Friday, April 15, 2011

They Love My City I Love Them Too .. Peace and Music

Barefeet Blogger of Bandra With Street Musicians From Croatia

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This was shot last evening at my workspace as both Damir and Zlatko set out for Carter Road to play music for the crowds and supplement their savings for their stay in Mumbai, they are staying at St Peter Church Bandra thanks to Fr Jaun.

Fr Jaun the parish priest is Jesus in disguise he feeds the poor takes care of the needy and above all he respects Marathi Asmita he speaks fluent Marathi , and though he is a Spaniard his home is Mumbai.

After late Fr Stephen Nazareth who was my friend guide and mentor this is the second priest in 55 years of my life I respect and hold in the highest regard..

I have met many Roman Catholic priests but none like Fr Juan, many years back he had come to bless a Christian house at Kamla Bai Sadan De Monte Street where we stayed and I saw Fr Juan , he did not know my house , I invited him and with his presence he blessed me and my family.

The present house he has never seen , for his visit to his nephews wedding in Spain , I made him a Indo Fusion high collar suit and he looked glamorous in spite of his humility dignity and grace., and that he has given shelter to these peace loving musicians from Croatia means a lot to me , these two Damir and Zlatko are touring the world on cycles.

And I met Fr Juan through my brother in Christ Darryl Loyola the only true Christian heartbeat of Bandra. Darryl too has helped me in my bad times..he calls me Feroze Loyola I call him Darryl Shakir speaks volumes of our love for each other.

Damir and Zlatko are stranded in Mumbai need help to catch a ship to Iran and so they were in town for the onward visas but came back helpless , from Iran they will cycle their way back to Croatia.

They greet me with Salam Wale Kum and respect me a lot and I hardly know them but the spirit of my beloved city demands I help them where humanly possible..I am going through very bad times myself but I am doing all I can for them.

Tomorrow I have asked them to go and play at Juhu and if they get permission at Prithvi Theater a place for all art lovers and lovers of music.

Dance of Death Tandav On the Soul of Shimr

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yes I bleed
the cosmic
of death
on the soul
of shimr and yazid
both death sprouting
seeds withering weeds
a sword cutting the head
as our blood runs down
the streets a 1400 year
old reminder on the soul
of history and humanity
ya hussain our heartbeat
a hindu shia barefeet
going round and round
in a black winding sheet
a kaif on concrete
a pain ghame hussain
a circle complete
shiasm a file of fatima
her tears that no tyrant
ever born could ever delete
72 warriors that no emperor
with all his army
could ever defeat
truth equality
justice liberty
the voice of
the bahrainis
i echo
i repeat
saudi terrorism
the fire
of freedom
can never

Damir Plays The Didgeridoo

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The didgeridoo (also known as a didjeridu or didge) is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia at least 1,500 years ago and is still in widespread usage today both in Australia and around the world. It is sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or "drone pipe". Musicologists classify it as a brass aerophone.[1]

There are no reliable sources stating the didgeridoo's exact age. Archaeological studies of rock art in Northern Australia suggest that the Aboriginal people of the Kakadu region of the Northern Territory have been using the didgeridoo for at least 1,500 years, based on the dating of paintings on cave walls and shelters from this period. A clear rock painting in Ginga Wardelirrhmeng, on the northern edge of the Arnhem Land plateau, from the freshwater period[2] shows a didgeridoo player and two songmen participating in an Ubarr Ceremony.[3]

A modern didgeridoo is usually cylindrical or conical, and can measure anywhere from 1 to 3 m (3 to 10 ft) long. Most are around 1.2 m (4 ft) long. The length is directly related to the 1/2 sound wavelength of the keynote. Generally, the longer the instrument, the lower the pitch or key of the instrument.

"Didgeridoo" is considered to be an onomatopoetic word of Western invention. It has also been suggested that it may be derived from the Irish words dúdaire or dúidire, meaning variously 'trumpeter; constant smoker, puffer; long-necked person, eavesdropper; hummer, crooner' and dubh, meaning "black" (or dúth, meaning "native").[4] However, this theory is not widely accepted.

