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The Mad Bawa Of Bhendi Bazar

The Mad Bawa Of Bhendi Bazar, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 275,413 items / 2,166,669 views

a mystic
holistically
healing
others
poor rich
owners
of expensive cars
jobless unemployed
bekar ..they come
with hope from
near and far
bollywood
strugglers
wanting to
be the next
superstars
bawa bizarre
body fecal
bruised
dirty smelling
cosmic scars

zindagi aur
maut ka kya
bharosa
chand lamhe
kashti dhoonde
kinara sirf
unka intezar

Muslim Motherhood ... Betrayed Misplaced Jehad Failed Crusade

Muslim Motherhood ... Betrayed Misplaced Jehad Failed Crusade, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
begging
on the streets
asking for alms
pleading for aid
uneducated
unskilled
they dont
want her as
a maid
she knows
no trade
just begging
with her child
tired wearied
scared afraid
misplaced
motherhood
on parade

to improve
the lot
of begging
muslim women
rehabilitate them
delayed ..
by muslim laid
back macho
male dominated
society a failed
crusade
senseless
diatribe
empty talk
tireless tirade

My Grandchildren Know Life As It Touches Them Too

My Grandchildren Know Life As It Touches Them Too, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 275,411 items / 2,166,607 views


unlike few
misers
who
give charity
to be
compensated
by god
become
more wealthier
standing
at the temple
queue
this is what
they were
taught
as they grew
muslim
christian
or hindu
but all
in all
we are beggars
before god
is it not true
from one
hand to
the other
hand
we pay
or dues

The Blind Beggar Boy of Bandra

The Blind Beggar Boy of Bandra

The Blind Beggar Boy And His Handler

The Blind Beggar Boy of Bandra Has Grown Older

The Blind Beggar Boy of Bandra Has Grown Older, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
This is the Bandra Blind boy I shot this last year , and both handler and the boy , take life in their stride , after making good money they will head back to Murshidabad W Bengal.. take a break of a few years and again return back to good old beggar friendly city Mumbai .. Amchi Mumbai.

The Blind Beggar Boy And His Handler

I Have Been Shooting This Blind Boy Since 8 Years

I Have Been Shooting This Blind Boy Since 8 Years, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 275,405 items / 2,166,605 views

This was shot a long time back, after several failed eye operations rendered by a few generous people , he and his handler disappeared , than once again they returned to Mumbai..

The blind boy much older now , about 17 or more , the handler an old relative has aged too.


They beg in Bandra , mornings at Bandra Reclamation signal near the Fire Brigade office , later near Sahibaan signal .. they no more sit at Boran Road ..

They hail from Murshidabad W Bengal, most migrant Muslim beggars comr from Murshidabad mostly ladies ...

I am a pictorial story teller , I shoot and try to avoid text , text confounds me ..but pictures need description , and I am bad at grammar syntax of words ..I shoot the grammar of spectral silence ..the pain the pathos , people born poor die poor , born homeless die homeless .. and a God disinterested in his own creation , he sends th…

Turquoise

Turquoise, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium, with the chemical formula CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue.
In many cultures of the Old and New Worlds, this gemstone has been esteemed for thousands of years as a holy stone, a bringer of good fortune or a talisman. The oldest evidence for this claim was found in Ancient Egypt, where grave furnishings with turquoise inlay were discovered, dating from approximately 3000 BC. In the ancient Persian Empire, the sky-blue gemstones were earlier worn round the neck or wrist as protection against unnatural death. If they changed color, the wearer was thought to have reason to fear the approach of doom. Meanwhile, it has been discovered that turquoise certainly can change color, but that this is not necessarily…

The Maha Kumbh Ends For Me

The Maha Kumbh Ends For Me

The Poor Indian Train Traveler ...Suffers

Even God Would Think Twice Traveling By Indian Railways