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The Hijra Of Linking Road Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old

The Hijra Of Linking Road Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

We were heading towards the Bandra Ganesha workshops and she recognized me as she begs in the daytime at Turner Road Traffic Signal , she was surprised to see my grand daughter with me and than I gave the camera to Marziya who took 3 shots , I am only showing you one as my hijra pictures are for restricted viewing ,, not for the general public on cyberspace..

She blessed Marziya Shakir, Marziya gave her Rs 50 from her pocket money , as she always carries money for beggars when she is with me.

And Marziya Shakir is a gifted child who shoots the pain of humanity, the children of a lesser God..

And Marziya Shakir shoots truth as she views it on the soul of her cosmic viewfinder of her third eye ..

Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old Shoots Bandra Ganesha Workshops

Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old Shoots Bandra Ganesha Workshops, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
This is not new for Marziya Shakir, who has been shooting the Ganesha workshops since the age of 2..and as I had some work at Linking Road she accompanied me on my our way back I bought her to Ketan and Kedars CJ Art Workshop .

Most of the artisans know Marziya Shakir very well.. and are very fond of her ..

Marziya Shakir is very comfortable shooting on the ligter Canon EOS 60D though she prefers the much heavier Canon EOS 7D .

So this is a set as a Thank you for an award to her by fellow Indiblogger Murtuza Ali

His message to me for Marziya Shakir

Greetings!

Dear Firoze Sir,

I really admire Marziya's (as well as yours) work, and hope and pray that her name soon enters the Guinness World Records as the youngest street photographer in the world :-)

As a small token of appreciation I have awarded you a Liebster. Collect it here: www.apotpourriofvestiges.com/2012/08/a-potpourri-of…

Iftar Time 10 Fast at The Pet Shop SV Road Bandra

We're all mad here.

Nerjis Asif Shakir First Visit To A Pet Shop

Nerjis Asif Shakir at SV Road Bandra Pet Shop

Nerjis Asif Shakir at SV Road Bandra Pet Shop, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

I bought Nerjis here to buy her a bird cage and a pair of munias .. it was close to iftar time , and after I bought her the birds I walked with her home as there was no rickshah.. and it was one long heavy walk, with her the cage and my camera bag..

no its my turn to sit on the laptop

no1 .. youngest daughter of my eldest son

we are tomorrow ..

We Are Bloggers United Through A Click

We Are Bloggers United Through A Click, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

We shoot
tomorrow
through
pictures
we click
we live
in glass
houses that
dont break
when you
throw
bricks
we are
fotofast
we are
fotoquick
united
we stand
together
we stick
bums of
racist gun
glorifying
dickheads
we kick
silly
pictures
we shoot
you fall sick

World Photography Day Lucknow 2009

There is No Method To Photography You Shoot What Others Could Not See

The Unsung Hero Of Our Life .. For All Time Mumbai Postman

St Stanislaus High School in Bandra celebrates 150 years

St Stanislaus High School in Bandra celebrates 150 years, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Mumbai/St-Stanislaus-Hi...

The school was founded in 1863 by the German missionary fathers of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), making it one of the oldest schools in the city. Its alumni include Olympians such as Leo Pinto and Francis Demello; former Indian hockey captain Viren Rasquinha and Bollywood actors Salman, Arbaaz and Sohail Khan.

"It was wonderful to see our ex-students feeling nostalgic about their school days. I hope I can meet their expectations and transform our school into one that provides first class education," said Fr Jude Fernandes, principal.

The inaugural event took place on the feast of St Ignatius of Loyola. The event saw Indian musician Shaan, an alumnus, singing the school anthem, which had a special verse for the 150 year celebration, along with the choir and some ex-students. ‘Natus Ad Maiora: 150 years and bey…

Appu and Me

Appu and Me, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. There was nobody around that looked the type who would shoot me and Appu, this was shot by a coconut vendor, I told him to take two frames just in case..

He has never held a camera in his hand but he is as fond of Appu as you and me..I did tell him you were coming to Mumbai in Dec or Jan.. that pleased him a lot..

So Glenn finding Appu at Mahim was a great moment of joy.. and these pictures are all dedicated to you..they ae all shot rapidly without composing or without coming close, Appu has a handler who felt that I was being a nuisance - rightly so, this is business hours for Appu The handler was not rude but pragmatic as a large crowd makes traffic snarls and then the cops come in and he might lose this space , begging space tooo comes at a premium at St Michael Church Mahim, they have to pay hafta or protection money to the local goon as well as the system.

Its the first time Appu told me he was an Assamese .. dont broac…

Fr Jaun and Me

Jhatpat Street Photographer And The Beggar Poet of Mumbai

Jhatpat Street Photographer And The Beggar Poet of Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 238,702 items / 2,007,996 views


This was shot many years back close to Wazirganj Lucknow I was with my mother in law Wassim Qazilbah, I could not give him a miss I stopped our cycle ricksha made my reluctant mother in law pose for him , she does not like street spectacles specially with a son in law who calls himself Shia Pandit and Shia Hindu ..and dresses and looks like one influenced sartorially by the Naga Babas of Junagadh Akhada.

