Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Breaking The Fast On The Streets Of Bhendi Bazar

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Marziyas Fish Tank

‘It Is Simple To Be Happy, But Difficult To Be Simple...’

Nerjis Asif Shakir 2 Year Old - 17 July 2013

Happy Birthday To You - Nerjis Asif Shakir 2 Year Old 17 July 2013

Nerjis Asif Shakir 3 Days Old Has Come A Very Long Way



she certainly
was not a
pretty child
at all not
a barbie doll
she looked
like a hairy
ball very
tiny very
small but
her eyes
powerful
orbs
said it all
she was
reading
the scriptures
of our wall
her heritage
of pain
ya hussain
most of all
named after
the mother
of our
beloved
imam
born on 14
shaban
allah
meherban
toh kamzor
pahelwan

The Dabbawala ..

The Dabbawala ..


The best pictures of dabbawalas are shot in heavy rains but I refuse to get my camera wet ...

Teaching a 2 Year Old Kid Street Photography...


Every picture I take is carefully seen much before it is shot by Nerjis in my lap in the ricksha ,,, she watches how I hold my camera and will never take my camera without first putting it round her neck, I hold the camera in my hands and she hits the trigger.. and she will ask me to show the image to her on the camera monitor..if I tell it is not good she will take another shot, we always take a few shots for safety.

We dont have to prove a point, our pictures are our personal thoughts ...and this is Bandra Hill Road.

The Birthday Girl Nerjis Asif Shakir 2 Year Old 17 July 2013



This morning my grand daughter Nerjis turns 2 ... but she is wiser smarter than a two year old , she is the smartest kid I have ever come across sometimes I feel she is teaching me more than I am teaching her ..every minute spent with her is time spent with the Wise One.

And I can tell myself we both share a unique mind space that has nothing to do with our blood relationship, I think we are related psychically , we are Malangs ...

And I shot this in the rickshah, before we set out she wore the headscarf, but it was too tight she asked me to put it away..and here we are returning home with a big choclate from Mr Yusuf Lakdawala which she said she will share with Marziya and Zinnia Fatima.

So this evening a small family thing , two cakes for father and daughter both born on 17 July 2013.. all this after Iftar.

Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai

"Aaj Mai Hoon Jahan, Kal Koi Aur Tha, Yeh Bhi Ek Daur Hai, Woh Bhi Ek Daur Tha..."

Nerjis Asif Shakir with her favorite uncle Mr Rajesh Khanna

"Anand mara nahin, Anand marte nahin" Shot By Nerjis Asif Shakir 2Year Old


Nerjis Asif Shakir my granddaughter had come with me to Mr Yusuf Lakdawalas house on Carter Road , and after meeting him completing my work we decided to pay a visit to Bala Man Friday of Mr Rajesh Khanna .

Nerjis is very fond of Bala and it was at Ashirwad at 8 months Nerjis began to walk when Mr Rajesh Khanna called out to her ,and I consider that no less than a miracle , he called her to him patted her head , though he was very fond of Marziya Shakir.

Marziya and Nerjis are daughters of my eldest son Asif..

Nerjis and her father will celebrate their birthday jointly both were born on 17 July and on 18 July is the first death anniversary of Mr Rajesh Khanna .

Actually I wanted Nerjis to meet Ms Dimple Kapadiaji, this grand child has yet not been introduced to her .. the smartest in our family ,,, cybersavvy and fish bird friendly.

I asked Bala if Nerjis could take this picture as a moment that will be unforgettable in time and space . for her and those who love Mr Rajesh Khanna ,, a picture by a 2 year child of her favorite uncle .. a picture with good intent without any agenda or motive plain love a child her grand father for an Indian Idol, who though has passed away but still lives in our heart and souls ...

Tell Me Marziya Will A Few Coins Change My Doomed Fate ?



the so called
pompous
sanctimonious
in our muslim
society hate
seeing us in
this state
begging
on the streets
with my child
from morning
till eight
nobody really
cares what
my child ate
doomed at
gods gates
the call of
the muezzin
cant wait
rushing
to catch
the namaz
in oxymoron
haste hurriedly
heads bowed
in prayer
in a mosque
ornate
outside
we the
lesser
children
of fate
beg stagnate
peace hope
humanity
within the
soul of man
we try to
locate

no update
the streets
of pain
we cant
vacate
to those
with long
receipt
books
for madrssasa
for mosques
millions they
will donate
for us
our miserable
memories
our dire straits

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