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ek hath se
se ladne wala
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Kapde Late Khane Ka Saman.. Aur Aurat Ki Kahani, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
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hai usi sadak
par usi mod
ki hai yeh
pada likha kar
puthi kismet ka
kali hogayi kadai
My Grand Children Consider Their Surroundings The Best Art Form To Shoot, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
we dont have
or lush gardens
parks trees laden
we dont have lakes
wildlife to shoot
but we are happy
we have garbage
instead on our route
with all humility
to our city fathers
we humbly shoot
this dense forest
of filth will one day
be the resting
place of a beggar
will come to
pay rich floral
avec de la patience on arrive a la toute ..
And the Lord God sent him out of the paradise of pleasure, to till the earth from which he was taken
the problem with people - they give alms and long lectures too .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
here take this money
buy yourself a new
pair of shoes see
they are well polished
with this ten bucks
buy a new shirt
shorts too next
time i see you in
the same clothes
i will fire you
once the signal
in the ricksha
to buy shoes
money for gambling
for screws and booze
I Have Always Wanted To Peek Into A Blind Mans Eyes, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
pull open the shutters
that blind his eyes
search for hope
within the cavernous
sockets of his eyes
a broken down projector
minus light ..
where black is dark
as dark as white
a tunnel winding
hope without sight
A few days back while returning from Worli I dropped in to see my friend Sakib who stays opposite the Mahim Dargah, and we were meeting after a very long gap..
I love coming here and if you guys have a milk tooth than you should try the kheer or firni of a guy famously known as Haji Sab Doodhwala, I hate milk but he serves badam pista hot milk.. and I was terribly hungry so the milk killed my hunger.
I try not to eat anything outside , I took a parcel of 8 katoris in clay of the kheer , my rand kids love it .. than I spotted this bearded bawa I asked someont to call him , we spoke for sometime he knows my Peer Syed Masoomi Baba Dam Madar .. he was happy to know that I too am a Dam Madar Malang.
I gave him some money for him to take a cab back to Versova..
Anas another friend shot the picture .. I was tired too and this place Mahim Dargah food gully refreshes me I love shooting beggars here ..because of Sakib no one messes with me .. you have beggar bullies too guys who stand in the shadows protecting blind beggars and sharing the loot too.
Most of the people know me here because I shoot the Urus and Sakibs sandal with the Siddi band from Junagadh is very famous.
Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old Street Photographer Canon EOS 60D User, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Marziya was getting scared of him , so I took the camera from her and told her to shake his hand take his blessings too, shooting the deformed means respecting their humanity and their right to live with dignity and their handicap.
But most of the people were surprised why I was not shooting , I told them I had retired and Marziya Shakir was documenting the Mount Mary Fair .. through her eyes and though her vision..
Though Marziya was waiting for the game section down the hill that I had promied her once she finished this shoot.
Mount Mary Feast 2012 Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
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This evening at 5 pm , I decided to take Marziya Shakir my 4 year grand daughter to the Mount Mary Fair a friend Salim Mansuri dropped us near Good Luck Restaurant o his bike and I gave the Canon EOS 60D to Marziya Shakir to shoot the feast with her innocence and her childs eyes.
Barring a few frames shot by me I let Marziya shoot the entire story board , the path to the Basilica, the interiors , the street stalls including the back step stalls and Marys Clan , everything I used to shoot I let her shoot, I took a total back seat.
When we entered Chapel Road Marziya was tired she took part in the games at the fair,,and finally at the Bazar she was falling asleep so I carried her home ..
This is Marziyas new series on Mount Mary Fair 2012 ..
About Mount Mary from Wikipedia
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount,
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary Church, is a Roman Catholic church located in Bandra, Mumbai. The church is one of the most visited churches in the city. Every September, the feast of St. Mary is celebrated on the first Sunday after 8 September, the birthday of the Virgin Mary. This is a week long celebration known as the Bandra Fair and is visited by thousands of people.
The church stands on a hillock, about 80 metres above sea level overlooking the Arabian Sea. It draws lakhs of devotees and pilgrims annually. Many of the faithful attest to the miraculous powers of St. Mary. The shrine attracts people from all faiths who pray to Virgin Mary for expressing their gratitude or requesting favours.
During the Bandra Fair, the entire area is decorated with festoons and buntings. Many pitch up stalls selling religious articles, roasted grams, snacks and sweets. Wax figures of the Virgin Mary, along with an assortment of candles shaped like hands, feet and various other parts of the body are sold at kiosks. The sick and the suffering choose a candle or wax figure that corresponds to their ailment and light it in Church, with the pious hope that Mother Mary will consider their appeals for help.
Although the current church edifice is just 100 years old, the history behind the current statue of Our Lady goes back to the 16th century when Jesuit priests from Portugal brought the statue to the current location and constructed a chapel. In 1700 Arab pirates interested in the gilt-lined object held in the hand disfigured the statue by cutting off the right hand.
In 1760, the church was rebuilt and the statue was substituted with a statue of Our Lady of Navigators in St. Andrew's church nearby. This statue has an interesting legend. It goes that a Koli fisherman dreamt that he would find a statue in the sea. The statue was found floating in the sea between 1700 and 1760. A Jesuit Annual Letter dated to 1669 and published in the book St. Andrew's Church, Bandra (1616–1966) supports this claim. The Koli Fishermen call the statue as Mot Mauli, literally meaning The Pearl Mother (Mot= Moti= pearl and Mauli= Mother). Both Hindu and Christian Kolis visit this shrine often giving it a kind of syncretic nature.
Shah-e-Mardan Sher-e-Yazdan Quwat-e-Parwardigar Lafata Ila Ali La Saif Ila Zulfiqar , originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1 ....
Ek Shahenshah Ne Banake Yeh Haseen Tajmahal Ham Gareebon Ki Mohabbat Ka Udaya Hai Mazak.. , a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Fli...