Monday, April 11, 2011

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I hate blogspot and the tool that shove up my ass called WORD VERIFICATION,..If I blog one too many


Soch, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

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tum kya
sochti ho
yeh sochta
hoon main
zinda lash hoon
kabr main
kafan nochta
hoon main
mitti aur khaq
ko seene se
hoon main
apne mare
hue hathon se
kabr ka jigar
hoon main

Maein Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya

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Most of my pictures are odds ends bits of fragmented broken glass pieces of life..I dont plan pictures I shoot from moving rickshas cabs I dont have wheels I walk barefeet shoot pictures as pathos poetry of life.

Because of a diabetic leg injury I have forced my feet in slippers my soul of course is wild restless like a speeding wave it lashes my consciousness that is awake when it is sleep..

I dont know how to dance but I do the kaif and the kaif or the Sufi trance without drugs afim , charas or ganja takes me beyond the spectrum of my imagination I do a whirring kaif with my camera and than lose consciousness banging my head on concrete but my camera more shrewder than me saves itself from further damage.

When I saw him moving on the road for me it was a dance serpentine and I shot it as such..and I was reminded of the old Hindi song..old songs were a staple diet, that I was bought up on as child living in the palatial house of Nawab Kashmiri.a yesteryear doyen .contemporary of Dilip Saab Jayant Johnny Walker Mukri all football Rovers Cup fans ....

At Khatau Bhuvam now Jony Castle..we stayed as tenants in their servants quarters with Nawab Saabs family , Nawab saab had passed away..a long time back and I am talking of 1954- 1955

On the other side of the same building was Keith Kanga my childhood friend who became the King of Rock in Mumbai founder of Atomic Forest.

So seeing this cripple Muslim beggar and shooting him was throwing a ripple in a pond coming up with myriad emotions..being a poet this comes easily as a photographer I think I would have been clinical with a single desire shoot and fuck off..

I am happy that street photography squeezed poetry into my soul...

Lyrics of the song

Maein Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya
Har Fikar Ko Dhuen Mein Udata Chala Gaya

Barbadiyon Ka Shok Manana Fizul Tha
Barbadiyon Ka Jashan Manata Chala Gaya
Har Fikar Ko Dhuen Mein Uda…

Jo Mil Gaya Usi Ko Muqaddar Samajh Liya
Jo Kho Gaya Maein Usko Bhulata Chala Gaya
Har Fikar Ko Dhuen Mein Uda…

Gham Aur Khushi Mein Farq Na Mehsoos Ho Jahan
Maein Dil Ko Us Muqaam Pe Laata Chala Gaya
Har Fikar Ko Dhuen Mein Uda…

mohomed rafi saab

Power Puff Bubble A Poet In Trouble

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sher ki tarah
ghurrati ho
phir bheegi
billi ban jati ho
roti ho
muskurati ho
ghar bulakar
bhagati ho
ho jati ho

shola shabnam
mera sar par
barsati hi

mere khatah
sirf yeh
ke main tumhe
chathoo hoon
tum kisi
aur ko
chahti ho

nachati ho
na kehna
par kya kya
kehjati ho

poems as figments of my mind

My Camera Is A Voyeur Too

Main Bhi Waqt Ka Bhangar Hoon

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Unke dil se raste
pe kabadi ke hath
pheka hua pyar hoon..
main ek befuzool lamha
main jeet aur main har hoon
tuta hua mukdha
tuta hua sitar hoon
nam se kuch bhi
pukariye main to
intezar hoon
gardish ke sukhe
pholoon ki tarah
ujda hua chaman
ek tooti hiu
diwar hoon

teree raahon mein khade hain dil thaam ke hum hain diwaane tere naam ke

pinjare ke panchhi re, tera dard na jaane koie

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pinjare ke panchhi re, tera dadr na jaane koe (2)

kaha na sake tu, apani kahani
teri bhi panchhee, kya zindagaani re
vidhi ne teri katha likhi aansu mein kalam duboe
tera dard ...