And this was much before I became a Dam Madar Mang Ali Haq ..

The Jhaptat Street photographer was a humble kindly man and I have never forgotten him I still have the tiny picture he shot of me as keepsake memory..

There was a huge crowd as my brother in law shot these pictures and strangely I never went back to Lucknow ever again the city of my birth but not my karmic destination or karmic destiny..

Mumbai made me a Pucca Mumbaikar ..my genes my D…

Hadi Mukadam shot by Nerjis Asif Shakir 1 year old ,,Canon 60D

the cobbler and barefeet blogger of bandra - nerjis asif shakir 1 year old

Nerjis Asif Shakir is the Awakener in our House for Fast

Nerjis Asif Shakir is the Awakener in our House for Fast, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.


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The Awakeners are an integral part of the slum Muslim or even a normal Muslims life during Ramzan carrying a small torch and and a stcik to keep away barking dogs in the slums they move around an hour or more before Sairi time shouting Jago Sairi Ka Time Hone Ja Raha Hai....wake up for  starting the fast .


Most of the daily workers depend on them , and for their services they collect bakshhesh on Thursday mornings or weekdays from house to house.




I was taking Nerjis Asif Shakir my grand daughter in the slums to distribute money to the poor and than I met them.. Nerjis was happy to pose with them as she wakes us up during Sairi time .. I am under medication for stones in my gall bladder so I have to drink a lot of water and hence unable to keep the rozas..
But I shall as soon as I finish my medicinal course ..I fell like a fish out of water or rathe…

The Awakeners ,, Guys who wake you during ramzan for fast

bole toh bidu apne pas bhi mobile hai

bandra garbage queen of the suburbs

Street Photography Lessons To 1 Year Old Nerjis Asif Shakir

Ramadan Time To Share Pain Feel Pain..Nerjis Asif Shakir Tryst With Pain

Ramzan and The Spirit of Charity - Nerjis Asif Shakir 1 Year Old

Ramzan and The Spirit of Charity - Nerjis Asif Shakir 1 Year Old, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

First it was her sister Marziya Shakir who gave her pocket money to the Umbrella Lady of Bandra Reclamation , and now Nerjis Asif Shakir follows the tradition during Ramzan.

Does she know the meaning of Charity .. What does she know of Poverty Pain but she has been exposed to pain and it is this pain the physicality of pain she will shoot as a street photographer .

Yesterday l bought her a bird cage and a pair of munias , I dont like keeping birds but Nerjis Asif Shakir loves crows and feeds them too from our window crumbs of bread .

Duniya Kar Sawal Toh Ham Kya Jawab Denge.. India Against Corruption

Mayank Gandhi Warhorse

“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.”

Anna Hazare Tune Kar Diya Kamal

Anna Hazare Tune Kar Diya Kamal, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. de di hamein azaadi bina khadag bina dhaal
sabarmati ke sant tune kar diya kamaal

de di hamein azaadi bina khadag bina dhaal
sabarmati ke sant tune kar diya kamaal

aandhi mein bhi jalti rahi gandhi teri mashaal
sabarmati ke sant tune kar diya kamaal

de di hamein azaadi bina khadag bina dhaal
sabarmati ke sant tune kar diya kamaal

dharti pe ladi tune ajab dhang ki ladaayi
daagi na kahin top na bandook chalaayi

dushman ke qile par bhi na ki tune chadhaayi
waah re faqeer khoob karamaat dikhaayi

chutki mein dushmano ko diya desh se nikaal
sabarmati ke sant tune kar diya kamaal

de di hamein azaadi bina khadag bina dhaal
sabarmati ke sant tune kar diya kamaal
raghupati raghav raja ram

shatranj bichha kar yahan baitha tha zamana
lagta tha mushkil hai firangi ko harana
takkar thi bade zor ki dushman bhi tha thana
par tu bhi tha bapu bada ustaad puraana
maara wo kas ke daanv ke ulti sabhi ki chaal
sabarmati ke sant tune kar diya kam…

Idd Mubarak Muslim Beggar Woman

Idd Mubarak Muslim Beggar Woman, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. The only person who never celebrates Idd back to back is the poor Muslim beggar woman I shoot after I shoot the Idd Namaz..

Idd Mubarak says the
Muslim beggar Woman
celebrating Idd on the kebside
rich poor the living dead
hidden sorrow within the hijab
within layered folds hide
man woman mullah
Islam
a great divide
the Jihad against Ignorance
taken for one big ride
a wound since generations
a wound open wide
Muslim women chattel
a commodity a plastic bag
biodegradable voice muffled
hands tied
only Allah her steering wheel
of a ramshackled human legs
as Guide
yes she was first a girl child
mother divorced after warming his
hearth as a bride
nothing but ripped flesh scars
her womanly shame
her womanly disgraced pride
many a nights soaking her
soul with molten tears she cried
she is husk blown by time and a bad tide
before she was born her spirit
within the amniotic fluid
had curled and died