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Hijras at Haji Malang 2011

Megha The Enchanting Hijra Beauty of Bollywood

Monalicious .. Mona Hijra of Mumbai

Monalicious .. Mona Hijra of Mumbai

Monalicious .. Mona Hijra of Mumbai

Khushi Hijra Goddess Supreme

A Dream Called Laxmi Narayan Tripathi

The Hijras of Mumbai

Khushi The Hijra Icon Of Peace Hope and Humanity

Megha and Sada Suhagin

Megha The Enchanting Hijra Beauty of Bollywood

Rashid Bawa The Bejeweled Hijra Enigma

Megha The Enchanting Hijra Beauty of Bollywood

Megha The Enchanting Hijra Beauty of Bollywood

Megha The Enchanting Hijra Beauty of Bollywood

Megha The Enchanting Hijra Beauty of Bollywood

Megha The Enchanting Hijra Beauty of Bollywood And Me

Megha The Enchanting Hijra Beauty of Bollywood

Megha The Enchanting Hijra Beauty of Bollywood, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 172,792 items / 1,347,619 views

a noble soul
very good
caught in
the web of
a karmic fate
the hijra
is human
but always
misunderstood
neither man
now woman
the hijra
enchanting
beauty
of bollywood
ravages of time
on her doomed
destiny
she bravely
withstood
gajra re
a celluloid
canvas
of her hopes
aspirations
touch wood
androgynous
talented
gifted
a martyred
manhood
as she dreams
of gully cricket
a broken doll
her dreamless
childhood
truth shalt prevail
it should
a double
edged sword
of her existence
her life
caught in a
gender falsehood
dichotomous
a bubbly girlhood
the hijra
a silhouette
of pretentious
womanhood

Megha Bollywood Hijra Enchantress

Rashid Hijra Bawa And The Barefeet Blogger Bawa of Mumbai

Rashid Bawa The Bejeweled Hijra Enigma

Shooting Khushi Is A Poetic Expression of My Karmic Fate

Shooting Khushi Is A Poetic Expression of My Karmic Fate, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 172,623 items / 1,345,151 views


my hijra pictures
are poems
of hijras
a humanity
marginalized
battered beaten
raped sodomized
because of
homophobic hate
for a better tomorrow
the hijra waits
shooting khushi
is a poetic expression
of my karmic state
a poet beggar
a hijra goddess
both at divinity's gate
both searching
for ideal soul mates
the flesh was willing
the poets spirit
was celibate
kindred moments
dire straits
hallucinogenic
hyperbolic
hypertension
shot my pulse
my blood rate
what has sex
got to do
with being human
written on a broken slate
trampled weather beaten
libidinous soul of man
implicates whirling
dervish on the beat
of drums he gyrates
kaif a stirring of the
sufi angst going
round and round
a cosmic circle
a moment
in words my poetry
wont duplicate


a doomed facebook wall
paying tribute to marc zuckerburg
as another despots citadel
topples reasserts reite…

Hindu Muslim Bhaichara at Sultan Shah Babas Dargah at Haji Malang

Hindu Muslim Bhaichara at Sultan Shah Babas Dargah at Haji Malang, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Sultan Shah Baba is a smaller dargah within the Haji Malan complex but is popular with the Hindu community and specially the Naga Sadhus and Tantric Babas.

I met a few Naga Babas and they said they came here because of cosmic peace that prevails at this Holy Shrine..they live out in the open and wait eagerly for the Urus and than finally leave,
even the hijra community patronizes this Holy Saint..

This shrine too has Hindu Khadims.

The Possessed at Sultan Shah Babas Dargah Haji Malang

The Possessed at Sultan Shah Babas Dargah Haji Malang, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. My second subject after the hijras was shooting the possessed people , known as hazri or sawari , caught under demonic spells and bought here at Dargahs to be exorcised and holistically healed.

23,252 Views On My Pictures Today at Flickr.com

I SHOOT HUMAN DIGNITY WHAT HAS SEX GOT TO DO WITH IT

Crossdressers and Ladyboys United In Love

The Blogger The Crossdresser and the Hijra Guru

The Silhouette of the Hijra

The Silhouette of the Hijra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. His eyes tell you the story of his life his faith his pain his struggle to come to terms with his sexuality and the path he has chosen to tread with the blessings of his Guru.

He needs a divinty to encourage him in his faith he chose Haji Malang Baba.

He is a devoted Muslim namazi etc.. but he is a hijra.. victim of his cosmic fate.

Its his world I chose to showcase as a poet photographer and as a photo blogger.

My stories are my own they wont ever be published in newspapers or foreign magazines but than even TV18 In .Com steal my pictures you can easily download and distribute all over the net such is the fate of a blogger , I could understand if they bought me a camera and than took my pictures but than such is attitude of people in high places.

I have no other vice but yes I am passionate about blogging , it is my high and every day about 22000 people view my pictures at Flickr.com is my only notoriety to…

Senior Mujawir Yunus Bhai of Haji Malang

Senior Mujawir Yunus Bhai of Haji Malang, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 172,680 items / 1,346,213 views

He would sit with me in his free time, this humble man who has served Haji Malang Baba for almost 50 years or more , he would narrate the stories of faith, miracles and in the bargain make me cry too, he has so much locked up in his head a veritable storage of knowledge in the service of Malang Baba.

