Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I Had Gone To Meet GM Mr AK Mishra of MTNL Broadband Mumbai

Yesterday for the first time I went to Bandra Reclamation Telephone Exchange and met the GM Ward 1 Mr AK Mishra .. a kind humble man and told about my problems in detail with the irratonal always breaking down service of MTNL Broadband,,

Even now the net went dead I called up 198.. lodged a complaint ... Your Complaint No 4869 ..13 Nov 2012 7.40 pm.. your complaint has been booked thank you for using this service ..

And they wont check my internet log to see how many times my Internet fails so they get a clear picture .. I hope the GM takes notice of my complaint and takes the necessary action.. I have suffered for a long time messages to their Tech Heads Mr Shyam Sundar and Mr Jony St Martin Road Bandra have not helped either .

My Window To The World ...

My Greatest High Was Shooting The Bullock Cart Race Alibagh And Murud Janjira

Alibagh Bullock Cart Race

Alibagh Bullock Cart Race

The Hermit Crab

We Blog, Therefore We Are Indiblogger

Photography is Strictly Prohibited

Yorrik is master craftsman,
an Aussie friend life long
a wizard from Woolongong..
here I can never be wrong
whether you do or dont come along
the winds were blowing strong
photography is strictly prohibited
lyricless lassitude in a song
beating my brown ass
with a thong
sometimes I wonder
if it is mumbai
or some other alien planet
that I rightfully belong
where like minded photo bloggers
take turns screwing
the countess from Hong Kong

This Bracelet Antique Silver Was Recently Stolen From My House

Mumbai ..


Indians love making babies
caste color creed no bar
tired , homeless jobless
making babies
better than making war
babies that beg on the streets
running behind a moving car
babies with inner bruises
maimed and scarred
babies their pathetic existence
hits you hard
9 months rest
with more babies
they bombard
these wily parents
for condoms
have no regard
another baby
caught off guard
a fleeting childhood
burnt and charred

The Dog in the Manger

.दीपावली की हार्दिक शुभकामनाए...

Lakshmi Puja

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lakshmi puja is a Hindu ritual performed during Diwali, the festival of lights. According to tradition people would put small oil lamps outside their homes on Diwali and hope Lakshmi will come to bless them.
Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped by those who wish to acquire or to preserve wealth. It is believed that Lakshmi (wealth) goes only to those houses which are clean and where the people are hardworking. She does not visit the places which are unclean/dirty or where the people are lazy.
In the Sri Vaishnava philosophy however, Sri (Lakshmi) is honoured as the "Iswarigm sarva bhootanam" i.e. the Supreme goddess and not just the goddess of wealth. This is an important distinction between Sri Vaishnavism and other materialistic philosophies.

The third day of the festival of Diwali is the most important day of Lakshmi-puja and is entirely devoted to the propitiation of Goddess Lakshmi. On this very day sun enters his second course and passes Libra which is represented by the balance or scale. Hence, this design of Libra is believed to have suggested the balancing of account books and their closing. Despite the fact that this day falls on an amavasya day it is regarded as the most auspicious.
The day of Lakshmi-Puja falls on the dark night of Amavasya. The strains of joyous sounds of bells and drums float from the temples as man is invoking Goddess Lakshmi in a wondrous holy "pouring-in" of his heart. All of a sudden that impenetrable darkness is pierced by innumerable rays of light for just a moment and the next moment a blaze of light descends down to earth from heaven as golden-footed Deep-Lakshmi alights on earth in all her celestial glory amidst chantings of Vedic hymns.
A sublime light of knowledge dawns upon humanity and this self enlightenment is expressed through the twinkling lamps that illuminate the palaces of thewealthy as well as the lowly abodes of the poor. It is believed that on this day Lakshmi walks through the green fields and loiters through the bye-lanes and showers her blessings on man for plenty and prosperity.

After Lakshmi Puja, lamps are lit all over the house
Lakshmi Puja, or the worship of the goddess of wealth, is the main event on Diwali in North and West India. It is extremely important to keep the house spotlessly clean and pure on Diwali. Goddess Lakshmi likes cleanliness, and she will visit the cleanest house first. This is also the reason why the broom is worshiped on this day with offerings of haldi and kumkum (turmeric and vermilion). Lamps are lit in the evening to welcome the goddess. They are believed to light up Her path.
Lakshmi Puja consists of a combined puja of five deities: Ganesha is worshiped at the beginning of every auspicious act as Vighneshvara; Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped in her three forms - Mahalakshmi (the goddess of wealth and money), Mahasaraswati (the goddess of books and learning), and Mahakali; Kuber (the treasurer of the gods) is also worshiped.
Lakshmi Puja for 2012 falls on Tuesday, 13th November.

