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The Sevaks of Lord GSB Ganesha

My Tryst With Lalbagh Chya Raja ...Jai Ho

My Tryst With Lalbagh Chya Raja ...Jai Ho, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

his pictures
his asmita
his love
i shoot
to his
darbar
each
time
i go
barefeet
sans ego
he gives
me wings
adds fuel
to my poetic
imagination
is all i know
remover
of obstacles
your pain
your difficulties
all your woes
what you feel
is poetry what
you read is prose

I sit here and beg with him every year ..because money does not grow on trees

This is My 244,010 Photo Blog at Flickr .. Thank You All

God Gave The Common Man The Mobile Phone To Teach Humility To Snob Nosed Photographers

Welcome to G.S.B. Seva Mandal :: Service Before Self

Welcome to G.S.B. Seva Mandal :: Service Before Self, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

About GSB Seva Mandal From Their Website


The Trust comprises of 19 Trustees. These Trustees are elected under the auspices of the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950. Elections to the Trust are held under these Rules and the affairs of the Trust are conducted by the Trustees who meet at predetermined intervals. The Trust is in turn regulated by a Charity Commissioner, who is a statutory body constituted by the State.

GSB SEVA MANDAL
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
( 2012 - 2013 )

SHRI P. D. G. NAYAK
CHAIRMAN

SHRI SATISH K. KAMATH
VICE - CHAIRMAN

SHRI SURESH R. BHAT
HON.GEN.SECRETARY
SHRI SANTOSH EKNATH NAYAK
JOIN SECRETARY
SHRI VIJAY G. KAMATH
TREASURER

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

SHRI SATISH RAMA NAYAK

SHRI VIJAY S. BHAT

SHRI RAGHAVENDRA G. BHAT

SHRI KRISHNA ANANT PAI

SHRI ANANT VASUDEV SHENOY

SHRI SRIDHAR D. SHENOY

SHRI ASHOK V. HEGDEKAR

SHRI YESHWANT G. KAMATH

SHRI RAMESH P KAMATH

SHRI SATISH K KAMATH

SHRI RAMNATH RAGU…

I Shot Happiness Sadness Joy Mirth .. And I Shot Hope

Humility And GSB Seva

GSB Seva Mandal Following The Path of Hope Humanity

These Are The Humble Torch Bearers of a Unique Race

These Are The Humble Torch Bearers of a Unique Race, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
gsb
lord ganeshas
humble servants
the future the heritage
seva selfless service
to the lord of every age
young old in his work
engaged their smile
says it all gsb seva
mandal a cosmic
stage ..his blessings
the blessings of the
public their only wage
sweat on their brows
memories i captured
now a storyboard
as a poem
on my facebook page
dinesh pai you are
alive i saw you hovering
in your purple robe
mike in hand downstage
humility is humanity
says the sage

GSB Seva Mandal Lord GSB Ganesha Visarjan Journey 2012

GSB Seva Mandal Lord GSB Ganesha Visarjan Journey 2012, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I got a call from my dear GSB friend Sandip Shenoy volunteer from Dubai that the Visarjan journey of Lord GSB Ganesha would commence at 5 so I hurriedly took a cab and reached the Pandal barefeet in my Malang attire.

The journey began late as the auction took time .. and I shot this last journey of Lord GSB Seva Mandal Ganesha from the Pandal King Cicle till Dadar TT ..

A young GSB volunteer Mahesh gave me lift in his car so my journey till Dadar was not that bad. but I was in no shape for the onward journey to Girguam Chowpatty , nor did I shoot the Immersions this time .. I waked till Dadar Sena Bhavan and beyond to get a cab and reached home by 11pm..

The GSB cadres helped me shoot these pictures and now most of them know me I was having problem with my Canon lens and camera was one of the reasons I aborted going further ..

This is a long series to at Flickr my photosteam.

we cry we have no shoes till we find a man who has no hands or feet ..

Fuck Shoes

Fuck Shoes, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Appu My Friend

Shooting Appu Is Not Easy

Shooting Appu Is Not Easy, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Crowds come up around us from nowhere causing a traffic poblem and shop keeper dont like it as it blocks their shops , I had the same problem when I used to shoot him at Chor Bazar or Mahim..

So I just click click no time to compose my shots .. and Appu too keeps telling me to go or the cops will drive him away..

And what if he begged outside Mannat or Jalsa or Galaxy.. would it help.. he would be driven out from there too.. so only safe place is Bandra Bazar Road people are more human here ..

A Stump of a Human Tree Broken Branches .. Growing In a Garden of Misery

Appu My Friend

Appu My Friend

Appu My Best Friend And Me ..

Appu My Best Friend And Me .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I searched for him everywhere his haunts his addas I could not find him for over a year or more and than I spotted him from the bus got out and re connected with him , picture was shot by a bystander .

I gave him money in all humility and my visiting card , asked him to call me , his sister who used to guard him from rogue goats that butted him got married .

Appu is from Assam we have been friends for several years ,,he was asking about Glenn and Marziya my grand daughter I told him Marziya wanted to shoot him..he will call me he said,,

He is one of the street heroes of my blogs along with the Umbrella lady of Bandra Reclamation , the blind boy of Bazar Road and Maria the leper lady of Boran Road..

Appu is a set at Flick.com

Bloggers Are Photo Jounalists Too With Self Moderation and No Editorial Constrains

Bloggers Are Photo Jounalists Too With Self Moderation and No Editorial Constrains, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. dont have
to go down
beaneath
the desk
give head
to post a
single picture
as a newspread
a picture that
may or may not
be seen or even read
so i opted to shoot
as a blogger instead
dont have to sell
my pictures to earn
my bread dont
need to send my pictures
to hang on fucked 'seminal stained
walls same lighting same look
same old thread ..fucked and dead
no certificate of merit no award
no honorary mention a to z
pictures judged by some dickhead

I Hate Posting Pictures at Facebook

Shooting Ganesha Is Nothing Short of Poetry