The earliest occurrences of the word in print include a 1919 issue of Smith's Weekly where it was referred to as an "infernal didjerry" which "produced but one sound - (phonic) didjerry, didjerry, didjerry and so on ad infinitum", the 1919 Australian National Dictionary, The Bulletin in 1924 and the writings of Herbert Basedow in 1926. There are numerous names for this instrument among the Aboriginal people of northern Australia, with yiḏaki one of the better known words in modern Western society. yiḏaki, also sometimes spelt yirdaki, refers to the specific type of instrument made and used by the Yolngu people of north-east Arnhem Land. Many[who?] believe that it is a matter of etiquette to reserve tribal names for tribal instruments, though retailers and businesses have been quick to exploit these special names for generic tourist-oriented instruments.
[edit] Regional names for the didgeridoo

There are at least 45 different synonyms for the didgeridoo. The following are some of the more common regional names.[5]
Tribal Group Region Local Name
Anindilyakwa Groote Eylandt ngarrriralkpwina
Yolngu Arnhem Land Yiḏaki
Gupapuygu Arnhem Land Yiraka
Djinang Arnhem Land Yirtakki
Iwaidja Cobourg Peninsula Wuyimba/ buyigi
Jawoyn Katherine artawirr
Gagudju Kakadu garnbak
Lardil Mornington Island djibolu
Ngarluma Roebourne, W.A. Kurmur
Nyul Nyul Kimberleys ngaribi
Warray Adelaide River bambu
Mayali Alligator River martba
Pintupi Central Australia paampu
Arrernte Alice Springs Ilpirra

Authentic Aboriginal didgeridoos are produced in traditionally oriented communities in Northern Australia or by makers who travel to Central and Northern Australia to collect the raw materials. They are usually made from hardwoods, especially the various eucalyptus species that are endemic to the region.[6] Sometimes a native bamboo, such as Bambusa arnhemica, or pandanus is used. Generally the main trunk of the tree is harvested, though a substantial branch may be used instead. Aboriginal didgeridoo craftsmen place branches and trunks of specific woods in an active termite area. The termites prefer soft wood and naturally hollow the wood out, it is then collected by the craftsmen. If the hollow is too big or too small, it will make a poor quality instrument.

Once the naturally hollowed out wood is retrieved, the bark is taken off, the ends trimmed, and the exterior is shaped; this results in a finished instrument. This instrument may be painted or left undecorated. A rim of beeswax may be applied to the mouthpiece end. Traditional instruments made by Aboriginal craftsmen in Arnhem Land are sometimes fitted with a 'sugarbag' mouthpiece. This black beeswax comes from wild bees and has a distinctive aroma.

Non-traditional didgeridoos can also be made from PVC piping, non-native hard woods (typically split, hollowed and rejoined), glass, fiberglass, metal, agave, clay, hemp (a bioplastic named zelfo), and even carbon fiber. These didges typically have an upper inside diameter of around 1.25" down to a bell end of anywhere between two to eight inches and have a length corresponding to the desired key. The mouthpiece can be constructed of beeswax, hardwood or simply sanded and sized by the craftsman. In PVC, an appropriately sized rubber stopper with a hole cut into it is equally acceptable, or to finely sand and buff the end of the pipe to create a comfortable mouthpiece.

Modern didgeridoo designs are distinct from the traditional Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo, and are innovations recognized by musicologists.[7][8] Didgeridoo design innovation started in the late 20th Century using non-traditional materials and non-traditional shapes.

The didgeridoo is played with continuously vibrating lips to produce the drone while using a special breathing technique called circular breathing. This requires breathing in through the nose whilst simultaneously expelling stored air out of the mouth using the tongue and cheeks. By use of this technique, a skilled player can replenish the air in their lungs, and with practice can sustain a note for as long as desired. Recordings exist of modern didgeridoo players playing continuously for more than 40 minutes; Mark Atkins on Didgeridoo Concerto (1994) plays for over 50 minutes continuously.

Fellow of the British Society Anthony Baines wrote that the didgeridoo functions " an aural kaleidoscope of timbres"[9] and that "the extremely difficult virtuoso techniques developed by expert performers find no parallel elsewhere."[9]
[edit] Decoration

Many didgeridoos are painted using traditional or modern paints by either their maker or a dedicated artist, however it is not essential that the instrument be decorated. It is also common to retain the natural wood grain with minimal or no decoration. Some modern makers deliberately avoid decoration if they are not of Indigenous Australian descent, or leave the instrument blank for an Indigenous Australian artist to decorate it at a later stage.
[edit] Physics and operation

A termite-bored didgeridoo has an irregular shape that, overall, usually increases in diameter towards the lower end. This shape means that its resonances occur at frequencies that are not harmonically spaced in frequency. This contrasts with the harmonic spacing of the resonances in a cylindrical plastic pipe, whose resonant frequencies fall in the ratio 1:3:5 etc. The second resonance of a didgeridoo (the note sounded by overblowing) is usually around an 11th higher than the fundamental frequency (a frequency ratio somewhat less than 3:1).

