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some things cannot be bought by money

some things cannot be bought by money, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

call me funny
a demarcation
line between
garib aur dhani
my self respect
the poetry
of my life
cannot be
measured
on the
scales
of money

some things cannot be bought by money

some things cannot be bought by money, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

call me funny
a demarcation
line between
garib aur dhani
my self respect
the poetry
of my life
cannot be
measured
on the
scales
of money

The Fountain of Peace And Two Street Photographers

two malangs shot by marziya shakir 4 year old on canon eos 7 d

two malangs shot by marziya shakir 4 year old on canon eos 7 d

ramzan is greater hope for the beggars .. god finds them finally

Marziya Shakir Shoots Nerjis Asif Shakir 21 Days Old

two street photographers of bandra

Aiee or Mother Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 Year Old

Aiee or Mother Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 Year Old, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 196,113 items / 1,605,815 views

Aiee means mother in Marathi.

That is what both Marziya and I call her .. with respect and with devotion for her station in life.

She stays at Chinchpokli road Bandra

I have been shooting her for a long time now but we hardly talk , she smiles considers me mad shooting her pictures , but when Marziya held the camera in her hand and took this shot she realized perhaps , even madness gives birth to creativity.. whether Marziya is a product of my street madness I dont know,but Marziya at 3 years makes me unlearn photography, from a manual which is not written by any eminent photographer.

I taught Marziya to hold the camera when she was very young, and camera etiquette , Marziya will never take the camera without placing the strap around her fragile neck, and the Nikon D 80 is a heavy camera for a child.

I made Marziya take the next few shots too , and she…

The Chancawalli Rafaees

The Chancawalli Rafaees, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. The bawa on the extreme left Handi Sai ded mysteriously ,at Kota they say, he was a heavy smoker opium user , and the bawa in the center Amanat Ali of Chancawalli rafees .. I shot this group consistently for many years , I was excommunicated from this group fr one year before I shot this picture by a Peerr Sikandar Wali Bawa , he died I Handi Sai called me back to the fold to shoot them.

But I was not inclined to become a Rafaee and I had a great equation with late Handi Sai..

Now this group after Handi Sais death has split up into many smaller groups I meet them at Ajmer during the Urus of Khwajah Gharib Nawaz.

They will be found at Makdhoom Shah Baba at Mahim during the Holy saints Urus in Mumbai..from this place they move to Fakhruddin Shah Babas Urus that this picture belongs too...all part of a parent set called Sufism, Rafaees Malangs Dargahs at Flickr.com my photo stream.

I am a humble dam madar malang...

I am a humble dam madar malang...

Don Jaun Baba or Hassan Ganda

jesus stalks the soul of my street poetry

he said hang one on your heart uncle your bad luck will go away

jesus wishes the muslims happy ramzan..peace hope humanity

i mortgaged my sleep to the government

my dreams read like the news rape arson death destruction..

I Am the Best

"Your Freedom ends where mine begins" RIP Rajesh Khanna

Mr Rajesh Khanna The Last Emperor of Bollywood

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