Friday, October 28, 2011

About Marziya Shakir Worlds Youngest Street Photographer

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Makhna is the head scarf that little Muslim girls wear to cover their heads as per Islamic they grow older it is the Hijab or the chadar.

Marziya is my 3 and a half year old grand daughter .I began shooting her from the second day of her birth 24 Oct 2007.
Marziya got her name from her parents , Marziya means Allah Be Praised ..and is also a name of the Holy Prophets daughter Princess Fatima or Jannabe Syeda.

Marziya is comfortable with the Makhna but as it is polyester base it gets hot and so she removes it after some time..

Marziya uniquely changes with what she wears , she can be a tomboy or a cute Muslim 23 months old she knows most of the by lanes of the Bandra West slums , she knows every path that leads to Rajiv Nagar, Indira Nagar Hanuman Nagar or Khoka Chawl..

She knows most of the denizens too..she knows the Fish Market , Shia Mosque , the Umbrella lady, but one person I want her to meet is Appu the limbless guy who begs at Mahim.

Marziya knows most of the tuition classes that are held at homes in Bandra .

Lucky the Labrador is her friend Lucky will not touch Marziya but acknowledge her presence from far, , she loves goats , cats and hens..

Riding horses at Almeida Park is her favorite past time.

She can use my Nikon D 80 with some help from me , and she knows how to measure you for trousers or shirts..

Being born in a Shia family she is totally tuned with her culture and does Matam on the Shia days of mourning..

The amazing quality she has a total camera eye that takes me by surprise..

She loves my jewelry , my head gears and has her own Press Card too..

Her favorite at home she cant do without ever is her Uncle Saif next Assad and my daughter Samiya.

She likes me as I take her around the world that is Bandra ..she is adept with my comp as is adept with her fathers lap top.. she knows most of the commands..

At this young age she has seen all that I have shot , hung on my waist..nothing scares her..I have yet not taken her to a pool or the zoo..

Marziya has her own gmail account,her own on Twitter and Google+ too.. The Shakirs of Bandra are not on Facebook ..

Marziya recites nohas , she prays with open hands for me at the House Imambada ..Allah Dada Ko De..God give my grandfather ..than she will say Paiche that means her lingo..

Yes with Marziya we all have been blessed ..

Next month she will turn 4

Marziya Shakir has a younger sister Nerjis Asif Shakir 3 month old ..

She too has a website is on Twitter and Google+ too

Musalman Patang Banate Hain Asman Main Hindu Unhe Udate Hain

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donon mil julkar
ek sath rehkar
bhai bhai bankar
ekta ka sabak
sikhate hain
bharat desh ko
age badate hain
makar sankranti main
hope humanity
patang ke zariye
ye message
pahunchate hai
ek bargad ka ped
uske branches
aur roots
ban jate hain
idd aur diwali
ek dusre ke
seene se
lag jate hain

Makar Sankranti Kite Festival Mumbai

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Makar Sankranti

Makara Sankranti is a mid-winter Hindu festival of India and Nepal. The festival is celebrated to mark the transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn during the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere (or the beginning of Uttarayana). The famous Kumbh Mela is also held on Makar Sankranti every 12 years. Sol redirects here. ... Sagittarius is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Sagittarius. ... Capricorn is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Capricornus. ... Northern hemisphere highlighted in yellow. ... The 2001 Kumbh Mela. ...

* 1 Introduction
* 2 Regional variations
* 3 Mela
* 4 External links


Makara Sankranti is the only Hindu festival which is based on the Solar calendar rather than the Lunar calendar.In some parts of India, the festival is celebrated by taking dips in the Ganga or any river and offering water to the Sun god. The dip is said to purify the self and bestow punya. Special puja is offered as a thanksgiving for good harvest. A solar calendar is a calendar whose dates indicate the position of the earth on its revolution around the sun (or equivalently the apparent position of the sun moving on the celestial sphere). ... A lunar calendar is a calendar oriented at the moon phase. ... Ganga may refer to: Ganges River, a river in India Ganga, the Hindu goddess that personifies the Ganges River The Gangas, an ancient southern Indian dynasty Ganga (music), a type of rural folk singing from Croatia and Herzegovina Daren Ganga, a West Indian cricketer Ganga, an alternate spelling of ganja... In the Hindu theory of Karma, Punya is merit that accumulates as a result of good deeds, acts or thoughts and that carries over to later in life or to a persons next birth. ... A puja as performed in Ujjain during the Monsoon on the banks of the overflowing river Shipra. ...