The vibration produced by the player's lips has harmonics, i.e., it has frequency components falling exactly in the ratio 1:2:3 etc. However, the non-harmonic spacing of the instrument's resonances means that the harmonics of the fundamental note are not systematically assisted by instrument resonances, as is usually the case for Western wind instruments (e.g., in a clarinet, the 1st 3rd and 5th harmonics of the reed are assisted by resonances of the bore, at least for notes in the low range).

Sufficiently strong resonances of the vocal tract can strongly influence the timbre of the instrument. At some frequencies, whose values depend on the position of the player's tongue, resonances of the vocal tract inhibit the oscillatory flow of air into the instrument. Bands of frequencies that are not thus inhibited produce formants in the output sound. These formants, and especially their variation during the inhalation and exhalation phases of circular breathing, give the instrument its readily recognizable sound.

Other variations in the didgeridoo's sound can be made by adding vocalizations to the drone. Most of the vocalizations are related to sounds emitted by Australian animals, such as the dingo or the kookaburra. To produce these sounds, the players simply have to use their vocal cords to produce the sounds of the animals whilst continuing to blow air through the instrument. The results range from very high-pitched sounds to much lower guttural vibrations. Adding vocalizations increases the complexity of the playing.
[edit] Cultural significance

Traditionally and originally, the didgeridoo was primarily played as an accompaniment to ceremonial dancing and singing. However, it was also common for didgeridoos to be played for solo or recreational purposes outside of ceremonial gatherings. For surviving Aboriginal groups of northern Australia, the didgeridoo is still an integral part of ceremonial life, as it accompanies singers and dancers in cultural ceremonies that continue. Today, the majority of didgeridoo playing is for recreational purposes in both Indigenous Australian communities and elsewhere around the world.

Pair sticks, sometimes called clapsticks or bilma, establish the beat for the songs during ceremonies. The rhythm of the didgeridoo and the beat of the clapsticks are precise, and these patterns have been handed down for many generations. Traditionally, only men play the didgeridoo and sing during ceremonial occasions, although both men and women may dance. Female didgeridoo players did exist, but their playing took place in an informal context and was not specifically encouraged. Linda Barwick, an ethnomusicologist, says that though traditionally women have not played the didgeridoo in ceremony, in informal situations there is no prohibition in the Dreaming Law.[10] On September 3, 2008, however, publisher Harper Collins issued a public apology for its book "The Daring Book for Girls", scheduled to be published in October, which openly encouraged girls to play the instrument.[11][12]
[edit] Didgeridoo in popular culture

The didgeridoo also became a role playing instrument in the experimental and avant-garde music scene. Industrial music bands like Test Department generated sounds from this instrument and used them in their industrial performances, linking ecology to industry, influenced by ethnic music and culture.

It has also been an instrument used for the fusion of tribal rhythms with a black metal sound, a music project called Naakhum that used the paganism of the Australian tribes and many others as an approach.
[edit] Health benefits

A 2005 study in the British Medical Journal found that learning and practicing the didgeridoo helped reduce snoring and sleep apnea by strengthening muscles in the upper airway, thus reducing their tendency to collapse during sleep.[13] This strengthening occurs after the player has mastered the circular breathing technique.

From Croatia With Love Damir and Zlatko

From Croatia With Love Damir and Zlatko

From Croatia With Love Damir and Zlatko

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After they could not find a place to stay they found shelter in Gods house at St Peters Church Bandra , and you wont believe it I was trying Fr Jauns without telling them if he could help them , and mystically God led them to him..

They worked a little bit to supplement their stay in Mumbai by playing music on Bandra streets they were at my workspace I ordered breakfast and tea.

They returned in the evening I suggested they play to the crowds at Carter Road, I met them late when they were returning from Carter Road they had big smiles on their faces and thanked me with words you are a good soul and have a good heart..they had a great day and wanted to buy me dinner I politely refused.. I was not well in bad shape I returned home or I would have taken them for dinner myself.

