Friday, July 12, 2013

Most Of The Muslim Beggars I Shot In Bandra Disappear .. After Ramzan

Most of the Muslim beggars in the slum pockets at Bandra predominantly hail from Murshidabad W Bengal.. so change of government either at State level or Center does not change the destiny of the beggars at all.

Whether the Left or Hon Mamtaji , the poor seek hope and fortunately there is abundance of hope in Mumbai , so also whether it is Hon Bahenji or Hon Akhileshji , it is Mumbai that flourishes for the beggar than entire Uttar Pradesh combined .. same goes for beggars from Bihar.

I must say without being partisan I did not see Maharashtrian beggars at the Maha Kumbh and I did not take a microscope with me ,,,

I shoot beggars I dont sell pictures , nobody buys pictures of pain , even if you give them free.

I can say that Ramzan is hope for the Beggars though only for a month because after Ramzan we as Muslims will be back on the beaten track.. the rich Muslims get richer the poor Muslims just disappear.

I shoot beggars where I see them and all these are old pictures , I dont stalk them at mosques , I find them at the convenience store of my Bandra back lanes .

Nowadays strangely I dont move out with the camera endless Kurla East trips for Marziyas Fish tank.. I take the camera when I go to town and I hate shooting flooded streets , it only shows disrespect for our Municipal services .. and they who work there are lucky normally before Diwali they will call for a strike to get their demands from the Government which is taking our pound of flesh and soul.

Fuck the beggars cant strike they have yet to form a Union...and if they go on a strike it would only affect those that are in the beggar mafia , the haftakhors and the hotel guys who sell coupons to rich folks to serve stale rancid food to them , which I am told even rats wont eat .. though rats eat rat poison with relish has nothing to do with my beggar blogs.

In Another Two Or Three Weeks Muslim Women Will Go On A Rampage - Ramzan Eid Shopping

Mama Why Is He Taking Our Picture

will it bring us
any relief we
have a product
that nobody
buys even
as a picture '
it is called grief
a dying tree
falling leaves
through our
picture is it
a story or
a poem is
he trying
to weave
the outcome
of his shot
in Allah
His mercy
our faith
our belief
he is our
only big boss
our beggar
chief.. our
souls cannot
be captured
by street
cosmic thieves
for the coins
they give
he showers
they receive
what you
you achieve

My Countrys Flag,,,,,

when will
you send
me to school
my new uniform
shoes books
new school bag
how long will
i have to beg
with you
hopes sag
as beggars
we are
tell me
is life
not a drag
wont you
like good
a nice
hand bag
cleant decent
life not dirty
filthy fulsome
that of a hag
but mama
i have faith
in my country
my country's flag
will this uncle
post our picture
in the newspapers
or a mag ,,neighbors
tongues with envy
will wag they
disappear on a
road zig zag
dreams wiped
out by a dish rag

Mr Kiran Kumar

One of the most humble kind courteous human being , a great versatile actor ..I have known Bhaiji as he is fondly called since 1975 .. and he has always supported me and we share a great rapport..

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kiran Kumar (Kashmiri: किरण कुमार (Devanagari), کرن کمار (Nastaleeq)) is a Mumbai-based Kashmiri Indian actor. He has worked in many Hindi and Gujarati films. He has been the hero in most of the Gujarati movies.[citation needed] He is the son of veteran character actor Jeevan.

Kiran Dhar (stage name- Kiran Kumar) is a descendant of a Kashmir royal family.He is the son of legendary character actor Jeevan. He is married to a Gujarati actress Sushma Verma.[citation needed] They have two children: Vikas Kumar who was working with David Dhawan as an Assistant Director and Srishti, who is a Mass Media graduate and runs a jewellery and clothing label with her mother called "Sush & Shish".
Kiran is a Kashmiri by birth and has ties with the Royal Family by virtue of being the grand son of the Vazir-e-Vazarat of Gilgit.[1] He is a devout believer of Sai baba and has a production house named after the saint- "Sainama Visions"

Recently he has been honoured with the life membership of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy Of Film & Television
He is a member of CINTAA and is a part of the core committee. He was responsible, along with others, in organising the "Star CINTAA superstars ka jalwa" - a televised event that brought the entire hindi film and television industry together to perform and raise funds for CINTAA.

