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Keith Kanga My Childhood Friend - Memories Revisited

Keith Kanga My Childhood Friend - Memories Revisited, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

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Many a great dreams great personalities dark thoughts despair morbidity inhabited this house Jony Castle Wodehouse Road Colaba , it touched even those who passed this way.

Keith Kanga was a Indian Rock icon founder of Atomic Forest , his parents had died when he was a little child , he was bought up by his maternal grand mother Granna as we called her she a fierce Jeovahs Witness , she was fine as a human being but a bigot all the way if you belonged to any other religion , her religion was the only Salvation , Watchtower and Paradise .

She hated the Roman Catholics as a Cobra hates a Mongoose, it was in the nature of her religion , it had more hate for others than mere love for Jesus Christ.Her faith finally destroyed her and her grandson too, and though Keith was bought up by her he did not inherit her hate , he was the richest kid the only Ric…

Who Will Win The Match ? India Or Pak

Who Will Win The Match ? India Or Pak, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

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these are
loads and loads
of messages
i received
at facebook
in a gunny bag
chain messages
i was duly tagged
wherever i went
its an india win
they unanimously
bragged
even my panwala
caught me on the street
raucously asked me
who will win the match
india or pak ?
at goodluck
irani hotel
near mehboob
studios
they offered
me black tea
keema brun
free snacks
elco pani
puriwala
gave me
dahi badas
returned
my money back
i got free
Indian flags
at cheap jack
though at mohali
a ticket costs a lac
punters bookies
make hordes
of money
acumen
with great
knack
both sides praying
the great dream
does not crack
do or die
or get media flak
tryst with destiny
at wankhede stadium
crowds jam packed
a poet searching
for a needle
in a haystack
if wishes were horses
than beggars would be
on horseback


jeetega bhai jeetega hindusta…

Poets Are Born In Captivity

Poets Are Born In Captivity, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 178,482 items / 1,397,206 views

hard labor
life imprisonment
churn out words
living in the shadow
of darkness
with slur words
like herds
words that flap
their wings
like birds
escaping from
the poets cell
entering
into cyberspace
no need of
passwords
loanwords
watchwords
good words
bad words
no father
no mother
almost
bastards
form the poets
innards
a poet
who was
a fucked
drunkard
from
asshole
to eternity
always
a jailbird
words
upwards
downwards
drunken
jaybirds
words
from the closet
back into
the cupboard
words
now heading
northwards

Marziya Congratulates Uncle Shewag..

Marziya Congratulates Uncle Shewag.., originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 178,482 items / 1,397,171 views

everyone
waiting with
bated breath
eyes glued
to the TV sets
sprawled
on bean bags
single double
couple and the stag
item girl and the hag
hero in the drag
painted lips
florescent bag
the macho and the fag
the politician windbag
the nubile editor from the mag
the big fat lady who loves to nag
postmen with their mailbag
even the pesswallahs with a gag


marziya
shakes hands
with uncle shewag
wishing sachin uncle
his 100 century
she gives them
both chocolates
from her school bag
India will win the match
she raises the Indian flag
with a camera round her neck
she is the worlds youngest
street photographer
she loves to brag
a retired grand father
behind her shadow tags
looking at this duo
jealous tongues
begin to wag
sometimes
on the soul of
restless humanity
cricket can be
such a drag

A Message That Shows The Humanity of the Bohra Spirit of Peace

A Message That Shows The Humanity of the Bohra Spirit of Peace, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 178,482 items / 1,397,191 views


I got a friend request and a message on Facebook from a person , his words touched me immensely and I am as human as he is I am a poet too.. I have made this message public to show you how as humans a picture touches the soul of us as human as Indians in a given situation of pain.


Huzefa Shabbir March 29 at 10:39pm Report
Dear Mr Shakir

I live in the building where the fire took place on 25th March 2011, it was very sad that few kids from our community attacked you and injured you on that very unfortunate night, they did not know that you were trying to help us in your own way. I hope you will not keep anything in your heart of what happen on that very day.

You are an amazing photographer i have gone through all your pictures, i myself love taking pictures if you can see my profile but i am not professional as you are.

Hope to hear from you.

Huz…

Madness Is What Brings Us Together

Madness Is What Brings Us Together, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 178,482 items / 1,397,034 views

we both
are crazy
so to speak
we shoot beggars
we shoot freaks
through the soul of
images we communicate
through pictures we speak
he is a master of his art
light shadow
sound technique
holding eternity
in a vultures beak
an American by birth
he is a hardcore
Indian mild and meek
he loves my country
a love unique
as he freezes
a wet tear on
a beggar
child's cheek
my mentor
holistically
healing streak
we are both
slaves of
marziyas
mystique
a 3 year old child
a street photographer
photo chic
a nikon d300
snazzy and sleek
round her neck
truth she seeks

