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Makar Sankranti Kite Festival Bandra 2011

Makar Sankranti Kite Festival Bandra 2011, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. from wikipedia

Makar Sankranti (Assamese: মকৰ সংক্রান্তি, Kannada: ಮಕರ ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿ, Marathi: मकर संक्रांती, Sanskrit: मकर संक्रान्ति, Tamil: தைப்பொங்கல், Telugu: మకర సంక్రాంతి) or Sankranti or Sankranthi marks the transition of the Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. Traditionally, this has been one of many harvest days in India.

Owing to the vast geography and diversity of the culture of India, this festival is celebrated for innumerable reasons and in innumerable ways depending on the climate, agricultural environment, cultural background, and location.

Sankranti has been celebrated for the last 6000 years. Archeological findings in Latin America prove that the Mayans celebrated something similar to Sankranthi. Pongal, Pala kayalu, are some spring festival celebrated on the same date as of Sankranti.

Sankranti is the Sanskrit word, which refers to the transmigration of the …

Her Life Is Much Cheaper Than The Sacrificial Bakra Idd Goat

Her Life Is Much Cheaper Than The Sacrificial Bakra Idd Goat, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 161,591 items / 1,274,661 views

many a times
the bigot
an unforgiving muslim
will boast that 'beneath the
hijab it is a beggar hindu woman
who makes the most a street
opportunity she hosts
but if you read the body
language of pain
the lingering loss
you will note
the beggar womans
life is much cheaper
than the sacrificial
bakra idd goat
the expensive dumba
sometimes a camel
or the exotic long
haired chinese goat
a fortune to appease god
while womanhood
begging children
on the streets afloat
a memory
butcher time smote
a poem my camera
captured pain
overwrought
a silence
a searing
scream
i report

I Shoot The Muslim Beggar Womans Pain On the Streets

The Hijras Have Ordered A Kite Made of Condoms ...

The Hijras Have Ordered A Kite Made of Condoms ..., originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 161,589 items / 1,274,548 views


protection
is a must
says the hijra
whore devoid
of lust
a business
task risk factors
drunks druggies
as customers
she cant trust
every thrust
going from
bad to worst
asses to asses
dust to dust
was it the hijra
or the effeminate man
that came first
androgynous
sexuality of the
accursed
rectal rhapsody
on the soul
of humanity
disbursed
petulance
poesy
a thought
well versed

Street Gallery

Bell View

Bell View, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

In The Amniotic Waters of Our Doom....

In The Amniotic Waters of Our Doom...., originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. in the amniotic waters of our doom we float
we bloat once we come out time slaughters
us like sacrificial goats burdened forever
by quote unquote ..

.life is nothing but a leaking boat
hope and humanity keeps it afloat

to isabell pentell

Dead Poets Tell No Lies

Dead Poets Tell No Lies, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. being
overtly honest
their only vice
they are slaughtered
every day '
they pay a price
death is freeing poetry
from the cross of christ
bleeding nailed
since time immemorial
pain as flesh soul in disguise

The Life The Struggle of the Marathi Manoos Continues

The Life The Struggle of the Marathi Manoos Continues, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. one day
soon after
her death
her children
will collect her dues
for all the years
of her life
lost in abuse
a system
with eyes closed
whom to accuse
its not the marathi poor
only the rich the powerful
who find place in the news

The White Collar Muslim Madarsa Beggars

The White Collar Muslim Madarsa Beggars, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. With a mike in hand they beg on the streets
adding competition to the lame the blind
the leper beggar or one like me barefeet
each one of us wrapped in a winding sheet
a system we accept but cannot beat

Two Blind Men One Incorrigible Drug Addict

Two Blind Men One Incorrigible Drug Addict, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 161,581 items / 1,274,488 views


The guy on the extreme right followed me for sometime demanding I give him one of my finger rings..and I kept telling him to fuck off .. he did when I became abusive and this is the scene on a normal day in Bandra when you are as badly dressed as me and barefeet.

The Untold Story Of This Hijab

The Untold Story Of This Hijab, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 161,580 items / 1,274,481 views

beneath
this hijab
lies the
sad story
of a sad segment
of our muslim race
the beggar woman
on the streets of remorse
begging in disgrace
she me my camera
face to face
you will generally
find her outside
gods house
always
for a few coins
for your soul
she prays
by a system
call it her bad luck
she was betrayed
the silhouette
of the hijab
covering her
womanly souls
eternal shame
or is it god
on whom we
put the blame
or his godliness
that through
jehad suicide bombs
the bigot disclaims
all under his
providence
but his name
an evil matrix
ongoing virtual game
eunuch silence
of the minarets
all the same
a scourge
no man will
ever tame
blasphemed
beyond redemption '
bad aim ill famed

I shot her in the kite land of Bandra .. where the rich and mighty roam before Makar Sankranti the flight of kites

Fly Kites With Care Dont Kill Birds

The Hijras Have Ordered A Kite Made of Condoms ...

