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Poets Seldom Die .. They Only Go Insane

Poets Seldom Die .. They Only Go Insane, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 154,410 items / 1,205,621 views

held to cosmic fate by
a burning hot chain
the flesh was willing
the soul in pain
fetid heart
rotting brain
humble but vain
like seminal drops
November rain
memories
morbidity
on a cosmic
membrane
holistically sustain
profound and profane
bursting forth
from the womb
of a grain

Sunni Lover of Hussain

I had posted this at Facebook. .. deleted my Facebook account too



I posted the original picture at Flickr and than cross blogged it here at Facebook , my pictures are street documentary of the people I shoot .

Normally I try to to keep text minimal on my pictures, I am adding text here now.

A Muslim cross dresser posted a comment here on this picture at Facebook..I removed her from my friends list

Her comment was that the Rasul has not said to do all this and dont show such things.

Now for me to add my response will not help or change her mindset ..I have no agenda of promoting Shiasm, but I do look forward to amity between all sects who believe in Allah His Holy Prophet and Ahle Bayt..

The person in the picture is a Sunni beggar who one would see at Makhdoom Shah Babas Shrine at Mahim.

I saw him, got to know him and he is a kindly person , than I began seeing him outside Kaiser Bagh scourging his burnt body with blades.

People gave him alms generously , and I never question a perso…

Ashura 10 Moharam Amin Imambada Mumbai

Ashura 10 Moharam Amin Imambada Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 210,335 items / 1,737,494 views


The Ashura here is depicted as a passion play by the Iranis of Mumbai, seething pain brought out by symbolism talking you back to the sands of Karbala , this place is completely jam packed , photography is very tough from ground level unless you climb one of the gates and shoot from there as I have done several times , but I stopped climbing the door because of my damaged hand..
I come early shoot from below , barefeet and the last part is when Habib Nasser and his boys do hardcore Zanjir and Sword matam..this photography I do sleeping on the floor beneath the blows of the sword.. I have been lucky, I dont participate in the kamazani here ..

Later at about 4 pm there is a procession that comes from Yakoob Gully and meets with other mourners coming from Moghul Masjid at JJ Hospita side gates ,this procession with matam, kama matam , zanjir matam moves at slow pace an…

A Shia Child and His Heritage

A Shia Child and His Heritage, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. A Shia Child and His Heritage

Dance of Death Tandav On the Soul of Shimr

Dance of Death Tandav On the Soul of Shimr, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. yes
I bleed
doing
the cosmic
dance
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
aggression
the fire
of freedom
can never
unseat

In Bahrain Pakistan Malaysia Saudi Arabia They Persecute Shias Too

In Bahrain Pakistan Malaysia Saudi Arabia They Persecute Shias Too, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 181,781 items / 1,432,301 views

those who
believe
in martyrs
the tyrants
will rule
persecute
kill maim
lock up
in dungeons
without trial
judge or jury
execute
so words
on the banner
a thought
transmute
humanity
suffers
who cares
a hoot
they rob
right to freedom
expression
of speech
unborn children s
hopes they loot
souls covered
with soot
soon their
kingdoms
their royal
asses
will face
the public's boots
eunuch silence
as the rest
of the world
watches mute
i would never
do the hajj
as a protest
where the
holy prophet
is under
house arrest
by wahabbi brutes
yes my karbala
is mecca medina
poetic pursuits
my ancestry
my shia roots
yes i am
a hindu shia
my cultural
inheritance
a message
on the soul
of mankind
permutes
barefeet
not just
essence
of christianity
or hinduism
it is man
i shoot

his god
i respect
i salute

my poetic tribute

Tears On The Soul Of Bahrain

Tears On The Soul Of Bahrain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. freedom
was also
the cry of hussain
humanity
thy name is pain
wahabbi hegemony
wahabbi imperialism
unleashing a fury
on the people
of bahrain
it is not about
sunnis shias
but human dignity
human rights
a human chain
what happens
in bahrain
affects me as
a human being
when freedom
is slain
yazid is alive
a poetic thought
remains
evil comes
evil goes
on its own
it cannot
sustain

Princess Fatima Zaira My New Grand Daughter .

