The old lady in the picture is the Umbrella Lady of Bandra Reclamation , she is a homeless denizen of our city that has more print space for Dhobles than these children of a lesser God.
Who will write about them or shoot them..so God created photo bloggers and their progeny.. Marziya Shakir 4 year old Nerjis Asif Shakir 11 month old shall shoot them and keep the spirit of survival and charity alive.
This is the meaning essence core of my street photography, to tell the story of the poor needy neglected through street pictures.. you see them as images you read them as poetry.
And this is dedicated to my Guru Mr KG Maheshwari who taught me the meaning of Life through photography.. a grand father and a great grand father this father of Indian photography.. a doyen and a humanitarian.
Abdullah Ali al-Asghar ibn Husayn ( April, 61 AH - Tenth of Muharram the 10th of October, 61 AH) was the youngest child of Husayn ibn Ali (the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and the third Shia Imam) and Rubab (the daughter of the chief of the Kinda Imra al-Qays tribe). He is honored by Muslims as the youngest martyr of the Battle of Karbala.
Abdullah "Ali al-Asghar" ("Youngest Ali") ibn Husayn was born in Medina. He was one of the three sons of Husayn. The other two were Ali ibn Husayn, the fourth Shia Imam, and Ali Akbar ibn Husayn, who was also killed by Yazid's forces in the Battle of Karbala. His sisters were Sakina (Rukayya), 4 years old, Sakinah (Fatema Kubra) and Fatema Sugra. Imam Husain took Ali Asghar in battlefield to show the condition of 6 month old child without water. The tragedy was that in place of giving him water, Ali al-Asghar was killed by Hurmala who shot…