Since the festival is celebrated in the mid winter, the food prepared for this festival are such that they keep the body warm and give high energy. Laddu of til made with Jaggery (Gur)is specialty of the festival.In Maharshtra it is called 'Tilgul', but the place where it is celebrated with much pomp is Andhra Pradesh, where the festival is celebrated for 3 days and is more of a cultural festival unlike an auspicious day as in other parts of india. sarah rules no matter what you say!!!!! Motichoor ladoo is a popular variant. ...

Regional variations

Makar Sankranti is celebrated all over India and Nepal with some some regional variations:

* In North India,
o Punjab - Lohri
o West Bengal and Assam - Bhogali Bihu
o Gujarat and Rajasthan - Uttarayan (Kite flying festival)
* In South India,
o In Tamilnadu - Pongal
o In Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh - Sankranthi
* Other parts of India as Makara Sankranti
* In Nepal,
o Tharu people - Maghi
o Other people - Maghe Sankranti or Maghe Sakrati

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Many Melas or fairs are held on Makar Sankranti the most famous being the Kumbh Mela, held every 12 years at one of four holy locations, namely Haridwar, Prayag (Allahabad), Ujjain and Nashik. The Magh Mela (or mini-Kumbh Mela held annually at Prayag) and the Gangasagar Mela (held at the head of the Ganges River, where it flows into the Bay of Bengal). For Mela Festivals today, see Mela Festival. ... The 2001 Kumbh Mela. ... , Haridwar (also spelt as Hardwar, Hindi: हरिदà¥à¤µà¤¾à¤°) is a holy city and municipal board in the Haridwar District in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... , Ujjain (Hindi:उजà¥à¤œà¥ˆà¤¨) (also known as Ujain, Ujjayini, Avanti, Avantikapuri) is an ancient city of central India, in the Malwa region of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River. ... , Nashik (Marathi: ) ( ) or Nasik (Marathi: ) is a city in Indias Maharashtra state. ... This article is about the river. ... Look up Bay of Bengal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Makara Sankranti is celebrated in Kerala at Sabarimala where the Makara Jyothi is visible followed by the Makara Vilakku celebrations. Sabarimala (Malayalam :ശബരിമല) is a pilgrim centre in Kerala in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of India. ... Makara Jyothi is a beacon that appears at dusk on the day of Makara Sankaranthi (14 January) on the Kantamala hills facing (north-eastern side) the Sabarimala temple, a popular Hindu pilgrim center in Kerala. ...

External links

* When is Makar Sankranti? Dates of Makar Sankranti until 2010
* Lohri Bai Lohri Kaka Charea Ghodi

Categories: Gujarati culture | Ethnic groups in India | Festivals in India | Festivals in Nepal | Hindu festivals | Hindu astronomy | Kites | January observances | Ethnic groups in South Asia | Indo-Aryan peoples | Winter festivals

Results from FactBites:

Makar Sankranti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (487 words)
Makar Sankranti is a mid-winter festival of India.
The reason why Makar Sankranti is celebrated more than any other is that it marks the day the Sun starts moving north and the auspicious half of the year characterised by increasing daylight begins.
Makar Sankranti falls on January 14 on non-leap years and on January 15 on leap years.
Makar Sankranti - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (501 words)
Makar Sankranti means the day the Sun enters Capricorn.
Instead of the celebrating on the day of the Winter Solstice - Makar Sankranti is celebrated on Jan 14th the day the Sun enters the next zodiac sign according to Hindu astrology.
Many Melas or fairs are held on Makar Sankranti the most famous being the Kumbh Mela, held every 12 years at "Sangam", the confluence of the River Ganga and Yamuna at Benaras.

We Are Family Screams the Banner Across The Streets

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this is man
noble creature
once now
biting the dust
at gods feet
his grave
his last
heart beat
his cornerstone
the gutter cover
his lost illusions
his winding sheet
a banner across
the streets gives
him hope solace
we are family
a circle complete
man his ultimate fall
his final defeat

dedicated to my facebook friend
uwe paschen

My Parents Taught Me Just Being a Good Muslim Was Not Enough

I had to respect my neighbors religion too.. so I grew up not only as a Shia Muslim I grew up as a Christian Hindu Parsi .. so when you try to force your beliefs your views your bigotry it wont work.. I cant change my spots or my stripes

If this makes me less Shia than I am happy to be what I am..

What I am what I am not is none of your concern , just seek your own salvation , cure yourself before you try to cure me , I am happy with my sickness my insanity..

