Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from July 28, 2013

Hath Pehlane Ke Siwa Kuch Ata Nahi

Hath Pehlane Ke Siwa Kuch Ata Nahi, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
dil hai tanha
aur zindagi
ka gham
sath chodkar
jata nahi
muflisi ka
hal hai
beeta hua
acha kal
laotkar
ata nahi
ab siwaiey
bhik ke
aur koie
bhi kam
ata nahi

The Cosmic Cycle Of A Muslim Beggars Pain

The Cosmic Cycle Of A Muslim Beggars Pain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
holding her
inner strength
of survival
in chains
begging her
young life
away in
bandra
by lanes
door to door
shop to shop
her family
she maintains
more than her
mother she gets
more alms
leftover food
milk and grains
for what she is
to whom does
she complain
after all this
to catch
the mumbra
train.. rainy
season potholes
dangerous
drains minding
her step to
stay alive
she has much
to obtain

This Ramzan She Prays For Salman Khan

This Ramzan She Prays For Salman Khan, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
the only
bollywood
actor who
helps people
of her kind
the lame
crippled blind
he gives them
hope where
no hope exists
an actor as human
like him is hard
to find beyond
caste color creed
he loves mankind
the only khan well
defined .to the
bandra slum dwellers ..
during disasters fires
tragic moments
he has helped them
in cash and kind

The Muslim Beggar Girl

The Muslim Beggar Girl, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
with the milk
she got from
the milk shop
free ...
her family
will make tea
what is left
will be for
the very little
baby ..
ramzan time
is hope for beggars
renewed charity
some coins
milk of kindness
some generosity

The Muslim Beggar Girl Child

The Muslim Beggar Girl Child, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
ration
from houses
shops she
gets ramzan
hope is alive
never sets
some milk
she rushes
to the nagori
milk man
before she
forgets muslim
beggars their
struggle hardships
i showcase on
the internet
after i shot
her several years
back... we never met
surely she is her
mothers pet ..
eyes sharp
as marbles hair
raven jet..
full of life
she has no
regrets ..
her cosmic fate
her pulsating
child's emotions
caught in a dragnet
her fragile gender
her greatest threat
in muslim society
she will be thrown
to the vultures early
marriage ,, the only
outlet ..if she is lucky
she will survive or
begging on the streets
like her mother
paying off her
husbands debts

Please Give Me A Coin Or Two

Please Give Me A Coin Or Two, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
i promise
to bless
your family
every one
near n dear
to you
god hears
our prayers
too ..
a hundred fold
he gives with
due respect
to you ..
in gods world
all are equal
no christian
muslim hindu
through charity
his measuring
scale ..a gift
he renews

The Muslim Beggars Bandra Bazar Road..

The Muslim Beggars Bandra Bazar Road.., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
humbled
humility
a burkha
the dress
code
carrying
a heavy
load ,
her child
watches
her pain
as streets
unfold
a few
miserly
coins
in ramzan
seems
like precious
gold,,
before
she was
born she
was bowled
her pain
will continue
even when
she turns
old,,getting
relief only
when she
is laid in her
grave stone
cold ...her
child watching
all this on the
threshold
as a picture
devoid of
their souls

If Meals Were Available For Rs 1 To Mumbai From Kashmir To Beg.. They Would Not Need To Come

If Meals Were Available For Rs 1 To Mumbai From Kashmir To Beg.. They Would Not Need To Come, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

the spirit
was willing
the feet went
numb begging
from shop to
shop house to
house ..ya rab
living at the
pipeline at bandra
east away from
home in the valley
searching for crumbs
at what price the cost
of human freedom...
to be or not to be
to live die or succumb

The Madrsa Receipt Book Beggars

The Madrsa Receipt Book Beggars, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Mostly guys from North India , of dubious backgrounds and not all genuine throng to Mumbai to play on the charitable nature of the Muslims in Bandra backlanes and in the slums .. asking for donations for Muslim seminaries or new mosques or old mosques madrsas to be repaired .

These are the foot soldiers , the other with a loudspeaker , sweetly invokes the fear of God , and exhorts the gullible Muslims to give generously to his volunteers , money any amount , ration , old clothes anything..

Most of the mobile numbers shown on the banner of their trucks are unreachable

And sadly cons scams go on in Ramzan and across the Muslim borders Shias are killed mercilessly , and in Egypt it is no peace or calm as the Muezzin calls dead bodies fall.

Sadly the so called power brokers of Salafi Wahabbi Islam with their stone deaf silence allow all this to take place in Ramzan the Holiest month of Our Lord and Humani…

The Awakeners of Ramzan

The Awakeners of Ramzan, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

roz subha
tadke savere
roza rakhne
ke liye uthate
hain. gali ke
kamine kutte
inke peeche
pad jate hain
aur phir
khud apna roza
rakhne sairi karne
gaib ho jate hain
jumerat ko sham
main apko uthane
ke kam ki baksheesh
lene ate hain .
yeh ramzan main
achha kam kar
jatein hain
angrezi main yeh
awakeners
kehlate hain

The Muslim Beggars Of Murshidabad

The Muslim Beggars Of Murshidabad, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

from west bengal
once the land of
the left ,,, now
with change
hope bereft
they come
to mumbai to
beg ..lucky
if they are
not caught
as illegal
bangladeshis
or framed
for theft
indians
they are
but political
pawns warped
weft ...on a
ice cold system
corrupt stone deaf

Mama I Promise You When I Grow Up You Wont Need To Beg

Mama I Promise You When I Grow Up You Wont Need To Beg, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
i will work hard
take care of you
you will never ever
have to beg i
promise you
for every tear
you shed for me
i wont forget you
mama you are
my strength
my faith
i need you
whatever you
say i will
heed you

Mama Why Is He Robbing Our Souls ..

