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Gambler Meri Marzi

Gambler Meri Marzi, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. This was a suit I styled completely out of newspaper for a Hero No 1 of that time Mr Govinda, and the film was called “Gambler “directed by Dayal Nihalani and produced by Dhirajlal Shah and Pravin Shah of Time Magnetics.

This dress was for a song sequel called Meri Marzi and choreographed in a unique style by Chinni Prakash lyrics by Devang Patel.

This dress was the first of its kind totally newsprint and it was my tribute to Media but Mr Khalid Mohamed of Bombay Times and Film Fare who did no like me much for reasons unknown to me , pasted Times Of India on a dress that had had pages of all the prominent newspapers there were not too many newspapers those days just Times Of India , Indian Express and Midday, and Screen , one could only see that Times of India took undue credit without even assigning me the courtesy of a credit line.

So I hibernate on this part of the net away from Indian journalistc jalopies .


Nitin Manmohan Mukul Anand and Me

Nitin Manmohan Mukul Anand and Me, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. October 11 th will be late director Mukul Anands birthday .And to the left of him is his best friend Nitin Manmohan together they made Insaaf, Mahasangram and Army with Sharukh Khan and Sridevi.And I remember when Mukulji died of a heart attack at Pune we waited for his body to reach Juhu where he stayed with his wife and two kids.

And he was a brilliant director I worked with him on Khudah Gawah on Danny Denzogpas costumes, Agneepath , Hum.. and he was very fond of me..And than later I worked on his ad films for Mad Entertainment..

And today in all humilty I confess I owe my pictorial creativity to this legendary David Lean of Bollywood Mukul Anand.

And I also owe much to Mr Nitin Mammohan the film producer with whom I worked at his fashion studio Prachins, for whatever I am today..and today Mr Nitin Manmohan has become Mumbais most powerful builder..

December 27th, 2006

My Acting Stint Ranjish Serial

My Acting Stint Ranjish Serial, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Rahul Anand younger brother of Mukul Anand was producing a serial Ranjish directed by Mukul s chief assistant Shahjahan, and I was given a role , and had to wear the clothes that I wore normally.. It was an unforgettable experience..but arc lights were not meant for me ..I was a failure as an actor , I think.. now in retrospection..

December 27th, 2006

Chehlum In Rehmatabad Cemetery Mumbai.. Is Pain Overflowing as a River of Blood

If You Shoot This You Can Shoot Anything In The World ..

If You Shoot This You Can Shoot Anything In The World .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. shooting from ground level ..close to the mourners lying beneath their feet as they lift the sword over the head and it comes crashing down a few inches away from the camera lens .. i shhot my own death .. sometimes and live to tell the tale..

This Is The Unknown Zone of Pain -We Call It Shiasm..

Happy World Photography Day

Happy World Photography Day, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Most of my street pictures are shot from moving cabs , I normally don't edit my pictures at all, I shoot what I see period, here in this picture I have taken a few liberties in cropping the image , desaturated the soul of man, yes beauty lies in the eye of the beholder..only a poet can see this and read it as pedestrian pictorial verse..wordless wisdom of a flickering moment .

This is a picture when seen from the inner light of ones karmic consciousness, this is the power of a photo blog.. reflections of a lifeless street life..

I can say it in 600 pictures Scrap Article 377 ,,Give Humanity a chance .. or in a single image.

I shot the Shia Shabarat the All Souls Day , but was unable to post it as I am cross blogging the Gay Parade 2008 to my hijdaeunuchblogs..
Yes I am passionate about anything that revolves around Hijdas or transgender.I am passionate about anything that revolves around Laxmi Narayan …

9 Moharam at Kaiser Bagh

Yes I Am A Hindu Too

Yes I Am A Hindu Too, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. a tailor
a photographer
took the whippers whip
on the road
in front of his shop
without fear of pain
a crack
a whack
on a already scarred back..
right on track

internet love
my poetry hijack

a Shia reborn whipper
self flagellation
a mode of attack
a distempered kitten
a blog goddess
running with
a wolf pack
forgotten like a
seminally stained napkin
on her towel rack

i have never done this kind of whipping in my life and this was a new experience, my shop help shot the pictures..and i felt the sensation of a hindu ritual as a shia..

Eid Al Adha and The Kurbani Goat

Eid Al Adha and The Kurbani Goat, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎ ‘Īdu l-’Aḍḥā) or "Eid-u'z-Zuha" "Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Isma'il) as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a ram to sacrifice instead.[1] The meat is divided into three equal parts to be distributed to others. The family retains one third of the share, another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors, and the other third is given to the poor & needy.

Eid al-Adha is the latter of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims, whose basis comes from Sura 2 (Al-Baqara) ayah 196 in the Qur'an.[2] Like Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Adha begins with a Wajib prayer of two Raka'ah followed by a sermon (khu…

About Marziya Shakir Worlds Youngest Street Photographer

About Marziya Shakir Worlds Youngest Street Photographer, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 237,730 items / 1,994,498 views

Makhna is the head scarf that little Muslim girls wear to cover their heads as per Islamic they grow older it is the Hijab or the chadar.

Marziya is my 3 and a half year old grand daughter .I began shooting her from the second day of her birth 24 Oct 2007.
Marziya got her name from her parents , Marziya means Allah Be Praised ..and is also a name of the Holy Prophets daughter Princess Fatima or Jannabe Syeda.

Marziya is comfortable with the Makhna but as it is polyester base it gets hot and so she removes it after some time..