Initially the house must be cleaned, and a Rangoli is drawn at the doorstep in order to welcome Goddess Lakshmi.
The Puja requires the following elements:
[edit]The Ritual Elements
Silver and Gold coins
Ten Betel Nuts (Supari)
Uncooked Rice
Five Paan or Mango leaves
A Coconut
Water in a small pot (a "Lota")
Red vermillon ("Kumkum") for applying the tilak
Oil Lamps ("Diyas")
Holi-type colored powders
Indian sweets (Mithai)
Incense sticks (Agarbatti)
Dry fruits (almonds, cashews)
A Thali
Rose or other flower petals
Raksha Sutra* A new notebook
A piece of red cloth for putting the puja items
Ghee to light the lamps
Rose water
Icons of:

Steps of Lakshmi Puja Spread a new cloth on a raised platform: Place a handful of grains in the center and, on this, place a kalash (pitcher) made of gold, silver, copper, or terracotta. Fill three-fourth of the kalash with water and place a betel nut, a flower, a coin, and some rice grains in it. Arrange five kinds of leaves or mango leaves in the kalash. Place a small dish on the kalash and fill it with rice grains. Draw a lotus with turmeric powder ( haldi ) over the rice grains and place the idol of goddess Lakshmi over it, along with coins.
Place the idol of Ganesha: In front of the kalash, on the right (South-West direction), place the idol of Ganesha. Also place ink and books related to your business or occupation on the platform. Light a lamp and begin the puja by offering haldi, kumkum, and flowers to the platform on which the kalash is placed. Then offer haldi, kumkum, and flowers to the water that is to be used for the puja. Invoke the river goddesses to be part of this water.
Invoke goddess: Lakshmi by reciting the Vedic mantras addressed to her. One can also recite the mantras mentioned in the Puranas or simply take some flowers in your hands, close your eyes, and think of goddess Lakshmi being showered with gold coins by two elephants standing on either side of Her and chant Her name. Then offer the flowers to the idol.
Place the idol of Lakshmi: Place the idol of Lakshmi in a plate and bathe it with water, panchamrit (a mixture of milk, curd, ghee or clarified butter, honey, and sugar) and then with water containing some gold ornament or a pearl. Wipe the idol clean and place it back on the kalash. Alternately, you can just sprinkle water and panchamrit on the idol with a flower.
Offerings: Offer sandal paste, saffron paste, perfume ( itr ), haldi, kumkum, abeer, and gulal to the goddess. Offer a garland of cotton beads to the goddess. Offer flowers, especially the marigold flowers and leaves of Bel (wood apple tree). Light an incense stick and dhoop. Make an offering of sweets, coconut, fruits, and tambul. Make an offering of puffed rice and batasha. Pour some puffed rice, batasha, coriander seeds, and cumin seeds over the idol. Safe where you keep money and jewelry; Worship this safe as a symbol of Lord Kuber.
Aarti: Finally, perform the aarti for goddess Lakshmi. Always remember that She abhors loud noise. So the aarti should be accompanied only by a small bell. Do not clap hands, as is the practice when performing aarti for other gods. A peaceful and sublime atmosphere should prevail during the diwali day pujan. Do not light crackers while the puja is on or immediately after it.
[edit]Offering Prayers to Goddess Lakshmi
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Om Jai Laxmi Mata, Maiya Jai Laxmi Mata,
Tumko nis din sevat, Maiya ji ko nis din sevat
Hari Vishnu Data
Om Jai Laxmi Mata (Repeat above verse)

Uma Ramaa Brahmaani, Tum hi Jag Mata,Maiya Tum hi Jag Mata,
Surya Chandra Ma dhyaavat, Surya Chandra Ma dhyaavat
Naarad Rishi gaata.
Om Jai Laxmi Mata.

Durga Roop Niranjani, Sukh Sampati Data, Maiya Sukh Sampati Data
Jo koyee tumko dhyaavat, Jo koyee tumko dhyaavat
Ridhi Sidhi dhan paataa
Om Jai Laxmi Mata.

Tum Pataalani Nivasini, Tum hi Shubh Data, Maiya tum hi Shubh Data
Karma Prabhaav Prakaashini, Karma Prabhaav Prakaashini
Bhuv Niddhi ke praata
Om Jai Laxmi Mata

Jis ghar tum rehti teh, sab sath goon aataa, Maiya sab sath goon aataa,
Saab sambhav hojata jataa, Saab sambhav hojata jataa
Man naheen ghabraataa.
Om Jai Laxmi Mata

Tum Bin Yaghya na hote, vaastra na ho paata, Maiya vaastra na ho paata,
Khana paan ka vaibhav, Khana paan ka vaibhav
Sab tumse aata
Om Jai Laxmi Mata

Shubh Goon Mandir sunder, shero da di jaata, Maiya shero da di jaata
Ratna chaturdashi tum bin, Ratna chaturdashi tum bin
Koi nahi paata
Om Jai Laxmi Mata.

