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You Wont See This Street Slum Colony It Has Been Totally Destroyed

You Wont See This Street Slum Colony It Has Been Totally Destroyed, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

I shot this on 6 November and , this evening while going to town I passed it in my cab, it has been completely reduced to rubble by the Municipally I took some rapid shots from the cab will post them later ...

And perhaps they were illegally on public land close to Dagdi Chawl.. and now nothing remains ..

Khal Yahaan, Basti Thi Khusiyaan, Aaj Hai, Maatum Bahaar,
Waqt Laaya Tha, Bahaaren, Waqt Laaya Hai Kiza.

the city where I have lived for 59 years ... has changed me poetically

Mumbai - We Make It Visible

teri duniya mein dil lagta nahi waapas bula le main sajde mein gira hoon

mardon ne banaayeen jo rasmein unko haq ka farmaan kahaa aurat ke zinda jalne ko qurbaani aur balidaan kahaa

mardon ne banaayeen jo rasmein unko haq ka farmaan kahaa aurat ke zinda jalne ko qurbaani aur balidaan kahaa, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko
mardon ne usey baazaar diya
jab jee chaaha masla kuchla
jab jee chaaha dhutkaar diya
aurat ne janam diya mardon ko
tultee hai kaheen deenaaron mein
bikti hai kaheen baazaaron mein
nangee nachwaayee jaati hai
aiyaashon ke darbaaron mein
ye wo be-izzat cheez hai jo
bant jaati hai izzatdaaron mein
aurat ne janam diya mardon ko
mardon ke liye har zulm rawaan
aurat ke liye ronaa bhi khataa
mardon ke liye laakhon sejein
aurat ke liye bas ek chitaa
mardon ke liye har aish ka haq
aurat ke liye jeena bhi sazaa
aurat ne janam diya mardon ko
jin honthon ne inko pyaar kiya
un honthon ka vyopaar kiya
jis kokh mein inka jism dhalaa
us kokh ka kaarobaar kiya
jis tan se ugey konpal ban kar
us tan ko jaleelo khaar kiya
aurat ne janam diya mardon ko
mardon ne banaayeen jo rasmein
unko haq ka farmaan kahaa
aurat ke zinda jalne ko
qurbaani aur b…

The Girl Child Is The Most Precious Gift To Humanity

The Creative Pout

The Creative Pout, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I had scolded her
without a shout
she looked at me
with this creative pout
hugging her
I ended
this unequal bout
me and my big mouth...

Here Comes The Claw

Here Comes The Claw, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. title courtesy metaverse3

here comes the claw
a crooked hand
of her grand pa
threatening her
four teeth jaw
of this beauty
without a flaw
she says its the
last straw
she shouts out
to her garrulous
grand ma
who tells me
to withdraw
yes its a woman's world
me since marriage
an outlaw
home where
her edict runs
as unwritten law

Marziya Shakir A Gift Of Gifts

Marziya Shakir A Gift Of Gifts, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
when we
are down
our souls
she lifts

To King Khan From Metaverse ..

To King Khan From Metaverse .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Shah Rukh Khan..

Look inside your million dollar makaan..
Ask what you have done for your fellow insaan..
Money is more than for dhoom-dhaam...
First tenet of being musalmaan..
Think it over....have a paan !

Jesus is Perplexed

In Mumbai Even A Street Wall Is Home Sweet Home ..

Diwali ki Shubhkamnayein (दिवाली की शुभकामनाएं) Phatakre Kam Phodein Toh Bat Ban Jaye

Diwali ki Shubhkamnayein (दिवाली की शुभकामनाएं) Phatakre Kam Phodein Toh Bat Ban Jaye, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Diwali (also spelled Devali in certain regions) or Deepavali,[note 1] popularly known as the "festival of lights," is a five day festival which starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Ashwin and ends on Bhaubeej, celebrated on second lunar day of Shukla paksha (bright fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Kartik. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November.
Diwali is an official holiday in India,[1] Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji.
For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. For Jains, Diwali marks the …

dabbawala tujhe salaam.. ghadi slow ho jati hai tu time par karta apna kam