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She Was A Street Photographer Much Before She Was Born

She Was A Street Photographer Much Before She Was Born, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

marziya shakir
5 year old
in the beginning
shot on the nikon
now a happy canon
user ..reborn
she does not
shoot golden glows
sunsets or dizzy dawns
it is beggars on the streets
desperate hungry forlorn
she does not shoot roses
only unborn thorns
street urchins know her
rich kids she scorns
the marathon football
ganesha festivals
durga pujas
bandras most famous
garbage porn
she shoots the same
things on and on
giving them a new
meaning a new hope
the bull by his horns

Working Mothers On The Street ..Weaving Hope In Defeat

Marziya Shakir 5 Year Old Street Photographer - Canon User

The Beggar Poet - A Beginning Without End

Traditionally A Muslim Beggars Life Will Never Change

Traditionally A Muslim Beggars Life Will Never Change, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

when she was born
she had her fate
written scripted
as pain in exchange
a cosmic vulnerable
fatality within
never changing
range ..charity
a few coins
wont emancipate
her freedom
her self respect
as a muslim woman
may sound strange
the sounds of the minaret
her soul from peace
brotherhood forcibly
estranged ..the jihad
to kill .. yes muslims
love killing muslims
a poetic thought
re arranged ...

Will Tomorrow Be Better Than Today

Will Tomorrow Be Better Than Today, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
the present
to our lives
has made
irrevocable
dent .
nothing
changed
wherever
we went
was this
punishment
man made
or god sent
begging on
the streets
life spent
tomorrow
scares us
evermore
with its
unseen
content
it could
be worse
than today
the fear
of becoming
homeless
unpaid rent
mumbai slums
hope did god
or man invent
a bubble
of ill portent
as we ponder
in pain lament
lifes journey
downward
descent
grasping
in our palms
our destiny
a part a particle
a fragment

born to beg - muslim beggar mother

born to beg - muslim beggar mother, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

behind her 
churning 
slowly 
the cosmic 
wheel her 
miserable 
life as mother 
wife cannot 
heal,, she begs 
she wont steal 
two square meals 
wheels within wheels
as muslim beggar 
her sucked fate seals 
hidden behind the veil 
her pain to others 
she wont reveal 
what was born to 
hidden will always 
remain concealed 
tears as blood 

on her soul congeal

Dargah Hazrat Abbas Lucknow

Dargah Hazrat Abbas Lucknow, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. This is a monument of Faith , custodians of Faith , the Dargah Hazrat Abbas is the replica of his Shrine in Karbala...
A Hindu person went into the Dargah bowed , came out, outside are the Alam shops , he asked for a alam in gold to place on the Holy Shrine , the guy did not have one ready , he said he would give it to him the next day, the Hindu gentleman paid the entire amount, the Shia shop keeper of Alams was curious , he asked him has your prayer been answered, the Hindu replied it will be fulfilled the next morning hence I am placing the Alam..This a true incident..There are many tales , its about Faith .Faith is untouched by bigotry, or Sunnism or Shiasm or Hinduism..
Ask you shall recieve.. ask with your heart and not through your selfish soul.
For me this Hazrat Abbas 's Dargah is the first place I visited after I tied the knot to my wife 30 years back, than Asif Shakir my eldest son married a g…

The Man With The Midas Touch Mr Shakti Kapoor

The Man With The Midas Touch Mr Shakti Kapoor, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Shakti Kapoor
Actor
Shakti Kapoor is an Indian Bollywood actor. He is known as one of the leading villains in Bollywood movies for more than three decades. He has also been applauded for playing comic roles in several movies. Wikipedia
Born: September 3, 1958 (age 54), Delhi
Height: 1.83 m
Spouse: Shivangi Kohlapure (m. 1982)
Children: Shraddha Kapoor, Siddhanth Kapoor
Upcoming movie: Rabba Main Kya Karoon

Mr Prem Chopra .. Elegance And Villainy ..

Mr Prem Chopra .. Elegance And Villainy .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Prem Chopra (Devanagari: प्रेम चोपड़ा) (born September 23, 1935)is an actor in Hindi and Punjabi films. He has acted in 320 films. He has a soft spoken diction despite being a villain in most films.

Personal life and education[edit]

Chopra was born to a Hindu Punjabi family in Lahore on 23 September 1935 to Ranbirlal and Rooprani Chopra.[1] He was third of six children. After the partition of India, his family moved to Shimla, where he was brought up.[citation needed] His father desired that Prem be a doctor.[citation needed]
He graduated from Punjab University.[1]
Chopra is married to Raj Kapoor's wife's sister Uma, and they have three daughters: Rakita, Punita and Prerana.[2]
Awards[edit]

1976 - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in Do Anjaane
2004 - Legend of Indian Cinema Award at Atlantic City [3][dead link]
Amongst other awards won the Giants[clarification needed] honour…

Mr Danny Denzongpa...The Stylist Veteran Of Villainy

Mr Danny Denzongpa...The Stylist Veteran Of Villainy, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

over the
years
he has
bloomed
histrionically
a painter singer
poet musician
man of letters
hope humanity
he grows in stature
mentally ..physically
om mani padme hoon
echoes his soul spiritually
onscreen a persona of
bollywoods gallery of
whos who of villainy