Marziya uniquely changes with what she wears , she can be a tomboy or a cute Muslim 23 months old she knows most of the by lanes of the Bandra West slums , she knows every path that leads to Rajiv Nagar, Indira Nagar Hanuman Nagar or Khoka Chawl..

She knows most of the denizens too..she knows the Fish M…

In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it

In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 237,730 items / 1,994,413 views

have over
run the garden
the soul depleted
so you remove one
gardener bring
in a new one
but the fate
of the hapless
still remains
the same
you at
the helm
forgive me
take the blame
hope destroyed
much before
they came
needs accountable
people identity
on paper
what a
one mans
another man
they all disclaim
a wild situation
with an iron
hand needs
to be tamed
a garden
a garden
of life
not just
a pretty
a frame

In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it. ~Frank McKinney Hubbard

Racist Dog in the Manger

Salaam E Akhir

Salaam E Akhir, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. "Rahe to Agle Baras Hum hai aur ye gam Phir Hai,
Jo Chal base to ye Apna Salaame Akhir Hai."

Phir Saal bhar ke baad Gam-e- Shah Ayega,
Zinda jo Rahega wohi ye Gam Manayega

Peeto Saro ko saiyade wala chale gaye
Hum bekaso ke gham ka sahara chale gaye
Veeran har makaa huwa maula Chale Gaye.

Alvida Ya Hussain Aye Hussain Alvida

Saal bhar Apni Aakeh bhigoege hum
Dekh kar Behte Pani ko Roege hum
Aye Garibul Watan Aye Hussain Alvida

*Karbobal ke Payase Mehmaan Khuda Hafiz*
*Aye Jaane Nabi Dee ke Sultan Khuda Hafiz*
*Ainda Saal phir hum zinda agar Rahege*
* Mazlumiyat pe Hoge Kurbaan Khuda Hafiz*
*Har bhool har Khata ko maula Moaaf Karna*
* Mushkil humari karna Asaan Khuda Hafiz*
*Jee bhar ke rona paye hum hai Shahe Dee Par*
* Pura huwa na dilka armaan Khuda Hafiz*
*Veeran ho rahe hai ab hai Azaa Khane*
* Jaate hai karabala ke mehmaan kh…

Naunesh Bhai MJ Market Young at 92

Marziya - Lesson in Humility

Marziya - Lesson in Humility, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Marziya Gives Rs 10 to the Umbrella Lady

Every time I take Marziya out near Bandra Reclamation, she will nudge me, so I hand her Rs 10 that she hands over to the poor Umbrella Lady.. who sits in one place, all the seasons are immune to her impoverished life style.
I shot her having a bath in the same position wife was with me.

Marziya knows with money you get sweets toys, but here she is aware that what she gives the Umbrella lady will not get her anything in return..but a sweet smile .. and this is the lesson I teach Marziya , giving charity without compulsion, I teach Marziya along with photography the meaning of humility...

There is a gentleman called Mr Razvi who is very fond of Marziya , he had not seen her since her arrival , so he met me yesterday , and inquired about her , I bought him home and Marziya was happy to see him, I gave her my Nikon D80 and holding it partly for her , made her sho…


MADE IN ENGLAND -WILKINSON RUSTY OLD BLADE, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. photo courtesy

A mark of ignominy shame
Racial slur to trade
Poetically speaking
Seeking upgrade
Made in England
Wilkinson Rusty Old Blade
Gets cut bleeds begins
Indian hating tirade
If you don’t know swimming
in Indian shallow waters you should
not wade..
the toothless Indian Alligator
when he opens his mouth
all your efforts put paid
so next time think twice
if it is not your call
your colored neighbors house
because of your wife’s
sexual shortcomings
don’t try to raid
get yourself
a new wife
or replace your nurse made
Great poets and Poetry
Made in England
But Indian drivel
Like Indian Curry Masala
Pungent spicy
Indigenously home made
But Indian food
Your doctors forbade
Your diabetic condition
Your heart and kidney problem
Don’t seem to fade
Don’t make enemies
Don’t provoke colored poets
Change your Trade
Take it easy mark your
Territory don’t …

The Naked Truth of Life

The Naked Truth of Life, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. zindagi ki ad
main zindagi bitate hain
hamara ghar kahan hai
ham pata bhool jate hain
ham kapde pahankar bhi
nange nazar ate hain
apke chand sikkon par
apne pasine ki
mohar lagate hain
ham to bheek
ke mahutaj
sapne hame chukar
chale jate hain

Masterchef Vikas Khanna learnt cooking from grandma!

Marziya Takes The Blessings of a Grand Old Lady of Bandra

Marziya Takes The Blessings of a Grand Old Lady of Bandra, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. She waits outside politicians offices for better living conditions and a quality of life I asked her why she said without uttering a single word by blessing Marziya.

And she is right the Muslim girl child of Marziyas age from poor families need hope and succor and this old lady is fighting for their rights in her own unique way.

And this image made my eyes moist for reasons more than one.

And I dont know if images in newspapers really make you cry in all humility and gratitude without taking anything away from what they shoot mechanically giving a fodder day in and day out without a break.

This is dedicated to the selfless service of photo journalists ...without bitterness or cheek n jowl satire.

Patta Patta Boota Boota Haal Hamara Jane Hai.

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Terror never sleeps 7/11 Train Serial Bomb Blasts

Terror never sleeps 7/11 Train Serial Bomb Blasts, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

past by cowards
the die was cast
death destruction
vast a weeping
bleeding sky
the tiranga
half mast
death on wheels
as other trains passed
mumbai 7/11 serial train
bomb blasts a peaceful
nation harassed
humanity aghast
a pain beyond
creed and cast
safety breached
every time