We became friends instantly , and as I was from Bollywood we had common friends , thus began a long lasting relationship that was to mutually benefit us both I decided to document the Goddess Marriamman and her followers not just the Tamil diaspora in Mumbai, but her followers at Mahim Maccimar colony who are Maharashtrian kolis too..
Bhima took me to the Mahim macchimar Marriamman temple introduced me to Ganesh the temple priest and Lakshmi his sister .. I became very close to the Mahim followers of Goddess Marriamman.
They have no humanity it died in their sleep, they collect refuse garbage scavengers and they shoot themselves in dark dinghy back lanes .. I know all their haunts and I become invisible when I shoot them the gift of an unobtrusive street photographer.
Their main haunt is the newly made skywalk of Bandra or the station road , they ideally sleep through out the day , and the pangs begin when they wake up, having been on drugs the chillum myself in my college days hooked on hash I know the feeling..I saw friends drop dead, I visited opium dens at Foras Road and ganja joints at Peela house..
I dont show my country in a bad light my country is as good as your country, my country for me is better than any other country .. only the system the governance sucks , the rich gets richer by hook or by crook the poor die of tuberculosis starvation disease and diarrhea.
I am not a newspaper photographer I dont select my subjects I definitely dont go under the editors desk to take his cock in my mouth to get a picture published I am proud in my humility as a street poet street blogger .
I am opinionated I have a big mouth but not for the editors you know what .. I shoot with my camera and I pee on the soul of modern photo journalism.. I shoot everything they would dare not shoot. I shoot and stud…
A very very interesting story on India 's caste issues
Forbes magazine has put out a list of the world's 1,210 billionaires. Fifty-five of them are Indians. A billion dollars is Rs. 4,480 crore. A Baniya is a member of the Vaish caste, originating mainly from Rajasthan and Gujarat .
They are under 1% of India 's population. Yet, 26 of the 55 are baniyas! India 's richest man is a Baniya (Lakshmi Mittal, world's sixth richest with $31.1 billion), India 's second richest man is a Baniya (Mukesh Ambani, $27 billion), India 's third richest man is a Khoja (Azim Premji, $16.8 billion), India 's fourth richest men are Baniyas (Shashi and Ravi Ruia, $15.8 billion), India 's fifth richest person is a Baniya (Savitri Jindal, $13.2 billion), India 's sixth richest man is a Baniya (Gautam Adani, $10 billion)…
Marriamman Temple Nehru Nagar Juhu, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I keep my piercing pictures on hold , more exciting than the piercings is the removal of the rods hooks ..late in the night after the rituals on the beach and the procession walks back towards the quintessential Marriamman Temple at Nehru Nagar Juhu.. an event I have been shooting barefeet for many years.
I came here in the morning this was the first segment before the piercings the grand puja the cooking of holy rice to be served to Goddess Marriamman , and than began the slaughter of the goats and the head cutting of the chickens .. these are graphic pictures use your discretion ..they are gore and blood.. but this is their ritual part of their heritage and ancestry.
Before the goat is cut he is given water but they wait for a sign , and once the goat shakes its body in a frenzy ,, animal possession one of its kind the butcher viciously slaughters the goat.
Bahrain: Revolution continues, regime squeezed into last repressive stand
With four most prominent human rights activists languishing behind bars in torture dungeons, the Alkhalifa rulers have shot themselves in the foot. Many voices have been raised against the invitation of the self-styled king, Hamad Alkhalifa to the Diamond Jubilee in London later this month. Media interest in the Bahraini revolution has been revived and calls made to the organisers of the celebrations calling for removal of the dictator from the guests list. Bahrainis have planned to act against this visit and expose the crimes of the regime.
Their allies in Washington and London are under increasing pressure to act to stop this human tragic fiasco. Citing growing violence and polarization along sectarian lines, human rights groups and independent experts in Washington are urg…
my pictures people steal for flickr yahoo copyright oh fuck he is only an indian no big deal if only they were human sensitive knew what i feel a spaceball lock rusty opens without a key a truth reveals i am a whore on flickr with my legs spread wide for body snatchers i am meal i am what i am a beggar poet barefeet a kick on my multicolored buttocks while i kneel
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