Saturday, April 2, 2011

This Lamb Is Part of My Street Fairy Tail

The Bawa of Bandra

The Homeless of Mumbai

The Bus Conductor Zindabad

Mother and Child

Street Photography - Feel The Difference

Endangered Species of India

Mother is Born ... Before The Child Is Born

India Jeetegi Hanumanji Ki Mandir Main Naryal Chadoonga

Garmi Ki Ma Ki Ankh ..Dubki Laga Meri Duniya Main Jhak

Chal Dariya Main Dhoob Jayen

Mahim Causeway

Following The Shadows of The Skies Waiting For The Ships To Sail - Blind Faith

I Hate Shooting This But I Shot It Anyway

I Hate Shooting This But I Shot It Anyway

The Future Koli Woman of Mahim Causeway

Stations of the Cross

The Stations

The 14 stations are :

Jesus is Condemned to Die
Jesus is Made to Bear His Cross
Jesus Falls the First Time
Jesus Meets His Mother
Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross
Veronica Wipes Jesus' Face
Jesus Falls the Second Time
Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
Jesus Falls the Third Time
Jesus is Stripped
Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
Jesus Dies on the Cross
Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross
Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

Hindus Muslims Are Two Sides of The Same Coin

They Locked Up Jesus They Want Him Off The Streets

# Father forgive them, for they know not what they do (Luke 23:34).
# Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise (Luke 23:43).
# Woman, behold your son: behold your mother (John 19:26-27).
# My God, My God, why have you forsaken me, (Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34).
# I thirst (John 19:28).
# It is finished (John 19:30).
# Father, into your hands I commit my spirit (

The Famous Camera Club Shot

Basket Weavers of Mahim Causeway

Basket Weavers of Mahim Causeway

Der Randy Digg It

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Der Randy
An old man lived alone in Idaho. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, Bubba, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament.

Dear Bubba:
I am ...feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my potato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me.

Love, Dad

A few days later, he received a letter from his son.

Dear Dad:
For heaven's sake, Dad, don't dig up that garden. That's where I buried the BODIES.Love, Bubba

At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local Police showed up and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left.
That same day, the old man received another letter from his son.
Dear Dad:
Go ahead and plant the potatoes now. It's the best I could do under the circumstances.Love, Bubba

Je Bhar Ke Dekh Leejiye Hamko Kareeb Se Phir Apke Naseeb Mein Ye Raat Ho Na Ho

ajanabee see ho, magar gair naheen lagatee ho

Babul Ki Duayen Leti Ja ... Ja Tujh Ko Sukhi Sansar Mile

Kaun Jane Is Par Kiska Nam Likha Hai

To DNA Daily News Analysis Mumbai Bandra

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I dont know how to get in touch with you I recently subscribed for DNA from Mumbai Bandra and I regret the decision , the paper mans boy brings the paper after 11.30 am sometimes he does not show up at all today there was no paper I mean I dont even have a contact number ..I am really upset at this attitude of your vendors.. and the kind of service you mete out to your valued subscriber ..I have paid for this service even the executive Ketan who conned me to subscribe to your paper does no respond to my calls ..unless he has joined Hindustan Times.

I am a blogger

My name Firoze Shakir
my form no 1903397 dtd 16 feb 2011
B NO 2636023

Proud To Be Indian

St Michaels Church Mahim

St Michaels Church Mahim

Jeetega Bhai Jeetega Desh Hamara Jeetega

Man Has Never Forgotten His Mothers Womb In Bad Times

Inching Towards The Winning Post

Dhandha Ho To Aisa .. Har Pal Banao Paisa

Buy a Vehicle Like This Become a Very Rich Man Overnight

Dr RD Parmar Of Jain Mandir Road Bandra

Bandra Crosses Are Always In The News

A Raja Has Moved Out Of His Scam Office

Dhin Chak Dhin Chak Agar India Jeet Jaye

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is wondering
where have
the crowds
gone today
the crowds that
passed him by
the beggars
the hawkers
jesus knows
the blind guy
a silent and a sigh
jesus wonders
did someone die ?
a little lad coming
from his exams
tells jesus
oh there is a cricket
match finals
india and sri lanka
or the other
will be a world
by and by
all are at home
the battle
on TV
empty streets
of mumbai
in a dashing hurry
to reach home
he wishes jesus
but tells jesus
to pray for
the Indian team
with a thundering
win he must
dhin chak
dhin chak
fire crackers '
in the wings
'india jeet jaye

Teaching The Child Lessons in Life And Begging

Teaching The Child Lessons in Life And Begging

Toh Yahi Hain Woh Photographer Jo Hamari Kismet Ka Mazak Udate Hain

Shooting The Streets of Bandra

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I normally use a wide to shoot the streets but of late I am using the telly lens to give a different feel and perspective to the pictures I shoot..and these are candid s without me being closely involved.

