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The Skywalk .. Where Only a Few Kids Women Walk..For Older Folks It Is A Deadlock

The Skywalk .. Where Only a Few Kids Women Walk..For Older Folks It Is A Deadlock, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

arthritis
ridden legs
with every
step feel
the shock
this skywalk
sheer waste
of public money
the soul of humanity
mocks ..only drug addicts
drunks use it as home
round the clock
bandra boys
stand beneath
it will tell you
the color
of the undies
of girls wearing
frocks ...hijras
love this skywalk
to catch up
with young studs
get humped
on the band stand
rocks ...this same
money could have
been utilized
for better platforms
on bandra station
the common man
lifes journey
a few more knocks
scams corruption
every day on the DNA
a new spine chilling
mystery unlocks

The North Indian Bhaiyya ..Work is Worship

The North Indian Bhaiyya ..Work is Worship, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

as time slips
wings broken
battered stripped
from uttar pradesh
where madam
kept her pet
elephants
built parks
statues
till she
tripped
italian bags
fancy clips
their fate
whipped
not wanting
to build her
statue in
the hot blazing sun
to work in mumbai
they came souls ripped
carrying loads of
merchandise
pulling hand carts
bent back broken hips
their kismet caught
in a vicious grip
stoic silence
stitched lips
will netaji
understand
their pain
their sufferings
their hardships
politically
eclipsed

Soma Bhai Co Founder of MJ Cloth Market 1935

Soma Bhai Co Founder of MJ Cloth Market 1935, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I last shot him on 10 October 2010 .. I wish him a very long life ,,

Admi Aur Aurat Ka Fark.. How They Work ..

Admi Aur Aurat Ka Fark.. How They Work .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

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the woman 
in a vortex 
of girlhood 
womanhood 
motherhood 
stuck karmic 
sorrow bad 
luck her fate 
sitting duck 
a lotus in 
deep muck 
use abuse 
 on the road 
chuck life
sucks 
poetry 
pathos 
pain 
WTF 
married 
to a jerk 
bad salary 
running 
a home 
no perks 


The Barefeet Street Photographer Nerjis Asif Shakir 14 Month Old

The Barefeet Street Photographer Nerjis Asif Shakir 14 Month Old, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 248,529 items / 2,056,270 views

Nerjis Asif Shakir is an enigma , a mystic like me, and I never under estimate the power of children, their innocence their vision their minds are godly in all aspects .. Nerjis was wearing her pink cloth shoes but she tries to imitate me , wears my glasses sits at my laptop and browses my world of pictures .

She loves to be barefeet and so I have to carry her anyway, but I dont let her walk..here she got friendly with this kid at the pandal and was seeing the thread on his hand..

My camera shutter button has become stiff due to the Ganesh Visarjan gulal so she has a tough time pressing the button , but she knows my camera and can shoot pictures without fear ..I hold the camera lest she lets it go..so she and her sister Marziya have been part of my photography and my camera world.

I have another grand daughter Zinnia Fatima very pretty but …

Durga Pandal Mount Mary 2012

Durga Pandal Mount Mary 2012, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Every year I shoot the Durga pandals in and around my area , but this time due to an injury on my leg, my bone setter says it is old age catching up with me , and because of my diabetes and waking barefeet most of the time I am injury prone..I have not been able to shoot the pandals even the one close to my house at Bazar Road .. but I shoot what I am destined to shoot goes without saying.

I create pictures out of Nothing ..and the opportunities at home are many with 3 photogenic camera friendly grand daughters but I shoot them only when I find something awe inspiring in their acts.

After I finished shooting Dr Mansoor Showghi Yezdi Irani Chaiwala I thought of going home , and I have to carry my grand daughter Nerjis as she walks barefeet like me at home only, so we came to this pandal near Gurav Chawl next to Good Luck Irani Restaurant .

I have shot this pandal for several years now since the time I staye…

Two Street Photographers At The Court of Ma Durge

Ma Durge Beckons Us From Good Luck...To Her Pandal At Mount Mary

Ma Durge Beckons Us From Good Luck...To Her Pandal At Mount Mary, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

From Good Luck restaurant we came to Durga Pandal Mount Mary that I shoot every year ..and carrying Nerjis Asif Shaki on my fractured leg and barefeet was not the easiest option , but she loves going out with me ..

My leg is healing it was a hairline fracture that the Bandra bone setter put it right ..

Two Facebook Friends At Good Luck Restuarant Bandra

Dr Mansoor Showghi Yezdi And 2 Street Photographers

Dam Madar Malang And Dr Mansoor Showghi Yezdi at Good Luck Restaurant Bandra

Dam Madar Malang And Dr Mansoor Showghi Yezdi at Good Luck Restaurant Bandra

Mamdi Busheri Lover of Zuljana With Dr Mansoor Showghi Yezdi at Good Luck Restaurant Bandra

Mamdi Busheri Lover of Zuljana With Dr Mansoor Showghi Yezdi at Good Luck Restaurant Bandra, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Mamdi Busheri my dear friend decorates the Zuljana replica of the steed of Imam Hussain during Moharam and Zuljana too is a set on my Flickr photostream.

It was Mamdi who bought me and my grand daughter Nerjis Asif Shakir 14 month old ..in his scooter with sidecar.. we had chai bun maska served by Mansoor Bhai ..at the Good Luck Irani Restaurant close to Mehboob Studios Bandra.

Mamdi left early ...we hung around chatting about life .

Dr Mansoor Showghi My Facebook Friend Irani Chaiwala

Dr Mansoor Showghi My Facebook Friend Irani Chaiwala, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 248,501 items / 2,056,076 views

I got a call from Mansoor Bhai , he had walked from Mahim to Bandra and was heading towards Good Luck Restaurant near Mehboob Studio, a restaurant that is a set on my Flickr photostream, as I once stayed close to this restaurant as a tenant sharing the same wall with Mehboob Studios .

The three brothers who own this restaurant are my very dear friends Mohomed Bhai the eldest Hamza and Jalal.. the kheema brun breakfast is fantastic and the Hyderabadi Haleem they also serve emu kheema .. I have not tried it.

Well I came to Good Luck with my Irani friend Mamdi Busheri in his scooter with a sidecar I bought my grand daughter Nerjis Asif Shakir 14 month old...

After Dr Mansoor Showghi served us tea bun maska .. we parted I shot pictures and two frames shot by Nerjis Asif Shakir ,.

We both left Good Luck , grandpa and grand daughter to shoot the Durga Pandal…