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Marriamma Feast Madras Wadi Worli Seaface 2011

It Takes Two Hands To Clap Peace And Humanity

Buddha Hoga Tera Bap ..Ka Bap

Goddess Marriamma

Goddess Marriamma, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,896 items / 1,465,176 views

Devotion to Mariamman

www.philtar.ac.uk/encyclopedia/hindu/ascetic/mariam.html


India has always been a land of villages and in the context of village life the most important and powerful divine presence is the gramadevata, a deity identified with the village. A village may have several gramadevatas, each with its own function. Village deities are more numerous than Indian villages, though some are known throughout a region and one of these is the goddess Mariamman (Also called Mari, Mariamma, Maryamman. In the Puranas she is known as Marika.) who has devotees all over South India.
The village belongs to the goddess. Theologically she was there before the village and in fact she created it. Sometimes she is represented only by a head on the soil, indicating her body is the village and she is rooted in the soil of the village. The villagers live inside or upon the body of the goddess. The…

The Tamils And The Shia Blogger Message of Inter Faith

Rs 5 Petrol Hike He Has Decided To Pull The Car With Hooks In The Back

It Happens Only In India

It Happens Only In India

Dont Ever Mess With Woman Power

Dont Ever Mess With Woman Power, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
185,872 items / 1,465,171 views


on the soul
of humanity
a beautiful flower
she is shakti
she is durga
she is ma shrewalia
she is ultimate power
the lioness of bengal
mamta she bought
down an ivory tower
writing the epitaph
on the soul of the dead
the end of red battery
power grapes of wrath
end of an era
yes grapes are sour
for those who in their
arrogance pride
did not read
the writing
on the wall
dreams deleted
dead devoured

Hanging With Hooks From The Back Marriamma Feast Madras Wadi Worli 2011

hijda-eunuch.com is dead

hijda-eunuch.com is dead, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I have surrendered my domain name hijda-eunuch.com that I had since 2008 simply because I have removed my blogs that were affiliated to this domain name at wordpress@com from public view...

I realized Flickr where all my blog posts originate was enough to display the treasury of my hijra documentation shot by me all over India as is where is.


I cross blog a few of my blogs at Blogspot under firozeshakir@blogspot.com and photographerno1@blogspot.com .

I have also removed photographerno1@wordpress.com from public view I was just spreading my blogs for a larger viewership I dont need it any more thanks to Flickr alone my views at my Flickr photo stream is an average of 20000 views per day.. more or less..

Facebook where I pimp my blogs also helps in getting me a larger viewer base as well as Twitter too.

And in a way this is an obituary for both hijda-eunuch .com and hijdaeunuchblog@wordpress.com

And in retrospecti…

Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple Buddha Purnima

Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple Buddha Purnima, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. festivals.iloveindia.com/buddha-purnima/index.html

Buddha Jayanti or also known as Buddha Purnima is the most sacred festivals of Buddhist. Buddha Purnima (Buddha Birthday) is celebrated in remembrance Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha is the founder of Buddhism. This day is the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. It falls on the full moon of the fourth lunar month (month of Vaisakh) i.e. April or May. This day commemorates three important events of Buddha's life

- His birth in 623 BC.
- His enlightment i.e. attainment of supreme wisdom, in 588 BC.
- His attainment of Nirvana i.e. the complete extinction of his self at the age of 80.

This day is a thrice blessed day. Lord Buddha is considered the ninth avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu (Preserver in the Hindu Holy Trinity of Creator-Preserver-Destroyer). Gautam Buddha "lived and died in about the fifth century before the Christian era".…

This Is What I Shoot The Unending Pain of Man..You The Elitist Call It Street Photography

Jai Bhim

Jai Bhim, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,645 items / 1,464,941 views

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jai Bhim is a greeting phrase used by the Buddhist people in India, especially by the ones who converted to Buddhism with or by inspiration of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. Though mostly used by the Dalit converts to Buddhism, it is not religious by its origin and meaning. It was never considered as religious word and has been used by the long-exploited and down-trodden class as a word of greeting as a mark of respect towards their ideologue Bhimrao Ambedkar.[1] Jai Bhim literally means "Victory to Bhim," i.e., to Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. The phrase has also been used as formal slogan of Bahujan Samaj Party.[2] It fell into controversy in February 2009 after Dar-ul Uloom Islamic seminary issued a fatwa declaring the slogan "un-Islamic" and "violative of Shariat."[3]

The term Jai Bhim was coined by Babu L. N. Hardas, a strong follower of Dr.…

The Common Man And The Beggar Poet of Mumbai

The Common Man He Wanted To Dress Like Me

This Was a Poetic Pause ..

