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Farewell Dear Friend Love Never Pays

Farewell Dear Friend Love Never Pays, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 186,335 items / 1,471,353 views

oh its true
she liked
him he
was good
company
poetic
crazy kinky
in a nice
kind of way
so a tease
with her charm
her innocence
duplicitous
deviousness
she played
when she
got tired
she had
him slaughtered
by her butcher
mercy killing
for a larger good
they say

than coolly walked away
the heart the liver the spleen
of the poet his innards
overcooked piping hot
kotmir kachumbar
dash of limbu juice
served right away

to her facebook friends
on a silver tray
for the soul
of a debauched poet
with a crazy imagination
please do not pray
he will be born as
a sacrificial goat again
on resurrection day

Man Because He Leaks ..Overpopulates The World ..With Freaks

Man Because He Leaks ..Overpopulates The World ..With Freaks, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 186,328 items / 1,471,328 views

accelerating
hunger
with war cries
shrieks
a love machine
with harmful results
fucked technique
always wanting more
and more and more
fresh pastures seeks
choked on a river creek
her vortex of fecundity
gone silent and meek
helpless and weak
man his mystique
a garden of Eden
where the serpent
conned him
giving him
a slap
on both
the cheeks
tumescent
flaccid
but always
peaks
a havoc
a pain
on motherhood
from one
fucked
generation
to the next
he wreaks

This Child Is In Very Bad Shape He Cannot Be Cured

This Child Is In Very Bad Shape He Cannot Be Cured, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. His parents have taken him to all the hospitals but he does no respond to medicine and is on his way out...according to his parents family that make limbu mirchi to ward of evil eye and sell it on the roads .. but it is no help to this sickly child .. rickets and bloated stomach without clothes he reminds you of under nourished kids of Sudan.. or any other famine ridden country in Africa,,

Mothers Day Is For Keeps On The Streets

Mothers Day Is For Keeps On The Streets, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. The West remind themselves once every year ..mothers weep
when she becomes old the mother the father in an old home they keep
motherhood a commodity on the soul of humanity fuckin cheap
buy it on a garbage heap ...another mothers day takes a leap...

Holding His Pecker In His Hands

Holding His Pecker In His Hands, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 186,303 items / 1,470,917 views

he pees on a system
of corruption and scams
a world his father
sheepishly
accepted as chalta hai
attitude way of life
lifes meter jammed
the son more bindas
chalu dedh shyana
curses and damns
on the soul of humanity
waiting for poriborton
no political spam
to be proud to be able
to say I am An Indian
I Am What I Am


to my dear friend KRK ..Kamal Khan Saab

The Chickened Out Dreams of Bandra Bazar Road

The Chickened Out Dreams of Bandra Bazar Road, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 186,302 items / 1,470,904 views

The only time Ministerji comes to this area to raise the flag on honor on 15 August our Independence Day they make sure it is cleaned sparkling scintillating filth free ...

Ministerjees chamchas are too busy to show him all this happy waiting for a ticket for local bodies and free goodies..

And next Ministerji will come with hands folded with Salman Khan playing to his tune during election .. 5 long years and5 long years before this place has not changed the filthiest place called the queen of the suburbs Bandra Bazar Road .. the residents sadly are in a state of sleep like eunuchs they wait ... for change.. now change has a new name it is called PORIBORTON.. and it is just ROUND THE CORNER...

Where I Live This Man Lives Too

Where I Live This Man Lives Too, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 186,302 items / 1,470,841 views

he had dreams
all broken
over his nest
they shat and flew
he is an alcoholic
i was once too
i escaped
he is stuck
to his fate
like adhesive glue
bandra bazar road
a hell hole of bandra
not the the queen
of the suburbs
erstwhile ministerji
prime minsterji
sonia gandhiji
thank you
the inheritance
of a vote
that bought
you in power
poriboton
waits for you
with apologies
to the unborn child
that will be born here
in filth sickness
plague swine flu

Goddess Kali

Goddess Kali, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 186,302 items / 1,470,839 views

ek ag
ek chingari
ek disha
dikhanewali
bure waqt
buri ghadi
se apni
jan par khel kar
hamari jan
bachanewali
ek ma
saikdo bacche
sabki ma kali
katen patjhad
ko bana deti haryali
har bagh ki ma mali
tute dilon ko jod
dene wali gire huon
ko phir pairon par
kada karnewali
kan kan main
basi hai ma kali


a tribute to ms mamta banerjee on her victory and the victory of people of bengal

