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"In truth this man was son of God." Longinus: The Roman Centurion Who Crucified Jesus Christ ...

"In truth this man was son of God." Longinus: The Roman Centurion Who Crucified Jesus Christ ..., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Definition: A centurion was an officer in the army of ancient Rome. They got their name because they commanded 100 men (centuria = 100 in Latin).

Centurions were hardened, experienced soldiers, skilled at killing. Most were enlisted men promoted through the ranks after 15 to 20 years of service.

A number of Roman centurions are mentioned in the New Testament, including one who came to Jesus Christ for help when his servant was paralyzed and in pain. That man's faith in Christ was so strong that Jesus healed the servant from a great distance (Matthew 8:5-13).

Another centurion, also unnamed, was in charge of the execution detail that crucified Jesus, acting under orders of the governor, Pontius Pilate. Under Roman rule, the Jewish court, the Sanhedrin, did not have the authority to carry out a death sentence. Pilate, going along…

Srinivas is a Photo Journalist I am a Begggar Poet And Blogger

I carry Jesus in my hands

I carry Jesus in my hands, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. My silver Jesus stick..

a message of peace

a message of peace, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

i try to get across
through my poetry
blogs ...wordless
meanderings
of a world that was
in the beginning
before politics
made it a world
of power gain and loss
imperialistic hegemony
a situation grim and gross
who says a rolling stone
gathers no moss

The Fifth Station of the Cross

The Fifth Station of the Cross, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. And I continue with my documentation of Good Friday and the 14 Stations of the Cross ..shot from Levi Lobos house..

my best friend vishnu bhimrajka

Maria Leper Lady of Boran Road Bandra

tadgolas the summer soothing fruit of mumbai

tadgolas the summer soothing fruit of mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. wikipedia

Borassus flabellifer

Borassus flabellifer, the Asian Palmyra palm, Toddy palm, Sugar palm, or Cambodian palm, is native to South and Southeast Asia, in the Indomalaya ecozone. It is palm tree, one of the Sugar palm group, found from Indonesia to Pakistan.


Borassus flabellifer is a robust tree and can live 100 years or more and reach a height of 30 m, with a canopy of leaves several dozen fronds spreading 3 meters across. The large trunk resembles that of the coconut tree and is ringed with leaf scars. Young palmyra palms grow slowly in the beginning but then grow faster with age.

The Borassus flabellifer plant and fruit is known as Tala in Oriya, Tnaot in Khmer, Thot Not in Vietnamese, Tari in Hindi, Tal (তাল) in Bengali, Tale Hannu or Tateningu in Kannada, Nungu(நுங்கு) in Tamil, Pana Nangu in Malayalam, Thaati Munjalu in Telugu, Munjal in Urdu, Lontar in Indonesian, Siwalan in Java…

elephant is a bad word in uttar pradesh , but in mumbai he guards lord ganesha

Happy Easter Maria I Have Not Forgotten You Today

Life Can Be Tough When You Dont Have Fingers Just Two Stumps For Hands

Christian Beggars And The Spirit of Easter

Christian Beggars And The Spirit of Easter, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Maria is a Christian convert, spiritually converted conjoined to Christ, but she is merely a number count that is what the Church needs , and in actuality those that converted her did not try to rehabilitate her , her daughter Mary is a beggar too.. I have never seen their husbands I dont know their story .. I read body language and shoot pictures.

Maria has two grand children , I have shot them in the past, both bright kids..

I always drop money in Marias beggar tin and speak to her , she thinks I am a miser she searches for the clink of the coins with her stumps but I place notes she cant feel so she thinks I am a miser and sometimes curses me too.

Nowadays I shoot her without talking to her ..she is the favorite beggar of my American friend Dr Glenn Losack but he could not find her , this trip ..

She sits at Boran Road Bandra and I pass her on my way to work..her daughter Mary sits at the B…

Sometimes I Think My Wife Is a Better Photographer Than Me

Zaira Saif Shakir Will Be a Street Photographer Too ..

Zaira Saif Shakir Will Be a Street Photographer Too .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
All my grand children have been baptized by a miniature camera at birth, but Zaira just kicked it away , her way of saying she was not interested..and so I have not pushed the camera into her life like the other two photographers at home Marziya Shakir 4 years old and Nerjis Asif Shakir 8 month old..

Though Zaira Saif Shakrs website on Blogspot hails her as street photographer I did not want her to be left out.

And I have really not spent much time with Zaira , and Zaira loves me madly..the prettiest Shakir in our family..

I Take A Break Will Post Balance Pictures of Good Friday Tomorrow

My Wife said ,.. Did You Not Shoot This Last Year ..

My Wife said ,.. Did You Not Shoot This Last Year .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
My wife is a very simple god fearing human loving Muslim lady a Shia with Iranian genealogy,she has no issue what I shoot or how I dress , though she gets hurt when I walk barefeet with her dressed in saffron, she in a hijab,

I mostly walked ahead of her and sometimes if I entered a shop people mistook me for a Sadhu beggar but became apologetic on seeing my wife coming to my rescue..

I have stopped wearing saffron, but I do walk barefeet only in my Malang clothes on Sundays...and when I set out to shoot Good Friday her words Did You Not Shoot This last Year was to remind me that I could post last years pictures , and simply because she knows I dont eat anything unlike the Christians I am not fasting but I am sharing their spirituality and piety and last year I had collapsed due to my diabetic condition while shooting the 14 Stations of the Cross.. so it was her wife's way of tr…

I Shoot The Fifth Station of The Cross Every Year From Levi Lobos House

I Shoot The Fifth Station of The Cross Every Year From Levi Lobos House, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Her mother had sever diabetes could not get up from the bed but gave me a smile and I prayed she recovers .. Levi Lobo I meet only once an year .. and most of the people I meet during the Lenten Walk I will never meet .. we go our different ways ..

But I keep their love faith perseverance of piety alive through my blogs ..and I maybe a non Christian but we do share in your pain , your devotion and today on Easter Day we share your spirit of Joy..

Out of the window of this house you can see a section of the crowd this passion play founded by Joe Dias of CSF and the Cross is in its glorious 25 years celebration..

What I got from the Christians as my schooling my upbringing I give back as pictures and the poetry of their Faith....their Faith strengthens my own Shia Faith too..

And as a Muslim I condemn attacks on this peaceful community in Kashmir and the neighboring co…

The Fifth Station of the Cross

The Fifth Station of the Cross Shot From Levi Lobos House

One Jesus Walked I Followed Him The Other Jesus Was In My Hands

I Shot My Feet They Helped Me The Most.. To Complete This Long Journey of Hope And Humanity