Most Of The Muslim Beggars I Shot In Bandra Disappear .. After Ramzan, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
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.