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Late Akthar Imam Saabs Majlis 2012 Chapel Road Bandra

Late Akthar Imam Saabs Majlis 2012 Chapel Road Bandra, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. ..218,525 items / 1,800,433 views

This is a picture I shot in 2009 and father and son , Akthar Imam Saab and and his son Misam, standing at the doors of their house welcoming the Azadars to their house majlis..all roads led to their house as their house majlis is where the message of Hussain is interpreted as living in peace with all communities .
So Hindus Christians even Sunnis flocked to their majlis to savor their hospitality and a generous spread of lavish Niyaz e Hussain.

But tragedy struck this beautiful peace loving family and Mr Akthar Imam Saab passed away on Eid e Mubhaila he was unwell for sometime and we were not aware of this as it was the day my wife was leaving for Karbala. 21 .November 2011.

I met Misam at Kaisar Bagh this Moharam and was shocked about his fathers passing away.. so today was their house majlis and Misam took on the mantle of his father welcoming the …

The Muslim Man In India Works For His Living

The Muslim Man In India Works For His Living, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. In some Muslim countries , the Muslim man loves killing Muslims and is unforgiving ..

The Happy Happy Man On Happy New Years Day.. The Dead Indian

Kash Main Bhi Hota Ek Kutta Is Jahan Main

Kash Main Bhi Hota Ek Kutta Is Jahan Main, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Translated it means I wish I was a dog in a mans world..away from scams and corruption and parliamentary politics that protects hoodlums at all costs..a system that rots the downfall of civic society it plots a janlok pal bill tied up in knots ..

I have distanced myself from erstwhile Team Annas rally simply because as a Mumbaikar , a lover of peace hope humanity I found that it has become overtly political, asking people to protest against government elected by the people and however corrupt the government is , it is the prerogative of the people to vote more intelligently and with eyes open at the ballot box..

I also wonder if the BJP or any other party was in power would it pass the Janlokpal Bill and would Team Anna Hazare have made the same hue and cry .. and I am certainly not a Congress asslicker

Asymmetrically making the opposition win is nothing short of a larger conspiracy.. and so th…

Marziya Shakir Birth of a Gifted Street Photographer

Marziya Shakir Birth of a Gifted Street Photographer, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 218,501 items / 1,799,763 views

Marziya Shakir 4 year old is moody photographer , and will shoot only when she wants to shoot, the camera is a friendly device that makes her happy,. she shoots and I rarely have to delete her pictures , because in her frame she captures what her mind saw , and duplicated for posterity..

But there are times after she has shot me she will tell me bluntly , to shoot her and than pose for her shot..I learnt photography when I was hitting 45..but I was aware of the camera was aware of photographers ..

I knew some of the worlds best photographers in India but never ever thought I would take up photography too.. it happened as luck by chance..


And Nerjis Asif Shakir 5 month old sister of Marziya Shakir knows the Nikon D 80 assisted by me I make her hit the shutter button , and after the shot show her the picture on the camera monitor..

And I am inherently awar…

2012 ..Marziya Shakir Shoots Her Grand Pa

2012 ..Marziya Shakir Shoots Her Grand Pa, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 218,500 items / 1,799,759 views

Marziya Shakir my 4 year old grand daughter shoots in her own unique style , what she sees is not important but what she brings to life through her inner vision is the essence of her photography.

I pay tribute to her art through my first blog post of 2012 but not before saying Happy New Year to all of you...from Marziya Shakir and her sister 5 month old photographer Nerjis Asif Shakir

Because I respect my camera for it captures I have bequeathed its soul to both of them.. and if not today perhaps in a distant tomorrow they will be carrying the legacy of my pictorial poetry .. and street art .. street angst.

Floating Dreams of a Dead Poet

Oh Fuck The New Year