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Photographers Are Born Not Made - Marziya Shakir 5 Year Old Shoots The Malang ..

Photographers Are Born Not Made - Marziya Shakir 5 Year Old Shoots The Malang .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

the cosmic
camera
bridging
the gap
between
3 generations
father son
grand daughter
very young
it was silence
that is more
tastier than
the morsel
on the tongue

laden fruits
of gods bounty
overhung
even a fly
seeks hope
on the mound
of a garbage
full of dung

Photographers Are Born Not Made - Marziya Shakir 5 Year Old Shoots The Malang ..

Photographers Are Born Not Made - Marziya Shakir 5 Year Old Shoots The Malang .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

the cosmic
camera
bridging
the gap
between
3 generations
father son
grand daughter
very young
it was silence
that is more
tastier than
the morsel
on the tongue

laden fruits
of gods bounty
overhung
even a fly
seeks hope
on the mound
of a garbage
full of dung

The King Of Kings

The King Of Kings, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
The King Of Kings
Of King Circle
calls me every year
to document his
people their peer
their swamis
their seers.
the lord remover
of obstacles
removes
every pain
every tear
blesses humanity
mind without
fear ..you
ask he hears
you come to him
he too comes near
to your dreary life
he adds hope
harmony joy
abundance cheer
your debts he clears
promotion in your career
than he whispers dont
worry every day in your
life a happy new year

There Are More Mad People On Facebook Than Anywhere In The World..

There Are More Mad People On Facebook Than Anywhere In The World.., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. "We want a few mad people now. See where the sane ones have landed us!"

Shaw, George Bernard

she was furious
angry aggressive
abusing me with
hazar galis for
making a corny
statement like
this she said
whats your
frickin problem
let people live
the way they
want to live
learn to forget
learn to forgive
she was totally
miffed ..tenaciously
possessive .facebook
her hope her temple
of joy ..she was not
mentally captive
st marc had emancipated
her with his following
massive..my account
deactivated doomed
her account passionately
active ...i moved away
from her circle of
confusion a beggar poet
a hardcore fan of shiv

The Arab Has To Learn So Much From The Peace loving Muslims of India

shayad meri bhavna ka khayal dil me aaya hai isiliye bappa ne mujhe darshan ke liye bulaya hai

Coming Soon ,,,

Coming Soon ,,,, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

to get rid
of doddering
fools those
foot in the
mouth dumbos
who need to
go back to
school
insensitive
with absolutely
no love for our
beloved city
bahut soon
inka dabba gul
bappa will make
mumbai rape free
pothole free
uber cool
as it as
when it was
called
bombay
no more
ankhon main
dhool ,,yeh
ruhansa phool
jinhe taqt e
shahi pe bithaya
kya hamse hogayi
bhool..

"Vakratunda Mahakaaya, Suryakoti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Mey Deva, Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada"
the remover of obstacles ...ganesha rocks ganesha rules

poem dedicated to my good friend mr mohan kapoor

I became a Malang away from sectarian strife religious hate

I became a Malang away from sectarian strife religious hate, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

i became
human
away
from dogma
dilemma
diatribe
unnecessary
one way debate
i found peace
among the malangs
aligned to my cosmic
fate ..away from
muslims killing muslims
powered by
petro dollars
jehaddi
ideology
of suicide
bombers
killing unborn
children
bombing mosques
holy shrine
a different
message
of islam
that the
true god
did not create
man made mischief
of the mullah politicians
for lust of power
real estate ..
imperial hegemony
to evil within as they
prostate ...
peace brotherhood
a lost world
from this satanic
force we must liberate

Said My Wife Why Do You Shoot The Same Thing Over And Over Again

Said My Wife Why Do You Shoot The Same Thing Over And Over Again, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.



so the first time
this year i did not
shoot the dahi handi
at ranade road ..
cosmically constrained
the flesh was willing
the spirit contained
within the four
walls of my homely
domain ,,,mumbai
is despicably horrid
horrendously humid
without rains .
i am caught up
in a vortex of poetry
bound in chains
so i think i will
go out to kurla
shoot the beggars
the homeless living
lifelong in pain
at Flickr after
exceeding 1 TG
no batch uploads
screws  my brains