Maha Laxmiji ki Aarti, jo koi nar gaata, Maiya jo koi nar gaata,
Pur aananda samata, Pur aananda samata,
Paap utar jaata
Om Jai Laxmi Mata.

Om Jai Laxmi Mata, Maiya Jai Laxmi Mata,
Tumko nis din sevat, maiya ji ko nis din sevat
Hari Vishnu Data
Om Jai Laxmi Mata (Repeat above verse)

Drugging a New Born Child Giving It On Rent To Another Child To Beg Is Child Labor Too

This boy is Sandesh, he begs at Andheri , earlier when I shot this picture he begged at Waterfiled Road the famously infamous traffucked signal called Turner Road ..

He has grown now but remembers me well , they all know me kids who are now child parents themselves ..

And I have stopped documenting this signal once I moved away, I had my work presence once upon a time and after a very long time I again came to work on this road for a few months but I had lost interest and these kids to had moved away towards the Linking Road Pamposh signal.

Most of the hijras , women dressed as hijras know me at the various traffic signals I pass ..

And I document their angst , their lifestyle ..all these kids their vagrant fathers alcoholic mothers in some cases stayed on a mound near Rang Sharda Bandra Reclamation.. and they search for open unguarded public places and soon a Slum commune comes up at that time the authorities dont take action , the local hoodlum and a corrupt hafta protection system helps them grow.. once it becomes a dwelling than the builder politician nexus raises its head and by that time it has become a vote bank too..

As this is not my field of thought I am just telling you what everyone knows I am a photographer and I shoot all this this is the street genre of poverty , I have no issue or envy with a rich man, he has earned it legally illegally it is his headache .. this demolition coming in so late , and always during a festive period is what I find inhuman.. period.. and during childrens exams too.

So Mr Diksheeth fuck you your message to me and your rant about Tourism and FDI building towers cities on the graves of living humanity is a greater evil to me than one sided development ,,

These Are Beggars Who Do Make Up And Collect Alms

They smudge their faces with dirt dust , tie bandages with red color, and some carry kids with real or nakli wounds .. these are professional beggars , there are beggars that collude with gangs of car thieves at Mahim , a relatives car was stolen,, so these professional beggars come up with brilliant ideas to con defraud the innocent people on the streets .

Madam We Would Rather Beg Than Steal

you shop
from stomach
we get left
over food
as meals
our pain
our sorrow
time heals
we have
no money
no designer
could steal
we are
of a lesser
of a cosmic
we have
no desire
no envy
to conceal

Designer Ritu Kumar's staffers arrested for fraud
the latest news ...hush hush lips sealed


Yazidiyat .com
An evil domain
Abu Sufiyan
Caliph Yazid
His followers
And scum
Came from
Wanting to have
The Holy
Prophets family
Under their thumb
Massacred Imam Hussain
Who gave his head
but not his hand
A Martyr become
To the pressures
of a political power play
He did not succumb
Fought valiantly
To keep Islam alive
As the rest of
the Muslim world
Cowardly kept mum
A few eunuchs among
Deaf and dumb
Hussain thy
name is Humanity
A hymn that we hum
the Land of Sorrow
A path to Allah
Our Kingdom come

Happy Diwali Happy New Year To All Of You-दीपावलीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा

Lage Raho Firoze Bhai

some will take your ass
some will leave you on the kerbside
for dead said circuit arshad warsi
nodding his head
producers of films enter
where angels fear to tread
but its because of them
we get our daily bread

A Thought for Madame Sonia Gandhi

Mother plagued by leprosy
Eyes hollows eaten by maggots
A world she does not see
Only sounds of pain and her misery
Her daughter has eyes she can read and see
A bill in her hand with the face of Madam Sonia Gandhi
A living hope a living mother figure in Delhi
Maybe, just maybe, when she sees this
She might change the Girl Childs life
Unendurable catastrophe
A Hand..a healing hand
To touch, to change the life
Of this street side poetry
Some call it a prose of living
To be or not to be.…

In Shadows of Despair

balancing cooking utensils on her head
the street performer girl her heart does bare
her life a tightrope
in shadows of despair
her unblossomed future in a snare
already tattered beyond repair
her present do and dare
a past that has been unfair
little children
they clap hands
they throw coins
as they watch and stare
while she walks on air..
her brother watches all this
lying on the floor
he is six months old
a love they equally share
this unusual pair
giving entertainment
to all and sundry
on the public square

The Call of the Craving Stomach

a street performing girlchild on the tight rope
an obligation a method of earning
she and her family cannot duck
the cravings of an empty stomach
her karma her dharma her grit
her determination fighting
her genetic badluck
she is called lakshmi
the goddess of wealth
like a lotus born in a muck
she will be used abused
deprived of her fleshly wealth
what little is left
a bastard child
whose future
too will be stuck
fighting the odds
a balancing act
in middair
waiting for some
hope of a good luck

the girl child was born on a tightrope