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Baby Hijra Guru And Me at The Foot of Malangad Mountains

Baby Hijra Guru And Me at The Foot of Malangad Mountains, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,297 items / 1,329,046 views

Baby Hijra Guru is from Park Site Vikhroli and we have been friends since we first met at the All India Hijda Sammelan in Mumbai.

Haji Malang The Hijra Paradise

Haji Malang The Hijra Paradise, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,303 items / 1,329,054 views

haji malang urus
the greatest event
after ajmer sharif
the hijra lets a sigh
breaking her chains
climbs the malangad
mountains on the
wings of angels
she flies
the hijra chaddar
the nach gana
the festivity
the hijra soul cries
to be good
to change into
a better person
with the blessings
of the Holy Saint
the untouchable
of society
the hijra weeps
to androgynous arise
on her reddened cheeks
molten tears dry
neither man nor woman
neither this nor that
the hijra in a woman's
deathly disguise
the lord loves them
he resides in their eyes
they too are his children
no surprise why does
a trustee of haji malang
thinks otherwise
they the hijras give away
whatever they have
at the foot of Holy Tomb
a gesture holistic and nice
yes the hijra beaten bruised
battered raped
sodomized by
the thekedars of
humanity their pain
under priced

yes as a poet
i salute
the hijra community
for …

My New Set Haji Malang 2011 Dedicated To Aiee Mother of Kumar and Abhijeet Ketkar

My New Set Haji Malang 2011 Dedicated To Aiee Mother of Kumar and Abhijeet Ketkar, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,270 items / 1,328,891 views

This set of my Haji Malang trek is a tribute to the memory of Aiee Mrs Saroj Gopal Ketkar late mother of Kumar Abhijeet Ketkar Rani ..the Ketkars are a joint family who are Hindu Khadims of the Holy Shrine since several generations .


This is my humble tribute to Aiee mother of one side of Ketkar family I am close to, a very kind soul a very warm human being I had the good luck of being blessed by her .. at Abhijeets wedding.

And my connection with this Ketkar family would have not been possible without my dearest friend Sakib of Mahim,

And on a very sad note this is the last and final time of my bond with the Haji Malang Holy Shrine ..I have vowed never to return to this Paradise ever again..And it hurts but my self respect as a human being who respects all religiosity was put to test by a trustee of the Holy Shrine . he wa…