Mama Why Is He Robbing Our Souls .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

our only
valid identity
as human
beings
lies within
our souls
the only
thing we own
our withered
flesh hungry
depleted bones
our silence
in muted tones
our pain on
the silhouette
of our misery
bemoans
our echo less
stomach as
it craves
as it groans
we the living
death prone
now in a
silent zone
during happy
times we
once shone
now you
me both
alone
trying
to get
sympathy
from people
whose hearts
are made
of limestone
their ears
covered
with headphones
they hear music
immune to our
painful moans
for them we
are the untouchables
children of a lesser
lord we the unknown

Because We Shoot Beggars People Get Upset

Because We Shoot Beggars People Get Upset, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
for showing india
in a poor light
we are abused
on the internet
but than we
cant shoot
what others
shoot we
are not
in their
debt
we shoot
life as open
gutter an
overflowing
toilet ..
people
wont give
a coin to
a beggar
but spend
thousands
on their
pet ..
mind you
we dont
sell our
pictures
the press
wont buy
them we
are form
without
content
but our
purpose
to awaken
those on the
top ..who
we have
never met
once they
got elected
they got
far too busy
i say this
with no
regret
busy now
building
malls other
assets
even for
a meal
of rs 12
the poor
man slogs
earns by
sweat
if he rises
against
the system
implicated
in a false case
as imminent
threat ..
once they
come in power
they have a
tendency
to completely
forget..if they
lose in the
coming elections
they will fume fret
through the backdoor
a plum post they
will get ...

The Blind Beggar Bandra Station Bridge

The Blind Beggar Bandra Station Bridge, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

what is he thinking
can you tell ..?
in his head rings
a bell..besides
his blindness
he has nothing
to sell ..no wallets
no belts he is
a poor salesman
selling his impaired
blind vision a living
hell..the filth squalor
smell ..all is not
well..ramzan is
hope for his kind
on these positive
thoughts his empty
mind dwells ,,,
on the seashore
of life some broken
sea shells ..
he remembers
he asked the
waiter for netajis
meal of rs 12
he was abused
kicked thrown
out of the hotel
he dare not
complain to
the cops ,,
they would
think he was
part of the
opposition
against a system
trying to rebel
it is only empty
vessels that
make the most
noise on Twitter
every tweet
that yells

Garibi Hatao.. Garib Ko Bhagao

Garibi Hatao.. Garib Ko Bhagao, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
I have not interacted with him as much as I have with Jaffar Bhai the other Muslim beggar , but he too sits outside the bazar and sometimes moves around the market , where as he begs pleading for alms , Jaffar bhai gets alms without invoking passersby ..Both are part of the beggar scene at Bandra Bazar Road.


pehli hui ha
charon taraf
ramzan ki shan lekin
bandra bazar main
sirf ghan hi ghan
is bazar main darte
hain ane ko mehman
ek municipal tragedy
garbage porn hai iski
pehchan...yahan rehte
jeete jagte marte insan
bheek yahan log kaise
dein.. yahan waqt khud
bhik mangta hai pareshan
kya christain , kya hindu
kya parsi kya musalman
netaji sirf ayenge 15 agast
jhanda ucha udane meherban
safed kurta pajama seena tan
12 rupaye main ek pet bhojan
jai netaji jai hindustan garbi
wah aisi hatayi..garib hi pahunch
gaya shamsan ..naye tower
kal ayenge jahan aj basa hai
garibon ka kabrastan ..
jai netaji jai sihans…

Shantanu Sheorey ,, Eminent Photographer - Ad Film Maker

Aalim Hakim ..The Heir Apparent

Phata Poster Nikla Producer - Mr Ramesh Taurani,,

The Directors Special Mr Raj Kumar Santoshi

The Directors Special Mr Raj Kumar Santoshi, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.


One of the most outstanding , dedicated brilliant director of Indian cinema , a man with a zeal a mission to enlighten to entertain..an actors director .. astute with formidable sense of perception for intense scenes as well as action and light family oriented humor..

It has been my good luck to have known Rajji since Ghatak Ghayal and many other mega blockbusters..he is a man of few words , reticent but his mind is Gods Workshop.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rajkumar Santoshi (Hindi: राजकुमार सन्तोषी) is a Filmfare award-winning Indian film director and producer of Hindi films. He is the son of producer-director P.L. Santoshi.

Santoshi started his career as an assistant director and worked with Govind Nihalani during the filming of Ardh Satya (1982). He has given collosal hit films at the box office and is known to be one of the most successful directors in Bollywood. His notable fil…

Phata Poster Nikla Director .. Raj Kumar Santoshi

Mr Raj Kumar Santoshi ,,, One Of The Greatest Film Directors Of Our Time

Mr Kamal Khan KRK - The Only Big Boss

Mr Rajesh Khanna ..Had He Lived My Life Would Have Changed

Mr Shakti Kapoor And Me

Mr Shatrughan Sinha ..My Patron And My Mentor

Shakti Kapoor The Evergreen Don

Danny Denzongpa ..The Shadow And The Man