I was humbled by these two guys strangers in my beloved city,. they dont know anyone here and are stranded till they can earn some money for a ship ticket to Iran and then cycle through to their final destination Croatia.

They cycled from Craotia to Turkey and from Turkey they came to Chennai and cycled their way to Mumbai.. when I met them on the streets took them home.. the rest is history..

Today they have gone to town for their onwards visas I shall meet them at my shop if you guys want to help them contact me, they are ready to jam in at your pubs or parties whatever.. very simple peace loving guys on a mission of Love Through Music.

They were to meet my Brazilian friend Carlyta last night but she was busy with another do..they look like hippies but they are in love with Indian spirituality so people are scared of them on the streets.. they play African music South American and trance music..

The Iranis of Mumbai And The Hindustani Blogger

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I was tired in great pain because of my inner turbulent cosmic conditions, poets are always in pain so I kept the space blank when I posted this picture , life is such, steep and sorrowful.. as we plunge into the darkness of our destiny.

Before I continue this post is dedicated to Mansoor Showghi Yezdi poet of Irani Chai.. an online cafeteria , an inn for the weary wanderer connecting with his roots to Iran.

I met Mehdi through Jawad of Mama Mia and we Iranians and Hindustani Shias are known faces that register without password on Ashura at Amin Imambada ..

Iranis and Mumbai
Imamwada Moghul Masjid Fotowat Amin Imambada is a path that leads to Ghame Hussain a world of pain more pain the only pain that keeps the ethos of Humanity alive.

Iranis of Mumbai they are the torchbearers of pristine communal harmony, as long as their chai was simmering on the samovar there was no riots in Mumbai.. believe me it was once the Iranis were conned robbed of their heritage by crooked Muslim souls for two anna profit that the tapestry of Mumbai harmony changed.. the other pani kam chai changed it all.. bang bang bang

I have many Irani friends all over the world yes Iranis is not Iran it comprises a flame that lights the darkness everywhere.

My earliest Irani friend was Nasser Sabunchi,, his father Mr Sabunchi was James Bondish in every way.. Nassers brothers Reza Mehdi. Afghan hounds old memories of Dilip Azizs Dongri.

Than Mr Mohomed Reza Sarvi his man Friday who was our family friend at our old house Khatau Bhuvan now Jony Castle the little Irani joint was next to Frank Simoes Wodehouse Road and a ballet school , and Malbari managers.

My earliest memories conjoined with Keth Kanga of Atomic Forest Vimal Rayomand Framroze...

We moved to Neelam Breach Candy for a few months some more famous Warden Road Irani moments .

Than we settled finally at Strand Cinema 3 Mohini Mansions once again Mohomed Reza and his ubiquitous eponymous Strand Coffee House.. this was the main Irani connection bang next to our is still there under another guise.

Than my part of the family moved to Bandra Bazar Road , so enter Pahelvi, and khichda on Fridays and seeing the boss Mohomed bhai walking on Ag Ka Matam at Supari Talao Bandra.

Than Nasser Bhai of Lucky Hotel the finest Irani connection his Indo Irani sponsored fair at Bandra where I met Hussain in the picture , Hussain is the owner of Excelsior Cafe at VT now MacDonalds ..a dashing Irani who never ages some say he eats Irani caviar others who are envious of him say he eats Pashrtun silajeet.

I digress back to Iranis , I know Iranis by face most of them have the same names invariably the same faces ..Hassaan Shirazi my dear Facebook friend a great blogger passionate Shia and he is a Mauliee of the top order.

I met Hassan Shirazi at Mira Road his brother Abbas had expired and we connected for the first time..great moments of bonding during painful time.

When we shifted from Bazar Road to a rental premises near Mehboob Studio, we shared the same wall I became friendly with Mohomed Hamza Reza of Good Luck Irani hotel.. this was the greatest inspirational moment and I lived it with keema brun black tea.
If you dont visit Good Luck once in your life time.,.. man you missed a vital heart beat of your lifes existence on earth .

We returned once again back to Bandra Bazar Road... and this is in a nutshell about the Iranis Dil Hindustani..

I also know the non Shia Iranis the Bahai Irani opp Excelsior , Jimmy the Bawa Irani of Paradise who served Temptations the Irani Cafe where I boozed opposite New Talkies Casbah my dear darling Eruch Irani .. he was the one who helped me get my first own house .. at Bandra.

