Sunday, November 4, 2012

You Shoot Dreams I Shoot The Garbage Of Human Life


as a street photographer
my world is garbage porn
erotic diet ..dogs cats
rodents cavorting
my thoughts take flight
mosquitoes sexually
excited its humans
they love to bite
Dracula like fangs
no respite ..dengue
malaria chikungunya
poetic plight
ek machar samaj
ko hijda bana dete hai
awful sight

مَنْ کُنْتُ مُوْلَاہ‘ فَھَذَا عَلْی‘ مُوْلَاہ‘


الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِى وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الأِسْلاَمَ دِيناً


“This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.”

Nerjis Asif Shakir..Tryst With Photography..

When Nerjis Asif Shakir my second grand daughter was born , she was puny , ugly , and was not the prettiest sight , at all...She was furry , grouchy but she had rapt eyes and this I noticed when I took her first few shots..her after birth picture was shot by her dad on the mobile phone and sent to me that I posted on Facebook and GooglePlus,..

And the day she was born I gave her a cyber identity her Gmail her Facebook Google Plus and a Twitter handle ,,and I was sure she would be a street photographer like me and her sister Marziya Shakir.

I blogged for her , she got used to the camera began shooting , the camera in my hand held by me she took her first shots when she was 5 month old,.. and thus began her tryst with my passion shooting pictures.

Now 15 month old she has a formidable grasping power..more confidence and perception..and she is more observant than a normal child of her age, does the camera make you observant? I dont know,.. but you start seeing the world and you become a cosmic camera body yourself with lenses.

I gave her a football the normal one that young boys use , she started kicking it falling down in the process , but now she can shoot it seamlessly.

I put her on to writing, drawing and painting , awakening her artistic side and it keeps on blooming , the walls the bed covers all have have become her signature prints.

Her resting place is my laptop, she will click the desktop , for he birthday pictures , and she watches them.. sounds uncanny .. but because ours is a Shia house and the ladies do matam..she hears music her little hands go to her chest.

I recently took her to the Shiv Sena Ganesha pandal and I was shooting pictures the Om chant was going on and on one side Nerjis was doing matam..this is her faith, she takes a copy book, sits with a niqab on her head and will recite the few lines of a Noha of Bibi Sakina.

She is only 15 month old ,,,most of the beggars in Bandra are known to her , she will see the Cross we pass and tell me Dada .. Jesus.

She is like me with the temperament of a Malang .. does the Kaif going round and round and round and round..

She wants to come with me to the workshop, fabric sellers ,she will hold the measuring tape pretend to take my measurements ...

So Nerjis Asif Shakir brings back my children s lost childhood and makes me now relive it more positively make amends with their children.

And even if I die tonight I would have no regrets I saw my children s future in their children s eyes ..though I would miss seeing my daughters children.. they are playing hide and seek within their cosmic consciousnesses of to be or not to be .

I am a DADA..but not a NANA yet..

Eid e Ghadeer Mubarak.. MAN KUNTO MAULA FAHAZA ALI UN MAULA (jis jis kamai maula us ka ali maula)

Man Kunto Maula
Fahaza Ali-Un Maula

Whoever I am master to,
Venerable Ali is his Master too.

Eid E Ghadeer Is A Message of Hope For Humanity

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If the Muslims of those days had followed the Message of Ghadeer I personally think Muslims would be living in peace with the rest of the World .. because Hazrat Alis world was of Wisdom Growth and Happiness and Universal Peace Here And Hereafter , it a pity his detractors politically pushed their agenda viciously to usurp his birthright ,,,and the result is the Chaos Bombs Suicide Bombings .. and the unfortunate Malaise in Muslim society.. this distasteful hateful spiteful sectarian strife that has destroyed us all .. and made a million holes in a Umbrella of The Almighty under whose protection we stand and live..

Eid E Ghadeer Is A Message of Hope For Humanity

251,248 items / 2,063,937 views


If the Muslims of those days had followed the Message of Ghadeer I personally think Muslims would be living in peace with the rest of the World .. because Hazrat Alis world was of Wisdom Growth and Happiness and Universal Peace Here And Hereafter , it a pity his detractors politically pushed their agenda viciously to usurp his birthright ,,,and the result is the Chaos Bombs Suicide Bombings .. and the unfortunate Malaise in Muslim society.. this distasteful hateful spiteful sectarian strife that has destroyed us all .. and made a million holes in a Umbrella of The Almighty under whose protection we stand and live..

Tasting The Elixir Of Eid e Ghadeer


Viola and Kim had come to India to document Indian life and the Tansgender Hijra community , as I have shot them the most they got in touch with me came home ..became friends and the day I was going to shoot the Eid E Ghadeer procession , they requested me if they could come along , I agreed and thus Kim And Viols shot the Juloos liked the Shia ethos , they were leaving for Denmark the following day but after seeing my Ashura photos they cancelled their tickets extended their stay to shoot Ashura and 6 7 9 Moharam in Mumbai.

Barefeet they shot documented the Ashura juloos along with my American friend brother Dr Glenn Losack MD from New York Manhattan.

Viola liked the sherbet on Eid E Ghadeer and the Dongri pani kam Chai..

The Writer In My Family ..Nerjis Asif Shakir


Nerjis Asif Shakir loves pencil pen and paper chalk and slate ..holding the hand of knowledge she walks though wisdom's gate ..she uses the camera the ipod the laptop the mobile phone ..not too late.. within the silhouette of her cosmic fate..15 month old..all these traits..love charity beggars ..in her world of innocence ...sans envy or hate.

The Third Photographer In My Family .. Zinnia Fatima 1 Year Old

Happy World Photography Day 2019

To all my photographer friends Happy World Photography day Humble Tribute to my Gurus Mr KG Maheshwari ji Prof BW Jatkar Ever...