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali

Kali (Sanskrit: काली, Bengali: কালী, both Kālī), also known as Kalika (Bengali: কালিকা, Kālikā), is the Hindu goddess associated with eternal energy. The name Kali means "black" but has, by folk etymology, come to mean "force of time (kala)." Kali is today considered the goddess of time and change. Although sometimes presented as dark and violent, her earliest incarnation as a figure of annihilation still has some influence. More complex Tantric beliefs sometimes ext…

My Poems of Love And Delusion

My Poems of Love And Delusion, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 186,282 items / 1,470,708 views

hung
upside down
from the shoulders
of fate
chickened out
moments
remembered
relived
time forgot
waiting
desperately
at her gate
cooked
moments
she savored
she ate
a broken heart
she used as bait
to get back
her date
stupid
stupid
stupid
her
conniving
woman's
wisdom
resonates
moments
telephonic
chatty
absorbingly
great
i was made
a fool a broken
slate
wiped
out words
memories
i hate with
distaste
hurriedly
erased
a poet
disgraced
deleted dreams
on facebook
he chased

Bollywoods Most Wanted

I Carry My Camera My Kama Dagger And Jesus Wherever I Go

Barefeet Blogger of Bollywood

Barefeet Blogger of Bollywood, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. These few frames of me solo were shot by Rehman Bhai Bollywood still photographer who was shooting the film being shot at Future Studios along with Shaktiji there was Razzak Khan Raju Kher Mushtaque Khan and others.

Culinary Curiosity Killed The Cat

Culinary Curiosity Killed The Cat, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 186,263 items / 1,470,431 views

A wok (in Cantonese or simplified Chinese: 镬; traditional Chinese: 鑊; Jyutping: wok) is a versatile round-bottomed cooking vessel originating in China. It is used especially in East and Southeast Asia.

an empty wok
a poets liver spleen
heart gurda kaleji
some cornstalk
served hot spicy
at 9 o clock
harsh memories
on the soul of
nostalgia
dreams choc a block
the pain the shock
a friend she blocked
once many moons back
she had sweet talked
now as a poem
as it unlocks
corroding
the cosmic
chaos
of a rock
a poet padlocked
knock knock
future shock
a broken
down boat
as it rocks
doomed
dry docked
two souls
in deadlock
fate futility
randomly
dutifully
mocks
as he
on the pebbles
of a sea shore
insolently
sleep walks

Shot By Marziya Shakir Photographer No1

Shot By Marziya Shakir Photographer No1, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 186,258 items / 1,470,340 views

Marziya Shakir takes a shot what she sees what she shoots is between her and the third eye of Shiva in the camera lens , she checks the monitor after each shot but I tell her to take a shot or two more in a way it is my instruction not to take the camera or the camera eye for granted the humility of shooting the same picture has its own magic too.. and so she took 3 shots of a singe given street situation.. I call it myriad moods of street photography.

A Street Photographer Called Marziya Shakir 3 1/2 Years Old

A Street Photographer Called Marziya Shakir 3 1/2 Years Old, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 186,256 items / 1,470,331 views

This was shot by Marziya Shakir on the Nikon D 80 simply because I did not want to shoot him , he chews my brains every time I pass by to shoot him , and I politely refuse his request he wants me to shoot him give him a copy I shoot street pictures I dont give copies even Marziyas pictures are not made into prints.. I hate prints ..

So I allowed Marziya Shakir to take this shot of the freshwater Fish selling vendor at Bandra Bazar Road.


And thanks to my bogs Bandra Fish market the filthiest fish market in the world is finally getting a much needed makeover...

Thank You ... KD

Thank You ... KD, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 186,255 items / 1,470,307 views


Kaushik Dutta - .........."their travails they are men but entrapped by fate in a bottle as women." beautifully expressed the whole scenario. Sometimes, I think had you not been a poet or storyteller you would not have been a good photographer. You born as a poet but you became a poet photographer!9:51 pm

The Hijra Mujra Dance

The Hijra Mujra Dance, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. There is a lot of grace to the hijra wedding dance performers , they wear loud glitzy dresses loud make up but they are human beneath the scarring jarring pain of life ..
To fend for life they have their protector or Mai Bap , he takes care of them gets to fuck and bed them free , sometimes the horny bastard is a drunk well connected politically and lives off their earnings too.

