Monday, November 12, 2012

Chal Ud Ja Re Panchhi Ke Ab Yeh Desh Hua Begaana

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Demolitions of slums near Dagdi Chawl

I shot these famous Dagdi Chawl slums a few days hustling bustling happy and than came the bulldozers .. and nothing but a graveyard of rubble remains

Toone Tinka Tinka Chunkar Nagri Ek Basaai
Baarish Mein Teri Bheegi Aankhein Dhoop Mein Garmi Khai
Gham Na Kar Jo Mehnat Tere Koi Kaam Na Aayi
Achha Hai Kuchh Le Jaane Se Dekar Hi Kuchh Jaana
Chal Ud Ja Re Panchhi ...

The Cat's Tragic Diwali Tale

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lighting the path
all over bazar road
nobody heard his wail
crackers tied
to his tail
the human
festive season
to regale
his soul
with extreme
they did nail
smoke fire to inhale
happy diwali
to you and yours
after a few
hits views
this pedestrian story
will soon become stale
this is his calm
his patience
in detail
as he sits
the next diwali
the cat
with a lizards
cut tail
from a thumbnail

I shot this in 2009 on Diwali Day ,,, bringing it forward for reflection

I saw this cat in the morning near my shop, as the lady who feeds cats pointed out his misery to me, I called for my camera and shot a few frames.

I Got Mail From A Dickhead On Flickr.Com.. He Wants To Know Why I Shoot What I Shoot

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Subject: Photos
Date: 11th November, 2012

I have been following your pics of poor in flickr from quite a long time and I am not a fan of ur pics ..... Are you doing this just to ruin India's image internationally coz flickr is an international website OR are you really doing something good to that poor people by giving some money to them occasionally through this photos ?...... You show those people as ultra poor and your friends and relatives as super rich (normally with a background of bungalow or any high end gadget in hand) and this looks very biased to me. ..... Also you write as "many poor and slums are demolished under this tall building" or similar to this when you rarely take some pictures of tall buildings and for your information that is how a poor city/country will become a rich and that is how china is now inching towards developed country. I dont know what type of person you are you dont want the poor at the same time you dont want the rich also ........ Do you know how much this will effect on economy of India.... it will hit tourism in a bad way and results in lesser FDI and foreigners laugh at us(indians) saying poor, dirty and all..... There are many good things to show in Mumbai and i hope you will point your camera to those beautiful structures of Mumbai as well :)

My reply

I told him he was more interested in Tourism and not interested in who created these problems I also asked him to go Fuck himself as I was shooting with my mind my eyes my camera my time and not his.

I have no money to go shoot monuments and wildlife and the Himalaya range and they are certainly not my genre of photography.. my photography is not to intimidate but throw light on the dark areas that others dont shoot wont shoot.

home is under the wheels of a truck

finally after so many poems blogs khada parsi is getting respect and renovation

mumbai is the poor mans hell and rich mans paradise

dam madar beda par ali haq haq ali haq

lashing the soul of my poetry ..dam madadar malang

Vinod Om and Me

Vinod Om and Me

I have been shooting lalbagh chya raja since 8 years

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This Year All My Memory Cards Including Pictures Shot Of Art Were Stolen At Nagpada

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Lal Bagh Chya Raja

Lal Bagh Chya Raja

I Shot My City In All Its Diverse Colors of Unity and Humanity

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दिवाळीचा पहिला दिवा लागता दारी,
सुखाचे किरण येती घरी,
पुर्ण होवोत तुमच्या सर्व ईच्छा,
आमच्याकडुन दिवाळीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा!

ही दिवाळी आपल्या आयुष्यात सुख-समृध्दी घेऊन येवो!

दिन दिन दिवाळी, गाई म्हशी ओवाळी,
इडा – पिडा जाऊ दे, बळीचं राज येऊ दे!
दिवाळीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा!

फटाके, कंदील अन् पणत्यांची रोषणाई,
चिवडा-चकली, लाडू-करंजीची ही लज्जतच न्यारी,
नव्यानवलाईची दिवाळी येता, आनंदली दुनिया सारी!
दिवाळीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा!

