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Somethings you learn from your parents somethings you inherit as your ancestral heritage, this little child is the youngest devotee of GSB Seva Mandals Lord Ganesha , she came while the puja was going on for bidding the Lord farewell, she paid obeisance to the Lord touching her head to the hallowed floor, I shot her with my telly lens , blessed is the mother who gave her birth , she presented her heritage to me as a photographer as father of a girl child and a grandfather of two little girls.
This is my story and today I shot the pictures for every little girl residing in all of you mothers sisters away from Mumbai and members of the Gaud Saraswat Brahmin community... ,
I shot these pictures for another girl a daughter who has given birth to a son who could not visit Mumbai , and through my pictures took darshan of the Lord GSB and her father Dinesh Pai my very dear friend and host who invites me along with Dr Bhujang Pai to GSB Seva Mandal King Circle..
I normally shoot the visarjan from the stage till the Pandal gates and than make a hasty exit, I have wanted to follow Lord GSB but it was never possible for one reason or another , but this time I made an effort for Anita Pai Kamath , my daughter too and pushed my limit, at Parsi Gymkhana I fell down , than I decided to abort the shoot and proceed homewards..
I am a diabetic and just getting used to my medicine intake again that I had completely stopped during my Ramzan fast of one month ...
I met Mr Dinesh Pai at Dadar and told him these pictures were dedicated to his daughter he had tears he hid face away from me ..I am a father too and my eyes are moist as I write this I guess II am more poet than photographer we shoot pictures from within and the camera has nothing to do with our human emotions..
Sunil Shenoy Mr Satish Kamath Raghu the photographer and all the volunteers helped me along the way I am indebted to them ..
This is my new set at Flickr.com
Monday, July 16, 2012
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at the traffic signal
of st michaels church
reliving her dream
the beggar girl of mahim
happy full of life
her eyes lit up
by the car beams
with the other beggars kids
of the mori road slum she teams
unaware of the honking of the drivers
their abusive screams
her smile worth a million dollar
as it gleams
dedicated to randall joel..
watching the ladies
watching bibi zainab
watching bibi sakina
the trials the tribulations
on the House of Hussain
sham sham sham
the fourth imams pain
on the soul of humanity remain
from the sands of karbala
to Damascus ..
72 heads on a spear
hard to explain
within the tears
of our unfortunate eyes
as memories retain
the strength of our convictions
on the day of ashura
our blood in protest
that we drain
so that the world knows
what is terrorism
simple and plain
Shah ast Hussain, Badshah ast Hussain
Deen ast Hussain, Deen Panah ast Hussain
Sardad na dad dast, dar dast-e-yazeed,
Haqaa key binaey La ila ast Hussain
This is my new series at flickr, these are pictures I have taken since I hitched a ride on the bandwagon of photography.These are harsh mellowed images , these are pictures pertaining to the Shia Faith to which I was born.
This self infliction is how the Shia mourn and commemorate the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain beloved grandson of the Holy Prophet , who was brutally killed, his male family members slaughtered save one surviving sickly son Zainul Abedin.This was Islam of the Ummayad Calipate , the beginning of Terrorism aptly called Yazidiyat.
I shoot various other stuff that is guided by by inspirational poetry of my pictorial imagination.I want what I post at Flickr to be textless, perhaps the same picture has abundance of text that I posted at Word Press or at Bloggerspot.
I came here as my son Asif Shakir is trying to upgrade my 20 month site a Coppermine photo gallery into a blog identifiable site...
This was the only site I did not delete on the night I was terrorised by hardliners..
The stats for my homesite :
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If my pictures hurt your sensibilities I apologize, you are only a skip away, I dont shoot macro, landscape, nudes, this is my genre , of pain, endurance of pain, pain the underbelly of mans religious quest.
I shoot the Sufis or Rafaees, body piercers.
I shot the Kumbh Mela all pictures on my site at Bloggerspot .You can see my blogroll on my flickr profile.
If anyone of you needs advise on anything pertaining to photography in India send me an email no strings attached.I will go out of my way to help you as far as humanly possible ,bcause photographers are a rare ethnicity too.
We as photographers are the custodians of the records of our changing world and times.We are a breed apart.
I bring it all in one word Photo blogging.
Your comments nourish the photographer, be sensitive about his work even if you dont like it, dont be arrogant, dont mock, be a bit human , be divine...
Maybe what he exposes is not part of your upbringing or religiosity..this is strictly photojournalism , read it as such, dont add your philosophy to my pictures.It does not change the nature of a 1400 years pain..or my faith or belief.
Dont prosylitize or evangelise , what is satanism for you is religious belief to the other person.Today Satan too mutually exists with God.
God, in his name we have killed more people than in the name of Satan.
wish you well
They are not just another brick in the wall
if you had picked up a camera at 2
is only one
she is an adult too
she will cut her
eyes to view
do unto others
as you would
do unto you
a very old thought
joins in bashing them
his comment on a locked
thread hate brews
you new breed of bloggers
your position you love
to abuse is this your
message to others
as an excuse
even you own grandpa
would blow his fuse
blogging is holistically healing
all wounds cuts and bruise
peace as message of hope
A 4 year old kid photographing and blogging. God, let her be a kid and play outside rather than blog and post such silly topics here
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