Sunday, January 15, 2012

Once Upon a Time I Worked Here

Mehroo Holmes Floral Tribute

Mehroo Holmes Floral Tribute

My Best Friend Mehroo Holmes at Oberois

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Mehroo and I worked at Burlingtons Taj Mahal once upon a time , we were good friends and we were meeting after almost 20 years or more at the Oberois.. Mehroo was our designer assistant manager and I worked under her .. we met luck by chance and she has one son..

tera jaana dil ke aramaanon ka loot jaana

ban ke taqdeeron ka mit jaana
tera jaana...

dogs are divine they dont bark or bite online

To All Those Muslims Who Send Us New Year Greetings For Moharam

Apni Taqdeer Jagate hain Tere Matam se
Khoon ki Rah Bichate hain Tere Matam se
Apne Izhare Aqidat ka Salika yeh hai
Hum Naya Sal Manate hain Tere Matam se

Archana Hijra

We have been friends for over 10 years now and when I catch up with her at Bandra Turner Road Traffic signal she feels happy , she is poor but happy as happy can be..

He Got Tired Running The Marathon of Life

Yes I Am A Street Photographer

No I Will Not Shoot The Rich Mans Race .. Not On My Dead Body

Narayanji And Me Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old

The Blogger Shot By a 4 Year Old Street Photographer

I had bought Marziya and her mother to my new workspace and Marziya Shakir street photographer shot this the angst of a once beggar poet now deep shit in shoes .. accidentaly her grand father too..

And as soon as I get some money in hand I have decided to get out of Nikon and buy a Canon kit..

In Maharashtra The Marathi Community Has Yet To See Progress and Prosperity

My Hush Puppies From Bata

My feet are in extreme pain , and the pointed shoes I had recently bought from Shoebiz Linking Road looked great went well with my britches but at the end of the day, my feet swelled ..

All this because I walked barefeet for many years , but with this new corporate Makeover ..I have changed , and so I decided to get the hush puppies out of date in terms of fashion but soft and caring for my diabetic feet..

The beggars part of my friendly circle and the eunuchs hijras part of another cosmic +like circle think I look weird they liked me barefeet , turban rings etc they enjoyed being blessed by me on Turner Road..

Yesterday I wore my suit and did a stint at the Brioni showroom at Oberois , Brioni Mumbai franchise belongs to my company flagship, I was stepping in for a person who runs the showroon who was on leave .. , and it was pure nostalgia as I began my career at Burlingtons of Taj Mahal and worked at Sheraton Treasures in 1975 my salary was Rs 750 and it was on this salary I got married to my wife in 1977.. my bosses were generous they gave me a raise and made it Rs 950..

I visited my place of work Sheraton Treasures and spoke to the new staff , and later in the evening after work again went back to meet Pradip Singh son of Fateh Singh , his father was my Guru Mentor at Burlingtons of India along with Ratan Singh I learnt selling from them and mind you they served at the Taj Mahal Hotel but spoke pidgin English..I owe a lot to them..they helped me all the way...and I reminded Pradip Singh about his fathers contribution to my life..

From the Oberois I thought of going to Moghul Masjid area on the eve of Chehlum but my suit , my shoes would give a wrong impression , so I decided to take a cab directly home , and to my bad luck Marziya was fast asleep I played with Nerjis Asif Shakir skipped dinner snored away to sleep..

I Decided I Will Not Shoot The Rich Mans Marathon That Mocks The Soul of Those Who Cant Run..

Those who get run over
by the juggernaut of fate
waiting for left overs
at the rich mans gate
sumptuous meals overfilled plates
a marathon the rich mans tamasha
promoted by the rich the powerful
fuck who cares what the poor ate
tooti kismet adhi roti khali pet
across my house near the bridge
media photo enthusiasts
gathered to shoot an event
i sincerely genuinely hate

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