Princess Fatima Zaira My New Grand Daughter ., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 210,335 items / 1,737,148 views

a few days
before she turns
a month old
god beauty
humility
created
carved
mold
measure
to measure
her worth
in gold
his bounty
now a treasure
in our household
keeps on crying
she caught cold
with love
she has to
be cajoled
but when she
smiles
a sight
to behold
nerjis
marziya
princess zaira
our happiness
threefold
a new chapter
a new beginning
on the threshold
like a poem
wordlessly
unfolds
a camera vision
they all three hold

Princess Fatima Zaira My New Grand Daughter .

Sardar Nawab, Syed Ahmed Moib Nasser and Me

Documenting The Pain of Shias in Mumbai

A Chant Called Ya Hussain

The Shia Blogger And Hussain

Bollywoods Most Wanted Dam Madar Malang

Qaidi No 911 Zindagi Nahi Mili Dobara

Qaidi No 911 Zindagi Nahi Mili Dobara, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. love is a jail
broken wings
deleted dreams
i wail for
that elusive
warrior female
figment of
my poetry
through
the rough
waters
of her
consciousness
i sail
love
is a prison
cell
walls
i cant scale
i remember her
her laughter
her free spirited
bonhomie
my queen
of the mountains
hills and dale
she may have
left me but
honestly
i am still
on her trail

Supermom No1

Supermom No1, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 180,276 items / 1,416,918 views

photo courtesy yogen shah

I wrote a few lines of this poem , first time on a piece of paper while visiting Mr Shatrughan Sinhas house dedicated to Punamji I call her Bhabiji but I needed a picture to upload it here on Flickr and so she sent me this image shot by dear friend Yogen Shah.. celebrity photographer.

My humble poem to Mrs Punam Shotgun Sinha..

first she was
a super wife
of a super hero
shatrughan sinha
a super netaji
a super task
she performed
lord ganesha
lalbagh cha raja
dabbang
gifted success
to sonakshi sinha
named after
goddess parvati
from a girl next door
to a no 1 heroine
transformed
the new diva
who has taken
bollywood by storm
the rise of a super
duper heroine
the rise of
a super mom
punam sinha
no 1 going
great guns
in super form
shatruji
luv kush
on cloud 9
hospitable
humble
warm
producers
lining up at their
house like
bees in a swarm


first copy sent to her
through she…

Jackie Dada My Hero

Jackie Dada My Hero, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Jackie Shroffs look in Hero was put together by me and this is a fact that Dada knows and I know many many years back and my relationship with Dada happened in the early 70s at the Oberois when I worked at Sheraton Treasures a shop that belonged to the Burlington group and Mr Shashi Kapoor was one of the partners I was told though it was late Mrs Jenifer Kapoor that instilled the love of fashion in my soul and helped make me what I am today my journey as sartorial magician would have been incomplete without her generous contribution...

You Can Create Actors You Cant Make Another Jackie Shroff

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the soul
of man
you can
magically
morph
the soul
of an artist
you can reform
jacke shroff
the silence
in a tea cup
of a creative
storm
on a celluloid
platform
you are what you are
is how a scene you
perform brainy
brainstorm
jackie dada
an exclamation
but no not a full stop
a re surging force…

You Can Create Actors You Cant Make Another Jackie Shroff

You Can Create Actors You Cant Make Another Jackie Shroff, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 178,482 items / 1,396,981 views

the soul
of man
you can
magically
morph
the soul
of an artist
you can reform
jacke shroff
the silence
in a tea cup
of a creative
storm
on a celluloid
platform
you are what you are
is how a scene you
perform brainy
brainstorm
jackie dada
an exclamation
but no not a full stop
a re surging force
time and tide
he transforms
a poet a philosopher
philanthropist
kind congenial warm

Mr Shakti Kapoor And Me in Kampala Uganda

Dam Madar Malang of Bollywood

Kuch Toh Log Kahenge

Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Kuch To Log Kahenge
Logon Ka Kaam Hai Kehna
Chhodo Bekaar Ki Baaton Mein
Kahin Beet Na Jaaye Raina
Kuch To Log Kahenge
Logon Ka Kaam Hai Kehna

Kuch Reet Jagat Ki Aisi Hai
Har Ek Subah Ki Shaam Hui
Tu Kaun Hai Tera Naam Hai Kya
Seeta Bhi Yahan Badnaam Hui
Phir Kyon Sansaar Ki Baaton Se
Bheeg Gaye Tere Naina
Kuch To Log Kahenge
Logon Ka Kaam Hai Kehna

