I did a lot of street photography in Chennai when I had free time during Moharam , I shot Hindu temples I shot Sufi shrines I shot life in Jigedevi..and a town called Dharmapuri.. thanks to Dr Abbas Ali Mir I stayed in his house .
Most of all I had good friends Mesaq and Musayb who helped me shoot 7 Moharam and Ashura in Chennai and I shall never forget the humility hospitality of the Shias of Chennai .. lovers of Hussain .
Chennai is different from Hyderabad but yet the intensity of the Shia of Chennai is intense and they are polite courteous to all azadars .. My set on Moharam in Chennai Ashura is restricted to Flickr members but you must see it, it shows the traditions of Azadri of the Shias of The South.
I have not shot Bangalore ...I have shot Kolkatta Delhi Lucknow and Mumbai Moharams .. Hussain Tekri and Mehmoodabad.
WE HAVE BETRAYED OUR CHILDREN FOR EVER, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. we have killed mother nature with our 'evil intent our means to progress on the soul of humanity ' has caused a deep dent for our failures shortcoming s our children repent we remember Xmas we forget the suffering of our lord we forget Lent we created' guns bombs that do not defend but kill kill kill 'mercilessly 'our innocence
I just got up now with a few words stuck in the vortex of my mind and there was mesaage for me from my dear brother Anthony Posey ..
Anthony Posey I am going to read a poem at church for the epiphany ( wisemen ) you have one for me, if so let me have it so you can be a part of that day
So this is for him and his people at Church with love from a beggar poet of Mumbai.
The picture is of a fort .. Mahim Fort once a pride of our State now in shambles people defecate around it and piss on the glory of lost illusions lost heritage..