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Bandra Fish Market

Bandra Fish Market, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. The Bandra Fish market is the domain of the Koli fisherwomen, who come here to sell fish, most of them stay at Chimbai, Mahim or Khar Danda.

They are a very congenial lot, have fixed customers, extremely polite and gracious.

They are very fun loving people , but you have to drive a hard bargain, the best time to get fish is before they break for the day at about 1 oclock..

Than they give the fish to you at almost throw away price.

Sundays are really crowded.

On one side of the fish market a few women sell shell fish and live jumbo crabs.

The most in demand are Pomfrets, prawns , ravas and gol, bangdas or sardines , bombay ducks..

You hardly see lobsters here..

I have been coming to this market , which is now close to my house since 25 years.

A little ahead is the onoion sellers and beyond that the beef market .

Next to the beef market is the mutton market and the chicken shops.

Bandra Bazar is the most neglected Municipal …

Broken Houses Broken Dreams

Broken Houses Broken Dreams, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. picture of pereira wadi bandra

tute hue gharon mein
yeh dilon ko kya basaienge
enka bas chale to paise ke liye
aap ki rooh ko bhi nigal jaienge
gharibi hatao siyasat ko bachao
tower aur shopping mall banao
kehke 15 august ko azadi
ka nara lagate hue
yeh apki kabar se guzar jayenge

searching for hope in a few coins in a beggars bowl

searching for hope in a few coins in a beggars bowl, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
a leprous body
a leprous soul

The Leper Lady of Boran Road Wont See Big Boss

The Leper Lady of Boran Road Wont See Big Boss, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. A show that makes me puke
a show for the sake of humanity
vociferously voyeuristic
they must certainly nuke

I recently quit my job.. now not on hire ..

I recently quit my job.. now not on hire .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

i am very
good at
what i
do
so i cannot
be fired
because
i did not
want to
be a slave
to my bosses
whims fancies
i quit the job
i finally retired

Even Jesus In My Area Talks To Empty Chairs

Even Jesus In My Area Talks To Empty Chairs, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
tells
jesus
to hon minister
with an angry
stare potholes
overflowing gutters
open garbage mounds
is that all you have
to share for the public
dont you have time
to spare ..why dosent
your party care ..
why are deleted dreams
on the soul of humanity
not repaired ..all kinds of
ghotala all kinds of gates
scams corruption ministerji
please dont swear
i am jesus christ these are
my people their pain
to me they have bared
you give them false promises
i give them hope fresh air


to my good friend randall der from montreal

Dried Bombay Ducks And My Cosmic Rings

Dried Bombay Ducks And My Cosmic Rings, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. On my hand ..on the thumb Lapis Lazuli Mueh Najaf Dure Najaf Mashad turqoise rare one .. I got it from a Irani seller for rs 500 and finally Nishapur turqoise ..

On my wrist turquoise from Jaipur cheap quality only for showbazi..

Leprosy

Leprosy, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is a chronic infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae.[1] Leprosy is primarily a granulomatous disease of the peripheral nerves and mucosa of the upper respiratory tract; skin lesions are the primary external symptom.[2] Left untreated, leprosy can be progressive, causing permanent damage to the skin, nerves, limbs, and eyes. Contrary to popular conception,[3] leprosy does not cause body parts to simply fall off, and it differs from tzaraath, the malady described in the Hebrew scriptures and previously translated into English as leprosy.[4]

Historically, leprosy has affected humanity since at least 600 BC, and was well-recognized in the civilizations of ancient China, Egypt and India.[5] In 1995, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that between two and three million people were permanently disabled because of leprosy.[6] Although the forced quarantine or segreg…

Promises to Keep

Promises to Keep, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. the august
leaders at the back
tell him live in mumbai
dont be afraid
let the party
come to power
next elections
we will give you
a timely upgrade
you may be from
mayawati or laluland
but you are desi made
ignore the political tirade
register with the municipality
see that your dues are paid
illegal hawking
should no be custom made
without bhaiyyas
up the chimney goes
our commercial trade

Grieving Hands

Grieving Hands, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

a single
thread
a pain expands
the poor the needy
the neglected
of our mother land

Bandra Bezar Road

Bandra Bezar Road, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. choked up gutters
filth more filth
the destiny
of bandra bazar road
the coming elections
the netas will come
with hands
folded
as of old
a misery of
another
five years
problems
unsolved
download
eunuch
silence
residents
in silent
mode

ek naya kamar tod

Searching For The Unmarked Grave of a Beggar Poet at Banda Bazar Road

Agar Camera Nahi Ata Kinara Mil Gaya Hota..

Agar Camera Nahi Ata Kinara Mil Gaya Hota.., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
I share other peoples dreams through the camera in the bargain i lost my own..in a wold of illusions all alone ..god gave her beauty intellect alas he gave her a heart of stone.. i shoot others more fortunate than me a pain i have borne ...i became one of them.. a dream adorn...she will never be mine she has sworn....leaving my nest to a gilded cage she has flown..