I know I have forgotten many of my Irani friends but I hope they will forgive me , Mamdi Busheri who decorates the zuljana we are great friends.

So this is in a nutshell about the Iranis and I miss Babarali once the Namazi Imambada .. Zainabia can never ever bring that royal era back at all never will..

Mogul Masjid Irani Mosque is a set on my Flickr Photo stream neatly renovated by Reza Kabul .. the only Shia Mosque where God actually lives ..he has deserted the other paces where the few pseudo Shias count money and roll the beads during the narration of Ghame Hussain...

Wa Waila Sad Wa Waila Ibne Zehra Wa Waila

All the Iranis of Lucky hotel Bandra are my great friends bit I am nowadays more closer to Safar Ali Bhai because he is a nice humble soul who passes my workplace and Mehndi bhai because of Hussain Tekri Jaorah..

My Inner Thoughts Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 And A Half Year Old

Main Bi Ek Kutta Na Ghar Ka Na Ghat Ka

Repeating the name of the Beloved
I have become the Beloved myself.
Whom shall I call the Beloved now?

bulleh shah

Yes god lives in hearts - filled with air like balloons

Muslim Mother And Child

Tumhare Pas Sirf Camera Hai Mere Pas Ma Hai

Har Ek Jism Ghayal, Har Ek Rooh Pyaasi, Nigahon Mein Uljhan, Dilon Mein Udaasi,

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Yeh Mehlon, Yeh Takhton, Yeh Taajon Ki Duniya,
Yeh Insaan Ke Dushman Samaajon Ki Duniya,
Yeh Daulat Ke Bhookhey Rawajon Ki Duniya,
Yeh Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaye To Kya Hai.

Har Ek Jism Ghayal, Har Ek Rooh Pyaasi,
Nigahon Mein Uljhan, Dilon Mein Udaasi,
Yeh Duniya Hai Ya Aalam-e-Badhawasi,
Yeh Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaye To Kya Hai.

Yahaan Ek Khilona Hai Insaan Ki Hasti,
Yeh Basti Hai Murda Paraston Ki Basti,
Yahaan Par To Jeevan Se Hai Maut Sasti,
Yeh Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaye To Kya Hai.

Jawaani Bhatakti Hai Badakaar Ban Kar,
Jawaan Jism Sajtey Hain Bazaar Ban Kar,
Yahaan Pyaar Hota Hai Byopaar Ban Kar,
Yeh Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaye To Kya Hai.

Yeh Duniya Jahaan Aadmi Kuch Nahi Hai,
Wafa Kuch Nahi, Dosti Kuch Nahi Hai,
Yahaan Pyaar Ki Qadr Hi Kuch Nahi Hai,
Yeh Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaye To Kya Hai.

Jala Do Isey, Phoonk Dalo Yeh Duniya.
Mere Saamne Se Hata Lo Yeh Duniya,
Tumhari Hai Tum Hi Sambhalo Yeh Duniya,
Yeh Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaye To Kya Hai?


Bhau Zende Shiv Sena Shaka Pramukh Khar And Me

Bhau Zende Shiv Sena Shaka Pramukh Khar And Me

Bhau Zende is a very dear friend and I came here here to wish him Ram Navami..

The Newspaper Cemetery of Pain And Profit

INRI IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM (Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum)

Elephantiasis Beggar of Bandra Hill Road

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Elephantiasis (/ˌɛlɨfənˈtaɪ.əsɨs/ EL-i-fən-TY-ə-sis) is a disease that is characterized by the thickening of the skin and underlying tissues, especially in the legs and male genitals. In some cases the disease can cause certain body parts, such as the scrotum, to swell to the size of a softball or basketball.[1] "Elephantitis" is a common mis-hearing of the term, from confusing the ending -iasis (process or resulting condition) with the more commonly heard -itis (irritation or inflammation), resulting in "Elephantitis" meaning "inflammation of the elephant". The proper medical term for the disease is elephantiasis,[2] and it is caused by filariasis or podoconiosis.[3]

Elephantiasis occurs in the presence of microscopic, thread-like parasitic worms such as Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and B. timori, all of which are transmitted by mosquitoes.[4] However, the disease itself is a result of a complex interplay between several factors: the worm, the symbiotic Wolbachia bacteria within the worm, the host’s immune response, and the numerous opportunistic infections and disorders that arise. Consequently, it is common in tropical regions and Africa. The adult worms only live in the human lymphatic system.[5] Obstruction of the lymphatic vessels leads to swelling in the lower torso, typically in the legs and genitals. It is not definitively known if this swelling is caused by the parasite itself, or by the immune system's response to the parasite.