And each street of Bandra has its flavor you might not find on another street , it speaks volumes of the people who live here like a novel of Honore De Balzac..Old Goriot comes to mind.

And Balzac and Dickens were both gifted with the eye of a camera and captured what they shot brilliantly and descriptively..nuances silhouettes light shade pained with words.

I shoot pictures inspired by them , they including Dostoevesky were part of my growing up , perhaps they were street photographers shooting life without a camera .. I shoot body language and the darkness of the people that are heroes of my surroundings.

The main hero is Jesus Christ , perhaps I have shot him extensively yet Jeusus is evergreen and never gets over exposed.

That is why I get upset when people ridicule my subjects their background or their gender or culture and traditions.

So I choked my comment box.. no comments praise or hate on my pictures keep it simmering in your system instead of offloading your seminal anger on my pictures.

Funny because I shoot Hinduism some call me a Hindu but luckily though I shoot hijras extensively too.. I have not been called derogatorily as hijras are called for being hijras.

For being a Shia I am called a Kafir which is matter of pride I would rather be called a Kafir than be called a Moslem who bombs mosques and promotes fanaticism for its awe and shock value.. and those that say Terrorists have no religion is a misnomer it is only religion misinterpreted that makes them as heinous as they are.

And as a street photographer I am much close to God a God who lives among the homeless the hopeless I think the God I worship is the most poor God for he identifies himself more with the poor than the filthy rich.

This is my personal view as a poet blogger photographer...Wife is watching the finals between Sri Lanka India I am busy hitting away the keyboard of my soul..., sharing it with all of you.

I shall take a nap after this post.

The Nagori Milk Traders of Bandra

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There are about a dozen Nagori outlets in Bandra Bazar road area supplying morning milk to the residents and wife was grumbling this morning the milk rates have risen again by Rs 3..

Fatima dairy has the largest clientele he has 3 shops in the same building , a provision general sores and two milk outlets.

There are three in the bazar area and these guys have a healthy competition among themselves , all the people that work for them are from Nagor.

The Nagoris are predominantly Sunni Muslims very devout and very hardworking.. there are quite a few famous ones in Mahim too in the Dargah lane.

This gentleman was surprised when I aimed my telly lens at him , his shop is called Rizvi Milk Center at Bandra Bazar Road.

Fatima Milk center sells fresh cold goats milk too..

Mahim Fort

Mahim Fort, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

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from wikipedia

The Mahim Fort (Marathi: माहीम किल्ला) is a fort in Mahim in Mumbai, Maharashtra state, India.[2] Strategically located in the Mahim Bay, the fort overlooks Worli to the south, Bandra to the north, and Mahim to the east. The origins of the fort are unclear, but it occupies a strategic location that has been frequently contested. The fort is currently in disrepair, suffering from administrative neglect, encroachment of slums, and exposure to tidal erosion.

In 1516, Portuguese commander Dom Joao de Monoy entered the Mahim Creek and defeated the commander of Mahim fort.[3] The fort was the site of frequent skirmishes between the Portuguese and the Ali Shah, a Gujarati ruler, before the island of Mahim was appropriated from Bahadur Shah of Gujarat by the Portuguese in 1534. In 1661, the Portuguese ceded the island of Mahim as dowry to Charles II of England. After the English gained control of the fort, it was strengthened by Sir Thomas Grantham in 1884,[2] and became a strategic watchtower against possible Portuguese attacks, and later from the Marathas.[2]

In 1772, the Portuguese attempted to attack this fort, but they were repelled by the British with cannonballs.[2] The Mount Mary's Basilica was damaged during this encounter. According to historical accounts, the fort had 100 soldiers and 30 cannons at that time.[2]
[edit] Encroachments

The fort lies off the Mahim Causeway which links the suburbs to the city. The fort is heavily encroached by slums, and parts of the fort have caved in due to tidal erosion and neglect. Though the site is classified as a Grade I heritage structure, nothing much has been done to maintain it.[1] Large boulders are strewn on the sand and crevices as high as three metres (fifteen feet) are visible. Responsibility of the fort is shuffled between the state government and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, although the fort lies of state government land.[1] In 2004, rupees five lakhs had to be returned as the encroachments were not removed by local authorities.[4] Later, in 2008, Jairaj Phatak, the Municipal Commissioner had proposed a makeover to the fort.[5]

Maine Ek Khwab Dehka Hai

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mere bazu main
malika aur rekha hai
waqt ne mujhe
unki bahon main
pekha hai

The Child Is The Father of Man

Slum Kids Studying For Exams

Going For The Friday Namaz at The Bazar Masjid