He attended Daly College, a boarding school in Indore. He enrolled at R. D. National College in Bandra, Mumbai, and later joined the Film and Television Institute of India (FTTI) in Pune.[1] As a young boy it was the film industry which drew him because of his father's association with it.[citation needed] Kumar starred in Do Boond Pani in 1971, and went on to play the lead in several movies. Due to bad decisions to choose roles his career saw a slump with the onset of movies like jungle mein mangal and other such oddball films. During this phase Kumar started to work in Gujarati movies, where he quickly reached cult status getting him the "Bachhan of Gujarati cinema" title. Rakesh Roshan's "Khudgarz" got him back to Hindi cinema, and then on negative roles in films like "Tezaab" and "Khuda Gawah" won him accolades as an antihero.
Sunil Mehta's Prem Kishan was his first television serial. He's established himself as a reining star in the television industry with serials like Zindagi, Ghutan, Sahil, Manzil, Katha Sagar, Aur Phir ek Din, Papa, miilee, chhajje chajje ka pyar and more.
He was in the process of starting a production house called "Sainama Visions" for which the pilot episode of a show called "Aashiana" was also shot.

Om Allah (2011)
Aseema: Beyond Boundaries (2009)
Aisi Deewangi (2009) (credit only) .... SP Jaidev Rana
Modh (2009)
Love Has No Language (2008) .... Mr Roy
Mr. White Mr. Black (2008)
Sandwich (2006) .... Balbir Singh
Dosti: Friends Forever (2005) .... Thapar
Chetna: The Excitement (2005) .... Jairaj Mittal
Revati (2005)
Chand Sa Roshan Chehra (2005) .... Heroine's Father
Ho Jaata Hai Pyaar (2005) .... Balwant Roy
AK 47 (2004)
Julie (2004) .... Wadhawan
Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin (2004)Osman .... ASP Chaurasia
Agni Pankh (2004) .... Shamsher Singh Shekawat
LOC: Kargil (2003) .... Col. Bawa, 17 JAT
Humein Tumse Pyar Ho Gaya Chupke Chupke (2003) .... Surendra Nath
Surya (2003) .... Thakur's brother
Oops! (2003) .... Mr. Rai
Dabdaba (2003) .... Rajpal Singh
Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Murat (2002) .... Mittal
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002) .... Police Inspector
Gangobai (2002)
Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002) .... Mr. Khanna
Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002) .... Club Owner's elder brother
... aka "Youthful Life" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002) .... Pratap Dholakia
... aka "Head Over Heels in Love" - India (English title) (informal title) ... aka "I've Started to Like You" - India (English title) (literal title)
Junoon (2002)
Ek Aur Visphot (2002) .... Subedar Bhuta Singh
Tum Jiyo Hazaron Saal (2002) .... Mr. Kapur
Moksha: Salvation (2001) .... Head lawyer
Dial 100 (2001) .... Bajaj
Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta (2001) .... Khurana
Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke (2001)
Qatil Haseeno Ka (2001) .... Police Inspector
Jagira (2001)
Galiyon Ka Badshah (2001)
Inteqam (2001) .... Inspector Madhukar Shende
Hum Deewane Pyar Ke (2001) .... Aslambhai
Aaj Ka Gunda (2001)
Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya (2001) .... Mahendra Pratap Khanna (Rahul's dad)
Maharaani (2001) .... Inspector Jagjit Singh
Bhooka Sher (2001)
Hadh: Life on the Edge of Death (2001) .... Dalal
Shikari (2000) .... Arjun Singh
Woh Bewafa Thi (2000)
Dhadkan (2000) .... Anjali's father
Daku Ramkali (2000)
Jallad No. 1 (2000) .... Inspector Arjun
Apradhi Kaun (2000) .... MLA Malhotra
Bechainee (2000) .... Swami Prakash Anand
Gair (1999) .... Sampat
Dracula (1999) .... Abdullah
Sarfarosh-E-Hind (1999) .... Ranjit Singh
Benaam (1999) .... Jagral
Aaag Hi Aag (1999) .... Police Commissioner
Kudrat (1998) .... Vijay's uncle
Sar Utha Ke Jiyo (1998)
Yamraaj (1998) .... Officer Hamid Khan
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) .... Akash Khanna
Zanjeer (1998)
Phool Bane Patthar (1998) .... ACP Jaspal Choudhary
Qahar (1997) .... Nageshwar Patel (Velji's brother)
Krishna Arjun (1997) .... Rana
Loha (1997) .... Police Commissioner
Ek Phool Teen Kante (1997)
Do Ankhen Barah Hath (1997)
Dil Kitna Nadan Hai (1997)
Auzaar (1997)
Dil Ke Jharoke Main (1997) .... Heera Pratap
Judge Mujrim (1997) .... D.V.M.
Kaalia (1997)
Ajay (1996) .... Chote Raja Ranbir
Sapoot (1996)
Rangbaaz (1996)
Zordaar (1996) .... Fox
Himmat (1996) .... Kundan
Aur Nagina (1996)
Vishwasghaat (1996) .... Advocate Chhadha
English Babu Desi Mem (1996) .... Bheema Khalasi
Jurmana (1996) .... Police Commissioner
Army (1996) .... Jailer Raghuvir Singh
Ke Avtaar (1995) .... Dhamu Dada
Veer (1995) .... Police Inspector Amar Mukhtar
Gaddaar (1995) .... Professor Nag
Hathkadi (1995)
