I cannot shoot my own religion and faith thanks to Mumbai Police, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Simply because of my bleeding having a valid Bandra Times Press Card I was stopped from climbing the police guest of honor place from where every year I take two aerial shots and it is ironical that I shoot Lalbagh Chya Raja every year the Visarjan procession barefeet I shoot Durga Visarjan I shoot Gokul Ashtami I shoot Pitru Paksh Banganga I shoot all police related function at Bandra Police Station I shoot the procession of 14 Stations of the Cross on Good Friday I shot the train bomb blast I shot the Dadar bomb blast I shoot the Gay Parade or Queer Azadi March every year I have shot the Mahim Police Sandal of Makhdhoom Shah Babba
Through all these events I highlight the contribution of the Mumbai Police their selfless service their sacrifice and sometimes the Mumbai Police treats me like a piece of shit..
I dont shoot The Rich Mans Stabdard Chartered Marathon Race
My Kama Matam- Chehlum in Mumbai 2012, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Every year I cut my head during Ashura my pictures shot by Kim and Viola and Chehlum shot by my son..Ashura I did not get to cut my head with Habib Nassers Anjuman so I did not get a good dagger but Chehlum which was today I had a good dagger and leaping in the air I did my kama matam ritual Tandav on the Soul of Shimr .. that I call metaphorically Dance of Death.. of a Hindu Shia ..
My Chehlum is a very long set of the juloos or procession and later the events at Rehmatabad Shia cemetery..hardcore sword matam kama matam and zanjir mtam.
On the streets this evening were two guys from Kolkatta who cut them selves with a barbers Vastra ..and within seconds were bleeding like a leaking tap..later two guys joined in from Bihjar they slashed their chests horizontally from one end to the other end opening up the skin quite deep.. I have never seen this unique matam in my life.