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Once Upon A Time In Bandra Dobara ..

The Untouchables of Bandra ..

My Friends The Ear Cleaners of Bandra Talao

The Lost Heritage of the East Indians Bandra Bazar Road

Onions Are More Epensive Than Four Legged Beggars

The Ramzan Awakeners Have Gone Back To Their Home Towns

The Ramzan Awakeners Have Gone Back To Their Home Towns, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

This year I did not go down to shoot them though when you hear the unstoppable barking of stray dogs , you know the Awakener baba with his torch and stick has entered the slums ..and the stick keeps the dogs at bay, the Awakeners knock at the slum doors , they know the Muslim houses and shout outside building compounds to wake you up for Sairi..

On Thursdays in the evenings during Ramzan they collect their baksheesh for their services , mostly people give them more out of charity than the noble service they do...

Oh You Sitting In The Comfort Of The Cab,,,,,

Oh You Sitting In The Comfort Of The Cab,,,,,, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

please give me
a few cons ..
food for my
child i need
to grab,,

raj babbar sab would give me rs 12
rasheed masood sab would give me rs 5
mr abdullah would give me rs 1

let the world blab..
yes politicians hardly no hunger
their tongue instrument of gift of the gab ...
if they changed places with me for a day

they would be dehydrated rushed to the rehab
life is nothing but a bed of thorns dreary and drab ..

Nerjis Asif Shakir and The Canon EOS 7D..

Nerjis Asif Shakir and The Canon EOS 7D.., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

an extension
of hope through
photography
the camera
heals holistically
a picture becomes
poetry ,..a moment
paused eternally
touching others
cosmically

Agha Mansoor Showghi Irani Chaiwala

Agha Mansoor Showghi Irani Chaiwala, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

mohabat
e chai
ka ashiq
sab ko
chai
pilanewala
mansoor bhai
jane jigarse
insaniyat
ka chahnewala
mahim ka rehnewala
irani bashinda
hindustani dilwala
khaile khube
maska brun
khilanewala
hamesha
hamesha
muskuranewala
garibon ko
dilse laganewala
imam hussain
par marnewala
ali maula ka
yeh chaitha
dulara..
ali haq
ali haq
ali haq
hai iska
nara
pehlata hai
yeh irani
hindustani
bhaichara

Tujh Se Qaza Na Hogi Kabhi Phir Namaze Haq Tune Agar Hussain Ka Sajda Samajh Liya

Lord Shiva ..

Lord Shiva .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva

Shiva (Śiva, /ˈʃɪvə/, meaning "The Auspicious One"), also commonly known as Mahadeva (meaning "The Great God") and Shankara, is a popular Hindu god and is venerated as the Supreme Being within Shaivism, one of the three most influential denominations in Hinduism.[1][2] In several branches of Hinduism other than Shaivism, Shiva is regarded as one of the primary forms of God, such as one of the five primary forms of God[1] in the Smarta tradition, and "the Destroyer" or "the Transformer"[3] among the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine.
Shiva is described as an omniscient yogi, who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash,[3] as well as a householder with wife Parvati and two sons, Kartikeya and Ganesha. Shiva is usually worshipped in the aniconic form of Lingam. Shiva has many benevolent as well as fearsome forms. He is often dep…

Lord Hanuman - Bajrangbali Ki Jai

Lord Hanuman - Bajrangbali Ki Jai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hanuman (IPA: hʌnʊˈmɑn) is a Hindu deity, who was an ardent devotee of Rama according to the Hindu legends. He is a central character in the Indian epic Ramayana and its various versions. He also finds mentions in several other texts, including Mahabharata, the various Puranas and some Jain texts. A vanara (ape-like humanoid), Hanuman participated in Rama's war against the demon king Ravana. Several texts also present him as an incarnation of Lord Shiva. He is also considered the son of Vayu, who according to several stories, played a role in his birth.

