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Dear Media Photographers We Will See You Now In Bakra Eid

Dear Media Photographers We Will See You Now In Bakra Eid, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.



among the
crowds at
bandra
bakra eid
 namaz
we poster
boys in
the lead
we are
the envy
of our friends
billal abdul
fareed and majeed
our pictures in
newspapers ,,
makes their
envious hearts
bleed ..we will
be wearing new
caps new clothes
with due respect
to our creed ..
ek naya josh
ek nayi umeed
eid hugs to cute
aunty photographer
 sweet ..so on
bakra eid inshallah
we will meet
with our eid hugging
pictures the public
we will cheat
give them what
they want ..
ready made
stuff to eat

Bala And Rajesh Khanna Saab And Me

Bala And Rajesh Khanna Saab And Me, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

all pictures of this set  here 

Mr Rajesh Khanna And Me

Mr Rajesh Khanna And Me, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

all pictures of this set here 

Zindagi Ke Safar Mein Guzar Jaate Hain Jo Makaam Vo Phir Nahin Aate, VoPhir Nahin Aate

Anand Mara Nahi Anand Marte Nahin

Anand Mara Nahi Anand Marte Nahin, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

all pictures of this set here 

Ms Dimple Kapadia - Unveiling Of Mr Rajesh Khannas Statue- Walk Of TheStars

"Babu moshai, mere fans mujhse koi nahi cheen sakta"...Unveiling Of MrRajesh Khannas Statue At Taj Lands End

"Babu moshai, mere fans mujhse koi nahi cheen sakta"...Unveiling Of Mr Rajesh Khannas Statue At Taj Lands End, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
This morning I was invited by Dimpleji to share the familys happiness in unveiling of the bronze statue for UTV Stars Walk of the Stars at Taj Lands End Bandstand.

Later the statue will be placed along with other stalwarts at Bandra Band Stand , legendary great names that have contributed to the humility , hope humanity of Bollywood..

I sat with Bala Mr Rajesh Khannas man Friday, we two looked like lost pilgrims , without our mentor , Kakaji, and his voice , his quotes his love for both my grand children Marziya and Nerjis is what now is part of dreams memories ..

My grand daughter Nerjis was 8 month old used to crawl and when she visited Ashirwad the first time .. Kakaji called her to him , and Nerjis caught hold of the sofa and coolly walked towards him something as miraculous and unbelievable , but Kakaji had that …

We Are Muslims ...Proud Indians Too

We Are Muslims ...Proud Indians Too, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
with your
faith culture
rituals we have
no issue ,,
let us live
peacefully
without
bigotry
without
pettiness
my message
of hope harmony
for all of you
eid mubarak
with all its
sweetness
virtue..
we share
a nation
as our
heritage
muslims
christians
or hindus
everyone
included
lets not
argue
lets build
a better
tomorrow
instead
of new
stone cold
statues

For Photographers Of Mumbai Shooting The Eid Namaz At Bandra Is A State Of Bliss

For Photographers Of Mumbai Shooting The Eid Namaz At Bandra Is A State Of Bliss, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
a place which is totally
crowded chaotic as is
where is bandra station
road ..on eid day is
sanctified moment
you cant miss ..
no cars no rickshas
no buses no cabs
no bikes tempos
a state of bliss
allah ho akbar
the call of the
muezzin
peace hope
humanity
nothing amiss

Bandra Is The Most Beautiful Place In Mumbai

Bandra Is The Most Beautiful Place In Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

I am a recent migrant to Bandra , my roots are in Colaba but uprooted and tenderly transplanted in Bandra .. the rural Bandra of backlanes and gaothans,,

And Bandra is different shades , Pali Hill is different from Pali village , and Chimbai is different from Chium.. Mount Mary Carter Road , Waroda Road Veronica Road , Bandra Bazar Bandra Reclamation overcrowded slums of Nargis Dutt Nagar , aptly named slums Indraji Nagar Rajeev Nagar , soon one day in the near future you might have Rahul Gandhi Nagar, Bandra poor , Bandra the Muslim dominated part of Bandra is secular Congress voters .. the East Indians , Christans too normally vote for Congress and sadly it is the Gaothan and the Muslim slums the most neglected parts of Bandra .. after elections nobody has time for Old Bandra , so I regularly shoot Bandra garbage dumps as Garbage porn, I taught both my grand children 5 year old and 2 ye…

On Eid Even Hindu Beggars And Beggars From Other Communities Wear TheBurkha Or Head Scarf And Beg

On Eid Even Hindu Beggars And Beggars From Other Communities Wear The Burkha Or Head Scarf And Beg, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. And as I know most of the beggars in and around Bandra I know them with their timely headscarf , and for me it is not a issue a beggar is a beggar per se , and on Eid  charity is for everyone ,, no discrimination , or bias.

And if a beggar  dresses as a Muslim I see no reason why she should not be given alms..that is why most of the beggars I did not add to my Muslim beggar set .. I am documenting the Muslim beggars of India ..this is one aspect of my photography , highlighting their pain struggle essence of survival.. they have no union , leader or spokesperson , they beg outside mosques shrines imambadas and I have shot them at the various Urus I have shot Muslim beggars at Banganga on Pitru Paksh day too..

And I know a Muslim beggars body language ,, I am surprised when people think we as photographers survive selling pictures of be…

My Dear Friend From Bandra Station Road

Sprouts ..

Sprouts .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Sprouts For Marziyas Java Finches

My Backyard Stinks ,,,Oh Shut The Fuck Up ... Says The Crow To Me ,,,Go Shoot Other Things

Eid Mubarak From Bandra Bazar Road - To All Those Great Personalities We Voted To Power ,, Now Living In Ivory Towers

My Barefeet On Eid ...

The Sprout Man Of Bazar Road ..Bandra

This Boy Got Good Iddi...

The Beggar Gets Sheer Korma Eid