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Without The Muslim Beggar Hope In Ramzan Would Be Missing

Right To Beg Is Not A Fundamental Right ,,, It Is Punishable With Rs 1200 Fine

Right To Beg Is Not A Fundamental Right ,,, It Is Punishable With Rs 1200 Fine, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Ramzan is hope for the beggars , as during Ramzan the spirit of charity giving is very spiritually strong, even the miser ends up giving a coin or two,,sometimes it seems strange you give money to beggars you encourage beggary sloth and the beggar mafia, and if you dont give you are called a miser .. it is catch 22 situation..

Now this picture if you see the eyes of the child you will understand why kids too prefer begging to start of as a profession , it is easier more money no laidbacks .. and no boss unless of course the parents or guardian are forcing their kids to beg, most do, even wives are forced to beg by the notoriously Muslim macho male .. some of them , you will see them standing far away keeping a watch on the wife and kid, my camera eye misses nothing..

The Flying Malpuas Of Minara Masjid

The Flying Malpuas Of Minara Masjid, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
If you can shoot this than your trip to Minara Masjid as a foodie photographer could be deemed successful, and I am a street photographer who shoots food for thought ..provided in the right hands it gets caught... on the dot.

Ramzan is about peace hope harmony and most of all food , iftar sairi and beggars and charity..

Bohri Mohalla Ramzan Nights .. Iftar And More

Bohri Mohalla Ramzan Nights .. Iftar And More, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
For those who want peaceful chaos than after Minara Masjid head to Bohri Mohalla off Bhendi Bazar main lane , this lane has some great food porn , for those who love street junk food, Bohri sweets at Tawwakal , malpuas and more ... seekh kebabas , khichda and chinese , pizza and snacks.

Most of this lane is crowded with the sons of the soil the Bohris themselves who love food , and this is an interesting Ramazan Food Yatra .. Dont Miss It..

It Is The North Indian Muslim Man Who Adds Sugar To Ramzan Sweets

It Is The North Indian Muslim Man Who Adds Sugar To Ramzan Sweets, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Most of the sweet chefs , sweet makers at Minara Masjid are Muslim migrants from North India Uttar Pradesh..the cogs in the wheels of the sweet Industry during and after Ramzan too.

They are the ones who sweat it out ..slog and add their touch to what you relish and eat..I guess nobody really bothers about that , inconsequential migrants of hope ,,,this is dedicated to their hardwork and sincerity .. Ramzan Mubarak,

Muslim Beggar ..At The Dhabba of Hope

Muslim Beggar ..At The Dhabba of Hope, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

what the customer
cant digest ..he
throws at my feet
god has answered
my prayers i gladly
eat ..parts of a roti
or grizzled tanduri
meat ..luck by
chance i cannot
cheat ..what god
put together you
cannot delete
in more ways
than one i
muslim beggar
too am dead
meat ..on
my rolling seat
ma ki ankh
kaisi har
kaisi jeet

Minara Masjid Food Lane Beckons ,,, Ramzan Nights

Mr Rajesh Khanna .. First Death Anniversary 18 July 2013

Mr Rajesh Khanna .. First Death Anniversary 18 July 2013

Havan In Memory Of Mr Rajesh Khanna at Ashirwad .. First Death Anniversary

Havan In Memory Of Mr Rajesh Khanna at Ashirwad .. First Death Anniversary

Havan In Memory Of Mr Rajesh Khanna at Ashirwad .. First Death Anniversary, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
I was invited at Ashirwad Carter Road by Ms Dimple Kapadia for the havan ceremony in memory of late Mr Rajesh Khanna on his first death anniversary.

This was a very solemn private function attended by close friends family relatives and Ms Dimpleji as I call her requested me not to take pictures , I met teary eyed Twinkle and her children, I told her how her late father loved my grand children.

Mr Khannas sisters his relatives friends were in attendance as the puja continued for almost an hour, Mr Subhash Ghai , Ms Honey Irani ,mother of Farhan Akthar was there and many close friends ..Moin Baig , Rahul Dholakia to name a few ..

After the havan ended I requested Dimpleji if I could take these pictures as memory she assented .. and I skipped lunch as I had a meeting call ..

Death Kills Mortals - Legends Dont Die ,, Long Live Mr Rajesh Khanna 18 July 2013

Death Kills Mortals - Legends Dont Die ,, Long Live Mr Rajesh Khanna 18 July 2013, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. ‘I am not scared of death at all. If on my deathbed, I am asked, I shall say that I have no regrets, I have had the best of everything. So when death comes, I will just smile.’

In an interview with Amitabh Bachchan in the year 1990 (Hindustan Times).

‘Time is up’, ‘Pack up’

Action Light Camera - Rolling The Last Take Rajesh Khanna

Mr Rajesh Khanna .. First Death Anniversary 18 July 2013

Actors Are Born Every Day A Rajesh Khanna Comes Once In A Life Time

Happy Birthday Nerjis Asif Shakir 2 Year Old ..

The Khichda Wala Station Road Bandra

Iftar Time Bandra Station Road

Iftar Time Bandra Station Road

Iftar Time Bandra Station Road

Iftar Time Bandra Station Road

Iftar Time Bandra Station Road

Iftar Time Bandra Station Road

The Quintessential Muslim Beggar In Ramzan

Ramzan Iftar Time Shastri Nagar Bandra

Ramzan Iftar Time Shastri Nagar Bandra

Ramzan Iftar Time Shastri Nagar Bandra

The Kashmiri Beggar And No From The Vendor

The Famous Friendly Butcher Of Bandra

Ramzan Time 2013

Ramzan Time 2013, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
This is JJ Colony and I decided to shoot some pictures around Bandra despite the rains ..

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