This Was a Poetic Pause .., originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,645 items / 1,464,920 views

i am what i am
as i was
near
across
gathering
images
instead
of moss
i dont profit
only candy floss
from my perpetual
karmic loss

Mortals like me fail to see the philosophy behind your leg! :Aleem

thank you aleem because
i am a rebel still searching
for a cause your comment
my locked jaws
drowning blogger
clinging
to hope
like a straw
a poet
a father
a grand pa
shock and awe
a wife at home
a missing squaw
every time
i fall in love
my testicular fortitude
she does not use
the hacksaw
i reach for a dream
to hold in my
beggar hands
she withdraws

Duniya Bananewala Kyon Tune Meri Bajaie ..

All The Photographers From The Press Will Come Here To Shoot The Fucked Rains

Beta Marane Ja Raha Hai..Amchi Mumbai

Beta Marane Ja Raha Hai..Amchi Mumbai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. After marriage you only live as you die.. a far cry.. you asked for heavens moon and the sky fate gave you all that and a fucked black eye.. marriage as an institution a big fat lie.. they were happy when they were single now they are married and both sit and cry.. with children to add to their misery .. pani kam chai,, welcome to the city of dreams the city called Amchi Mumbai...

The Common Man Has a New Surname Poriborton

The Common Man Has a New Surname Poriborton, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,645 items / 1,464,914 views

thanks
to mamta banerjee
lioness of bengal
there is hope
on the broken down home
of the common mans wall
he got a new makeover
sorry to offend you
he finally got balls
he bought in change
the red bastion falls
laughing buddha and all
badly mauled
those that were
high mighty and tall
carat wise brilliant
expensive
wisdom
wise small
the common man
waits in maharasthra
for a clarion call
from rising
petrol prices
stink of onions
bad governance
of two wives
fighting
in the corridors
of power
a deathly pall
towers ripping the soul
of chawls politician builder
nexus mafia becoming
richer powerful
poor man eating
rice and dal

you can fool some people sometimes but not all the people all in all ..


dedicated two dear friends aleem and sudipda ...from a Google knol.a unit of knowledge poetry blogs and rolling balls taking from peter sharing with paul monsoonal lover…

My Facebook Moments God Stole

My Facebook Moments God Stole, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,645 items / 1,464,877 views

beggar poet
at worli seaface
with the common
man stuck
in a pot hole
my happiness
my moments
of joy
bliss
my poetry
all vanished
in one swift
stroke
of bad luck
through
a hole
in my
beggars bowl
now in sorrow
his dreams deleted
depleted he walks
barefeet bareassed
on embers of coal
one sided love
nothing but a grinning
mocking manhole
he came he saw
he took her away
fucked fate
the marauding mongol
i pleaded i begged
i tried to to cajole
but relentless
remorseless
a lady without soul
apoplectic angel fish
in a gilded fish bowl
my misery my poems
starving in a facebook
hell hole as she watches
my agony my anguish
through a peephole
sir i am now nothing
but fragmented genius
without goal
i am just a miserable
part a broken heart
out of control
blisters filled
with pus
my burning soles
i am gutter water
as i flow through
a facebook
sinkhole
doomed
from the cradle
to the tomb…

On My Body If You Place Another Mans Head

On My Body If You Place Another Mans Head, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,616 items / 1,464,800 views

would he
be alive
in love
or would he
be dead
or would she
still love him
more than me
instead
a weeping tear
a poet
on his death bed
fate with the
poetry of his
life fled
as the blood
on his winding
sheet like a
blotting paper
spread
love is nothing
but memories
unspoken
unsaid
man can live
without art
without culture
but can he live
without
wine and bread

