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

I Had Gone To Meet GM Mr AK Mishra of MTNL Broadband Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

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

Photography is Strictly Prohibited, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 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 ..

Mumbai .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

INDIANS LOVE MAKING BABIES

INDIANS LOVE MAKING BABIES, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 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

Lakshmi Puja, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
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 Laksh…

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

Drugging a New Born Child Giving It On Rent To Another Child To Beg Is Child Labor Too, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

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 an…

These Are Beggars Who Do Make Up And Collect Alms

These Are Beggars Who Do Make Up And Collect Alms, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

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

Madam We Would Rather Beg Than Steal, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

across
you shop
from stomach
restaurant
we get left
over food
as meals
our pain
our sorrow
time heals
we have
no money
no designer
threads
others
could steal
we are
children
of a lesser
god
broken
spokes
of a cosmic
wheel
we have
no desire
no envy
nothing
nothing
to conceal

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

YAZIDIYAT.COM

YAZIDIYAT.COM, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Yazidiyat .com
An evil domain
Abu Sufiyan
Mauwiyah
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
Karbala
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

Lage Raho Firoze Bhai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 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

A Thought for Madame Sonia Gandhi, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 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

In Shadows of Despair, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 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

The Call of the Craving Stomach, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 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
performing
a balancing act
in middair
waiting for some
hope of a good luck

the girl child was born on a tightrope