chupake chupake, rone vaale
rakhana chhupaake, dil ke chhale re
ye patthar ka desh hain pagale, yahaan koi na tera hoy
tera dard ...

nag mani

Mere Naamuraad Junoon Ka Hai Ilaaj Koi To Maut Hai Jo Dava Ke Naam Pe Zehar De Usi Chaaraagar Ki Talaash Hai

Bahut Kathin Hai Dagar Panghat Ki Ab Kya Bhar Laun Maein Jamuna Se Matki

Zehar Bhi Dete Hain To Kehte Hain Ki Peena Hoga Jab Maein Peeta Hoon To Kehten Hai Ki Marta Bhi Nahin, Jab Maein Marta Hoon To Kehte Hain Ki Jeena Hoga

Hijde Shoot Karna Mana Hai ...Papi Pet Ka Sawal Hai Paisa Do Photo Lo

Main To Hijda Hoon KyaTum Nahi Hijde Ho

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meri tarah
tum bhi
ke hijde ho
neta tumhari
bajata hai
tum marwate ho
aur kehte ho
system ki jai ho
thoda aur meri lo
jitne chahe ghaso
mujh ko jeene do
tumhari gand
par 5 sal ka rubber
stamp jo laga ho
ladaie dusre laden
tum chhakon
se kya ham ho
hijde ki tarah
marke zinda raho
main to hijda hoon
kya tum
hijde ho

Lakshmi The Beggar Hijra Guru Turner Road

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She is the one I mentioned in my earlier blog.. a very nice man being caught in a cosmic chakra of pain.

Yes I Would Rather Shoot Hijras Than Religious Bigotry or Sectarian Strife

Yes I Would Rather Shoot Hijras Than Political Chaos

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I meet them on Watefield Road and they all know me, but they dont know my connection with the hijra community as they are low in the hierarchy, they work from one day to the next, no Haji Malang no Ajmer Sharif.

But they are hardcore believers followers Lord Balaji and their leader is Lakshmi, this is not the hijra icon .. she is a poor hijra soul and I have known Lakshmi for many years , she gave me her mobile number too I misplaced it.

She is the one who keeps inviting me to her shanty at Sion Daravi, I might one day take her up on that offer.

For Lakshmi I am a religious man a kind of Guru like her so she sees me in a different light different perspective.

When the fire took place at Nargis Dutt Nagar , a few years back I bought a lot of second hand good quality sarees from the flea market near Chor Bazar known as Kapda Bazar on Duncan Street for an old ex maid of ours who had lost everything, I gave a few sarees to Lakshmi too..because its what they wear, her chelas dont want sarees they pester me for beads and pendants necklaces etc.. I have given them in the past when my work space was close to where they beg.

Waterfield Road no water no field just hijras beggar kids fruit selling bhaiyyas at the extension which is known as Turner Road.

I mostly shoot this signal or the hijras at the Andheri Juhu Versova link road signal.

And each hijra begging commune is different from the other , the Versova signal hijras believe in Goddess Yellamma and a few are Devdasis.

The Linking Road signal hijras are followers of Lord Iravan and mostly visit Koovagam the eunuch festival at Koothandavar near Villupuram Chennai.One of them was a very close friend she had married a laborer who was giving her a tough time, domestic violence is more prevalent among hijra live in relationships.

I know friends who have wives kids but a hijra mistress on the side living in rented societies of upend Lokhandwala Andheri.. you wont know they are hijras this one is so beautiful she wears a hijab..last I know she was planning to adopt a child I shot her at Haji Malang too.

Than there are guys rich loaded rich who have hijra mistresses they bond with at Ajmer Sharif , I dont shoot these guys simply because it would end their marriages.

The Muslim pretty hijras are devout , go for namaz dressed as men, and are are back to hijras after the Friday prayers.

The Christian hijras are from the South their main spiritual solace is St Michael Church Mahim Novena on Wednesdays or Mount Mary Bandra ..