Sauda (1995) .... Pradeep Singh
Guneghar (1995) .... Habibullah
Bewafa Sanam (1995) .... Jailer Ram Prasad Shukla
Fauji (1995) .... Dhurjan Singh
Nazar Ke Samne (1994) .... Advocate Sangram Singh Sahni
Amaanat (1994) .... Rajeshwar/Lankeshwar
Jazbaat (1994)
Dilbar (1994) .... Defending Lawyer
Anjaam (1994) .... Inpsector Arjun Singh
The Law (1994) .... Police Commissioner Kiran Shroff
... aka "Kanoon" - India (original title)
Madhosh (1994)
Sangdil Sanam (1994) .... Shankar Dayal Khurana
... aka "Sangdil Sanam: The Heartless Lover" - USA (DVD box title)
Ganga Aur Ranga (1994) .... Police Commissioner
Eena Meena Deeka (1994) .... Bhujang
Aag Aur Chingari (1994)
Karan (1994)
Gopalaa (1994) .... Mahamaya B. Singh
Juaari (1994)
Sholay Aur Toofan (1994)
Kasam Teri Kasam (1993)
Shatranj (1993) .... Prajapati
Ke Dushman (1993) .... Raghva
Boy Friend (1993)
Khoon Ka Sindoor (1993)
Chor Aur Chaand (1993) .... Inspector Vivek
Police Wala (1993) .... Tejeshwar Choudhury
Intaquam (1993)
Platform (1993) .... Inspector Joshi
Baaghi Sultana (1993)
Phoolan Hasina Ramkali (1993)
Gurudev (1993) .... Bhola Pandey
Game (1993) .... Qamaal Khan
Ki Shatranj (1993) .... Dhogra
Kohra (1993) .... IGP Suryakant Sharma/Mr. John
Zakhmo Ka Hisaab (1993) .... Dhaneshwar
Pyar (1993) .... Rajkumar Chauhan
Bedardi (1993) .... Kanhaiya aka K.K. aka Kanya
Pehchaan (1993) .... Yogi Shankar
(1993) .... Tikka
Rani Aur Maharani (1993)
Anaam (1992) .... Hyder Ali
Zamana (1992)
Fire (1992) .... Anwar Khan
... aka "Angaar" - India (original title)
Mashooq (1992) .... Shankar Kumar
Bol Radha Bol (1992) .... Inspector Dholakia
Jaan Se Pyaara (1992) .... Jagtap Singh
Basanti Tangewali (1992)
(1992) .... Kapoor - Sarita's husband
Adharm (1992) .... Jaggan Verma
Vishwatma (1992) .... Naagdansh Jurhad
Dada (1992) .... Bhairav Singh
Khuda Gawah (1992) .... Pasha
Tilak (1992)
Parda Hai Parda (1992)
(1992) .... Kumar
Daulat Ki Jung (1992) .... Rana
Radha Ka Sangam (1992)
Jeevan Daata (1991) .... Shivram/Vishwaraj Singh
Rupaye Dus Karod (1991)
Shiv Ram (1991)
Henna (1991) .... Ashraf
Do Matwale (1991) .... Kasturi
Inspector Balram (1991) .... Sayed Mohammad Shah
Pyar Ka (1991) .... Mahendra Behl (Raj's Father)
Paap Ki Aandhi (1991) .... Gorakh - Bade
Khoon Ka Karz (1991) .... Ramesh 'Robin'
Aaj Ka Samson (1991) .... Karan Singh
Patthar Ke Phool (1991) .... Karim Khan
Roohani Taaqat (1991)
Shankara (1991) .... Kehar Singh
Sau Crore (1991)
Hag Toofan (1991)
Apmaan Ki Aag (1990) .... Kailash
Baaghi: A Rebel for Love (1990) .... Colonel D.N. Sood
Thanedaar (1990) .... Thakur Azghar Singh
Agneekaal (1990) .... D.S.P. Anand Saxena
Aaj Ka Arjun (1990) .... Lakhan
Chor Pe Mor (1990) .... Dhanpat Inderjeet Garodia 'D.I.G.'
C.I.D. (1990) .... Roshan Lala
Zahreelay (1990) .... Taneja
Maha-Sangram (1990) .... Vishwaraj 'Vishwa'
Khatarnaak (1990) .... Jaunpuriya
Atishbaz (1990) .... Tony 'Tiger' Gonsalves
Lashkar (1989) .... Sangram 'Sanga' Singh
Dost (1989) .... Nagendra S. Singh
Na-Insaafi (1989) .... Numbari Kaalia
Khooni Murdaa (1989) .... Ranjeet ... aka "Deadly Corpse" - USA (informal English title)
Ghabrahat (1989)
Boss (1989)
Jurrat (1989) .... Raja
Hum Bhi Insaan Hain (1989)
Main Tera Dushman (1989) .... Inspector Kiran Kumar
Mahaadev (1989) .... Umesh Heera
Kala Bazaar (1989) .... Jaggan Dhamaliya ... aka "Black Market" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
Rama O Rama (1988) .... Sahoo dada
Agnee (1988) .... Sheru Menghi
Tezaab Is Acid (1988) .... Lotiya Pathan
Hero Hiralal (1988) .... Prem Kumar
Ganga Tere Desh Mein (1988) .... Zalim Singh
Zulm Ko Jala Doonga (1988)
Khatron Ke Khiladi (1988)
Falak (The Sky) (1988) .... Bagga
Zinda Jala Doonga (1988)
Qatil (1988) .... Inspector Shyam Verma4
Kab Tak Chup Rahungi (1988)
Kudrat Ka Kanoon (1987) .... Inspector Pandey
Khudgarz (1987) .... Sudhir
Daraar (1987)
Karamdaata (1986) .... Street dancer in song "Pyar tujhse hi kiya".
Yeh Preet Na Hogi Kam (1986)
Maut Ke Saudagar (1986)
Zakhmi Sher (1984)
Kaise Kaise Log (1983) .... Verma
Kanchan Aur Ganga (1982)
Jagya Tyathi Sawaar (1981)
Garvi Naar Gujaratan (1981)
Teen Ekkey (1980)
Dhamaka (1980)
Ashaati Beej (1979)
Pandit Aur Pathan (1977) .... Inspector Anand
Abhi To Jee Lein (1977) .... Deepak
Kulvadhu (1977)
Bhoola Bhatka (1976) .... Ram Shivprasad Khanna
Raees (1976)
Raja Kaka (1974)
Mr. Romeo (1974) .... Suresh Saxena
Anjaan Raahen (1974) .... Gautam
Azad Mohabbat (1974) .... Actor
... aka "Free Love" - India (English title)
Apradhi (1974) .... Inspector Shankar
Chalaak (1973) .... Amar
Jalte Badan (1973) .... Kiran
Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar (1973) .... Sunil Mehta
Jangal Mein Mangal (1972) .... Rajesh
Bindiya Aur Bandook (1972)
Inspector (1970)
Love in Simla (1960)