He has seen it all corruption , goodness evil all in and around the surroundings of faith, and as it is not my call I would listen to his narrations , and lock them up in my head too.

I came here in humility paid respect to the Holy Saint and captured the essence of the Holy Shrine on the lives of ordinary people specially the hijras who lives connected to Sufism and in general I am documenting for posterity.


My hijra documentary has the Holy Shrine as the fulcrum point as the hijra community consider the Holy Saint their protector and benefactor simply because Isla…

Getting My Feet Massaged

Getting My Feet Massaged, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 172,657 items / 1,345,589 views

Zubair his father and brothers are professional masseurs from Bareilly UP and I know him since several years from Mahim , here he is giving my legs an oil massage my legs were in terrible shape as I had climbed the mountain barefeet and even now as I write this in Mumbai a week after the punishing gruel my legs are still hurting, I had them massaged in Mumbai too but the pain does not go.

Getting My Feet Massaged

Getting My Feet Massaged, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 172,657 items / 1,345,589 views

Zubair his father and brothers are professional masseurs from Bareilly UP and I know him since several years from Mahim , here he is giving my legs an oil massage my legs were in terrible shape as I had climbed the mountain barefeet and even now as I write this in Mumbai a week after the punishing gruel my legs are still hurting, I had them massaged in Mumbai too but the pain does not go.

Getting My Feet Massaged

Getting My Feet Massaged, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 172,657 items / 1,345,589 views

Zubair his father and brothers are professional masseurs from Bareilly UP and I know him since several years from Mahim , here he is giving my legs an oil massage my legs were in terrible shape as I had climbed the mountain barefeet and even now as I write this in Mumbai a week after the punishing gruel my legs are still hurting, I had them massaged in Mumbai too but the pain does not go.

My Hand Wrote The Poetry of Hijra Pain

The Valley of The Dolls

Yes I Paint Hijras With Spectral Light

All That Glitters Is Not Gold Hijra Pain Is Very Old

Khushi Is My Hijra Muse

Khushi Is My Hijra Muse, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 172,640 items / 1,345,465 views

a beggar poet
who shoots
the marginalized
disfranchised
bodily used
misused
a million times
battered bruised
as refuse
on the soul
of wretched
humanity
as they cruise
to be what
they want to be
a path they choose
the god man
the bigot
the racist
on the hijra
his venom spews
fucked society
sanctimonious
watches amused
the hijra victim
co accused
raped sodomized
common news
no excuse
so in such
a chaotic situation
my hijra poetry
gives the hijra
his honorable due
khushi is my
chosen muse
a transgendered
truce
neither man
nor woman
report abuse

The Hijra Bondage

You Need To Log In With The Right Password To Access The Hijra World

The Hijra Cleavage

The Hijra Treasure Chest

Touch Me Not She Says

Touch Me Not She Says, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 172,640 items / 1,345,465 views

an optical illusion
the poets hand
blesses as it strays
touch me not she says
engineered doom
in my solitary heart stays
for an ultimate release
from human bondage
she prays before her
face wrinkles
her boobs shrivel
her hair turns gray
hijra pain
every night
every day
tears on the surface
as the whip the flesh
embrace the hijra quest
the hijra chase
from the soul of
restless man
the quintessential
birth of
the hijra race
searching
for time and space

Shooting Khushi Is A Poetic Expression of My Karmic Fate

The Fan Girl and The Hijra Queen of Mumbai

Khuda Bhi Asman Se Jab Zameen Par Dekhta Hoga

Khuda Bhi Asman Se Jab Zameen Par Dekhta Hoga, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
172,616 items / 1,345,070 views

Hindi Lyrics:

khuda bhi aasmaan se jab zameen par dekhta hoga (2)
mere mehboob ko kisne banaya sochta hoga

khuda bhi aasmaan se jab zameen par dekhta hoga
mere mehboob ko kisne banaya sochta hoga
khuda bhi aasmaan se

mussbir khud pareshaan hai ke yeh tasveer kiski hai
banogi jisski tum aisi haseen taqdeer kiski hai
kabhi woh jal raha hoga kabhi khush ho raha hoga
khuda bhi aasmaan se jab zameen par dekhta hoga
mere mehboob ko kisne banaya sochta hoga
khuda bhi aasmaan se

zamaane-bhar ki masti ko nigaahon mein sameta hai
kali se jism ko kitni bahaaron mein lapeta hai
hua tumsa koi pehle na koi doosra hoga
khuda bhi aasmaan se jab zameen par dekhta hoga
mere mehboob ko kisne banaya sochta hoga
khuda bhi aasmaan se

farishte bhi yahaan raaton ko aa kar ghumte honge
jahaan rakhti ho tum paanv jageh woh chumte honge
kiske dil pe kya guzri yeh wohi jaanta hoga
khuda bhi aasmaan se …