$499.99 per year
2 Terabytes of photo
 and video space
All the benefits of
 a free account
breaks the heart
hits the brain
dear ms marissa mayer
for a hobbyist photographer
incorrigible blogger with
a rapidly falling rupee
is a mindless thought
insane ..please consider
be humane .
.the old pro
flickr account
for $25  per year
unlimited uploads
if you could kindly
bring back again

I Am Back In My Prison Cell At Facebook...

I Am Back In My Prison Cell At Facebook..., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. www.facebook.com/firozeshakir

I join Facebook 29 August 2013


i had deactivated my facebook
account went into a shell of
loneliness a sabbatical
i took ,, did not take any
calls burnt my old
phonebook.. sat at home
helping the grandkids
breed finches set up
a tropical fish aquarium
beef liver heart spinach
mixture i learnt to cook
when i wanted crap my
thoughts in 140 words
twitter was where i looked
pulling the flush was
re tweeting ,,i decided
no more social media to
stay off hooked


but than a friend
gave me hope
gave me strength
thanks to her
faith in my blogs
i am back in a
prison cell at
facebook
pimping
my poetry
my pictures
my pathos
my passion
i changed
my hulia
my malang
outlook
once again
the morsel of
the forbidden
fruit i partook
one sided love
uncooked

Docummenting Another Mans Religion And Faith Is Documenting Hope Humanity

I Am Back In My Prison Cell At Facebook...

I Am Back In My Prison Cell At Facebook..., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. https://www.facebook.com/firozeshakir

Dahi Handi - Govinda Ala Re Ala

Dahi Handi - Govinda Ala Re Ala, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Govinda or Dahi Handi is a sport organized on Krishna Janmashtami to celebrate the birth of Krishna. It is very popular in Mumbai and surrounding area of Thane.
Govinda players gather together under Dahi Handi to making a human pyramid to catch and then break an earthen pot (a matki or handi) hung high in the air with the help of a rope. The players are known as Govindas or BalGopals. The sport is based on the legends about Krishna stealing makhan (butter) or dahi (curd) from handis.

Govinda was started somewhere in the eighteenth century in Girgaum in Mumbai. Originally the sport was a religious ceremony to celebrate the birth of the Hindu god Krishna. A community called Pathare Prabhu staying in the village called Girgaum in south Mumbai (then called Bombay) used to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna by performing Govinda.[1] This community of Pathare Prabhu was af…

Bandra Skywalk Lovers Point

Bandra Skywalk Lovers Point, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

bring your babe
here instead of
getting drowned
on carter road
rocks..harassed
by eunuchs
jealous cocks
here a serene
moment some
sweet talk ,
close to the
station a
few minutes
walk,,,now just
across the talao
beneath the sky
walk the drug
addicts joint
where gardalus
flock snorting
their stuff system
mock ..beggars
urchins homeless
it is for them
they say that
the government
built this skywalk

talk of the town
top of the pop
traffic beneath
hope on the top
totally useless
totally flop
not yet a
suicide point
from where
bodies drop

Jai Govinda Jai Gopala

Jai Govinda Jai Gopala, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
This was an old post bought forward today as I have exceeded my limit for images at Flickr ,,no new uploads ,,,till I buy more space they say...


reaching out for
a serene spirituality
in a dahi pot
hands and legs
head and shoulders
in the streets
of mumbai hot
jai govinda jai gopala
a beautiful thought
a magical moment
binding you soul
on the spot
peace hope harmony
that god bought
defeating the curse
of swine flu
an accidental plot
that was terrorizing
the human lot
resurrecting him
from destiny's rot


jai govinda jai gopala
mumbai wala hai dilwala
mumbai premki patshala
jalnewale ka moonh ho kala
dilip kumar madhubala
rajendra kumar vijayntimala
purani pijcharon ka maza nirala
sharuk khan ko
amriki immigrationwalon ne
pareshan kar dala


girte rupye ne seth logon
ka kar diya diwala
once upon a time in mumbai
please dekh lo dobara
madras cafe john sab
sarkar lagta hai pyara
chenna express 300 crore
ka bollywood…

As I Have Exceeded My Limit For My Images At Flickr ,, I Will Not Upload New Stuff - I Miss My Old Pro Account

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.



