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The Changed Avatar of a Once Barefeet Beggar Poet of Mumbai

Shooting Hope and Hindutva As A Message of Peace And Humanity

Shooting Hope and Hindutva As A Message of Peace And Humanity, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

I asked an artisan to take this shot ..at Uday Khatus Ganesha Workshop at Chinchpokli a few blocks away from Ganesh Gully Lalbagh .

I was very tired because of my sleeveless jacket I was feeling hot too and this was all shot on a very humid and terribly hot day... 31 August 2012 daytime.

The Beggar Poets Grave Being Exhumed To Find Out The Cause Of Death

The Beggar Poets Grave Being Exhumed To Find Out The Cause Of Death, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

was it food poisoning
overdose of pesticide
they dont know hurriedly
buried in oxymoron haste
for magic eye a tragic blow
a positive spam on facebook
twitter he had to go on
his timeline his links his woes
his pictures at pinterest
rows and rows a beggar
poet known seldom as shakir
simply as firoze who shot
garbage beggars scavengers
bazar road crows his grave
close to jesus s cross where
a gutter weeps as it overflows
demystifying the soul of photography
two little street photographers
in a garden where his heritage grows
a poetic pause . silting prose
being woken up once
again from his deep repose
in the arms of poesy
a nubile neck cleopatras nose

The Lord Saw Me ...

YOU TUBE TWITTER FACEBOOK ....AT EVERY STREET CORNER NOOK

YOU TUBE TWITTER FACEBOOK ....AT EVERY STREET CORNER NOOK, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
kids of mumbai
no time for school books
google searching for
cute girls with good looks
mumbai boys romeos
with phones of the hooks

The All Seeing Cosmic Eye of Ganesha

The All Seeing Cosmic Eye of Ganesha, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
a magic eye
a river of hope
that never
runs dry
the cosmic eye
ashta vinayaka
lord of mumbai
jai mangal murti
remover of
obstacles
you pain your
tears your sigh
he wants you
happy he
cant see
you cry

Jaidev Jaidev Jai Mangal Murti

Jaidev Jaidev Jai Mangal Murti, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 241,165 items / 2,026,716 views

I was dog tired by the time I reached Mr Rawles Ganesha workshop at Lalbagh Ganesh Gully ,and I removed my shoes outside the workshop, at first the artisans did not recognize me till I spoke In Marathi..and than Mr Rawle came in I asked the same arisan to take a shot of us this was shot by him.

I was less adventurous shooting the workshop and I had invited my friend Deepak Magic Eye but he had guests for lunch..

Behind me the Silhouette of Lord Ganesha guarded me ..happy to that I had come to share his Asmita with the rest of the Google Searching World.

This is my new series on Ganesha Workshops at Lalbagh.. 2012

cottage industry on the street with giants corporate they dont compete ..they give the poor food to eat

Raju Langewal and Me - Lal Bagh Chya Raja Binds Us Together

Raju Langewal and Me - Lal Bagh Chya Raja Binds Us Together, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Without the love support of Raju Bhai as I call him I would have not been able to shoot Lal Bagh Chya Raja he helped me encouraged me and I am thankful to him other karyakartas volunteers of the Lord who have helped me to shoot when I follow the Lord barefeet on Visarjn day .. I come to Lalbagh in the morning and reach home the following morning..

He gives me the strength to shoot him and controls my blood sugar my diabetes too..

Raju Langewal My Dear Friend LalBagh Chya Raja Treasurer

Sunil Joshi And Me At Lalbagh 2012

Sunil Joshi And Me At Lalbagh 2012, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
First time I went dressed as a normal man and this has nowadays become my dress code 8 months working for another man .. a Guru too changed my life my sartorial serendipity.

Sunil Joshi and Raju Langewal of the Lalbagh Chya Raja Pandal are my two oldest friends through them the Lord gives me his royal darshan.

And I love shooting Lalbagh Chya Raja as well as the street life in and around his pandal.

The vegetable sellers the stores in the complex all dd to the tapestry of my street photography.

What I see is perhaps not the same as a photographers sees , do photographers really see ,, what they see is through the camera in all humility I see the world through the cosmic eyes of a street poet.
My pictures are illusory.. I shot them through the perspective of poetry.. If I had money I would buy the best camera best optics but I am happy shooting with what I have ...

Before I buy anything I have to pay o…

The Lord Stole The Thunder From My Camera..

Shooting Hope Hindutva As A Message of Peace

Goddess Gauri Lalbagh 2012

This is the Face of Mother India I Shot her as Gauri..

Goddess Gauri . A Poem Shot in 50 mm

The Most Beautiful Gauri on Earth at Lalbagh 2012

Goddess Gauri at Lalbagh 2012

Goddess Gauri at Lalbagh 2012

Goddess Gauri at Lalbagh 2012, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

sourced from goddess a day

Gauri is the Hindu Goddess of purity. She is an avatar of the Goddess Parvati. When Parvati first sought out Shiva to seduce him, Shiva found her dark skin to be unattractive. Parvati retreated into the forest, where she lived a very austere life, developing her spiritual powers. Brahma took notice of Parvati’s mastery of her physical self, and decided to grant her one wish. Parvati asked that her dark skin be taken away, so that Shiva would love her. Brahma took the darkness and created the Goddess Kali with it, leaving Parvati with golden skin, and she became the Goddess Gauri.

Gauri is usually depicted with light or golden skin. Because of her color, she is also associated with rice and grains, taking on the role of a fertility Goddess. Gauri’s name means “golden,” and her 108 name hymn includes the following names:
Shree gauri
Ganesha-janani
Guhambi-ka
Jaga-nnetri
Giritanu-bhava
Ve…

Goddess Gauri at Lalbagh 2012

Goddess Gauri at Lalbagh 2012, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Every year I come to Lalbagh to shoot the hustle bustle before Lord Lalbagh Chya Raja arrives at his Pandal.. and so I shot Prakash Bros who stock Gauri, the largest collection of Gauri in Mumbai.

I met Sunil Joshi honchos of Lal Bagh Chya Raja Pandal and my dear friend Raju Langewal at the Lal Bagh Chya Raja Mandal office .... from here I headed to Ganesh Gully I shot the various Ganesha workshops and that of Uday Khatu at Chinchpokli .. from Chinchpokli I took a cab to town for some official work.

Shooting the streets as usual.. its been a very tiring day away from my laptop and the Internet.