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Ganesha Calls Me To Parel And Lalbagh,,,,

Ganesha Calls Me To Parel And Lalbagh,,,,, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
After a very long time , I met Mr Vijay Khatu my friend , he was not well , lying at his workshop at Parel..this is one of the largest Ganesha workshops I think, I shot extensively , and than moved towards Lalbagh Ganesh Gully to shoot Mr Rawles workshop, I shot both his main road workshop and the one behind the bus stop..I did not the shoot the ones at Kala Chowkie I was too drained out..

I came to Lalbagh Chya Raja Pandal met my dear friend Raju Langewal treasurer , he was surprised to see me in shorts and tshirt without my turban and ornamentation..
I shot Lalbagh streets and my favorite Goddess Gauri at Swapnil and Pritams outlets at Lalbagh..

I shot the shutters of Lalbagh Chya Raja Pandal..the festival is almost a month away...

Marziya Shakir 16 Month Old And The Malang

Marziya Shakir 23 Month Old And The Malang..

Marziya Shakir Shot Pain Without A Camera 23 Month Old - Appu My Friend

Marziya Shakir And The Malang

Zinnia Fatima My Third Grand Child 5 Month Old..

Dr Glenn Losack.. My Brother

The Beggar Poet Malang

The Beggar Poet Malang, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

in a world
of pain pestilence
garbage dung
where the old
pay for botox
to look young
where dreams
from fans hung
self strung
where deformity
of body soul mind
punctured lungs
where bombs
detonate where
muslims kill muslims
even during ramzan
teeth bites its own
tongue ...
a cause that bestirs
an hornets nest
far flung

rest in peace
freud adler jung

The Malang Shot By Marziya Shakir 5 Year Old

The Malang Shot By Marziya Shakir 5 Year Old, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Marziya Shakir shot me is fine but to add depth to her shot she added the girl in the frame and my 5 year old grand daughter is a good photographer blessed by Dr Glenn Losack MD her only acknowledged photo guru , the other Guru is Viola from Denmark,, I am not considered a Guru .. only Dada or grandfather .

And I am happy that she knows her mind and follows it , Marziyas picture of Mr Shreekanth Malushtes photo outing with his students at Bhauji Lad Museum and Rani Bagh has come in a local newspaper too.. but a more poignant photographer in my family is Nerjis Asif Shakir 2 year old and waiting in the wings Zinnia Fatima my third grand daughter 22 month old..

Ours is a camera centric family barring my daughter we are strictly opinionated Canon users ..we would not take Nikon even if it was given free to us..

We used it i our hey days actually over used and got abused by their technicians ..d…

I Got A Call For Help From A Sikh Gentleman Yesterday

I Got A Call For Help From A Sikh Gentleman Yesterday, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
I normally dont pick up calls from unknown numbers , but this one I did , he was polite , a father in serious trouble , his daughter was seriously ill, according to him he had a woman working at his house a Bangla woman and she had left due to some reason or other , he had discovered a small black doll with a lot of pins on the head...

His daughter was suffering from severe black outs and pain in the head , he had met a lot of shamans , tantriks bawas and gone to Meera Datar too, but she is not recovering .. he thought perhaps I knew someone who would help him..

I told him not to fall for anymore bawas , all this was one way or other about making money , I told him to invoke Guru Nanakji , have faith in his belief and go to the Gurudwara instead and I told him she would be cured , because as a Muslim I too would invoke his Holy Saint to help her recover .. and he sounded a bit rel…

The Blind Beggar Boy Of Boran Road Bandra

The Blind Beggar Boy Of Boran Road Bandra, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

A part of his life is a set on my Flickr photo stream, a very tragic story of a blind beggar boy from Murshidabad W Bengal..I hope it does not separate from the mother state a new state eponymous to beggars .. but most of the Muslim migrant beggars I have shot specially the ladies dressed in black sarees are from Murshidabad.

Well I digress the blind beggar of Boran Road Bandra , Boran Road is a road from Hill Road that connects to the backlanes of Bandra Bazar Road .

