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The Rafaee Is Just Another Brick In The Wall

The Girl Child Is Considered A Liability In Rural India

The Indian Girl Child ..Will Soon Be Extinct

Gods Home is In A Childs Eyes

The Rafaee

The Rafaee, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

The Rafaee

The Rafaee, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

The Blind Beggar Haji Malang ..

Hindu Devotees Of Haji Malang Baba ..

Haji Malang Baba Ka Chahnewala

The Humble Sikh Malang at Haji Malang

Dam Madar Malang At Haji Malang

The Siddis Of Mumbai

The Siddis Of Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

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He is the head of the Siddi Chowk at Haji Malang and his ancestors were Siddis African migrants who settled in India centuries back.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Siddi, Siddhi, or Sheedi (Urdu: شیدی ‎; Hindi, Marathi, Konkani: सिद्दी or शीदि/ಸಿದ್ಧಿ; Sindhi: شيدي; Gujarati: સીદી; Kannada: ಸಿದ್ಧಿಗಳು), also known as Habshi, are an ethnic group in the Indian subcontinent mainly in India and Pakistan. The Siddi population is currently estimated to be 20,000–55,000, with Gujarat and Hyderabad in India and Makran and Karachi in Pakistan as the main population centres.[1] Siddis are mainly Sufi Muslims, although some are Hindus and some Roman Catholic Christians.[2]
There are conflicting hypotheses on the origin of the name Siddi. One theory is that the word was a term of respect in North Africa, similar to the word sahib in modern India and Pakistan.[citation needed] A second the…

The Malang in Bollywood

Malang Baba at Haji Malang

The Malangs of Haji Malang

The Malangs of Haji Malang, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Unlike The Dam Madar Malangs the Malangs of Karnataka affiliated to Haji Malang wear saffron turbans instead of black to cover their long dreads ..

Kashmiri Pandit Bawa

Kashmiri Pandit Bawa, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 269,687 items / 2,141,479 views

I have not met him since last few years , this was shot in 2010 at Haji Malang.

He does not mix with people stays to himself but got along well with me and he is extremely photogenic , he is a Malang.

He is a Hindu Kashmiri .. but taking solace in Sufism.

The Red Head Rafaee ..

The Red Head Rafaee .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
We meet at Haji Malang but at Ajmer I have met him every time during the Urus Of Khwajah Moinuddin Chishty , sitting near the Char Yar cemetery along the gemstone shops.

I have till date never asked him his name , we just meet acknowledge our presence and than we move on, though he has asked me many a times to come to the urus at Nagpur..

I am not much of a dargah hopper , even in Mumbai it is Makhdhoom Shah Baba and Fakhruddin Shah baba during the Urus and Haji Malang also during the Urus.

I am more fascinated with these three Holy Shrines and my ultimate meeting with the Malangs and Peersaab Fahkru Miya of Hujra No6 at Ajmer Sharif.

The Malang - Haji Malang

The Malang - Haji Malang, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
We meet from time to time during the Urus circuit , I have yet to ask him his name I have been shooting him since several years .. he lives in a rock cut out in the mountains of Haji Malang on the way to the holy shrine .

dr glenn losack was here

dr glenn losack was here, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 263,972 items / 2,114,762 views

shooting
silent walls
lepers beggars
molten tears
sounds of
piercing pain
amputated hopes
sounds you
cant hear
silent screams
broken dreams
restless angst
fears deafening
dilemma deleted
doomed faces
without eyes
without fingers
without tongue
without ears
craving for
death but
arrogant death
moves away
from pestilence
he wont come
near ageless
seething emotions
scary seconds
haunting hours
months bewailing
vomiting years

Mumbai Is In Our Hand ..Our Hope Our Homeland

Mumbai Is Changing Drastically

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.

the naga babas at maha kumbh

Naga Sadhus Shahi Snan

Naga Babas At Maha Kumbh 2013 Allahabad

Swami Avdeshananadji - The Man Of Peace Hope And Vision

Swami Avdeshananadji - The Man Of Peace Hope And Vision, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 266,702 items / 2,125,355 views


SWAMI AVDHESHANAND GIRI MAHARAJ is a blessed name among truth seekers synonymous with spiritual heights.Those who are desirous of God’s grace find this name the right ladder to God-realisation. It betokens self awareness and continuous celebration of the Supereme Bliss of life.
Swamiji leads his diciples to the path ofpeace and salvation, weaning them away

from the worldly delusions.His name, his person and his preachings symbolise the most sacred love, the most sublime wisdom in which is the seed of “Bhagwad Tatva” (Essence of Eternity).

Born in the early hours of a Kartik Purnima, in a high caste brahmin family, Swamiji spent most of his early years in the Himalayas as a hermit. He belongs to the long and exalted tradition of sages born in our country who have been influencing and inspiring millions of people with their extraordinary personality an…

I am made a dam madar malang by baba syed ali masoomi aqsan

I follow the path of peace of the dam madar malangs of india

I am made a dam madar malang by baba syed ali masoomi aqsan

The Dam Madar Malangs of India