Because of Facebook becoming a bigots paradise there are many overzealous in my community too,I feel like deactivating my account..

This is my poets angst it struggles to come to terms with my surroundings..

I dont need a certificate from a Mullah to tell me how devout I am as a Shia..

Yes I use Indian terminology to describe my passion as a mourner of Imam Hussain ..

Like Durga Like Lord Shiva I dance the dance of Death on the Soul of Evil on the soul of Shimr

Yes I do Tandav if you dont like it..keep away from me.. this is to all Shia Wahabis and Shia bigots

I am a Dam Madar Malang Ali Haq..

A Shia Muslim Blogger On Good Friday

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walking with jesus
feeling his pain
a shia muslim blogger
follower of hussain
14 stations of the cross
lenten walk
on good Friday
peace hope humanity
attain a protest
of the Christians
on the soul
of jesus
another blood stain
father forgive them
for they know not
what they do
was his only refrain
be like jesus
be human
being humane
a poetic thought
lodged in the soul
part of the brain
live let others live
mutual coexistence
without constrain
i am the life
and the resurrection
he said it again
hindus muslims christians
as brothers we must remain
an unbroken chain
on the soul of mankind
he blessed ordained

Jesus Watches the Human Zoo

from afar
jesus watches the human zoo
as they rape , sodomize
covet the neighbors wife and screw
the husband to his wife untrue
the desirous daughter
eloped and flew
one son a drug addict
the other a drunkard too
gambling their life away
a motley crew
from the pulpit
hate some spew
some who kill others
a pact renew
spiritual terrorism
out of the blue
a homeless mother
her fingers chew
a footless beggar
envies another mans shoes
in a fake world
where pride and vanity
is not a taboo
man hating man
for being a muslim
christian hindu
beleaguered man
killing the Palestinians
as a retribution
for being a
persecuted Jew
the holocaust
if it was true

Welcoming him
to this world
the Pope the clergy
with a faith anew
Jesus Christ
with folded hands says
No Thank You

In The White Mans World The Silhouette of The Hijab

the only
that gets
on their goat
try as much as they can
it still remains afloat
the silhouette of the hijab
like a trench coat
a muslim female
attire respecting
her identity
her modesty
poems in its defense
this poet wrote
a garment
his family wears
he loves to promote

A head covering on a Muslim is a political statement but it is not when on a Christian nun’s head. – Riem Spielhaus, Humbolt University

to quote

Beti Tu Kya Soch Rahi Hai

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waqt ki
thami hai
kya soch
rahi hai
jo main
sochta ta tha
kya tu
soch rahi hai
mar dhad
ka daboch
rahi hai
ko maut
rahi hai
ke agosh
rahi hai

Jesus Wept

"When Jesus wept a trembling fear shook all the guilty world around."
Religious Chant
"Jesus wept." is the shortest verse in the King James edition of the Christian Bible

on the soul
of humanity
he bled
a crown
of thorns
into his head
his tears
hope to
those on
their death beds
i am the resurrection and the life
he said
than for the sins
of the unborn child
he wept
he wept
he wept
as the little child
on the threshold
of his mothers womb
looked up at jesus face
in dread smiled
peacefully slept

This is a poem it was born through a comment by June-Ruth A. Canonico ‎

Jesus Bids Me Goodbye

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jesus is human
reads human hearts
as they live
as they die
jesus knowing
I walked with him
felt his pain
pain of his
loved ones
on the burning
streets of mumbai
jesus an epitome
of hospitalty
bids me godbye
a tear lodges
on my hand
a tear that
fell from
the sky
I am
what I am
Am I ?

Sayings of Jesus on the cross

The seven sayings of Jesus on the cross are a traditional collection of seven short phrases that Jesus uttered at his crucifixion immediately before he died, gathered from the four Gospels.[1][2]

Physicians and scientists who have studied the medical aspects of the crucifixion concluded that the sayings had to be short because crucifixion causes asphyxia. This makes inhaling air to speak difficult and painful, especially as death approaches.[3][4][5][6]

The seven sayings form part of a Christian meditation that is often used during Lent, Holy Week and Good Friday. The traditional order of the sayings is:[7]

1. Father forgive them, for they know not what they do (Luke 23:34).
2. Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise (Luke 23:43).
3. Woman, behold your son: behold your mother (John 19:26-27).
4. Eli Eli lama sabachthani? ("My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?", Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34).
5. I thirst (John 19:28).
6. It is finished (John 19:30).
7. Father, into your hands I commit my spirit (Luke 23:46).