The Blind Beggar boy through local Sunni mosque sponsors has had thee unsuccessful eye operations , and after some rest came back to begging again..

I have not spotted them this Ramzan the blind beggar boy and his bearded guardian who takes care of him.

The blind beggar boy is a real fight back story, he is mostly silent , just smiles never talks and I dont even know their names , never felt the necessity to ask them.

These are famo…

I Stopped Shooting Beggars ... These Are All Old Reworked Images Thru Aviary

I Stopped Shooting Beggars ... These Are All Old Reworked Images Thru Aviary, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

As I mentioned earlier I hardly take my camera out, and it is not laziness , just a passing phase of not shooting images at all...above all I hate taking my camera in the rain , holding the camera in one hand and the umbrella in the other damaged hand is not my cup of tea.. and I have shot most of the beggars in my area...the new ones who come here during ramzan are not as photogenic as the ones I have shot,..

My 2 year old grand daughter Nerjis , Marziya and even my youngest grand daughter 22 month old Zinnia Fatima all want to shoot with the camera on the tripod.. so there are these crazy sessions at home .. with the fish tank in the backdrop and me giving demonstrations to all three of them.

The fishes are fed by Nerjis Asif Shakir..

And honestly Aviary is not the best photo editing tool but it serves the purpose of poetizing my old pictures and mellowing t…

Muslim Beggars Are Like Fallen Leaves

Muslim Beggars Are Like Fallen Leaves, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

god took away
the fruits ..
fallen leaves
as one dies
another one
grieves ..
muslims
love killing
muslims
for their beliefs
the followers of
the three caliphs
dont see eye to
eye with the
followers of ali
so kill punish
persecute them
tyrant judge jury
as a muslim i am
ashamed perplexed
hurt ..by what i see
i distant myself from
hate , from all kinds
of hurtful bigotry
one mullah of a sect
has an issue with
another mullah of a sect
so suicide bomb the soul
of humanity and the muslims
of the world enjoy watching
this murder mayhem..
completely the custodians
of the holy cities ..
dont want shias others
only one god who they
consider wahabbi and salafi
allah ho akbar is a war cry
instead of peace brotherhood
if you dont agree .. with their
views obsolete diagonally

Before God Gave Me A Camera He Gave Me Eyes ...

Before God Gave Me A Camera He Gave Me Eyes ..., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

to see
understand
feel sensitize
shoot without
telling lies
the cardinal
truth in one
size ..make
others realize
muslim beggars
pain humanize
mother and child
sacrifice ..at ajmer
begging unashamedly
by the street side
self respect does
not feed hunger
with each shot
my soul my god died

Muslim Beggars Keep The Covenant Of God Alive

Muslim Beggars Keep The Covenant Of God Alive, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
invoking his name
every minute they
thrive ..they keep
faith they survive

Mama When Will This End ..Begging On Streets At Every Bend

Mama When Will This End ..Begging On Streets At Every Bend, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

mama
we stand out
wherever we go
with our surroundings
we do not blend
the broken fence
of our life no
carpenter wants
to mend ..a
broken down
dilapidated
garden of
sorrows
dying blooms
we must tend
our fate is
our chosen
enemy also
our friend

Jesus Wonders Why Muslims Cannot Live With Other Muslims In Peace

Jesus Wonders Why Muslims Cannot Live With Other Muslims In Peace, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
muslims kill more
more ...muslims
more than any
pestilence natural
disaster or disease
one calls himself
puritanical he must
kill the one who is
heretic -god he must
appease ..forgiveness
mercy humanity are
not part of his thesis
suicide bombing
holy shrines mosques
schools hospitals
killing innocent people
unborn children..no reprieve
muslims love killing muslims
in ramzan wonders jesus
gospel truth and belief

The Kashmiri Beggars ..In Mumbai

The Kashmiri Beggars ..In Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

from the vale
of kashmir
in an urban
jungle they
survive
breathing
polluted air
barely alive
a rs 1 meal
wont suffice
begging at
the urus at
mahim
their migrant
fate a loaded
dice ..kashmiriyat
a memory what a
sacrifice ...cry
my beloved
country they
pay a price