He is blind but had a subtle smile , did he know I was shooting him and he sensed I would bring out of his world of darkness into your world of spectral light...maybe he was shooting me instead with inner vision..
The Seng Chanawalas, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Bandra has some old Bhaiyya families in the seng chana business and you saw them at their stalls during Mount Mary Feast , but most of them moved away to distant suburbs others changed their profession , now the seng chanawalas come from other areas to sell their stuff at Bandra Bazar Road.
MTNL Broadband Is Finally Improving Thanks To GM Mr Anil Kumar, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Ever since I subscribed for MTNL Broadband I have had migraine headache heartache , bad service disrupted connection , no internet for days and than I finally approached their GM Mr Anil Kumar at Bandra Reclamation Telephone Exchange , explained to him my problems , my purpose of photography , blogging I was not using the Internet to make money or influence friends I was promoting goodwill humanity ..he was a good listener , offered me tea, heard me out .
He requested I keep patience for a few days he would personally have my problems sorted out, so his technicians Mr Johnny , head Mr Shyam Sundar Raja worked on my complaint and now since a month I have no problem at all , and because of MTNL Broadband I had kept another Internet service as stand by that of Brian Cable Channel 3 ..
I have both services ..Brian helped me when my MTNL was down so I am continuing with his se…
sitting in a corner life in a mess begging away fleeting moments of his illness a barter of hope for a few coins your children they bless the beggars of bandra no permanent address .. i once asked her why does she not work she answered no qualification uneducated no testimonial a reference she needs too possess also the sick child takes much of her time she stressed so begging is the easiest way out more or less so every muslim beggar has a tale to express humanity at its lowest ebb as we progress unless we the state society rehabilitates them no success
I have never asked Jaffar Bhai why or what made him become a beggar , but I pay him generously , though I dont encourage most beggars , Jaffar bhai is a kindly soul , and is part of the backyard of where we live.
And this refurbished documentary is an update of Bandra Bazar Road .. in the month of Holy Ramzan.
And I would rather add words to my old pictures than go out shoot pictures of people frolicking in the rains.. besides rain water is injurious to my cameras health...
The Cross Is An Integral Part Of Bandra Bazar Road, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. There are a large number of crosses on the roads , most of the crosses have novena services on Wednesday , the East Indians original inhabitants of Bandra were very possessive and sensitive about their family crosses, took good care of them.. and was a family heirloom of their ancestors who built them in memoriam. or in thankfulness ..for coming unscathed from pestilence disease or bad times .
The Municipal authorities have time and again tried to remove these crosses as illegal structures , but these crosses are part of Bandra heritage and the Christians have fiercely fought against this targeting of their community ..by vested interests..
The Patla Cross at Bandra Reclamation is a very famous landmark among these Crosses ..I have shot most of these crosses during a protest march by the Christians against the demolition of their Crosess and unfortunately there are more illegal shanti…
Mohomed Bhai Has Retired From Delivering Tiffins To School Kids, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. For several years Mohomed Bhai was the Bohra Dabbawala who delivered tiffin to Bandra school kids from their homes , but he aged faster than the cycle he wrote , and now he has retired completely but I hope kids who grew up on his services help him now ..but in India who really cares .. I sometimes give him money and that gets a smile on his face ..