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Jai Maharashtra Where Law And Order Takes A Dip

Jai Maharashtra Where Law And Order Takes A Dip, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 164,455 items / 1,295,272 views

peace hope
humanity
we all worship
hindus muslims
all communities
a sacred mantra
called friendship
but today a man
is publicly burnt
for doing his duty
a silence searching
for truthful lips
a nexus of oil mafia
leaders sailing
in the same ship
a thought our
collective
conscience whips
scams corruption
farmer suicides
weeping onions
the common mans
guts get ripped
a woman raped
a woman stripped
the girl child
is no more safe
once more she trips
more hardships
as a poet
as a photographer
as a maharashtrian
as a mumbaikar
lastly as an indian
i hurt as my soul
outstrips tears on
the soul of my
cultural inheritance
hope hindutva
my kinship
the land
where i live
in total eclipse
death of democracy
i hate this script

The Dhobi at Bandra Hill Road Dreams of a Woman

Bandra Hill Road,,, Bandra Chill Road

The Hijab Second Skin of Faith

Sometimes I Shoot From The Hip

Eyes and Lips At My Finger Tips

INRI

INRI, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

INRI is an acronym of the Latin inscription IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM (Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum), which translates to English as "Jesus the Nazarene (Galilean), King of the Jews (Judeans)". The Greek equivalent of this phrase, Ἰησοῦς ὁ Ναζωραῖος ὁ βασιλεὺς τῶν Ἰουδαίων (Iesous ho Nazoraios ho Basileus ton Ioudaion), appears in the New Testament of the Christian Bible in the Gospel of John (19:19). Each of the other accounts of Jesus' death has a slightly different version for the inscription on Jesus' cross: Matthew (27:37), "This is Jesus, the King of the Jews"; Mark (15:26), "The King of the Jews"; and Luke (23:38), "This is the King of the Jews." John and Luke state it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, while Matthew and Mark describe it as the charge for crucifying Jesus. Luke states that it was a statement hung above Jesus&…

Mumbai My Paradise on Earth

Mumbai My Paradise on Earth, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 164,436 items / 1,295,211 views

Lucknow
the city of my birth
adab tehzeeb
lost illusions
worldly worth
from the age
of one till now
my karmic
inheritance
mumbai
my paradise
on earth

The Beggars of Hussain Tekri Jaora

Blogging The Soul of Incomplete Dreams

Blogging The Soul of Incomplete Dreams, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 164,382 items / 1,295,029 views

the spirit
of survival
in rigor mortis
as the flesh
screams
howls yells
tears running
down barren
streams
blogging
the soul
of incomplete
dreams
scorched
spirituality
famished
thirsty
losing
all steam
wandering
aimlessly
in a corridor
quite lonely
it seems
humility
touching
the feet
of the all
supreme

Holistic Healing of The Possessed Through Loban Smoke Hussain Tekri Jaorah

Holistic Healing of The Possessed Through Loban Smoke Hussain Tekri Jaorah

The Possessed

The Possessed, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. mind battered
soul regressed
bodily enslaved
chained depressed
god the creator
forgot to bless
life here hereafter
in total mess
under the dominion
of the devil the holy
spirit transgressed
word pressed
nights timelessness
on a sleepless bed
craving for the loban
smoke at hussain tekri
time racing ahead
molten lava melting lead
fiery balls cosmic red

the living dead
the living dead
the living dead

dedicated to dear friend ghulam chippa

Missing Dr Glenn Losack MD ..Hussain Tekri Jaorah Beckons

Missing Dr Glenn Losack MD ..Hussain Tekri Jaorah Beckons, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I did not have the time nor the inclination to sit down take this picture he was floating in pain so was I ...he looked up at me I could not look down at him..unfortunately.'..