Jesus Let Me Down

Jesus Let Me Down, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,608 items / 1,464,793 views

poetry
of my love life
burnt black
urban brown
on my head
he placed
a sizzling crown
my word
smith shop
before she left
she shutdown
my overtures
she turned
down
replacing
new with the old
from a pedestal
sir she finally
threw me down
an exile
from my
home town
a shadow
of pain
within
the silhouette
of her
shimmering
glittering gown
as I broke down
she called
me a joker
a cartoon
a painted
clown
viciously
mercilessly
she ran
me down
a candle
the wick
burning
with a frown
life
a poetic
travesty
of guilt
a let down
poets die
everyday
reborn on
facebook
at sundown
first poked
added
as friend
than deleted
blocked
ignored
thumbs down
what goes up
comes around

Meri Kismet Ki Ma Bahen Ho Gayi Hai

Meri Kismet Ki Ma Bahen Ho Gayi Hai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,595 items / 1,464,782 views


kuch bhi sahi nahi hai
jo kuch bacha
ke rakha tha
woh bhi ab nahi hai
woh koie aur duniya
main kho gayi hai
dudh ka dudh
tha pahele
ab sirf dahi ka
dahi hai
limbu mirchi latka
ke dekha
kismet chu***
padi hai
beech raste
pe nangi
khadi hai
meri buri
ghadi hai

ma kasam

Meri Kismet Ki Ma Bahen Ho Gayi Hai

Hai Sakina Hai Sakina

Hai Sakina Hai Sakina, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Is baat se mehsoos karo kia hai Sakina (A.S)
Abbas (A.S) ke honton Ka Qaseeda hai Sakina (A.S)

Aaina-e-Zehra (A.S) mein jo dekha tera bachpan
Har aks pukara ke tu Zehra hai Sakina(A.S)

Jo pyas ke parcham ki Alamdar hai ab tak
Abbas(A.S) ki woh pyari Sakina hai Sakina (A.S)

Abbas(A.S) ki Nazron se koi parh ke tau dekhay
Ehsaas ki ek Nehj-e-Balagha hai Sakina(A.S)

Jo Mashq mein bhar sakta hai dunya ke samandar
Kaunain mein bas woh tera saqqa hai Sakina(A.S)

Har Umr ke Haider ne jhulaya tera Jhoola
Yeh auj faqat tu ne hi paya hai Sakina (A.S)

108 Rods Pierced In The Body.. Marriamma Feast Madras Wadi Worli 2011

As Close As Close As I Could Get

Marziya Shakir And Her Flickr Press Card

I Carry The Bandra Times Press Card Round My Neck.. Thank You Clarence Gomes

I Carry The Bandra Times Press Card Round My Neck.. Thank You Clarence Gomes, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. And it will be completely soaked in blood the day I cut my head on Ashura in whichever city I maybe or in Mumbai during Chehlum..

Yes I dont have a Mumbai Mirror DNA Or HTA Or Midday Mirror Press Card.. but my card unlike theirs opens only a few doors and is human as I am when it bleeds.. and it has taken me places where angels fear to tread...It gives me respect it does not give me bread it weeps when blood flows from my head it will be around my grand daughter Marziya Shakir when I breathe my last when with my camera on my barefeet on the soul of humanity I fall dead...

By the way Marziya Shakir has her own Press Reporter Press Card..she had it since she was a year and half..

Documenting Hope Hindutva As A Message of Peace and Humanity

Documenting Hope Hindutva As A Message of Peace and Humanity, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I normally wear black it is my dedicated dress code and for me Moharam Ghame Hussain never ends...

On occasions when I shoot Hindu feats I dress in saffron or bhagwa .. I also feel it adds to comfort level of people who dont know me and accept me as one of their own..,

The only time sad to say when wearing saffron has been humiliating experience specially as I walk barefeet is during Govinda when the maximum balloons are thrown on my head and at my camera this is the other side of the Marathi Manoos when he gets carried away by the overzealous and euphoria and during visarjan .. when they deliberately throw gulal at the camera lens thats the price some of us pay for shooting and promoting Hinduism as a way of life and Peace I say this without malice..its part of the ethos .. and the upbringing givenn by parents to their children nothing more nothing less.

