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Two Malangs of Mumbai Shot By Me


Two Malangs of Mumbai Shot By Me

Two Malangs of Mumbai Shot By Me, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 218,298 items / 1,798,525 views

My 5 month old grand daughter Nerjis Asif Shakir loves the Nikon D 80 and is fascinated by the flash..though I hate in built camera flash or any flash for that matter ..

My time at home is spent around Nerjis Asif Shakir , and we hit off very well , coming home after work for lunch is a break that keeps me in touch with her , later when I come home once work ends I hold her in my arms teach her to speak...and her touch heals me completely I feel spiritually rejuvenated ..

Sajjad Hussain and the Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai

Sajjad Hussain and the Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. This picture was shot by senior photographer Mr Gautam Sen..and the hero of this frame is SajjadHussain , a very simple humble photo journalist, a renowned journalist, he merges with the back ground he shoots..

We keep meeting at cross roads of life , we met at Dadar at the Dahi Handi and here we were shooting the gay struggle and ethos.

Sajjad shoots with two cameras.. he is fluid when he takes his shots and I observe him very closely to learn what makes him tick, and I do this with my Sufi bent of mind and soul.

The Disciple and the Guru

The Disciple and the Guru, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Mr Gautam Sen is a senior photographer , a very humble down to earth person I have tried to emulate since the time I began photo journalism, Gautam Da is a remarkable man, a selfless soul helping guys like me on the streets of photography, he is unlike the modern brat of a new breed of photo journos , who carry conceit , arrogance and attitude , I have met a lot of then , have had skirmishes too..and they hate bloggers like me, for reasons I cannot fathom..all they have is a high end Press Card,,,and high end company sponsored cameras and lenses.

This photo was shot by another humble low profile photographer Sajjad Hussain AFP from Srinagar.

Gautam Da is what dreams are made of ..he is the soul of humility at all times.

I had not seen him since a very long time this was a pleasant meeting indeed.

The Hijras World of Dreams And the Beggar Poet


ME -In a Maze of Memories

ME -In a Maze of Memories, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. going barefeet at the taj
burning hot marble floor
I wont ever forget
hassled by the security
for looking like a terrorist
my only regret
wife her mother me at agra
jab we met
today back
in my corner at mumbai
connecting my angst
on the internet
all around chaos
mumbai under attack
mumbai under siege
mumbai under a terrorist threat
the gateway of India
where I studied as a kid
learning to swim
how can I forget
later working at
Burlingtons of Bombay
the Taj Mahal Hotel
my filmy set
Madame Pompadour
Gazdar Jewellers
me selling scarf dresses
tuxedos silks and georgette
forever in Andre Kapur
Mrs Gupta and Mr Calebs debt
a burning inferno
the old lady of the taj
we all Mumbaikars
the rest of India
terribly upset
a lesson to be learnt
that more important than banning
gutka booze and cigarette
is the nations security
a war a stage set
to get rid of terrorism
its ugly silhouette
innocent lives lost
the gunned down poli…

Alam Hazrat Abbas

Alam Hazrat Abbas, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Al-‘Abbās ibn ‘Ali (Arabic: العباس بن علي‎) (born 4th Sha‘bān 26 AH – 10 Muharram 61 AH ; approximately May 15, 647 – October 10, 680) was the son of ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (fourth Rashidun Caliph and first Shī‘ah Imām) and Fātimah bint Hizam al-Kilabiyyah (commonly known as: Ummul Banīn - Mother of the Sons).

Al-‘Abbās is particularly revered by Shī’ah Muslims for his loyalty to his half-brother and third Shī’ah Imām, Husayn ibn ‘Alī, his respect for the Ahl al-Bayt, and his role in the Battle of Karbalā. He was known as the greatest warrior in Arabia and mirrored the strength of his father, ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib.

After being told by the archangel Gabriel about what would happen to his grandson Husayn at Karbalā,[5] Muhammad informed both Fātimah and ‘Alī. After the passing away of Fātimah,[6] ‘Alī asked his brother ‘Aqīl to search a wife for him of courageous descent, who would bear him a…

Gharibi Hat Nahi Sakti

Gharibi Hat Nahi Sakti, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. banawat ke usulon se
Sadgi aa nahi sakti
chand chandi ke sikkon se

Zindagi Ek Daraona Khab Hai

Zindagi Ek Daraona Khab Hai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. chand paise deke
admi ko milta swab hai
bheek mangti mamta
ki to kismat kharab hai
kaisa sawal aur kaisa
jawab hai
teen bar talaq kehke
ek nayi biwi
ek nayi shuruwat hai

dedicated to JP who is my Facebook Friend

Firoze Shakir Photographer No1- Good Friday


The Warrior Queen Goddess Rolls Eyes

The Warrior Queen Goddess Rolls Eyes, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 182,540 items / 1,438,789 views

What is your name?

How old are you?
* cant tell

Where do you live ?

mountains of hindu kush

Do you have siblings? How many?

* yes ,3

* What is your favorite food ?

* Pappaya Salad (som tom)

* What is your favorite drink?

coffee ..water

* What is your favorite color?

* every shade in blue .. n pink..white ..I love
colors ..

Who is your best friend?

* ,ok firoze , marziya

* What is your favorite book?

* too many to mention

* What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?

having an opportunity to be raised by two wonderful people

What is the most embarrassing moment of your life?

* too many

* What is your biggest regret in life?

losing a good friend

* If you had one word to describe yourself , what would it be?

* Moody

* Which is your…

Winter Chill Mumbai


because hijras are not human they have survived since biblical times


Puja Hijra

Puja Hijra, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

I Fell In Love With Her And She Does Not Know It Yet ...Khushi Hijra


The Story of the Hijra Begins on my Webpage ..


The Hijra Beauty Waits for New Dawn in 2012


Hijras are Exotic Animals in a Human Zoo...Bred In Captivity


Do Hijras Celebrate New Year...Every Year Only Only Blood Sweat and Tears


It Was My Cosmic Destiny That Bought Me Face To Face With The Hijra Angst


The Ring Master and the Eunuch

The Ring Master and the Eunuch, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. each
of the other
playing games
trying their luck
one a blogger
the other a eunuch
in a one way passage
both find themselves stuck
the blogger shooting the hijra angst
walking barefeet in the muck
the hijra pendulous shake
of her buttock looks
at his barefeet and says yuck
destiny running amok
a heaving chest of the hijra
now a mountain once a hillock
frivolously passing the buck
pectoral palpitation
resting in a hammock
doe eyed dumbstruck
a missing womb
a pregnant pause
of the eunuchs
masculine stomach

Bollywoods Most Wanted Madhatters


Bollywoods Most Wanted Madhatters