As can be seen from the above list, not all seven sayings can be found in any one account of Jesus' crucifixion. The ordering is a harmonisation of the texts from each of the four canonical gospels. In the gospels of Matthew and Mark, Jesus is quoted in Aramaic, shouting the fourth phrase only, and cries out wordlessly before dying. In Luke's Gospel, the first, second, and seventh sayings occur. The third, fifth and sixth sayings can only be found in John's Gospel. In other words:

* According to Matthew:
o Eli Eli lama sabachthani
* According to Mark:
o Eloi Eloi lama sabachthani
* According to Luke:
o Father forgive them, for they know not what they do (in response to a mocking crowd)
o Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise (in response to one of the two thieves crucified next to him)
o Father, into your hands I commit my spirit (last words)
* According to John:
o Woman, behold your son: behold your mother (directed at Mary, the mother of Jesus, either as a self reference, or as a reference to the beloved disciple and an instruction to the disciple himself)
o I thirst (just before a wetted sponge, mentioned by all the Canonical Gospels, is offered)
o It is finished (last words)

[edit] Father forgive them, for they know not what they do

Luke 23:34

Then Jesus said, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do".

This first saying of Jesus upon the cross was Jesus' prayer for forgiveness for those who were crucifying him: the Roman soldiers, and apparently for all others who were involved in his crucifixion.

In Matthew 5:44, Jesus exhorts his followers to love their enemies and to pray for those who persecute them. This verse appears to reflect Jesus' teaching of unqualified love and forgiveness for all, including those who might seem to oppose or even attack them.

Many early manuscripts omit Luke 23:34.[8]
[edit] Today you will be with me in paradise

Luke 23:43

And he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise".

Jesus is crucified between two thieves. In Luke's Gospel, one of them supports Jesus' innocence and asks him to remember him when he comes into his kingdom. Jesus replies to him using his set formula for important sayings: "Truly, I say to you..." (ἀμήν λέγω σοί, amēn legō soi). Then follows the only use of the word "paradise" in the Gospels (παραδείσω, paradeisō, from the Persian pairidaeza). As this is the word used in the Septuagint (the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible) for the garden of Eden, Jesus may have meant a return of humanity to the presence of God. However, it is traditionally meant to refer to the abode of the blessed dead. Perhaps, it can be read that the thief's own confession of guilt opens the way to forgiveness of sin.

The correct punctuation of this verse is the cause of some debate. Protestants believe the verse, as punctuated above, rules out the existence of purgatory. Catholics, who believe in purgatory, say the comma belongs after the word today: "Truly, I say to you today, you will be with me in paradise." Jehovah's Witnesses and others who believe in an interval between death and paradise also accept the latter punctuation. Biblical Greek, the language of the text, had no punctuation, so the original text is ambiguous.

Luke’s account shows that a thief, being executed alongside Jesus Christ, spoke words in Jesus’ defense and requested that Jesus remember him when he ‘got into his kingdom.’ Jesus’ reply was: “Truly I tell you today, You will be with me in Paradise.” (Lu 23:39-43) The punctuation shown in the rendering of these words depends on the translator’s understanding of the sense of Jesus’ words, since no punctuation was used in the original Greek text. Punctuation in the modern style did not become common until about the ninth century C.E. Whereas many translations place a comma before the word “today” and thereby give the impression that the thief entered Paradise that same day, there is nothing in the rest of the Scriptures to support this. Jesus himself was dead and in the tomb until the third day and was then resurrected as “the firstfruits” of the resurrection. (Ac 10:40; 1Co 15:20; Col 1:18) He ascended to heaven 40 days later.—Joh 20:17; Ac 1:1-3, 9.

Behold your son: behold your mother

John 19:26-27

Jesus saw his own mother, and the disciple standing near whom he loved, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold your son". Then he said to the disciple, "Behold your mother". And from that hour, he took his mother into his family.

