Wednesday, August 15, 2012

3 Street Photographers of Bandra On 15 August 2012

I am not well but I had to show my grand children the most important day of our life our freedom our Independence Day ..

3 Street Photographers of Bandra On 15 August 2012

Zaeem Dodiya My Grandchildrens Best Friend on 15 August 2012

This is Our National Flag We Sell It Today ,.. Evil People Sell It Everyday

My Grand Children Are Serious Street Photographers Dont Shoot Silly Things ..

Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old Shoots 15 August Our Independence Day

Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old Shoots 15 August Our Independence Day

Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old Shoots 15 August Our Independence Day

Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old Shoots 15 August Our Independence Day

Marziya Shakir Shoots What Her Grandfather Shot on 15 August Our Independence Day

The Flag Sellers Meet My Grandchildren on 15 August 2012 Our Independence Day

The Flag Sellers Meet My Grandchildren on 15 August 2012 Our Independence Day

The Dhobi on 15 August 2012 .. His Community Has Made His Leaders Super Rich..

Marziya Shakir Wonders Why People Wash their Linen In Public

Two Street Photographers of Bandra Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old

The Flute Player Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old

Bandra Cycling Club Carter Road 15 August And Two Street Photographers

Bandra Cycling Club Carter Road 15 August And Two Street Photographers

Three Street Photographer Bandra Cycling Club Carter Road

I shoot Bandra Cycle Club and Two Street Photographers at Carter Road

I shoot Bandra Cycle Club and Two Street Photographers at Carter Road

Bandra Cycling Club Carter Road 15 August Shot by Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old

Who Will Protest For The Welfare of This Muslim Beggar of Mumbai

not madrsa kids
you can be sure
not muslim leaders
in the comfort
of their cubicles
everything forgotten
memory lapse obscure
ramzan a month
of piety devotion
took a riotous detour
is better than cure
the muslim beggar
hardships on
the streets of life
the same torn lungi
the humble skull cap
the story of fasting
the underprivilged
muslim poor
gutter dreams
broken hope
lifes temporary
tenure ..a few alms
their childs destiny
wont procure
was arson
rioting destroying
the peace of mumbai
as mumbaikar
i am not sure
assam burma
the lives lost
wont ensure
short cut
to grandeur

Raju Bhai of Reliable Stores Fort And Me

The Beggar Poet Shot With Canon 50mm 1.8 Lens

Shyam Bhai Reliable Stores For All My Camera Products

The Beggar Poet Shot With Canon 50mm 1.8 Lens

My New Lens Canon 50 mm 1.8

I Refused To Take His Nikon Free ...I am Happy With Canon 7D

Shyam Bhai Reliable Camera Stores Tried Very Hard To Switch Me Over To Nikon

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. ~ Euripides

I Only Use Canon .. But My Daughter Is a Nikon Lover ..

The Humility of a Father Lies In The Eye of His Only Daughter

Tandav Dance of Death On The Soul of Shimr

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a few shias
get upset
when they see
my pictures on the net
for using indian imagery
words like tandav
dance of death
i am an indian
the cultural
is my indianess
they forget
i am more
than what
i am
i am human
my shia
is the core
of religious reality
in humanity's debt
if you are a bigot
only see pictures
respectively named
in my flickr collections
or my sets
i shoot all religion
i shoot genderless people
a blog within a vignette
skip my pictures
if it hurts your sense
or sensibility
the safest bet
in gratitude
human regret
to be or not be
feel or not to feel
that i am also
as human
like you
on the internet

God Save The Girl Child .. Happy 66 Independence Day From The Beggar Poet of Bandra

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I shot this on 64 Independence Day .. but the girl child from the mothers womb till her life on earth is the most delicate creature seeking protection at all times the most endangered heritage of mankind.

This is a poem if you disable words and read it as a visual of reality...

You will see hidden away from your view even those girls battered every day all over India from Mumbai to Delhi to Guhwati.

And as a street photographer poet a father of a girl child and a grand father of 3 girl children I have come a long way.. every Independence Day I stalked for pictures but than I gve up if I change the Exif Data on my Flickr images I can manipulate my Timeline ...

And so I will take my 4 year old grand daughter Marziya Shakir allow her to shoot pictures she shot the Republic Day at St Stanislaus School Bandra .. all by herself I now take a backseat.. through photography I promote peace humanity and above all the Unity of my diverse culture.

