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street photography is addictive ..poetic productive

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leave the rat race ..stop the money chase

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mere desh ki dharti kachra ugle ugle gande moti mere desh ki dharti

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Kumbharwada Dharavi...

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the dharavi child - mattress kid

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dumping garbage on the streets is our national pastime

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i shoot garbage of human strife

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welcome to dharavi 90 feet road ..after garbage becomes 40 feet road

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Jan 23, 2011 Shree BalasahebThackerays 84 Birthday Celebrated At Dharavi

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Without Clothes .. We Would Be Truly Human Without Deceit Or Conceit

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Akram Bhai Friends Dharavi And The Dam Madar Malang of Bandra

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Her Mother Was Shooting Us .. She Does Not Like Others Touching Her Canon 60D

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Through The Eyes Of A Child I Shoot The Poetry of My World

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A Child That Was Born Through A Camera - Nerjis Asif Shakir

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And That One Talent That Was Death To Hide .. Photography Humility I Taught My Grand Daughters Side By Side

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Dharavi..builder politician ke hath main iski chavi ..

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when you are poor broke ...you literally choke

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when you are poor broke ...you literally choke, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 262,140 items / 2,107,132 views

when i was
a child precocious
breaking hands legs
on a precipice of life
i stood my body
parts made of wood
than when i grew up
i fell in love slavishly
with her womanhood
broke my heart my spirit
time unrepentant stood
poetically exhausted
lost the reason to live
my shop with all its goods
my passion my pathos
she stupidly misunderstood

dedicated to a great humble street photographer
akbar simonse ..would like to shoot like him if i could

look you have to learn making baskets .. education is for fools

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scavenging foodstuff from the garbage van...

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man can live without art culture but not without food

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the common man has gone insane ..

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the humble down to earth barbers of bandra reclamation

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The Heart of a Fool is in his Mouth…

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The Heart of a Fool is in his Mouth…, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
“THE HEART OF A FOOL IS IN HIS MOUTH AND THE TONGUE OF A WISE MAN IS IN HIS HEART.”
HAZRAT ALI.

Name - Ali

Title - Al-Murtaza, Al-Amir-ul-Mo’mineen, Abu-Turab, Asadullah

Kunyat - Abul Hasan

Born - Friday 13th of Rajab, in the Holy Ka’ba

Father’s Name - Abu Talib-ibne-Abdul Muttalib

Mother’s Name - Fatima bint-e-Asad

Died - at the age of 63 years, at Kufa, on Monday, the 21st Ramadan 40 AH, murdered by an assassin who mortally wounded him with a poisoned sword in the Mosque at Kufa during morning prayers on the 19th of Ramadan.

Buried - Najaf, near Kufa.

1. A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks first and then thinks. - Hazrat Ali Ibn-e-Abi Talib

3. Be generous but not extravagant,


What is Nahjul Balagha ?

The Nahjul Balagha is a collection of sermons, precepts, prayers, epistles and aphorisms of 'Ali ('a) compiled by al-Sayyid al-Sharif al-Radi about one thousand years ago. However…

garbage porn golden dawn.. my backyard lawn

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The Perfumed Garden

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The Perfumed Garden, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
home is
where the
heart is
large
abundant
like this
inherited
by my
grand children
as their
birthday wish
my poetry
my photography
nook
my niche
my soul
leaping
weeping
like dying
fish
gasping
for air
panting
sluggish
will soon
vanish

The Rise And The Fall Of The Bhaiyya

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The Rise And The Fall Of The Bhaiyya, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 262,127 items / 2,107,102 views

a bhaiyya
from uttar pradesh
hunting for hope
he came
away from
his hometown
life was never
the same
a political
scapegoat
for the
shortcomings
of his own leaders
he took blame
called a bhaiyya
his name
his lifes struggle
smell of mustard
oil his notoriety
to fame ...a pawn
in a game
once trampled
by a horde of
white elephants
now beneath
the wheels of
a cosmic cycle
his fate limping
knock kneed lame
a candle in the wind
an enduring flame