I am a Highly Paid Fashion Whore, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I began shooting the beggar hijras on this road and I shot them for five or six years as I had my workspace at Water field Road Bandra .. and I befriended Lakshmi the beggar hijra guru Archana and others , I know them by face only , I would time and again meet them after moving out from here , I met them while going to Juhu in my ricksha ..
But now life travels a circle and after many years I am back on this side of the road and I meet the Turner Road beggar hijras , they are shocked to see me in my corporate clothes ,but they seem , confused as they all know I am a Malang and and for them a Malang is a man with a turban , long hair beads rings and barefeet , like I was before I sold the poetry of my soul to my new boss.. I was a boss myself and the transition from a boss to a slave has been dynamically seamless without any conflict , I need the job to pay back those who helped me financially in my tim…
Living in India , one must think of the cultural good , having lesser number of kids giving both one wife and two kids a better quality of life is what should be stressed as the need of the hour by our leaders ..
I am sick and tired shooting Muslim beggars , their wives kids and the guy hale and hearty outside hotels begging from Arabs .. begging is easy no hard work .. and the lazy Muslim with no drive has made this his profession in some cases ..