Its a sad situation but life is a song you play by ear.. its the tune that matters.

The kids had a gala time later the older kids showed their Boogie Woogie skills on the dance floor the pelvic thrusts and all.

And this was next to my building compound wall the wedding family kids are my good friends from a good family ..their father did not want this show and extravaganza but the kids persisted wanted some fun had their way and Reshma is know to all as she lives at Lal Mitti she was originally from these slums.

And I never met Reshma at…

Reshma Dancing Hijra Performer

Reshma Dancing Hijra Performer, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 186,255 items / 1,470,213 views

When she was a child a boy she lived in the Bandra slums and was known as Asif.. than came the tryst with her fate she evolved she metamorphosed into a hijra or a trans gender .Reshma.

Ismail Chacha senior citizen an ex army officer now blind remembers him fondly and took care of him when he was young.


I shot these pictures a long time back and yet they appear fresh such is the beauty of the hijra it hardly ages on the soul of Man.

Reshma is a kindly soul I have not met her since a long time I called her a few times to find out if she could invite me to another wedding she was performing but we never connected.

This was a wedding pre nuptial event put up by the son of the wedding family knowing that I shoot hijras I was invited ..and I did not stay for too long this is the most memorable hiras set after Simran Transgender birthday party set..

It shows the life of the perfor…

The Hijra Dancing Performers at Weddings

The Hijra Dancing Performers at Weddings, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

















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My religiosity has nothing to do with what I shoot like or dislike I respect the pig in the gutter too.. he has a right to live and nobody can take away that right from him save the butcher ..

I should not be judged by the pictures I shoot , I shoot what I see what triggers my soul more than a human being I am a poet I am not a bigot.. or a racist..I live I let others live too in their worlds.

This was a blank post I bought it forward and I am blogging my angst I dont have to give a disclaimer nor have I too prove that I am better or a lousy Muslim that final judgement God will make.. Muslims may or may not like hijras does not form part of my treatise on the documentation and their lives and I dont think any publishing house will approach me for my blogs as long as I am alive after my death all my blogs will be deleted my last and Akhri wish to my children.

The Dancing Hijdas of Lal Mitti Bandra

The Dancing Hijdas of Lal Mitti Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 186,255 items / 1,470,025 views


Update

As I am upstanding my hijra blogs ths was a series I shot during a neighbors wedding and though I had an opportunity to shoot this event again I missed it.. but among all the hijra events this wedding performing hijra event is close to my heart as a poet and as a street photographer.

The hijras of this lot are poor but with vulnerable dreams they are drunk too disillusioned and the only money they get is what the crowds give including grabbing their vacuous tits by drunks pinching of their buttocks it is a horrifying experience sometimes they are also gang raped sodomized ..


Because this was at Bandra and the main performer a bit tipsy was from this area it was nostalgic and a beautiful moment..

Firoze Shakir
Hijra Chronicler
20 May 2011




I start a short new series part of my Hijda blogs at my Flickr photo stream , the hijra performers of Bandra Lal Mitti .. …

Simran Dancer Brazilian Samba

Simran Dancer Brazilian Samba, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 186,255 items / 1,469,978 views

There are a handful of hijra dancers that would put all Bollywood choreographers to shame and if the Hijra dancer entered Bollywood the Bollywood high paid over rated choreographers would have to shut shop... I say this with conviction.. I am not dancer but yes I do the Kaif the whirling trance of the Sufis ..

There are three dancers in Hijraland totally mystifying and they are Gina Khushi from Mumbai and transgender Simran.

They are unique sheer ecstasy to watch even if you have two left feet..I am not a writer being a poet of sorts so its tough describing in words the mystery of the hijra dance..

I have been lucky I shot Simran Gina and Khushi from Mumbai over the years..dancing their way into poets hearts too.

I have been lucky I shot the Hijra mujra dance the hijra snake dance the Hijra Yellamma devdasi dance ..
Even my guru Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is a gifted Oddissi Bhar…