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The Last Journey And Last Rites of Shree Balasaheb Thackeray

The Last Journey And Last Rites of Shree Balasaheb Thackeray, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 252,075 items / 2,071,142 views

At first I did not want to go and shoot this as a nail had gone into my feet and it was healing slowly so I was not sure I could make this journey , but than seeing the images on TV and a call from my Guru Shreekant Malushte changed my mind I wore simple clothes a white linen shirt and black linen trousers and walked till Mahim where I caught the cortege of Shee Balasaheb Thackeray before the Mahim fishing village , and I climbed up trucks , and walls to shoot these pictures.

Than a friend Sunil Parab spotted me from the Press Bus and I shot the procession till Sena Bhavan

From Sena Bhavan I walked to Shivaji Park got into the Press Enclosure but it was just impossible to shoot the Press Guys are not the friendliest species on earth in Mumbai , they stood on chairs making it impossible to shoot any frames my friend Nitin Pawar of PSI Mumbai …

Karbala

Karbala, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Karbala (Arabic: كربلاء‎; BGN: Al-Karbalā’; also referred to as Karbalā' al-Muqaddasah) is a city in Iraq, located about 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Baghdad. Karbala is the capital of Karbala Governorate, and has an estimated population of 572,300 people (2003).
The city, best known as the location of the Battle of Karbala (680), is amongst the holiest cities for Shia Muslims after Mecca and Medina. It is home to the Imam Hussein Shrine. Karbala is famous as the site of the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali (Imam Hussein), and commemorations are held by millions of Shias annually to remember it. Karbala is considered sacred by all Shias.[1]
Several theories address the origin of the name Karbala. The Turkish geographer Yaqut al-Hamawi expressed the traditional hypothesis: that the name is an alternate Arabic feminine version of karbalah "soft earth".[2] Another theory suggests that the name came from the Aramaic root K…

A Glorious Death is Better than a Shameless Life ..

Shias Of India Dont Much Care For Photographers ..

Shias Of India Dont Much Care For Photographers .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
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I go out of my way , to be hospitable to photographer friends who come to Mumbai to shoot Moharam, I change my plans to suit their convenience , I dont do this for money or perks ..or to visit their cities one day and expect the same hospitality .. no way.
I love India I live in India ..I dont like foreign travel even if it came free.

Similarly I have decided the day I have money and a ticket for Karbala I will give it to a poor person let him go fulfill his spiritual thirst I seek my Karbala in India.

And maybe for the Shias of India some of them I am not even a 100% pucca Shia I am a Malang , I am everything I shoot .. I become one with their religiosity behind the camera ..

I shoot everything that touches my city .. but I wont shoot somethings ..following funeral cortege , or disasters .. I shoot disasters after they have happened I shoot the rebuilding …

They Came Into My Life And Than Just Disappeared

Dr Glenn Losack My Dear Friend And Brother ..