Jesus entrusts Mary, his mother, into the care of a disciple. Traditionally, this is thought to be John the Evangelist, but he is only referred to as the beloved disciple. The Catholic Church interprets this phrase beyond just the disciple, saying that Jesus was giving his mother to all of the church, and consequently all of the church to her. The Catholic Church also uses this saying as a proof that Mary did not have any other children, because if she did have other sons who could have taken care of her, Jesus would not have needed to give her over to his beloved disciple — indeed, had Mary had other sons, such a transfer would have been incredibly insulting to them in the context of 1st-century Jewish culture. Many Protestants and Evangelicals reject both interpretations, usually saying that Jesus found it necessary to take this step only because Mary's other children were not yet believers in him as the Messiah.[citation needed]

Another view on this saying is that Jesus, on the verge of giving up his life, and having had given up everything else in his life, was now giving up his only last "attachment," who was his mother. Thus, he would be dying in absolute poverty, without the benefit of a mother.
[edit] My God, my God, why have you forsaken me

Matthew 27:46

Around the ninth hour, Jesus shouted in a loud voice, saying "Eli Eli lama sabachthani?" which is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

Mark 15:34

And at the ninth hour, Jesus shouted in a loud voice, "Eloi Eloi lema sabachthani?" which is translated, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

Of the seven sayings of Jesus from the cross, it is the only saying recorded in Matthew and Mark; it is the only one that appears in two, parallel accounts. This saying is given in Aramaic with a translation (originally in Greek) after it. This phrase also appears on the opening line of Psalm 21 (Psalm 22 in the Masoretic Text). In the verses immediately following this saying, in both Gospels, the onlookers who hear Jesus' cry understand him to be calling for help from Elijah (Eliyyâ). The slight differences between the two gospel accounts are most probably due to dialect. Matthew's version seems to have been more influenced by Hebrew, whereas Mark's is perhaps more colloquial.

The phrase could be either:

* אלי אלי למה עזבתני [ēlî ēlî lamâ azavtanî] (Hebrew);
* אלי אלי למא שבקתני [ēlî ēlî lamâ šabaqtanî]; or
* אלהי אלהי למא שבקתני [ēlâhî ēlâhî lamâ šabaqtanî]

The Aramaic word šabaqtanî is based on the verb šabaq, 'to allow, to permit, to forgive, and to forsake', with the perfect tense ending -t (2nd person singular: 'you'), and the object suffix -anî (1st person singular: 'me').[9]

Many Christians believe that the quotation presents Psalm 22 as a prophecy of Christ's suffering (verses 14-18), of his message (25 f.), and, as a whole, of his exaltation (v 24). Some theologians claim the Father seems to have deserted the Son (v 1-2, and the contrast between v 5 and v 6) but saves him ultimately and with him those who seek him in all the nations. Thus some Christians argue that by uttering this single question Jesus was in a way announcing the whole gospel at the moment of its decisive event (cf. Luke 4:21). This "gulf of separation" that occurs between God the Father and God the Son, in the death of the latter, has been described by the theologian Jürgen Moltmann as 'death in God'.

A. T. Robertson noted that the "so-called Gospel of Peter 1.5 preserves this saying in a Docetic (Cerinthian) form: 'My power, my power, thou hast forsaken me!'"[10] However, this could still be a mistaken or alternate rendering from a Semitic source, as אל ['ēl] in Aramaic and Hebrew can both translate as "god" or "power."

A limited number of people, such as Rocco A. Errico and the late George M. Lamsa, have asserted the rendering, "My God, my God, for this [purpose] I was spared!"[11] or "...for such a purpose have you kept me!" which has become popular in many niche circles.
[edit] I thirst

John 19:28

He said, "I thirst".

This saying perhaps represents the total humanity of Jesus, and the thirst for God of those who are put far from him. As he is given sour wine to drink, soaked in a sponge on a hyssop stem, this may be a reference to Psalm 69:21, where sour wine is offered. It may allude to Jesus' statement about drinking the cup that the Father gives him (John 18:11).

It is finished

ohn 19:30

Jesus said, "It is finished".

Jesus announces that his work, atonement, is completed. Sometimes the meaning, 'the debt is written off', is read into this verse.[citation needed] Although this is often seen as a theological statement (that the debt of humanity to God is cancelled, that Jesus had finished his mission, and so on), the Greek (τετέλεσται) is best translated by a simple English word: "completed", or "finished".
[edit] Into your hands I commit my spirit

Luke 23:46

And speaking in a loud voice, Jesus said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit".

This saying is based on Psalm 31:5. Because of this, it is unlikely that 'my spirit' refers to a disembodied soul, but simply to one's self: I put myself in your hands now.
[edit] Theological interpretations

The last words of Jesus have been the subject of a wide range of Christian teachings and sermons, and a number of authors have written books specifically devoted to the last sayings of Christ.[12][13][14]

Priest and author Timothy Radcliffe states that in the Bible, seven is the number of perfection, and he views the seven last words as God's completion of the circle of creation and performs analysis of the structure of the seven last words to obtain further insight.[15] John Ross Macduff views the last words of Jesus as highly significant and as a "parting legacy of peace" arising from free forgiveness.[16] Alexander Watson stated that:[17]

"We find that these last sayings of our dying Lord, set forth with minuteness His own mysterious attributes: that they contain, as it were in germ, the great mysteries of the faith: and that they are living lessons taught us in the example of our Incarnate God."

