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ye bahaar kaisi aai, jo khizaan bhi saath layi main kahaan rahoon chuman mein, meraa lut gayaa thikaanaa

Yeh basti hai murda parasto ki basti. Yahan par to jeewan se hai maut sasti.

bedard zamaana jeet gaya mera sundar sapna beet gaya ...

Garib Nagar Incomplete Story Of Rise And Fall

Ek Hawa Ka Jhoka Aur Kuch Na Raha Garib Nagar

Reading The Writing On The Wall Garib Nagar

We Build Ghettos On The Soul of Humanity Garib Nagar

Time And Space In Total Revolt Garib Nagar

Fate Conspired To Kill Him Completely Garib Nagar

Waiting For A Helping Hand And a Healing Touch Garib Nagar

Home Is Where The Heart is Garib Nagar

The Inside of a Makeshift Home at Garib Nagar

This Is A Makeshift Tent as Home At Garib Nagar

This Is A Makeshift Tent as Home At Garib Nagar

Why Have The Children To Pay For The Sins of Their Forefathers...

Why Have The Children To Pay For The Sins of Their Forefathers..., originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 175,651 items / 1,369,189 views

Maybe the forefathers came here as migrants made Mumbai their home , they live in shanties serve as vote banks sometimes nurtured by slum lords many of them rich leaving in the nearby slums of Behrampada.. sadly fattened by a system of supply and demand.

Conspiracy..they say those who live in ivory towers, would these poor folks mostly tenants job workers , their children wives helping in the garments toy factories ekeing out a living light a torch to their homes.. would the landlord allow it..

And I am not God I am merely a poet turned photographer I let my pictures tell their story.

I am not into politics I belong to no party I am a Muslim an Indian Shia Muslim and I captured the sufferings of my collective Muslim ethos as a human being..
There are Hindus other communities at Garib Nagar but predominantly the Muslim poor..

What is the tru…

One Week After The Fire Garib Nagar Revisited

Beneath These Tarpaulin Lies the Failed Fate of Man... Garib Nagar Revisited

Beneath These Tarpaulin Lies the Failed Fate of Man... Garib Nagar Revisited, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 175,640 items / 1,369,149 views

This is a new series on Garib Nagar exactly one week after the fire robbed them of their lives bearings and sense of direction.

I recount in pictures their grim fate , but also their grit and determination fighting the odds, this is not just a Garib Nagar story but a story of me and you and all of us when we get hit and try to get up at all cost..

A fire can strike a 2000 sq feet flat in Andheri and of course it started because of a faulty television set and gutted the entire place luckily it did not make the rest of the people in the building homeless..and I leave it at that.

Here at Garib Nagar the cause of the fire is an unsolved mystery, who did it ? Why?..The erstwhile Crime branch and the Mumbai Police will have to unravel.

But high stakes are involved , was it a murky deal that failed was it enmity, as a poet I shot the pa…

Healing Hands And Healing Touch is What The Garib Nagar Homeless Want

Healing Hands And Healing Touch is What The Garib Nagar Homeless Want, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 175,639 items / 1,368,607 views

besides their desperate condition
their penury their pain
they have nothing else to flaunt
political survival the soul
of humanity need not taunt
cosmic sorrow broken dreams
fragmented memories
needlessly lash and haunt

Once They Had A Home Now They Live On Borrowed Hope Garib Nagar

Garib Nagar 7 Days After The Fire

Garib Nagar 7 Days After The Fire, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 175,638 items / 1,368,487 views

I had first decided after shooting Garib Nagar a day after the fire I would not shoot it again , simply because I cant bear the pain and shooting disasters calamities is not my genre, I am a street photographer , but after I shot a few pictures last evening on my return from town from the over bridge at Bandra Station and posted it here at Flickr..I let the matter to rest.

However this evening the poet in me rebelled and I took a rickshah headed to Bandra East and shot this picture from the Behrampada end..and decided to move in and shoot the homeless in their makeshift t tents..I was dressed in black, exactly as I had shot it last week, I moved about from one tent to the next, meeting people talking to a few and it was very depressing to say the least, I met an acquaintance Rafiq Bhai he has lost everything too

The situation here is totally dark and grim , there is a…

One Week After The Fire Garib Nagar Surrenders To Its Fate