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Mr Anand Grover Who Made Walking In Pride Possible

Mr Anand Grover Who Made Walking In Pride Possible, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 164,948 items / 1,298,170 views


he stands tall
poetically
over all
because
of him
big daddy
article 377
got fucked
for all
now consensual sex
is legal no more
criminal assaults
a guy can walk
the streets like a doll
pride in humility
is what makes it
best of all
a photo blogger poet
no not just a brick
in a rainbow
colored wall
as human
as sensitive
to your pain
total recall

The Right To Dissent Gets Your Head Bashed In India By Crazy Elements

The Queer Prince of Raj Pipla Manvendra Singh Gohil

Hijras Are Flowers That Die Before They Bloom..

The Cosmic Ring of Pain

The Buxom Hijra Beauty

The Buxom Hijra Beauty

The Hijra Has Her Back Against The Wall ..Incomplete Barbie Doll

The Poetic Portrait of a Hijra

The Poetic Portrait of a Hijra, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. a mesmerizing world
she inhabits
her soul in the bottle
of her body does not fit
she is a woman
without a slit
holding on to
her testicular turpitude
to wit
she is sometimes man
sometimes woman
yes a hijda
so be it
macho society
uses her as a punching bag
to hit
breast implants
a missing clit
a hairy story the face
the hollows of her armpit
the world is a stage
she enacts her sad skit
on her fate
her bad luck
loves to spit

Believe Me It Was Never Easy Shooting The Hijras..

Believe Me It Was Never Easy Shooting The Hijras.., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Getting their Trust was more important than just befriending them to document their life their angst without commercial gain or profit...it was the poet in me that sought them out my pain their pain the pain of living in a world almost half filled to the brim with bigots ..racists and inborn homophobic hate..

My hijra pictures are the product of my poetry my humility and my humanity..I shot them neither for titillation or for ridicule..I shot them as the other integral part of society ..
And Laxmi Narayan Tripathi my hijra Guru and a dear friend Stephe Feldman of Androgyne helped me to attain this position..I am thankful to both of them.

And Ma Madhurima Ma my other Hijra Guru from Park Site Vikhroli.

Woman is a State Of Mind Without Borders ..

Woman is a State Of Mind Without Borders .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Hijra is a complete woman if you see her incomplete it is the fault of your sensitivity..

Shaheen The Naughty One

He Wanted To Be a Woman.. So He Surrendered His Masculinity He Paid a Great Price

The Other Sex...Cosmic Complex

Height Is Smaller Than Humility..

Mona and Gina

The Ladyboys of Mumbai

The Cross Dressers of Mumbai

The Cross Dressers of Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Nishi is a Muslim cross dresser who has struggled through life seen pain misery persecution and abuse at every stage , his family did not take kindly to his sexual orientation , but he performed on stage did local fashion shows dance programmes wedding parties and made money bought a shop two flats , one he lives with his family the other he gave out on rent.

He came to my house with Ritu Hijra met my wife my daughter and both were surprised as my family treated them with respect and as human beings.

I have not met Nishi since a few years now..I met Ritu at Haji Malang this year and I dont run after them for pictures .. I prefer shooting new hijras and God fills my plate with them as an avid passionate photographer.

I am now in all humility a legend among the hijras.. I have made most of them famous through my photo blogs.

I Want You Photographer ...

Because I Cant Shoot Mountains Golden Sunsets Insects I Shoot Hijras

Because God Could Not Make Hijras He Left The Job Entirely To Men..

Hijras Are More Sexy More Mystical Than Women

Ritu Goddess Androgyne

Ritu Goddess Androgyne

The Most Beautiful Hijra In The World Kishori

The Most Beautiful Hijra In The World

The Most Sensational Hijra Beauty of India

The Most Sensational Hijra Beauty of India

The Most Sensational Hijra Beauty of India

The Most Sensational Hijra Beauty of India, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.


The Moods of a Hijda


For other uses, see Henna (disambiguation).Henna

Lawsonia inermis
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Lythraceae
Genus:Lawsonia
Species:L. inermis

Binomial name
Lawsonia inermis
L.