The fact that the statements of the last words differ between the four canonical Gospels has caused some[citation needed] to doubt that any are genuine because they lack multiple attestation. James Dunn comments that "it is somewhat disturbing to have to acknowledge how weakly rooted these last words are in the tradition."[18] Since the Matthew narrative is generally seen as heavily dependent on Mark, this means that each of the 'last words' is in effect dependent on a single source: "The uncomfortable conclusion probably has to be that most of the words from the cries are part of the elaboration in the diverse retellings of Jesus' final hours".[18] The statement from Mark / Matthew Gospels is a quotation from Psalm 22, and is therefore occasionally seen as a theological and literary device employed by the writers,[19] Dunn, while agreeing that this 'raises suspicions', still argues in favour of its authenticity that in presenting Jesus as seeing himself 'forsaken' it would have been an embarrassment to the early Church, and sees the fact that the words 'were allowed to fall out' in other traditions as supporting this.[18] In presenting a Gospel harmony of the Passion, John Edmunds commented that it is necessary to correlate the multiple Gospel accounts to achieve a complete view of them.[20]

Walking With Jesus Barefeet

humidity and heat
on the streets
of mumbai
with the christian
feeling their pain
their pathos
with jesus
a sweetness
by little kids
jesus 's walk
makes my
own walk
14 stations of the cross
reliving the last moments
of jesus as images
without conceit
the soul of humanity
within a heart beat
the poor the rich
all part of jesus's
he will be tried
rise ascend
his fate
he did not cheat
(Jesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum)
"Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews."
at the 14 Stations of the Cross
on Goood Friday
face to face
on Mumbai
back roads
we meet.
of our caste color or creed
a single word called peace
each other we greet
each one feeling the pain
of the other making
a memorable moment
all souls feast

Meaning of INRI

INRI is an acronym of the Latin inscription 'IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM' (Jesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum), which translates to English as "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews."

This was written as the "crime" that Jesus had committed on the top of the Cross and is mentioned in John 19: 19, although it was not just written in Latin (as the Romans, who spoke Latin, were the executioners), but we are told that it was also written in Hebrew (for the Jewish people to read) and Greek (which was the universal language of the whole Mediterranean area at that time - as there were many foreign visitors in Jerusalem at that time for the Feast of the Passover.

John 19: 19-22: 'Pilate wrote a title also and put it on the torture stake. It was written: "Jesus the Naz·a·rene´ the King of the Jews."

Therefore many of the Jews read this title, because the place where Jesus was impaled was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, in Greek. However, the chief priests of the Jews began to say to Pilate: "Do not write 'The King of the Jews,' but that he said, 'I am King of the Jews.'" Pilate answered: "What I have written I have written."

Latin became the Language of the Roman Catholic Church. But, in Latin, they used the "I" for the Letter "J" (both in Jesus and Jews), their word for King was "REX", and they used the "V" for the "U" . So the sign would have been something like this one

IESVS NAZEREVS, REX IUDEA, Or using the first letters of each words: INRI

The final language on the sign was Hebrew which is the Jewish language. Now the first word was Yehoshuah (Jesus). The first letter of that is the smallest letter in the Hebrew alphabet. It is the little yod, which looks like an apostrophe. (Hebrew is read from right to left.) Yehoshuah and according to the Bible it was "Jesus the Nazarene." The next word was ha Nazarite. The next word would be "and," which is what we call a wha. It is like a little line with a hook on top. The next one would be the king of Jews Hamelech Yudio. What you had on the cross reading from right to left in the first letter, are the four letters of the Tetragrammaton YHWH. YHWH is the covenant name of God in the Old Testament Hebrew which did not have vowels (today we know this as Yahweh). In John 19:19-22 the chief Priests wanted Pilate to take the sign down because the sign recognized Jesus as Yahweh or God.

Every year for last two years I walk barefeet with the Christians on Good Friday at 14 Stations of the Cross procession with Jesus Christ from 10 am till 4 pm.. and the most touching part is the fisher women at Vakola wash my feet and I weep .. because it brings me as close to Jesus Christ as close to Humanity..

