Tuesday, March 26, 2013

It's so lonely when you don't even know yourself.

Hey Politicians leave them Cops alone. All in all it's just another brick in the wall

The Malangs Hand

the dam madar malang

The Palki Carriers of Haji Malang

3 Monkeys Listening to Qawwali at Sultan Shah Baba Dargah

Tumharay Laal ke hum sogwar hen Bibi, Tumharay zakhm pe marham humen lagana hai.”

36 Hours Fasting Malang At Haji Malang

Eyeball Piercing Haji Malang 2009

Naga Sadhu Haji Malang

The Naga Sadhu at Haji Malang

Faruq Baba Rafaee And Me Haji Malang 2009

Eye Ball Piercing And Lifting A Vessel of Water

Hardcore Cheek Piercing Attached to a Stool - breaking a coconut

Hardcore Cheek Piercing Attached to a Stool

The Siddis - Lost Tribe of Africa

He is the head of the Siddi Chowk at Haji Malang , I had long talks with him about his people the Siddis Indians of African origin settled in Gujrat , at Gir and Junagah and other places ..
I would either sit with him or the Malangs and in between shoot the Hijras..
I spent far little time with the Rafaees of Chancawalli...perhaps Handi Sais death had hit me hard..

I have tremendous respect for the Siddis I shall not elaborate more as the Siddis is a set on my Flickr photostream.

This is one race badly let down by society and the Government of India, simply because their heritage is being lost, they are made to beg on the streets like clowns and acrobats..
They must be rehabilitated with dignity,and I write this as a fellow Indian too.. they have remained Siddis but are integral part of our country history and heritage.

India was in old times a great sea faring nation and these African people were bought here as slaves , they rose to have their own kingdoms and fiefdoms.

The Murud Janjira fort is a reminder of the indomitable spirit of the Siddis.

I dont know much about their ancestry you can Google Search it too..

I will work more on this race in the near future ..thanks to my few Bollywood Siddi friends..

Their spiritual Saint is Baba Gor...

Eye Ball Piercing Haji Malang

Hand Piercing Haji Malang

The Barefeet Blogger Gets A Scrub From Marziya Shakir

To Akbar Simonese the finest street photographer in the world..

Haji Malang Dargah -God Lives Here

The Malang From Mumbai

जब प्यार हुआ इस पिंजरे से, तुम कहने लगे आज़ाद रहो

“Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.” Octavio Paz

“being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.” ― Charles Bukowski,

“All great and precious things are lonely.” ― John Steinbeck

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness. Henry Miller

If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry. Anton Chekhov

The Rafaee

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. Mother Teresa