Hijras also visit Dargahs Maqdhoom Shah Baba and Fakruddin Shah Baba.. I think they go to Haji Ali but that is not with the ambit of my dargah photography.

So hijra life their fight against male dominance gender bias and homophobic hate is what I try to share through my blogs.

I know hijras who have done a lot of good work, they pay for poor children s fees ,and marriages are funded by them, they take care of entire families..but they dont show or publicly announce it.

These are hijra pictures I shot last week but kept on hold. but I am uploading this morning.

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness. ~Aristotle

Back To Bandra And Street Photography

This Ends My Anna Hazare Victory Celebrations Series At

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Limping I leave for home to Bandra Sweet Bandra

535 pictures in all .

Mee Pan Anna Hazare

Come To Mumbai Come To Mumbai Meri Hai

Mumbai Police Tujhe Salam

Where There Is Music There Is Hope

Anna Hazare Victory Celebrations Candle Light March Gateway of India

Anna Hazare Victory Celebrations Candle Light March Gateway of India

Anna Hazare Victory Celebrations Candle Light March Gateway of India

O Priya

O Priya, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

Photographers Are Sailors Who Bring You To The Brave New World

“You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.”

Anna Hazare Victory Celebrations Candle Light March Gateway of India

“A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free” Kazantakis

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. ~Leopold Stokowski

Two Stars Shining In The Night

It Takes Mad People To Create The Energy of Life.. Mad O Wot

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we are
two strangers
on the soul
of a revolution
a new thought
a new dawn
a new resolution
her dreams
inked on flesh
time evolution
cosmic poet
barefeet blogger
the soul
of political
on the grave
the common man
lies a rich mans
padma vibhushan

Grapes Gone Sour

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the ruling party
the opposition party
are like reliance energy
tata power
grapes gone sour
grapes gone sour

the common man
caught in maze
in thunder and shower
a new scam unfolds
cvc cwg 2 g scam
adarsh tower
every second
every hour
grapes gone sour
grapes gone sour

every kind
of corrupted
seedling plant
tree bearing
ill gotten loot
in the PMs bower
that he is not aware
politics of sharing
politics of compulsion
a scourge on the soul
of democracy hovers
a new scam flowers
a new scam flowers
grapes gone sour
grapes gone sour

dedicated to anna hazareji..

Anna Hazare Victory Celebrations Candle Light March Gateway of India

Beauty With Brains Only Needs A Camera

Anna Hazare Victory Celebrations Candle Light March Gateway of India

This Man Has a Deam.. He Is Reliving It

Anna Hazare Victory Celebrations Candle Light March Gateway of India

Jalte Dilon Ki Dastan..

Jalte Dilon Ki Dastan..

Mayank Gandhi..Man With a Mission

A Blogger In Pain


roshni, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

Amber Tak Yahi Nad Gunjega

of the arc lights
the camera glare
two dreamers
on wings of fancy
a moment bare
synchronicity of
spontaneity of
of clapping
moving chairs
kailash kher
lost in a drop
of an ocean
unusual pair
one who with
vocal chords
eternity dares
a dimpled damsel
mad o wot
celebrity hair
amber tak
yahi nad
melody rare
god is the
of beauty
on wings
of prayer
a poetic
my camera

Didn't I tell you?

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Didn't I tell you?
They will accuse you of all the wrongdoings,
they will call you ugly names,
they will make you forget
it is me, who is the source of your happiness.


Now Begin The Anna Hazare Victory Celebrations at Gateway of India

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The second part of the Anna Hazare Victory celebration now moved to Gateway of India for the victory lap and candle march..the enthusiasm of the people was overwhelming, I had reached earlier but those that had fasted with Anna Hazare Saab at Azad Maidan were to arrive walking with candles in their hands , and it is quite a distance.

Anna Hazare Victory Celebrations Candle Light March Gateway of India

Anna Hazare Victory Celebrations Candle Light March Gateway of India

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