तेजोमय झाला आजचा प्रकाश, जुना कालचा काळोख,
लुकलुकणार्‍या चांदण्याला किरणांचा सोनेरी अभिषेक,
सारे रोजचे तरीही भासे नवा सहवास,
सोन्यासारख्या लोकांसाठी खास,
दिवाळीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा!

नवी स्वप्ने नवी क्षितिजे, घेउन येवो ही दिवाळी,
ध्येयार्पण प्रयत्नांना, दिव्ययशाची मिळो झळाळी,
आयुष्यात सोनेरी क्षण घेऊन येवो, ही दिवाळी

- गणेश भुते

लक्ष लक्ष दिव्यांनी उजळुन निघो ही निशा
घेऊनि येवो नवी उमेद नवी आशा,
सोबत आमच्या लक्ष लक्ष शुभेच्छा!

यशाची रोशनी, समाधानाचा फराळ, मंगलमय रांगोळी,
मधुर मिठाई, आकर्षक आकाशकंदिल, आकाश उजळवणारे फटाके!!
येत्या दिवाळीत, हे सगळं तुमच्यासाठी !!
दिवाळीनिमित्त सर्वांना लक्ष लक्ष शुभेच्छा!!

दीपावलीच्या शुभक्षणांनी आपली सारी स्वप्न साकार व्हावी
ही दिवाळी आपल्यासाठी एक अनमोल आठवण ठरावी…
आणि त्या आठवणीने आपलं आयुष्य अधिकाधिक सुंदर व्हावं…
दिवाळीच्या लक्ष लक्ष शुभेच्छा!

- सकाळ पेपर्स वरुन

दिवाळीची आली पहाट, रांगोळ्यांचा केला थाट
अभ्यंगाला मांडले पाट, उटणी, अत्तरे घमघमाट
लाडू, चकल्या कडबोळ्यांनी सजले ताट
पणत्या दारांत एकशेसाठ, आकाश दिव्यांची झगमगाट!
दिवाळीच्या लक्ष लक्ष शुभेच्छा!

- सकाळ पेपर्स वरुन

धनलक्ष्मी, धान्यलक्ष्मी, धैर्यलक्ष्मी, शौर्यलक्ष्मी,
विद्यालक्ष्मी, कार्यलक्ष्मी, विजयालक्ष्मी, राजलक्ष्मी..
या दिपावलीत या अष्टलक्ष्मी तुमच्यावर धनाचा वर्षाव करोत,
शुभ दिपावली!

रांगोळीच्या सप्तरंगात सुखाचे दिप उजळू दे,
लक्ष्मीच्या पावलांनी घर सुख समॄध्दीने भरू दे.
शुभ दिपावली!

पहीला दिवा आज लागला दारी,
सुखाची किरणे येई घरी,
पूर्ण होवो तुमच्या सर्व इच्छा,
दिपावलीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा.

फुलांचा सुगंध कोणी चोरू शकत नाही,
सूर्याची किरणे कोणी लपवू शकत नाही,
तुम्ही आमच्यापासून कितीही दूर असलात तरी,
दिपावली सारख्या मंगल प्रसंगी
तुम्हाला आम्ही विसरू शकत नाही.
शुभ दिपावली!

Dadar ..

from wikipedia

Dadar (Marathi: दादर) is a place in Mumbai, and is also a railway station on both the Western (Dadar) and Central lines (Dadar T.T.) of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. Dadar is situated in the heart of Mumbai, and Dadar station is the only railway station common to both the Central and Western lines. This makes the station a transit point for thousands of passengers using the Mumbai Suburban Railway and one of the most crowded railway stations on the network.


Portuguese Church, Dadar (West)

Dadar chowpatty(beach)

