan
an american jew
his best friend
a crazy shia head cutter
multicolored tan
black and white
the story of man

Busted at Bandra Station

I was going to Churchgate and when I came out of the booking office I accosted this gardalu beggar with a smashed up face and both his hands filled with loose chain,, he was lame too and this is a drug addicts life on the slow track of the streets of remorse and morbidity.

I took two shots , he asked me for money I said I was giving his picture to the cops and left him more confused than ever..

Now I dont look like a press photographer and I dont think any press photographer would ever want to look like me.. not over his dead body I am sure

But I have last laugh as a photo blogger is not part of this after thought..

Musalman aur Hindu Main Shikwa Kis Bat Ka

sath main safar
karte hain
ek jism do hath ka
yeh kaisa
mudda jath path ka
ek hi train
hindustan express
safar ek sath ka

I shot this from my lap level taking the bearded Muslim man and the Hindu gentleman with a red vermilion tilak on his forehead ..while traveling from Mira Road to Bandra in a local train.


I was waiting for the Dadar local at Mira Road when all of a sudden somebody pulled the chain of the Pachismi Express coming from Amritsar, a mother came out of the train crying out deliriously , her 21 year old son fell of accidentally between Bhayandar and Mira road..

There was total chaos and confusion , the boy was located on the tracks he had hurt his head but was safe , the train left without him.. I did not get to see him as my Dadar local moved in and I boarded the train for home..