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Firoze Shakir.,1976..Kenna

Firoze Shakir.,1976..Kenna, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Alas how swift the moments fly ,
How flash the years along
Scarce here, yet gone already by
The burden of a song
See childhood, youth , and manhood pass,
And age with furrowed brow;
Time was .Time shall be - drain the glass-
But where is Time now?

quincy adams ..the hour glass

1976 I used to work in a branch of Burlingtons of Bombay , this was at the branch at Oberoi Sheraton .. this was a world within a world. ..I was learning fashion designing from Mrs Jennifer Kendal wife of the actor Shashi Kapoor who acted in all Ivory Merchant Productions., Mrs Gabriella Kapoor wife of my boss Mr Andre Kapur.. this hotel was on the bay called Marine Drive..
My salary was Rs 700 per month.. it is on this salary that I got married in 1977,,after my girlfriend broke up with me and I took too drinking and drugs..and I was the most famous guy on the block as I spoke French , some German.. read Eliot, James Jyoce Sartre, Kierkgard, …

Hamara Matam Unhe Bechain Kar Deta Hai..Hamare Khoon Se Zyada UnkaKhoon Behta Hai

When a Shia Cuts Himself Up It Hurts Muslims More Than Muslims Killing Muslims

When a Shia Cuts Himself Up It Hurts Muslims More Than Muslims Killing Muslims, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 236,968 items / 1,986,779 views

we as muslims
are the most
hypocritical race
among us the
so called
sanctimonious
their faith
misplaced
muslims
killing muslims
sheer disgrace
eunuch silence
on the soul of humanity
preys as one muslim
another muslim slays
washing his hands
a good deed done
islam saved
once again
the message
of the holy one
ruthlessly
betrayed
head bowed
he prays
shia mosques
shia shrines
sufi dargahs
bombed out
of space
leave no trace
killing ali
killing hussain
gives them
the right
to kill others
a thought
evil as it is
stays
the rogue mullah
wont stop
the killings
because it pays
to keep the
community
divided
as always
shah ast hussain
badshah ast hussain
hussain is humanity
on the soul of the
matrix of evil
a slogan we raise
call us kafirs
rafidis it is
love of ahle bayt
we faithfully
embrace

I Cut My Head As a Protest Against The Terrorism and Persecution of the Shias

Lovers of Imam Hussain - The Baluchis

Lovers of Imam Hussain - The Baluchis, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. the baluchis
are an intrepid
ancient race
with history
written on their face
lovers of imam hussain
ahle bayt they embrace
their deportment
dignity and grace
living in their
own private
cloistered mind space
to Syria their ancestry trace
dreams of hope
of a better life
for their children
they chase

Ap Sote Rahenge Mojize Hote Rahenge

If You Look Deep Into Her Eyes You Will Find Hussain

ALVIDA ALVIDA YA HUSSAIN ALVIDA

ALVIDA ALVIDA YA HUSSAIN ALVIDA, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rmFNJXKo_A&feature=related

The Iraqi Kama Matam of Mumbai -Chehlum 2009

The Iraqi Kama Matam of Mumbai -Chehlum 2009, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. The Iraqi Kama Matam of Mumbai was started by my dear friend Habib Nassar and his Anjuman,I have been shooting this consistently over the years.

Habib leaves no stones unturned , men boys little kids all are part of this memorable procession, be it Ashura or be it Chehlum, I have cut my head here both at Ashura and now at Chehlum.

Even little babies are bought here to have their heads marked with the blade of the dagger.
Habibs brother Baqar , Habibs friends Kallu, Razi, Ali , Ghulam, and others lend total support to this procession that reminds the world of a terrorism that gave birth at Karbala , under the Scourge and the Butcher of Karbala Yazid Caliph ,despicable despot of the accursed Ummayad Dynasty. ..responsible for the genocide and the holocaust at Karbala of the noble family of Imam Hussain grandson of the Holy Prophet of Islam.


For 1400 years the Shias shed their blood to open th…

Sr Inspector Baig And The Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai

taziadar hain hum shae ke ghamkhar hain hum

taziadar hain hum shae ke ghamkhar hain hum, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. http://ishare.rediff.com/music/hindi/taziya-dar-hain-hum/10043882

Moharam Mumbai Chehlum 2009

Moharam Mumbai Chehlum 2009, a set on Flickr.

Unlearning Photography Nerjis Asif Shakir Four Month Old

Unlearning Photography Nerjis Asif Shakir Four Month Old, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 211,029 items / 1,748,585 views


I began teaching my grand daughter Nerjis Asif Shakir photography from the first day of her birth, I blessed her with the Nikon D 80 and by the time she was three month old she began holding the miniature camera , she watches me shooting her pictures so cosmically she knows the camera is part of her heritage , her sister Marziya Shakir soon to be four year old shoots the streets and knows the camera as a extended part of her vision and as her her extended limb.