Henna or Hina (Lawsonia inermis, syn. L. alba) is a flowering plant, the sole species in the genus Lawsonia in the family Lythraceae. It is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southern Asia, and northern Australasia in semi-arid zones. Henna is a tall shrub or small tree, 2–6 m high. It is glabrous, multibranched with spine tipped branchlets. Leaves are opposite, entire, glabrous, sub-sessile, elliptical, and broadly lanceolate (1.5–5.0 cm x 0.5–2 cm), acuminate, having depressed veins on the dorsal surface. During the onset of precipitation intervals, the plant grows rapidly; putting out new shoots, then growth slows.…

MTNL Broadband is a EunuchNightmare at 8 pm and 8 am My Net Goes Dead

MTNL Broadband is a EunuchNightmare at 8 pm and 8 am My Net Goes Dead, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. This has been going on since three months innumerable complaints to Mr Shyam Sundarji Mr Jony of MTNL Broadband St Martin Road has not helped either .. firstly they dont why this is happening , and it sickens me to see MTNL Broadband pipming their products to new subscribers but cant offer better service to their old exiting one , nor have they deducted my bill for this continuous outage.

MTNL Broadband Service sucks and is totally insensitive to the subscribers needs

First my net used to stop at 10 pm .. now the timings have changed I have a WIFI Connection and I am connected to Bandra Reclamation MTNL exchange.

I hope their General Manager reads this while Google searching for the results of his new promotional ad campaign..

I have no other grouse with MTNL Broadband I pay my bills on time so why do they treat me like this I fail to understand.

Firoze Shakir

From Kashmir with Love and Peace

Every Land is Karbala Every Day is Ashura

Every Land is Karbala Every Day is Ashura, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. holding the safety of her fathers hand
from the valley of Kashmir to a distant land
blood flowing on the carpet of Karbalas sand
yazid the butcher of Islam you must understand
to destroy the tenets of Faith his evil planned
hussain did not give into his demand
72 brave warriors against the power of 30000
he took command ..in defense of honor
his final stand ..sword held high
holy scriptures in his other hand
though yazid had the upper hand
hussainyat
a message of peace and brotherhood
part of a holy stand
every land is karbala
everyday is ashura
yazidiyat
we will withstand

Fragrance of Kashmiryat

Fragrance of Kashmiryat, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. she comes from a land of a million smiles
a land of sorrow and snow ..
robbed of its heritage
by marauders they need to overthrow
the fragrance of heavenly
kashmiryat lives for ever
even in mumbai
as it glows
on her face
the tragedy of karbala clearly show
the waters of the river Euphrates
from shia eyes on to the hanky
of bibi fatima flow
mashke sakina
weeping with abbas s
blood although
parchame abbas
billowing in the winds
to and fro
unfulfilled desire
at sham
to bibi zainab
a chaddar
he could not bestow

The Iranian Hamam

The Iranian Hamam, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. The Iranian bathing house or Iranian Hamam is situated next to Moghul Masjid at Imamwada.

The owner does not allow photographers at all, but one of his relatives a dear friend of mine allowed me access .

The bathing house is centuries old and has remained the way it is though the world outside has changed completely.

Their are masseurs from North India who give you a massage before you take the bath,,

I have not explored it completely and shot it from one angle..

The Iranian Hamam

The Iranian Hamam

The Iranian Hamam

Malcolm Rozario RIP

Malcolm Rozario RIP, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. This is a very old picture that has lived with me since almost 35 to 40 years, I recently had it scanned , but could not restore it to to its early originality.

I saved it on my comp as a 10MB file , my eyes fell on it just now so here it is .

Malcolm Rozario stayed at Colaba Strand ..Grants building with his mother father aunt and a sister Linda.

We were childhood friends and Malcolm and I played at Garden Road ..with Ramesh Mulchandani Ram Parsani..and others.

Malcolm was of robust health , but had a crush on beautiful girl that stayed at Garden Road , too , in order to impress her he did a marathon from Garden Road to Electric House and back several rounds..

We were all impressed with his achievement , but he drank a lot of cold water after the feat.
The following day he fell seriously ill .pneumonia that went from bad to worse , we visited his house daily, looking into the light fading from his eyes ...
And one day…