If Jesus Had A Camera He Would Shoot More Pictures Than Me

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a nikon D80
held in his
healing hands
the soul
of humanity
would shoot
more pictures
than me
trigger happy
gospel truth
spreading love
on the soul
of disparity
shooting beggars
the homeless
the hopeless
selling pictures
giving the money
earned to the
as hope and charity
if jesus had
a camera
in his hands
he would
shoot blindfolded
black and white
as equality
but he would
be crucified
for being
a psychic case
a rarity

A Photo Set Called Christian Ethos On Flickr

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"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."

Luke 6:37 "Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven."

I have collected all my Christian theme based pictures shot during various Christian events , Christian churches , all in one single set at Flickkr .com , keeping their individual sets intact , this was a back breaking task as many of the Cross pictures were in my 19000 street photography set at Flickr , I had to go through the complete stream add them again to the new set tagged Christian Ethos , I have done this for my Christian friends and dedicated this new set to Fr Lawrie Serrao and Fr Jaun .. both have contributed to my humanity. Both are respected well known Church personalities educators Jesuits.

This set has about 5000 pictures in all I might have them in other sets too, but I dont have the energy to search them from a lot of 178,842 items that I have posted at till date ..

And I say this in sheer humility, there are many Churches I would like to shoot specially Don Bosco Matunga. but I dont know anyone there , I am well known at Mount Mary and St Peter Church only..and the organizers of the Good Friday 14 Station of the Cross Walkathon that I have shot for last three years.. walking with Jesus and supporting the Christian community in their morning period of Lent.

Today at 8 pm I went for a launch of a local Bandra paper... Bandra Times founded by my dear friend Clarence Gomes of NAB and his wife Gloria Gomes.

Their son Stallone in Dubai is my friend too.

They had a prayer meeting and after that Fr Jude of St Stanislaus launched the first copy of the Bandra Times by opening it from the gift wrap in a red ribbon.

I shot a lot of pictures and had to rush home for Marziyas moms birthday get together , that was over when I returned.

Clarence raised a toast and as the launch was at his house 100 Bazar Road , there was a sprinkling of family and friends.

I am the honorary Press Reporter of this brand new yellow tinted newspaper from Amchi Bandra,

This will be my next set on Flickr Bandra Times Launch..

My God Father In Bollywood Mr Shakti Kapoor

Poetry and Prose

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the soul of humanity
the simian guru with
his two legged
disciple firoze
up close
the guru
me photography
poetry and prose
which together 'as a
a paper boat called blog
on cybernetic waters
of my angst flows
touching the shores
of your destiny
as it grows and grows
pain passion pathos '
intertwined in
worldly woes
time and tide
in bodily throes
for a second
like a drop of tear
'on a mound of her
her sensuality
it terminally froze
it was not me
bound by her karma
it was another
man she lovingly
chose ..a friend
of a friend
of my foe
not fred
not benn
not glenn
not bill
not joe
bursting 'the bubble
of my denuded dream
with a lethal blow
memories through
'the trapdoor of my
my mindlessness
move to and fro
her fragrance
the muskiness
of her sweaty body
slithering as
she ethereally
kisses my dead
body bleeding
on the floor
time stops
as the dead
poets soul
echoes and roars
some women
were born angels
some women
were 'christened
as whores

We Have A New Superman In Bollywood

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he is handsome
polite very good
it does not matter
that he is often
failures defeats
ups downs
he has withstood
no he does not
wear a hood
that rajnikant
is the hero
of the film
is total
a film
of lost
a villain
as strong
as plywood
good one
is on his way
to sainthood

Drawing Contest In The Slums-Kaun Banega Artist for Rs 50..

The kids of Khoka Chawl slums Bandra West had a drawing contest the first prize was Rs 50.
It was a very keenly judged contest , the judge a young kid better artist than the contestants .. I shot a few frames ..The tall girl in the picture called herself the host of the contest.. I checked up some of the kids works very interesting and well done..

This contest is purely the brain child of these slum kids , all charming the judge and the host absolutely smart fluent , and a great way of bonding intelligently and making a creative use of a Sunday holiday..

I was in a rush or I would have shot their prize distribution too, this for me is purposeful photography sharing their world no media will ever show , low profile kids with undiluted hopes aspirations of making it big..
The little judge sat away from the contestants checking their work and reprimanded me for shooting them and not shooting her , I asked her to sit with the contestants she said no way.. she is in my next picture in a yellow dress..8 or 9 years old..

Kaun Banega Artist for Rs 50..