I got a message from Flickr I have exceeded my limit so they suggest  I   buy more space ..I dont think I will instead I will delete some old useless images , which again would be a pain , or take another Free account which I dont want too ..or play with my Exif data , bring back my old stuff as new and make it new by tweaking it at Aviary ,, I am fathomless so if any of you can suggest guide me I will be really grateful,, at the moment I am not in a position to buy space for personal reasons.. 

Even my Pro status used to be a gift from friends wellwishers ,,,so I am now a victim like the rest of you to New Flickr.. luckily I had stopped shooting pictures ..I would like to know if I replace my pictures will that give me space or what ,,,thanks .

I have 285000 images what happens to them , will they be archived or what .. I am sending this blog message to Flickr customer care for guidance and help.

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

Bhag Gardalu Bhag ,, Tere Gand Ke Neeche Police Ne Lagaie Hai Ag ,,Gandu Jaldi Jag

Bandra Talao..Sab Se Ganda Talao

Bandra Talao..Sab Se Ganda Talao, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

netaji ise
accha banao
lawaris logon
ko yahan
se bhagao
gardalu juari
timpass walon
ki gand par
hunter lagao
boating
swimming
diving pool
yahan par
banao
election se
pehle kuch
acha kam
kar jao
bachon ka
dil behlao
swans
dolphins
bahar se
mangao
bandra ko
yahan aisa
land mark
dilwao
kuch accha
kam karte
jao ..walking
jogging ke
tracks cycling
skating aur nao
yahan zaroor lao
dil jeet jao ..

are baba
sochte kya ho
shuru ho jao
warna koie
aur le jayega
apke hath se
dao.. mera
bandra mera
desh mera gaon

jab chue ki maut ati hai woh gutter ki aur bhagta hai

the chatwala outside the school ... jeera goli kairi imli ...boras

simple picture simple stories ..

Grandfather

Bandra Bazar Road

Old Time Bandra

I Have Walked A Million Light Years Away From My Facebook Wall

I Have Walked A Million Light Years Away From My Facebook Wall, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

from over
the soul
of her
loneliness
i hear
her call
stately
tall
angelic
beautiful
a silhouette
lurking in a
silken shawl
silent footsteps
of a doll ,,
deleted doomed
battered mauled
the poetry of my
life in a lonely
hall waiting to
translate her
silence before
i fall again in
love with .
memories
final recall
poetic
predilection
my downfall

The Muslims Of Bandra

The Bandra Skywalk... A Dream Gone Sour ,,

The Bandra Skywalk Has Gone To The Dogs

Bandra Talao..

The Most Neglected Water Body - Bandra Talao ,,

The Famous Bandra Skywalk..

Bandra Skywalk Lovers Point

Beneath The Talao End of The Skywalk Drug Addicts Joint

Bandra Skywalk Lovers Point

The Famous Bandra Skywalk..

Addiction To Bandra Skywalk.. On Top And Below

Mumbai Is A City Of Vagrants

The Famous Bandra Skywalk..

Bandra Skywalk .. Is Photo Walk Too ..

Gandu 5 Baje Ka Alarm Laga Diya Na...

The Car Bike Cemetery Bandra

In The Evenings The Bandra Skywalk Becomes Lovers Point ,,,In The Mornings Drug Addicts Joint

Bollywood Se Back Kar Kahan Jaoge ..Jahan Jaoge Hame Paoge

Are We Safe In Mumbai ,,, Lets Wait For God To Anwser That ..

Bindas ..Mumbai..Amchi Mumbai