Le Bijou - Narayan and Me Bandra Hill Road

Mithi River of Mumbai

Mithi River of Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

from wikipedia

The Mithi River (aka Mahim River) is a river in Salsette Island, the island of the city of Mumbai. It is a confluence of tail water discharges of Powai and Vihar lakes. The river is seasonal and rises during the monsoons. The overflowing lakes also contribute to the river flow which is stopped by a dam in other times. During this season the river is a favourite with the anglers who catch large fish that have escaped from the lakes. Fishing is banned there.[citation needed]
The river is also a natural drainage channel which carries the excess waters during the monsoons. However it is filthy mainly due to the presence of slums and the discharge of industrial effluents.[citation

The river originates from the overflow of Vihar Lake and also receives the overflows from the Powai Lake about 2 km later. It flows for a total of 15 km before it meets the Arabian Sea at Mahim Creek flowing through residential…

The Recycling Bin

The Recycling Bin, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
after
they have
used you
completely
they push
you in
a kick
on your ass
a punch
on your chin
here they
only worship
those who win
losers ..gone
for a toss
gone for a spin

Bollywoods Most Wanted Positive Spam..

Marziya Lap Top Kid

Bandra Bazar Road - A sacrificial goat

Bandra Bazar Road - A sacrificial goat, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. So many MP's , MLA's
Corporators
have come and gone
so many will soon come
will be gone
tiling re-opening
gutters from dusk to dawn
a vote bank of
eunuch residents
including myself
as we mourn
neglected bandra bazar
road
a sacrificial goat
a political pawn
everybody shitting
publically
on a manicured lawn
a virgin rose
sodomized
by a circumstantial thorn
a dying heritage
the queen of suburbs
to the newly born
party politics
Congress I
BJP
NCP
Shiv Sena

promises made
hopes outworn
says the
reluctant foetus
I'd rather
not be born
in bazar road
garbage porn

Hot Cuppa Chai

Hot Cuppa Chai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. bid your bad dreams
unpaid rent of your
paying guest
accomodation
good bye
meet your land ladys
daughter on the sly
wipe the tear from her eye
impregnate her fast
the house of rent
will be your
permanent address by and by
to beat the sky rocketing
prices of property in mumbai
the brain works faster
with a cutting
or a hot cuppa chai
a thought
the slimy
real estate broker
wont deny

The Bhaiyya and the Badasaab

The Wheel of Distrust

The Wheel of Distrust, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. man for
a womans
flesh does lust
his dreams
hidden
within her
crust
asymmetrical
insinuations
at its worst
ashes to ashes
dust to dust
corroded
poetry
i rust
my sincerity
my honesty
my faith
she does
not trust
my love
last and first

The Mango Man from UP

The Mango Man from UP, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. leaving
behind
his land
his family
he is here
in mumbai
his dreams
his destiny
they call him a bhaiyya
this mango man from UP
he too is a mumbaikar
bearing the political
heat and humdity
selling appus
from ratnagiri

akhilesh bhaiyya
yeh kaisi majboori
bchte hain am
aur gale par hai churi

I Am Updating My Street Photography Set At Flickr.com 35618 images

I Am Updating My Street Photography Set At Flickr.com 35618 images, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 241,405 items / 2,027,691 views

As I shoot and add my pictures to respective sets at Flickr I have over 558 sets , some pictures not shot on the streets ended up on this set that I am correcting as I have time on hand.

And to think of it all my religion pictures of various faith processions are street pictures that but I did not add them here it would be tough managing them.

Most of my street pictures belong to Bandra Bazar Road and once the CRZ opens up Bandra Bazar will be the next Manhattan.. these are my words of prophecy as a DAm Madar Malang ..

Rates will skyrocket and whatever Mr Pritish Nandy whom I follow on Twitter feels about property rates coming down this will never happen as long as Congress remains in powere here or at the center.. the remote control lies in the hands of the builders heck what am I saying most of the netas are fronts for builders or vice ve…

I Became a Street Photographer ..

I Became a Street Photographer .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 241,405 items / 2,027,659 views

Because pictures like these are shunned by fine art arrogant pompous photographers who call the shots at dead defunct camera clubs .. living million light years away farting their old time fucked views on the almost dying soul of photography.

One camera club salon pictures in the the newsletter is almost similar in resemblance to a newsletter in JhumriTalaya.

For once though I am a product of a camera club in Mumbai I wont ever let my grand children ever become part of that culture that does not expect change does not like change and always looked down on bloggers we dont sell our souls we give it free as charity on the internet.

Now most of them are finally understanding the power of the Internet and coming out of their blinkered closet .. and I say this in good faith no personal animosity.. camera clubs some of them have become totally despotic and political.. why the c…

Beyond My Reach

Beyond My Reach, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
a pebble
on the sands
kissing
the waves
of life
a mortal
the lord
above
i beseech
peace
hope
humanity
in a classroom
i teach
but my
bonny
lies across
the ocean
million miles
away
beyond
my reach
as a poet
stuck
to her
insensitive
woman's soul
like leech

An Ode To Empty Chairs

An Ode To Empty Chairs, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 241,405 items / 2,027,615 views


where
omnipresent
ghosts
of presidents
are not spared
dirty harry
gives them
the scare
unforgiven
a thought
i share
the good
the bad
the ugly
eastwooding
a poetic
thought
i bare
all in all
white
house people
come and go
it is his country
his people
for whom he cares
clint eastwood
in the line of fire
breathing words
rumbustious air

to Anthony Poesy
Brother Poet

Media Thinks Bloggers Dont Shoot Pictures ,, No We Dont Shoot Crap as Pictures

Lalbagh Cha Raja 75 Glorious Years

Sunil Joshi My Dear Friend

I Shoot The Humility of Lalbagh Chya Raja..