From One Ramzan To The Next The Beggars Destiny Does Not Change

And the rich man wont take a pledge this Ramza I will buy a Jaipur leg for the cripple or get the blind lady beggar at Pydhone operated , because every one is busy filling their coffers , we have no community spirit ,,changing a poor mans life is not our job,, it is the job overworked God.. he gives you extra so you will give some to the unfortunate to the poor , but as Indians we are busy filling the coffers of the Trustees of Mosques , Shrines and Madrsas..Temples Churches and other Holy places ..

Diamond studded shawls etc will the poor die in misery and our Netas are busy laughing all the way to the bank after winning the seat..

As a 60 year old man I am a dreamer only the youth can change all this and this corrupted mind set..

one ramzan
to the next
do pictures
need to be
do pictures
require text
if you have
a far reaching
poetic mid
you will
the metaphor
in the right
man frail
a picture
is a picture

Fruits Is All Time Expensive Every Ramzan

Giving With Your Heart .. Is The Message Of Ramzan

Ramzan is a Holy Month sadly the spirit of Ramzan is found only during Ramzan if it was sincerely carried forward this world would be a better place to live in, with one Muslim nation living in peace with all other nations, and Muslims living in peace despite sectarian cultural differences ,, is how I see it as a poet and incorrigible dreamer.