Marziya learnt to shoot pictures with a blindfold considers my dear friend Dr Glenn Losack MD from Manhattan New York as her cosmic guru..

But Nerjis Asif Shakir needs no teaching , she handles the miniature like a pro searching for the non working buttons, I had picked up this minature at Chor Bazar and it has served us well.

My newest grand daughter Zaira Saif Shakir one month old only …

Two Malangs of Mumbai

Two Malangs of Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 211,030 items / 1,748,656 views

It all began when Nerjis Asif Shakir my crying round the clock grand daughter , needed to be quietened down than my younger son Saif would bring her near the passage in my house where all my jewelry hangs , a large collection , that by merely looking at she would just become soundless .

And so Nerjis Asif Shakir loves my beads my rings and my camera , her eyes light up when I hold my camera to shoot her , sometimes I let her feel the Nikon D 80 , she will touch it soothingly holistically . and she knows the buttons this 4 month old Malang . Yes we both are Malangs..

And this picture was shot by son Saifs wife .. three shots all well timed .

Nerjis Asif Shakir was away for a month at first she did not recognize me on her return last night but the moment I dressed up to go to work this morning she knew it was me her Malang grand father .
Children are very sensitive to inner thoughts …

Malangs are Born Not Made

Malangs are Born Not Made, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. haq ali
jan ali
jism ali
cones to
their aid
the power
of nade ali
the power
of ahle bayt


Ali imaam-e-manasto manam Ghulaam-e-Ali
hazaar jaan-e-giraamii fidaa-e-naam-e-Ali


Haidariam Qalandaram Mastam
Bandaa-e-Murtaza Ali Hastam
Peshvaa-e-tamaam rindaanam
Ke Sage Kuu-e-Sher-e-Yazdaanam

kabhii diivaar hiltii hai, kabhii dar kaaNp jaataa hai
Ali kaa naam sun kar ab bhii Khaibar kaaNp jaataa ha

Shaah-e-mardaaN Ali
Ali Ali Ali
Ali Maula Ali


Ali mile to mile Khaana-e-Khudaa saa hameN
Khudaa ko dhuuNdha to vo bhi Ali ke ghar se milaa

khuda ke bando suno gaur se khuda ki kasam jise ali nahin milte khuda nahin milta

khuda ke bando suno gaur se khuda ki kasam jise ali nahin milte khuda nahin milta, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 211,037 items / 1,748,804 views


deed hyder ki ibadat hai ye farmaan e nabi
deed hyder ki sab kar lo deed hyder ki
jinki mehfil hai wo mehfil mein zaroor aate hai!
deed hyder ki sab kar lo deed hyder ki
nigahen raah mein bichha do ke aap aaye
dilon ko farsh banaa do ke aap aaye hai!
deed hyder ki sab kar lo deed hyder ki
deed hyder ki ibadat hai ye farmaan e nabi
hai ali: rooh-e-nabi jism-nabi jaan-e-nabi
gul-e-taqheed ali, haqq ki shamsheer ali
peer-on-ke-peer ali! haqq!

haqq! ali ali ali maula ali ali haqq; ali ali ali maula ali ali haqq; ali ali ali maula ali ali haqq

har ek wali ki dil sadaa hai ali ali
kul-daibaree ki aabo hawaa hai ali ali
jo aaye haq rah-numaa hai ali ali

kabhi deewar hilti hai kabhi dar kaamp jaata hai / ali ka naam sunkar ab bhi khyber kaamp jaataa hai

Sometimes You Find Hinduism In The Soul of a Muslim Man

Sometimes You Find Hinduism In The Soul of a Muslim Man, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Over 39400 images on Hinduism shot barefeet as a Shia Hindu..the Naga Sadhus the Kumbh and most of Hindu rites rituals feasts festivals with reverence respect as my cultural inheritance..in a single thread Hope and Hindutva a message of Hope Humanity , and the with the same respect the Durga Pandals shot by my 4 year old grand daughter Marziya Shakir too..

Masturbated Verbiage

Masturbated Verbiage, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Life is a stage

propped up as an actor

or dumped in a garbage

a click

i am on the wrong

webpage

online

they call it

coming of age

a parrot

cock eyed

in her gilded cage

a poker faced porn poet

also a pedestrian sage

overtime on the internet

no minimum wage

just her thoughts

my battered hopes

assuage

fires than within

the entrails of my groin enrage

seminal solidity ..

masturbated verbiage

genital stage


uncopulated in my minds eye

lies the sweeping sorrow

weeping tears thoughts engage for

the Saint of Homosexuals

Oscar Wilde

Aestheticism

Lord Alfred Douglas

Queensbury Boxing Laws

Reading Gaol


A Poetic Forum

Reminiscent of

the Victorian age

Devoid of testicular fortitude

Eunuch euphoria

A War they Wage