Humko Jo Taane Dete Hain
Hum Khoyen Hai Inn Rang Raliyon Mein
Humne Unko Bhi Chhup Chhup Ke
Aate Dekha Inn Galiyon Mein
Yeh Sach Hai Jhoothi Baat Nahin
Tum Bolon Yeh Sach Hain Na

Kuch To Log Kahenge
Logon Ka Kaam Hai Kehna

Mr Rajesh Khanna The Dam Madar Malang of Mumbai

Mr Rajesh Khanna The Magician Blogger of Bandra

Pyar Se Log Mujhe Rajesh Khanna Kehte Hain

Pyar Se Log Mujhe Rajesh Khanna Kehte Hain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 193,839 items / 1,565,756 views

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Rajesh Khanna (Hindi: राजेश खन्ना About this sound pronunciation (help·info); Punjabi: ਰਾਜੇਸ਼ ਖੰਨਾ, Urdu: راجيش کھنہ) (born Jatin Khanna on 29 December 1942) is a multiple Filmfare and BFJA award-winning Indian actor from Hindi films,[1] and has been Hindi film producer and an Indian politician.

During his career, he appeared in over 160 films of which 96 had him as the solo hero and 17 were two hero projects.[2] He won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards and was nominated for the same fourteen times. He received the maximmmum BFJA Awards for Best Actor (Hindi)- four times and was nominated for the same 27 times.He was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. Khanna is referred to as the “First Superstar” of Indian cinema.[3][4][5] He had "the biggest and the maddest fan following, especially his female fan…

The Greatest Actor On Earth Mr Rajesh Khanna

The Greatest Actor On Earth Mr Rajesh Khanna, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 193,790 items / 1,564,733 views


An institution a guideline for acting and a stellar performer he has aged gracefully, taken a philosophical backseat from the rat race of Bollywood , nobody can touch his stature his reach and his success graph a phenomenon he was and still is .

He was not well but is recovering and these are pictures I shot of him at home and meeting him is going back to his world a world that never fades ..

I watch him emote , his nuances read like Ghalibs poetry, a piece of loaf and a glass of bubbly wine.. he is human generous understanding,he cannot and will not tolerate fools, and I try hide that aspect of my personality considerably well ..

He is very fond of me and behind this is a nostalgic anecdote that I narrated to him when I shot the pictures , and besides these three I shot another lot before I shall upload later.

Many years back I worked for Badasab and Kaka Saab …

The Sacrificial Goat And The Girl Child

The Sacrificial Goat And The Girl Child, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 210,321 items / 1,736,339 views

a poetic
thought
accidentally
came to mind
a thought
not at all kind
on the soul
of sacrifice
both the goat
the girl child
will be slaughtered
by sanctimonious
girl hating
mankind
death duty
hope piety
redefined

Garbage Porn

Garbage Porn, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
from the womb
of garbage
man was born
man is mans
enemy sworn
nature he hates
emptying his
bowels on the
face of dawn
he comes
destroys
soon he
is gone
his children
suffer for
his faults
dreams
battered
torn
a nuclear
Apocalypse now
he spawns
what his neighbor
owns is what
he wants
lord of the flies
his heritage
of death
future
generations
haunts

Humility is the Essence of Humanity

Humility is the Essence of Humanity, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
you stature
your height
your grandeur
your girth
you carry
your parentage
your heritage
your ancestry
in the womb
of your birth
humility
is the essence
of humanity
says mother earth
ashes to ashes
dust to dust
with all your
wealth is what
you are worth

The Political Dead Soul of Man

The Political Dead Soul of Man, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. this is man
lying politically dead
unsound
in an open grave
above the ground
he wont wake up
however hard
his comatose
soul you pound
a BJP pamphlet
on his
untwittering heart
silence all around
man his own greatest enemy
a knave a master
lord of the flies
a king uncrowned
his fragile world
a swine flu
has trounced

"SWINE!!The H1N1 strain of swine flu is usually associated with pigs. When the flu spreads person-to-person, instead of from animals to humans, it can continue to mutate, making it a tougher strain that is harder to treat or fight off. " Nice Jewish Girl