But than our destiny is written in bombs and bloodshed ,killing is the misguided spirit inherent within our folds kill and be saved .Of course those with heavy blinkers wont notice it, and life goes on.. so my Ramzan blogs are more of pictures of peace and tidbits with bearings to my surroundings.

The Awakeners are Muslim mendicants who come from distant suburbs to Bandra adjacent areas , and I think they adopt one area and with a torch stick in hand to keep away stray dogs they shout out before Sairi time to wake up and begin the Roza or Fast.

As my Ramzan Blogs are part of my timeline this is a picture when Marziya my grand daughter than about 2 year old offered alms to the Awakeners.. now she is  5 and less adventurous as her place of adventure has been taken up by her 2 year sister Nerjis Asif Shakir ... both Bandra street photographers.. sure shots.

Ramzan is perhaps the only time when Muslims eponymous are Muslims .. not Sunni Shia ..timings differ but the spirit of peace is universal unsegregated .. In Mumbai Bandra and other places that I blog about Muslims live in peace and amity.

The other communities non Muslims love Ramzan and most of them visit their Muslim friends to savor Ramzan Iftar .. and I dont mean the cliched vote garnering Neta Iftar.. total hogwash..and bigger hogwash communities calling Netas for their Iftar as chief guests makes me puke all over.

Calling other religious heads Catholic priests and educantionalists social activits and calling the poor to is the Ramzan effect of Peace ..

You will hardly hear of a rich man breaking the fast for the beggars the homeless and the destitute unless it is to usurp their shanties ..

And Ramzan the rains is a nice pucca Mumbai experience.

And being a blogger with over 281,913  pictures of every culture at I dont really have to hunt for new pictures tweaking them as monochromes through Aviary editing Flickr tool you have a new picture and a new blog..

And I am a hardcore fan of Marissa Mayer Ceo Yahoo Inc , I think she was shrewd astute buying Tumblr is million to one better option than buying Wordpress ... ha ha ha

The Spirit Of Peace Hope Ramzan Touches Even The Non Muslims At Minara Masjid Food Lane

Most office folks, advertising dudes and foodies, love Ramzan spirit , and you will find them seated here savoring the Ramzan delicacies , sweets malpua, grilled chicken, mutton paya and other exotic stuff.

However Sulaiman Usman the sweet shop is universally famous for its Malpua and Black Currant cakes , I try to go once shoot the making of the Malpuas,.. and this entire stretch is a poetic food experience..shooting in low light , and getting the beauty of moving elements blurs ..

Ramza is Minara Masjid Go For It Dont Miss It ,,, Just for the cultural experience of Ramzan and its holistic healing power as it touches everyone including the beggars that wait eagerly for alms and and are generous with their blessings.

Dont take your car or vehicle hop a cab.. more like it..later walking from here you can reach Bohri Mohalla and try out the stuff at Tawakkal too..

Across this lane past Piru lane you can visit and see the exterior of the Iranian Mosque Moghul Masjid and all this as photo walk.. with your friends ..if you are as cameracentric as I am.

If Maharashtra Govt Sold Fruits 30% Less For Ramzan Would Be A Blessing In Disguise .. Not Just Vegetables

Ramzan Time Moghul Masjid Iranian Mosque

Ramzan Time Moghul Masjid Iranian Mosque

The Iftar Treasure Trove ..With Hope Humanity And Love

Every Man Has A Story To Tell .. But Who Wants To Hear It ,.... HappyRamzan From Bandra Beggar Land

Every Man Has A Story To Tell .. But Who Wants To Hear It ,.... Happy Ramzan From Bandra Beggar Land by firoze shakir photographerno1

every man
 has a story to tell 
his journey back 
forth from here 
to hell ..he screams 
he yells ..he was 
once a buyer 
of goodness 
now these items 
in the open market 
they dont sell 
once he had a
wife kids home 
all vanished 
to find hope
 bad times
dispel leaving 
him behind 
with the demons 
of his mind 
on the streets 
to dwell

haunting spirits 
fighting on 
the battlefield 
of his soul 
he cant quell 
he has gone 
back into 
his shell 

dedicated to akbar simonse  a teacher of life ..

Iftar Time Pahelvi Restaurant Bandra Bazar Road

Pahelvi is a Irani joint at Bandra Bazar Road at the backlane of Bandra Hill Road you enter via Boran Road , and the Iftar items here are sumptuous and great snacks ..Friday mutton khichda is their specialty ..