And when entering …

108 Rods Pierced In The Body.. Marriamma Feast Madras Wadi Worli 2011

Mother With Rod In Her Mouth Marriamma Feast Madras Wadi Worli

I Shoot The Pain of Every Mother

I Shoot The Pain of Every Mother, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,587 items / 1,464,668 views

The Tamils I respect a lot , and like the Miyas are a very defiant brave race , you cant bully them or take them for granted and they are very easily provoked with respect to their customs rituals and religiosity in general.


They do what they have to do Mother Marriamma for the Hindu Tamil diaspora is a very important deity and she is all powerful.. she is a force very holistic in all aspects I have visited her temples and shot them I know the feeling the aura that exists in her spirituality.


And among the Hindu feasts that I shoot with a passion in Mumbai this is one of them the two other being Ganesh festival Of Lalbagh Chya Raja GSB Ganesha King Circle and Durga Visarjan.

I will shoot the come what may.. even Death I would tell to wait for a few moments such is the intensity and my pictures are not photography they are my poems of life..and faith.


I shoot Shiasm with …

Not Charlie But Vodafone Store Bandra Hill Road Bit My Finger

Not Charlie But Vodafone Store Bandra Hill Road Bit My Finger, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,587 items / 1,464,663 views

i use a service
that fucks me
at its door
my ass
blood and gore
after all i am
in their
sanctimonious
eyes nothing
but a whore
so they fuck me
all the more
at Vodafone
Bandra Hill Road store
a pain as its
essence and core
washed ashore
luckily
coupon no 66
diabetic
dehydrated
high blood pressure
did not hit the floor
no water no first aid
my pain
as a poet
i out pour
raped sodomized
emotionally
by their staff
no i wont be
anymore
i have decided
to give up
the mobile phone
before i die
once again
at their store
i promise
i made to
myself
as a blogger
i swore
system sucks
main hoon kamzor
paisa main deta hoon
kotwal date
kahe man hoon chor

Vodafone Store A Nightmare On Bandra Hill Road

Vodafone Store A Nightmare On Bandra Hill Road, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,561 items / 1,464,615 views

I am a subscriber of Vodafone since the time it was known as Orange so this blog is no attempt to run them down or denounce them..I have used their service uninterruptedly I may have had problems but none to elicit such a response as my emotional distress and pain that I experienced at their Vodafone Store Bandra Hill Road Mumbai on 14 May 2011 at 12 :07:09 pm..it was a very simple matter that could have been taken care but I was told to take a coupon stand in a line for one and a half hours like everyone else waiting their term of punishment for availing a service of Vodafone.

I am an existing old post paid customer my entire family of 7 uses Vodafone ..

A week back I had got the DND service installed on my phone by their customer care help at the Vodafone store Salman..but calls and messages continued even after a week I went back to him told him my…

Tongue Piercing

The Hypnotic Drummers of Mother Marriamma

As Close As Close I Could Get

Feeling Pain.. Touch and Go

Marriamma Feast Madras Wadi Worli Seaface 2011

Marriamma Feast Madras Wadi Worli Seaface 2011

Hooked

Hooked, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

Cheek Piercing Marriamma Feast Madras Wadi Worli Seaface

Pushing The Fish Hooks In The Mouth

Pushing The Fish Hooks In The Mouth

Fish Hooks In The Mouth

Fish Hooks In The Mouth, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,460 items / 1,464,195 views

One thing I know my cousin Glenn Losack would give his limbs to shoot this series this is way up his alley.. it has taken me a lot of time to shoot up close and simply because they are now used to my presence and strangely Shanmugham who organizes all this at Madras Wadi Worli has not even seen my early pictures of this event I shot a few years back,,,he does not surf the Internet.. could you believe it... but this time he said he will check them out when he has time..

Shanmugham and other piercers like him do Mother Marriamas godly work and that it.. I have shot Mother Marriamas temple in Chennai too..only if the person at the Mariammma Temple in Chennai had been more humble and polite than his Tamil counter parts in Mumbai and was not allowing me to enter the temple..he was down right rude and arrogant but I told him I would enter the Temple and he finally allowed me to ent…

Fish Hooks In The Mouth

The Mouth The Rod And The Poetry of Life

Face To Face Pain And The Poetry of Life