I shot a moment and left it as such..in timelessness beyond space and reality..

dr glenn losack
a mind memorizing ;
lost moments
lyrical
playback
echoes
that crack
a simple question
stop bullshitting
tell me 'when
will you be back
you your camera
'your portable mac
a lens for marziya
in your backpack
a thought to track
a brooklyn jew
'a shia blogger
a kosher snack

Humility Thy Name Is Imam Hussain

Humility Thy Name Is Imam Hussain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. The poor who come here to be holistically healed lovers followers of Imam Hussain sleep on the roads , field, food is free from the various community kitchen including the Hyderabaid Irani langar and the Langar house.

Some beg , some live on left overs of the more affluent and this is humility at Hussain Tekri Jaorah.

There are free medical camps run by the local government good police bandobast and great security.

The MP Police is kind courteous very helpful and respectful..there is a Fire Brigade too.

Hijabs were selling like hot cakes , chains challas agarbatis ..spiritual items ..

I met a lot of Naga Sadhus from the Juna Akhada too.

I met a Hijra too with his young daughter ..yes the Hijra stalks the spirituality of my soul wherever I go.

I shot a lot of beggars possessed people and the pond where they do penance in sewer water.

I was revisiting Hussain Tekri Jaorah after 7 years.

Beyond Caste Color Coummunity Love of Imam Hussain Hussain Tekri Jaorah

Beyond Caste Color Coummunity Love of Imam Hussain Hussain Tekri Jaorah, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 164,265 items / 1,294,884 views

Hordes of Hindus , tribals , a lot of Sunni Muslims , a few Sikhs and a huge contingent of Shias from all over India including Iran land up at Hussain Tekr Jaorah for Chehlum celebrations and mourning for Imam Hussain.


Hussain Tekri Jaorah means different things to different people ,and you cant change the mind set of people of varies cultural hues ,for some it is a Mela or Fair, for some who believe in Dargah its is a Urus for the possessed it is a holistic healing pace.

Pick pocketeers thieves con man all come to Hussain Tekri Jaorah.

The Shias have one aspect in mind only that is Ghame Hussain so Shias from all over India come and do Azadari and matam.

The famous few are the Mumbaikar Shias , the Kashmiri shias , hias from Lucknow Hyderabad and Indore Bhopal, the Hyderabadi Irani hoteliers come here to feed the poor .

There is a new…

Hindu Followers of Imam Hussain at Hussain Tekri Jaorah

Hindu Followers of Imam Hussain at Hussain Tekri Jaorah, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. [Shia Group] Hindu Followers of Imam Hussian

Naqvi Al Bukhari
Wed, 18 Feb 2009 21:48:50 -0800

Let the humans be awake, Every Community will say 'Hussian is
ours"

One of the most important events in Islam is the battle of Karbala
fought in 680 CE in which Hazrat Imam Hussain, grandson of the Prophet
and son of Fatima Zehra and her husband Imam Ali, was killed along
with a small band of disciples and family members in a bloody war
against the tyrant Muslim ruler Yazid.
This event occurred in the Islamic month of Muharram, and it is
for this reason that this month is observed with great solemnity
across the world including India -- the land of peace where Imam
wanted to go.
In India, what is particularly striking about the observances of
Muharram is the prominent participation of Hindus especially in
northern parts of the country in the ritual mourning.
In several tow…

They The Nameless Faceless Come With Great Hope at Hussain Tekri Jaorah

They The Nameless Faceless Come With Great Hope at Hussain Tekri Jaorah, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 164,264 items / 1,294,837 views

Hussain Tekri Jaorah is touted to be one of the most visited paces for holistic healing at the Holy Shrines of Shia Saints and irrespective of this claim people from all religion predominantly Hindus tribal s of all color caste and creed come here to be healed,some remain here for a long time and Hussain Tekri is nothing short of a asylum for the possessed , mentally and physically disabled.

As I was here for just a few days coinciding with the Chehlum of Imam Hussain , I did not have much time to shoot everything, but I shot extensively , I will not add text unless necessary.

I shot people as they approached my camera , I shot the Devils Tree and areas of the famous Mehdi Chowk, I shot the loban time when all the possessed come to inhale the holy smoke a cure for all and go into trance..

And this entire set at Flickr is a story boar…

The Unique Busheri Matam of Mumbai