Shivaji Park Ground
In the 16th century, the area was known as lower Mahim as it was located on the island of Mahim, one of the Seven islands of Bombay which, after Bombay Island proper, was the most important during the whole of the Portuguese period.[1] The Portuguese Franciscans built a church here in 1596 called Nossa Senhora de Salvação, which is popularly known today as Portuguese Church and is a familiar Dadar landmark.[2]
The Dadar-Matunga-Wadala-Sion scheme of 1899-1900 was the first planned suburban scheme in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). The Bombay Improvement Trust devised the plan to relieve congestion in the centre of the town following the plague epidemics of the 1890s. According to the survey plan, 60,000 people were to be housed at Dadar-Matunga and an equal number in Sion-Matunga. 85,000 people were to be accommodated in the developments in Sewri-Wadala.
Among the institutions moved to Dadar under the CIT plan were Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute, now known as Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute and King George school, now known as IES' Raja Shivaji Vidyasankul (now a collection of several schools).
Ramnarain Ruia College in 1937 and Ramniranjan Podar College was founded in 1939, completing Dadar’s transition from residential suburb to diverse neighbourhood. Both colleges are run by SP Mandali.
Dadar also has the Institute Of Hotel Management -IHMCTAN MUMBAI.
By 1937 Shivaji Park and the surrounding areas were developed. This public space was to become an important stage in the political drama leading up to India's independence. Later political history in Bombay also unfolded in this park.
Shivaji Park ground is famous as the Cricket Education ground. Many cricketers like Ashok Mankad, Vinoo Mankad, Vijay Hazare, Salim Durani, Ajit Wadekar, Sunil Gavaskar, Sandip Patil, Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli, and Ajit Agarkar, Sanjay Manjrekar have trained here.

Dadar has long been a cultural center, not only for Maharashtrians and the Marathi speaking population, but for the entire Indian diaspora.
Dadar is divided into East and West by the railway line. Dadar East is popularly called Dadar Central or Dadar T.T. because the former Dadar Tram Terminus (which was closed with the closure of the tram network in Mumbai) is located here. Dadar West is sometimes referred to as Dadar B.B. because it lies along the western line, which was once part of the Bombay & Baroda & Central India (BB&CI) Railway. Dadar West market is a very popular shopping destination for residents of central Mumbai, the suburbs, and distant satellite towns.
Dadar vegetable market was the heart of the city and was responsible for distributing vegetables across all of Mumbai. It is said that one can get all possible things in Dadar. It is also famous for its underworld.
Dadar is home to the famous Shivaji Park, a huge playground that has been home to some of the best cricket players in the world, including Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar. The Shivaji Park Residential area, a predominantly upper middle class residential zone, has also become a highly sought after residential area in South Mumbai because of its proximity to the Dadar Chowpatty, Shivaji Park, Mahatma Gandhi Olympic Swimming Pool and the famous Siddhivinayak temple in Prabhadevi. One of the largest primary and secondary schools in Mumbai, run by the Indian Education Society (IES) and also Balmohan Vidyamandir is located in Dadar. There are both Marathi and English medium schools from standards 1 through 10.
Dadar is home to the Plaza movie theatre, which was damaged during the 1993 bomb-blasts/riots. It has now reopened and remains one of the theaters in Mumbai that show Marathi movies.
Dadar is also home to Chaitya Bhoomi, where the last rites of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar were performed. On December 6 there is a huge ceremony in his memory.
It is also home to the Mumbai Mayor's Bungalow, the official residence of the Mayor of Mumbai and the famous Sena Bhavan, headquarters of the political party Shiv Sena.
Dadar has Lokmanya Tilak Bridge, the oldest bridge in Mumbai, built in 1923. This bridge is made of entirely of granite and hard English-made metal. The bridge is an important connection between east and west Dadar. Approximately 10,000 cars use the bridge each day.
Dadar is also very famous for Maharashtrian food like Batata Vada, Vada Pav, Thalipith, Sabudana Vada, Misal Pav, Usual Pav, Puri Bhajji, and Piyush (a sweet drink). There are many restaurants that serve Maharashtrian food. These include Prakash Hotel, Dattatraya Hotel, Aswaad Hotel, and Tambe for food and Panshikar for Sweets.
[edit]Railways Transport

Dadar is a prominent Train Terminus in the city of Mumbai and offers various trains for passenger transport. There are two Dadar stations, one for the Western Railway (Churchgate-Dahanu Road) and one for the Central Railway (CST-Kalyan). Both stations are major interchanges.
[edit]Prominent Residential Neighbourhoods in Dadar

Shivaji Park
Hindu colony
Lokmanya Tilak Colony
Khandke Building
Dadar Parsi Colony
Kabutar Khana
Shiv Sena Bhavan
Shivaji Mandir
Prakash Hotel
Shardashram Society
Portuguese Church

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