The Sanskrit texts mention several legends about how Hanuman got his name. One legend is that Indra, the king of the deities, struck Hanuman's jaw during his childhood (see below). The child received his name from the Sanskrit words Hanu ("jaw") and -man (or -mant, "prominent" or "di…

Mahashivratri

Mahashivratri, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
About Mahashivratri..

Maha Shivaratri is celebrated with great devotion and religious fervor by Hindus, in honor of Lord Shiva, one of the Hindu Gods forming the Trinity. The festival falls on the moonless, 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun (in the month of February - March, according to English Calendar). On the festival of Maha Shivaratri, devotees observe day and night fast and worship Shiva Lingam, to appease Lord Shiva. Many interesting legends have been related to the festival of Maha Shivaratri, explaining the reason behind its celebrations as well as its significance.

According to one of the most popular legends, Shivaratri is the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Parvati. It is also believed that Lord Shiva performed ‘Tandava’, the dance of the primal creation, preservation and destruction on this auspicious night of Shivaratri. According to another popular legend, described in Linga Purana, it…

Pushkar

Pushkar, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Pushkar

Pushkar, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Pushkar Gau Ghat

Pushkar Ghats

Pushkar

Pushkar, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Pushkar

Pushkar, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Pushkar Ghats

Pushkar Ghats

I feel pain.. I shoot pain

I feel pain.. I shoot pain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
om namo
narayan
life no
complain
walking
barefeet
touching
the soul
of cosmic
grain
cutting
my head
every year
as a protest
against oppression
follower of hussain

karbala ashura
two pillars ..
holding
the cosmic
brain ,...

ghame hussain
ghame hussain

wa waila sad wa waila
a chant a refrain ...

as they persecute us
kill us .. but lanat
on your mother fuckers
we keep coming
back again,,

paradise lost
paradise regained

I Knew A Muslim Man Who Used To Cry On Eid ,, For Those Who Died

The Waist Coat Made For Salman Khan By Me For An Ad In 2010

Mr Mukesh Parpiani Curator Piramal Art Gallery My Guru Mentor And Friend

Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone. Jesus Christ

I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Jesus Christ

For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul? Jesus Christ

Open the door to me, as I have opened myself for you. Jesus Christ

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Jesus Christ \

All my authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Jesus Christ

"Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahin, naamumkin hai."

Main Aurat Hoon Main Aurat Hoon

Main Aurat Hoon Main Aurat Hoon, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
main zinda hoon
main marti hoon
main marti hoon
zillat se main
darti hoon..
hath pehlate
bhik mangti hoon
main aurat hoon
main aurat hoon

main aurat hoon

“It is a beggar's pride that he is not a thief”

“It is a beggar's pride that he is not a thief”, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
when his time comes
his imprints on the sands
of pain he will leave
in an unmarked grave
none to grieve ..
no friends no relatives
just his sorrow his beliefs
carried on the shoulders
of death the thief..
redemption salvation
from humanity
he will receive

by this little boy
a beggar bereaved

nothing gained
nothing achieved

by his cosmic fate
at his birth accidentally
misplaced deceived

Pushkar ..

Pushkar .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pushkar (Hindi: पुष्कर) is a town in the Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is situated 14 km (8.7 mi) northwest of Ajmer at an average elevation of 510 m (1,670 ft) and is one of the five sacred dhams (pilgrimage site) for devout Hindus. According to Hindu theology , the pond at the Katas Raj temple Near choa saidan shah in Chakwal District of Pakistan has a theological association with Lord Shiva; it was formed by the tears of Lord Shiva which he is believed to have shed after the death of his wife, Sati. The story goes that when Sati died, Lord Shiva cried so much and for so long, that his tears created two holy ponds – one at Pushkara in Ajmer in India and the other at Ketaksha, which literally means raining eyes, in Sanskrit. It is from this name that the word Katas is derived. It is often called "Tirth Raj" – the king of pilgrimage sites – and has in rec…

Pushkar Ghats