Hot Selling Kite of Bandra

Poets Are Kites Without Threads

Let Me Remind You I Have Never Flown A Kite In My Entire Life

I am a Kite on a Dream Flight

I am a Kite on a Dream Flight, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 161,579 items / 1,274,422 views

I cover
I uncover
I re discover
Bandra
through
running images
gain and loss
I shoot the smell
the chaos the cacophony
of the simmering soul
as it slaves as it slogs
of Bandra
sleeping beauty
ugliness
through blogs
flying kites sleeping dogs
elucidating pain as poetry
poetry as pathos
gutters glitz guts and gloss
despair fecundity humility
decadence a tired tear
glistening in the moss
the trishul the crescent
the bleeding cross
I am what I am
as I was what I was
fuck editorial constrains
I moderate my angst
I am my own boss
a full stop of
unfulfilled desires
unfinished poetic pause
what my camera sees
is what comes across
like a drop of a delirious
dreamless 'sperm
I squirm I worm I toss
pain passion
of the wizard of oz

Makar Sankranti Kite Festival Bandra 2011

The Kite Kid of Bandra

The Kite Kid of Bandra

You Buy One Dabbang Kite You Get One Veer Kite Free

You Buy One Dabbang Kite You Get One Veer Kite Free, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Dabbang Kites are selling n Black..

Makar Sankranti Welcome To The Kite Land of Bandra West

Musalman Patang Banate Hain Asman Main Hindu Unhe Udate Hain

Musalman Patang Banate Hain Asman Main Hindu Unhe Udate Hain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 161,527 items / 1,274,174 views

donon mil julkar
ek sath rehkar
bhai bhai bankar
ekta ka sabak
sikhate hain
bharat desh ko
age badate hain
makar sankranti main
hope humanity
patang ke zariye
ye message
pahunchate hai
ek bargad ka ped
uske branches
aur roots
ban jate hain
idd aur diwali
ek dusre ke
seene se
lag jate hain

Kati Patang

Kati Patang, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

Makar Sankranti Kite Festival Mumbai

Makar Sankranti Kite Festival Mumbai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Makar Sankranti

Makara Sankranti is a mid-winter Hindu festival of India and Nepal. The festival is celebrated to mark the transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn during the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere (or the beginning of Uttarayana). The famous Kumbh Mela is also held on Makar Sankranti every 12 years. Sol redirects here. ... Sagittarius is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Sagittarius. ... Capricorn is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Capricornus. ... Northern hemisphere highlighted in yellow. ... The 2001 Kumbh Mela. ...
Contents

* 1 Introduction
* 2 Regional variations
* 3 Mela
* 4 External links

Introduction

Makara Sankranti is the only Hindu festival which is based on the Solar calendar rather than the Lunar calendar.In some parts of India, the festival is celebrated by taking dips in the Ganga or any river …

Musalman Patang Banate Hain Asman Main Hindu Unhe Udate Hain

Makar Sakranti Welcome To The Kite Land of Bandra West

Dogpile

Dogpile, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. A group of people jumping on on person and creating a tower of people while crushing the people on bottom.

Fuck You He Says As He Shits on The Soul of Humanity

Poor Poets Decongest Mumbai Roads Travel By Bus

Poetry is the Essence of Hope And Humanity

Poetry is the Essence of Hope And Humanity, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 161,517 items / 1,274,049 views

photo courtesy sangram musale talented young photographer ..

Aaditya Thackeray Yuva Sena and the Barefeet Blogger at Mr Pratap Sarnaiks Dahi Handi Vartak Nagar Thane

words
give birth
to essence of
hope and humanity
a banyan tree of poetry
growing on the soul
of mother earth
humility is what adds
to grandeur and girth
a drop of tear
mankind's worth
be it keats shelly
or wordsworth
within the
silhouette
of spectral light
a poets rebirth




dedicated to a father
udhav thackerayji

Lalbagh Chya Raja Living Legend of Mumbai..

Lalbagh Chya Raja Living Legend of Mumbai.., originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 161,513 items / 1,273,987 views


he lives
whether
you ask
dont ask
he gives
your shortcomings
each time you reach
home he forgives
dreams he bring to life
he weaves he is
mee mumbaikar
beyond caste color
religiosity
or belief
lalbagh his home
your home his fief

The World is My Umbrella At Bandra Reclamation

The World is My Umbrella At Bandra Reclamation, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 161,512 items / 1,273,966 views

I shot this yesterday and though I have uploaded it now , I housed all the earlier pictures of this strong willed lady as a set on Flickr.com this morning , adding some of them as links and pictures on Facebook.

I dont go overboard shooting her she is a stones throw from where I stay , but I shoot her on impulse , her story of survival is real and mind blowing , she has lived beneath an umbrella facing the seasons the wrath of the monsoons and now the anger of the sudden Mumbai chill ,,and she does not complain , she does not beg, she is not a beggar , she does not talk but people give her food money , means to continue with her singular battle in life with nature and the karmic wheel of her broken down body but all this has not caused a dent to her resilience she has faced it all the cloud burst , heavy showers under the spectrum of this umbrella.

And in a…