The Magic of Bollywood Lives From One Generation to The Next

The Magic of Bollywood Lives From One Generation to The Next, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 178,482 items / 1,396,985 views

a magical script
needs no words
or text
deliriousness
moving pictures
prose poetry
pain passion pathos
in the right context
sensuality oomph
for the over sexed
reality drama
emotions
from one scene
to the next
heroes
heroines
item girls
villains
on the soul
of humanity
indexed
golden moments
glory dance music
in a cinema hall
refreshed
horror fear and dread
silky moments
sucking her toes
on a silken
flowery bed
eyes closed
wings spread

to aaditya raj kapoor

You Can Create Actors You Cant Make Another Jackie Shroff

You Can Create Actors You Cant Make Another Jackie Shroff, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 178,482 items / 1,396,981 views

the soul
of man
you can
magically
morph
the soul
of an artist
you can reform
jacke shroff
the silence
in a tea cup
of a creative
storm
on a celluloid
platform
you are what you are
is how a scene you
perform brainy
brainstorm
jackie dada
an exclamation
but no not a full stop
a re surging force
time and tide
he transforms
a poet a philosopher
philanthropist
kind congenial warm

Jackie Shroff Rekindling The Soul of Cinema

Jackie Shroff Rekindling The Soul of Cinema, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 178,482 items / 1,396,967 views

From Wikipedia

Jackie Shroff (born 1 February 1960)[1] is an Indian actor. He has been in the industry for more than 28 years and has appeared in over 150 films.

Jaikishen was born in the Gujarati-speaking Shroff family on February 1, 1960.[1] His dad's name is Arvind Chandrababu, his brother's is Hemant, and they live in Bandra, Mumbai in a bungalow named 'Babu Pad".

A vegetarian, Jaikishen made his acting debut in a bit-role as a villain in the 1973 hit 'Heera Panna' which starred Dev Anand. He then went on to act in another Dev Anand starer, 'Swami Dada".

It was Subhash Ghai, who signed him up for the 1983 hit 'Hero' that catapulted this handsome young man to stardom, followed by yet another hit 'Andar Bahar' with Anil Kapoor as his co-star. Thus Jaikishen became the new Indian legend: Jackie Shroff.

Since the…

Jackie Shroff The Man Of All Times

Jackie Shroff The Man Of All Times, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. We met recently at Pablo Bartholomews photo exhibition , and Jackie Dad was reading Pablos pictures like poetry , he studied each picture silently imbibing moments i his soul.

By Jackie Shroff the other name is humility that has endeared him with everybody , he came over to me inquired about me my family.. this is Dada as a man and as a friend.

Jackie has never changed his friends have changed his surroundings may have changed but time or fate could never touch the poetry of life in the soul of Jackie Shroff.


Jackie is a poet a philosopher and a photographer too he shoots all with the Leica of his minds eye and never forgets us at all.

Jackie Dada My Hero

Jackie Dada My Hero, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
Jackie Shroffs look in Hero was put together by me and this is a fact that Dada knows and I know many many years back and my relationship with Dada happened in the early 70s at the Oberois when I worked at Sheraton Treasures a shop that belonged to the Burlington group and Mr Shashi Kapoor was one of the partners I was told though it was late Mrs Jenifer Kapoor that instilled the love of fashion in my soul and helped make me what I am today my journey as sartorial magician would have been incomplete without her generous contribution...

You Can Create Actors You Cant Make Another Jackie Shroff

178,482 items / 1,396,981 views

the soul
of man
you can
magically
morph
the soul
of an artist
you can reform
jacke shroff
the silence
in a tea cup
of a creative
storm
on a celluloid
platform
you are what you are
is how a scene you
perform brainy
brainstorm
jackie dada
an exclamation
but no not a f…

Anil Bhartiya Saab The Guru of All Good Things

Anil Bhartiya Saab The Guru of All Good Things, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
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“Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore.”
Guru Nanak Saab

Anil Bhartiya is a very low profile person, quiet, reticent and minds his own business , he has seen life lived life , he has seen good times bad time hard times , but never complained, he has never been proud arrogant , he is the most talented brilliant fine art as well as a creative photographer.

He is one of the finest photo journalists but humble to the core..I owe much to him , and others like me he has taught at the various outdoor shoots Malsheh Ghat Alibagh Murud Janjira.

Anil Bhartiya is a one man army God has stopped making Anil Bhatiyas completely parts are not easily available..and this is a fact he has at home with every genre of photography, he has contributed a lot to photographers in Mumbai and all over India.

He has a great fan…

The Muslim Beggar From Agra

The Muslim Beggar From Agra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 178,482 items / 1,396,469 views

Sometimes I wonder what pulls beggars to me , why are they dawn to the karmic consciousness of my camera lens..he came to my workplace I gave him something he asked for some more , I told him to go to the mosque for more substantial or adequate help.. he gave me mocking smile and simply because though Allah is benevolent kind merciful his custodians most of them are worse than this beggar..they are beggars a notch higher than him , beneath the mosque beggars are the madrsa beggars who come with mini trucks and blaring loudspeakers wake the entire locality with their sales spiel.

And begging is an integral part of Moslem society embedded in the soul of its religiosity ...I cannot escape beggars as much as some who cant escape me and I remember when I first joined Flickr and posted Muslim beggar all Mosems from the Far East were gunning for my poetic pedantic pedestrian ass…