This is for those smartass who send us New Year Greetings for Moharam...
Its true with blood our New Year of Pain In the hallowed name of Hussain we start remembering him year after year for 1400 years a journey we chart our blood our sweat our tears our heart the shia from azadai you cannot tear apart our tradition our culture our ethos ghame hussain an eternal state of art modern yazid fails to outfox or outsmart on the stage of humanity we do our bit our part our black clothes our alams our taboots zuljana hands beating our hearts we wait animatedly for yazidiyat to depart
your new year greetings shit on the mound of a garbage sweet heart
I am neither a religious scholar nor a Mullah ,I am an ordinary man with the gift of an eye that catches emotions captures faith through pictures , I dont promote or proselytize but I show you the Shia back yard of beliefs and unique culture bound to pain called Ghame Hussain within photo blogs .
As a street photographer as a poet I demystify time and space and it all depends whether you see my pictures as I saw them, murals on the wall of humanity.
I shoot common street scenes and here on Chehlum day I was accompanied by Ali Saddiqani from New York, he wanted to see Chehlum through my eyes now he can see it as visuals of my camera too.
I must reiterate again this Chehlum too I missed my American friend from Manhattan New York, Dr Glenn Losack MD .,,Glenn is fascinated with Shia culture and shoot pictures as real life paintings and this set is d…
I continued my Dance of Death .. Tandav on the Soul of Shimr my personal metaphor of pain and form of expression as a Shia born and raised in India Hindustan, , and proud of the credentials of my Hindu culture , my roots and my Indian heritage.
I cut my head fiercely a day before at Hussain Tekri Jaora with the Kashmiri Shias I was told to get stitches I refused , my bleeding was uncontrollable because of my diabetes , but the JUST First aid guys did a good job, I owe them a lot , so here In Mumbai a wound that was raw I beat with the flat machete and let the bleeding afresh all over again in Mumbai on Chehlum day..
I participated in two Chehlums one in Hussain Tekri Jaora the other in my beloved Mumbai.
This is my much delayed new set at Fickr .com which I will divide in two segments the roadside Juloos with over 10 lac people and…