Monday, June 17, 2013

Ice Golawala Bhaiyya

Icegolawala Bhaiyya

Banganga Pitru Paksha...The North Indian Bhaiyya Confluence In Mumbai

Juhu Beach Ka Bhaiyya Seng Chanawala

Panipuriwala Bhaiyya Pucca Bambaiya

Juhu Beach Ka Panipuriwala Bhaiyya

The Fashion Bhangarwala

Oh Bhaiyya Bhangarwale Humko Bhi Sath Le Le Hum Reh Gaye Akele

chale aaj tum jahan se
huyi zindagi parayi
tumhe mil gaya thikana
hamein maut bhi na aayi

When Tragedy Takes Place .. The Bhangarwala Bhaiyya Is Not Far Away..To Carry Your Burnt Out Goods Away

Juhu Beach Ka Bora Kairi Mungphaliwala Bhaiyya

Bhaiyya Tadgolewala

UP Ka Bhaiyya - Dil Hai Hindustani Pucca Bambaiya

Chal Ud Jaa Re Panchhi Ki Ab Ye Des Hua Begaana

Khatam Hue Din Us Daali Ke, Jis Par Tera Basera Tha/-2
Aaj Yahaan Aur Kal Ho Vahaan Ye, Jogi Vaala Phera Tha,
Ye Teri Jaageer Nahin Thi,
Ye Teri Jaageer Nahin Thi, Chaar Ghadi Ka Dera Tha
Sada Raha Hai Is Duniya Men Kis Ka Aab-O-Daana
Chal Ud Jaa Re Panchhi.

Movie : Bhabhi

Paniwala Bhaiyya Pucca Bambaiya

Ai Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal..Teri Duniya Se Jee Bhar Gaya

The Bhaiyyas Of Bambai... A Story Of Survival

The Bhaiyyas Of Bambai... A Story Of Survival

The North Indian Bhaiyya In Mumbai - I Shoot His Humility His Story of Survival

The Bhaiyyas Of Bambai... A Story Of Survival

The Bhaiyyas Of Bambai... A Story Of Survival

The Pattiwalas Of Zaveri Bazar...The Bhaiyyas Of Bambai - A Story Of Survival

The Pattiwalas Of Zaveri Bazar...The Bhaiyyas Of Bambai - A Story Of Survival

The Bhaiyyas Of Bambai... A Story Of Survival


And who really cares about them, the Satraps in UP are busy making money, had the leaders past present or future created infrastructure , instead of building statues parks , had they created jobs the Bhaiyya .. could live with dignity in any part of India.

But he is mocked beaten for his lifestyle, he does all odd jobs and when he ends up building a home or a workplace in this migrant city , he is hated , because he had the courage will and the patience to do what he did and changed the rules of the game .. the next few pictures I am tweaking as monochromes shot by me to show you their world of survival.. the poetry of life shot as images ,,

I was born in Lucknow but came to Mumbai as a one year old living in a hutment at Kurla till God who was kind , bought my Dad to Wodehouse Road where we lived for many years than Strand Cinema Colaba a short stint at Neelam Apts Breach Candy too.

I on my part moved towards Bandra West and made Bandra my home and the path to my destiny.

I shoot the North Indian migrant from UP at Pitru Paksh Banganga and the Biharis at Chhat Puja Juhu beach every year... when I come to town I shoot the Bhaiyya patiwala two legged human taxi .. or coolies ,,,who live their dreams out these are the grass root North Indian migrant.. thelawalas.. you cant miss them near Crawford Market and Chakla.

Its a pity Mumbai being a fast paced city I have never sat down with them or chatted them.. but I did see a patiwala crying , he refused to beg, he was an old man , but I gave him money.. we all have bad days one time or the other..

Even when I can carry my stuff I give it to them to carry so they can earn with respect.., and here I must reiterate ..these guys are trustworthy , wont steal your stuff .. however miserly you maybe in giving them money for their services ..

And before this I showed you a few frames of barbers also from Uttar Pradesh eking their living in Mumbai.. the greatest collection of Bhaiyya barbers and bald North Indian diaspora is the eve of Navratra at Banganga Walkeshwar celebrating Pitru Paksh paying tribute to their dead ancestors by religious tonsure.

And all this I could capture as a street photographer and beggar poet.

The Beggar Poet



reborn
in cyberspace
as a street
photographer
imprints
on the soul
of mumbai
you cant
easily erase
the homeless
man drenched
in the rains
with insensitive
godliness face
to face ..
first meal
of the day
he gives
grace
for the next
meal another
chase ..
for the sins
of his forefathers
his chldren pay
begging at
mahim church
shivering at
the trafficsignal
on novena day
from their
fucked up
sucked up life
cosmic fate
has blocked
the suns rays
within the church
heads bowed
in prayers ..
a new candle
of hope lights
the way
a building
weeps not
far away
mercilessly
bought down
like a pack
of card
in deathly
embrace
i only shoot
what i was
destined
to shoot
in time
in space
beckoned
to places
by the
hand of god
even to places
where god
doesn't stay

The Barbers Of Triveni Sangam Allahabad

The Street Barbers Of Matunga.

bandras famous street stylist ,,,

Street Barbers of Byculla

Street Barbers of Byculla

The Barbers At Maha Kumbh Allahabad

Barbers At Banganga

Barbers At Banganga

Barbers At Banganga

Barbers At Banganga

Barbers At Banganga

Barbers At Banganga

Barbers At Banganga

Barbers At Banganga

Barbers At Banganga

Barbers At Banganga

Barbers At Banganga

Bhai Zara Gardan Sambhal Ke..Na Rahe Sarke Na Bal Ke

Barbers at Banganga

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