Alternatively, elephantiasis may occur in the absence of parasitic infection. This nonparasitic form of elephantiasis is known as "nonfilarial elephantiasis" or "podoconiosis", and areas of high prevalence have been documented in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia.[6] The worst affected area is Ethiopia, where up to 6% of the population is affected in endemic areas.[7][8] Nonfilarial elephantiasis is thought to be caused by persistent contact with irritant soils: in particular, red clays rich in alkali metals such as sodium and potassium and associated with volcanic activity.[9][10]

According to medical experts the worldwide efforts to eliminate lymphatic filariasis is on track to potentially be successful by 2020.[11] An estimated 6.6 million children have been prevented from being infected, with another estimated 9.5 million in whom the progress of the disease has been stopped.

For podoconiosis, international awareness of the disease will have to rise before elimination is possible. Podoconiosis does not yet appear on the Neglected Tropical Disease lists,[12] and is not part of the work of organizations such as the World Health Organization.

Treatments for lymphatic filariasis differ depending on the geographic location of the endemic area.[13] In sub-Saharan Africa, albendazole is being used with ivermectin to treat the disease, whereas elsewhere in the world, albendazole is used with diethylcarbamazine.[13] Geo-targeting treatments is part of a larger strategy to eventually eliminate lymphatic filariasis by 2020.[13]

Another form of effective treatment involves rigorous cleaning of the affected areas of the body. Several studies have shown that these daily cleaning routines can be an effective way to limit the symptoms of lymphatic filariasis. The efficacy of these treatments suggests that many of the symptoms of elephantiasis are not directly a result of the lymphatic filariasis but rather the effect of secondary skin infections.

In addition, surgical treatment may be helpful for issues related to scrotal elephantiasis and hydrocele. However, surgery is generally ineffective at correcting elephantiasis of the limbs.

A vaccine is not yet available but is likely to be developed in the near future.[citation needed]

Treatment for podoconiosis consists of consistent shoe-wearing (to avoid contact with the irritant soil) and hygiene - daily soaking in water with an antiseptic (such as bleach) added, washing the feet and legs with soap and water, application of ointment, and in some cases, wearing elastic bandages.[citation needed] Antibiotics are used in cases of infection.
[edit] Antibiotics

In 2003 it was suggested that the common antibiotic doxycycline might be effective in treating lymphatic filariasis.[14] The parasites responsible for elephantiasis have a population of symbiotic bacteria, Wolbachia, that live inside the worm. When the symbiotic bacteria are killed by the antibiotic, the worms themselves also die.

Clinical trials by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in June 2005 reported that an 8 week course almost completely eliminated microfilariaemia.[15]

Elephantiasis caused by lymphatic filariasis is one of the most common causes of disability in the world.[13] In endemic communities, approximately 10 percent of women can be affected with swollen limbs and 50 percent of men can suffer from mutilating genital disease.[13]

In areas endemic for podoconiosis, prevalence can be 5% or higher.

Fashion Street Revisited

I Cut My Head During Moharam The Poetry of Pain

Disillusioned Destiny of a Poets Pain

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in the rain
on heaps of
burning coal
as they burn
his feet
a poets pain
held to her
by a dogs
huge and large
a great Dane
a poets love
of weeds
growing as
in his brain
mad o wot
a poet insane
she beats him
black and blue
with a teachers
cane poetic
fear of
the unknown
running down
his trousers
as acid rain
down the drain
neither for profit
nor for gain
being human
but not humane

a poet slain

A Poet Locked In A Crystal Ball of Illusions

Awaz De Kahan Hai

Zindagi Jhuk Gayi Safar Chalte Chalte

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woh toh
ko pyare hogaye
ham akele tanha
viran ho gaye
sab kuch
lut gaya
hum ek
ho gaye
dhere sare
dikhaye the
sare unki
ho gaye
to hame
zameen ke
pe so gaye
ek marta
hua darakth
sari yadien
is lute hue
main bo gaye
dande ka
umar kat
ti nahi
hum to
toote pank
ni hata
ho gaye