People with fancy cameras lenses press cards dont see what the vision of a 4 year girl child born street photographer sees and standing right behind her demanding the Canon 60 D is my one year old Nerjis Asif Shakir , if I hold the camera the strap around her neck she hits the shutter and shoots.. confidently..

I have demystified the soul of the camera ..I was broke but I borrowed got my grand daughter the Canon 60 D and yesterday I got my only daughter the Nikon D 3200 as a father I neglected her the most.. the camera is her legacy and the birthright of everyone attached to the humility of my House.

My daughter is the only one who swears by Nikon my grand daughters use the Canon 60D but love the Canon 7D and dont ask me Why.. I hope to buy the Canon 5D Mark 2 once I have cleared my outstanding and my liabilities.

The Last Stand of the Dam Madar Malang

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zindagi ke
andhere main
thoda bahut rang
main zindagi se
beintiha tang
ek dhar si
raftar ko
lag gaya
he zang
girta hoon
utha hoon
kyon khatm
hoti nahi jang
getting older
second to
no more
the flesh
was willing
the soul
on dung
of a deleted
lovers lungs
a revolving fan
her lal
from which
he hung

66th Independence Day of India on 15th August 2012

66th Independence Day of India on 15th August 2012 by firoze shakir photographerno1

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This picture was shot last year on 65 Independence Day , but does it matter tomorrow you will find him  at Bandra signal same clothes selling the same flags and same burden of life ..

Nothing has changed not even his quality of life, scams get bigger , corruption extends other arenas and protests continue.. 

And those who organized the protest at Azad Maidan during the Holy Month of Ramzan go scott free and youngsters all puppets on their strings become fall guys .. and what happened is unpardonable a shame a blot on the face of Humanity..

Smashing the Amar Jyoti was the last straw a very evil miscalculated deed but every deed was premeditated  and evry action of these protesters hurts all of us specially people like me who have seen the 93 riots lost my house at Khar Danda and my belongings , lived on rent for a year saw sever pain , and both the communities suffered , and not just both communities India suffered the most.

So I think that the perpetrators of this heinous act against Media and the Police should be bought to justice I am media too as a photo journalist blogger who shoots culture life religion and I have shot the Train and Dadar bomb blasts too.

This is blot on Amchi Mumbai, a protest that was uncalled for , and half of the protesters wont even know where Burma is leave aside Manipur or Assam.

This Ramzan 2012 wont be the same I feel it not just as a Muslim  but as a humanbeing..and leaders , sadly we dont have leaders only hawks who promote their individual agenda .. they come out of hibernation when a calamity such as this arises.

I am saddened too as a Shia Muslim belonging to a persecuted race abused  all over the world by fundamentalist Shia hating  Muslims , no Muslims have ever held a protest regarding this gory genocide of the Shias  where Muslims love killing Muslims . I express my personal angst I feel pain each time a Shia is murdered across the border in Afghanistan and victims of Barbrism in other Arab countries.

I also feel the pain of the Shias of  Bahrain Saudi Arabia and Iraq.. why cant we live collectively as Muslims under ONE ALLAH ONE RASOOL ONE HOLY BOOK AND AHLE BAYT ...

Why this sectarian hate for each other beats me ...

I wish all of you a very Happy Peaceful  Independence day .. 

Is Desh ka yaron kya kehna...Yeh Desh hai looteron ka Gehna.

Desh Bhakti

image courtesy

On the banks
of the Sabarmati Ashram
Bapu weeps on a picture frame
They who are supposed to
Protect life and property
Have bought the country to shame
Innocent lives murdered
Tortured Poisoned raped
Encounter killings
Is Desh Bhakti they claim?
This is Democracy
Of the people by the people
Forsake the people
bruised brutalized maimed
Mere means as end
For a political game
The President
The Prime Minister
The Ruling Party at the
Centre the Opposition
Mute a theatrical display
A long drawn court case
Claim counterclaim
Of a new blame game
Those who gave their lives
For the Independence
Of our country
Also defamed
What do we tell our
Unborn generation
Of a covenant
in flames
Hey Ram !!!
Once again
Exclaimed !!!

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