Street Photographer no 1

Drawing Contest In The Slums

The kids of Khoka Chawl slums Bandra West had a drawing contest the first prize was Rs 50.
It was a very keenly judged contest , the judge a young kid better artist than the contestants .. I shot a few frames ..The tall girl in the picture called herself the host of the contest.. I checked up some of the kids works very interesting and well done..


Shimr by firoze shakir photographerno1
Shimr, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Shimr Ibn Thil-Jawshan was a soldier in the Ummayad army during the battle of Karbala, in southern Iraq that occurred in the year 680 AD. He was the maternal uncle of Abbas ibn Ali.

In battle, he was responsible for beheading Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the prophet Muhammad. He was also instrumental in pillaging the camp of Husayn after raising his head on a post to declare his victory.

Although the apparent battle was won by the sadistic beheading, where Shimr began beheading the grandson of Muhammad. Shimr and his camp continued to pilliage the camp of Husayn which was only left with women and children and Husayn's son who was ill, and few belongings of no value. The army of Yazid then continued to ruthlessly drag this camp from Iraq to Syria by foot tied together with ropes.

This event, which occurred on the 10th day of the month of Muharram (October 10, 680), is known as Ashura and is commemorated by Muslims all over the world in different ways.

The battle of Karballa was prompted by Yazid ibn Muawiya's quest to obtain power over the Muslim world, which interestingly enough Husayn bin Ali expressed no interest in obtaining for himself.

Shimr The Killer of Imam Hussain

with a blunt dagger
he cut the imams head
strange the imam
is alive shimr is dead
marching forward
marching ahead
hussain is humanity verily said
shah ast hussain
badshah ast hussain
on our shia souls embed
on fires of burning coal
as we tread
72 to a spiritual victory he led
on the wings of zuljana as he sped
in his enemies eyes
the fear and the dread
hussain the infallible
thorough bred
to save the pillars of islam
he bled
within the green
a flowing river of red

Maulana Mirza Mohammed Athar Saab In Record Books

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Khateeb e Akbar Maulana Athar Saab Mirza is a highly respected Shia Islamic scholar , theologian and Koranic expert, his Majlis at Mogul Masjid are completely HOUSE FULL, the entire Masjid Hall, the court yard the road outside and the bylanes are jam packed seeing him recite his Majlis on close circuit TV.
Maulana Athar Saab Mirza completed 53 years reciting Majlis at the Moghul Masjid. a record of all a record in Limca Book Of Records ..

And the new update in DNA newspaper an article by Manoj R Nair gives a rare in depth insight into the feat of Maulana Athar Saab who has been reciting his Ashura discourse since the young age of 22 and has completed a not stop 53 years service to Humanity.

I am a great fan of Maulana Athar Saab being a Lucknow born and my roots my heritage going back to my grandfather Daroga Nabban Saab descendant of poet Mr Anis..

I have shot Maluana Saab his erstwhile dynamic son Maulana Yasoob Abbas Saab a true humanitarian at various gatherings in Mumbai during Moharam.

According to my humble evaluation of this larger than life Shia personality , Maulana Athar Saab speaks evocatively knowledgeably on the Battle of Karbala its impact on Islamic history , and tries to mend broken fences of sectarian strife, his discourses are about our cultural ethos as Indians as Shias living in peace with all communities , that was the Message of Imam Hussain martyred Grandson of the Holy Prophet, Son of our First Imam Hazrat Ali too..

This message of Peace has been now distorted misinterpreted by satanic evil forces to cause a wedge in the tapestry of our nations calm and quietude..

I pay my humble tribute to Maulana Athar Saabs impressive achievement through my Bandra blog.


Zuljana Zuljana Teeron Ko Di Panah

“Hum ko Gham-e-Hussain (A.S) mien marna qabool hai,

Is raah mien mila hua patthar bhi phool hai.

Jannat na payenge Gham-e-Shabbir (A.S) ke baghair;

Bay hubb-e-Ahle-Bayt (A.S) ki shahi fuzool hai.

Barchhi laga na seene pe Akbar (A.S) ke, aey laeen,

Kya Tujh ko khabar naheen ki ye Shabih-e-Rasool (S.A.W.W.A) hai.

Ay Shimr qatl karnay se pehle yeh soch ley;

Ye Fatima (S.A) ka laal hai,Ibne Rasool (S.A.W.W.A) hai.

Jannat ki fikr ho mujhe, Khurshid,kis liye;

Jannat meray Hussain (A.S) ke qadmon ki dhool hai"......

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