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Dahi Handi - Govinda Ala Re Ala

Dahi Handi - Govinda Ala Re Ala, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Govinda or Dahi Handi is a sport organized on Krishna Janmashtami to celebrate the birth of Krishna. It is very popular in Mumbai and surrounding area of Thane.
Govinda players gather together under Dahi Handi to making a human pyramid to catch and then break an earthen pot (a matki or handi) hung high in the air with the help of a rope. The players are known as Govindas or BalGopals. The sport is based on the legends about Krishna stealing makhan (butter) or dahi (curd) from handis.

Govinda was started somewhere in the eighteenth century in Girgaum in Mumbai. Originally the sport was a religious ceremony to celebrate the birth of the Hindu god Krishna. A community called Pathare Prabhu staying in the village called Girgaum in south Mumbai (then called Bombay) used to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna by performing Govinda.[1] This community of Pathare Prabhu was af…

Bandra Skywalk Lovers Point

Bandra Skywalk Lovers Point, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

bring your babe
here instead of
getting drowned
on carter road
by eunuchs
jealous cocks
here a serene
moment some
sweet talk ,
close to the
station a
few minutes
walk,,,now just
across the talao
beneath the sky
walk the drug
addicts joint
where gardalus
flock snorting
their stuff system
mock ..beggars
urchins homeless
it is for them
they say that
the government
built this skywalk

talk of the town
top of the pop
traffic beneath
hope on the top
totally useless
totally flop
not yet a
suicide point
from where
bodies drop

Jai Govinda Jai Gopala

Jai Govinda Jai Gopala, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
This was an old post bought forward today as I have exceeded my limit for images at Flickr ,,no new uploads ,,,till I buy more space they say...

reaching out for
a serene spirituality
in a dahi pot
hands and legs
head and shoulders
in the streets
of mumbai hot
jai govinda jai gopala
a beautiful thought
a magical moment
binding you soul
on the spot
peace hope harmony
that god bought
defeating the curse
of swine flu
an accidental plot
that was terrorizing
the human lot
resurrecting him
from destiny's rot

jai govinda jai gopala
mumbai wala hai dilwala
mumbai premki patshala
jalnewale ka moonh ho kala
dilip kumar madhubala
rajendra kumar vijayntimala
purani pijcharon ka maza nirala
sharuk khan ko
amriki immigrationwalon ne
pareshan kar dala

girte rupye ne seth logon
ka kar diya diwala
once upon a time in mumbai
please dekh lo dobara
madras cafe john sab
sarkar lagta hai pyara
chenna express 300 crore
ka bollywood…

As I Have Exceeded My Limit For My Images At Flickr ,, I Will Not Upload New Stuff - I Miss My Old Pro Account

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

I got a message from Flickr I have exceeded my limit so they suggest  I   buy more space ..I dont think I will instead I will delete some old useless images , which again would be a pain , or take another Free account which I dont want too ..or play with my Exif data , bring back my old stuff as new and make it new by tweaking it at Aviary ,, I am fathomless so if any of you can suggest guide me I will be really grateful,, at the moment I am not in a position to buy space for personal reasons.. 

Even my Pro status used to be a gift from friends wellwishers ,,,so I am now a victim like the rest of you to New Flickr.. luckily I had stopped shooting pictures ..I would like to know if I replace my pictures will that give me space or what ,,,thanks .

I have 285000 images what happens to them , will they be archived or what .. I am sending this blog message to Flickr customer care for guidance and help.

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

Bhag Gardalu Bhag ,, Tere Gand Ke Neeche Police Ne Lagaie Hai Ag ,,Gandu Jaldi Jag

Bandra Talao..Sab Se Ganda Talao

Bandra Talao..Sab Se Ganda Talao, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

netaji ise
accha banao
lawaris logon
ko yahan
se bhagao
gardalu juari
timpass walon
ki gand par
hunter lagao
diving pool
yahan par
election se
pehle kuch
acha kam
kar jao
bachon ka
dil behlao
bahar se
bandra ko
yahan aisa
land mark
kuch accha
kam karte
jao ..walking
jogging ke
tracks cycling
skating aur nao
yahan zaroor lao
dil jeet jao ..

are baba
sochte kya ho
shuru ho jao
warna koie
aur le jayega
apke hath se
dao.. mera
bandra mera
desh mera gaon

jab chue ki maut ati hai woh gutter ki aur bhagta hai

the chatwala outside the school ... jeera goli kairi imli ...boras

simple picture simple stories ..


Bandra Bazar Road

Old Time Bandra

I Have Walked A Million Light Years Away From My Facebook Wall

I Have Walked A Million Light Years Away From My Facebook Wall, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

from over
the soul
of her
i hear
her call
a silhouette
lurking in a
silken shawl
silent footsteps
of a doll ,,
deleted doomed
battered mauled
the poetry of my
life in a lonely
hall waiting to
translate her
silence before
i fall again in
love with .
final recall
my downfall

The Muslims Of Bandra

The Bandra Skywalk... A Dream Gone Sour ,,

The Bandra Skywalk Has Gone To The Dogs

Bandra Talao..

The Most Neglected Water Body - Bandra Talao ,,

The Famous Bandra Skywalk..

Bandra Skywalk Lovers Point

Beneath The Talao End of The Skywalk Drug Addicts Joint

Bandra Skywalk Lovers Point

The Famous Bandra Skywalk..

Addiction To Bandra Skywalk.. On Top And Below

Mumbai Is A City Of Vagrants

The Famous Bandra Skywalk..

Bandra Skywalk .. Is Photo Walk Too ..

Gandu 5 Baje Ka Alarm Laga Diya Na...

The Car Bike Cemetery Bandra

In The Evenings The Bandra Skywalk Becomes Lovers Point ,,,In The Mornings Drug Addicts Joint

Bollywood Se Back Kar Kahan Jaoge ..Jahan Jaoge Hame Paoge

Are We Safe In Mumbai ,,, Lets Wait For God To Anwser That ..

Bindas ..Mumbai..Amchi Mumbai

The Bandra Skywalk .. Deleted Dreams ..

The Bandra Skywalk Was Actually Made For The Drug Addicts Homeless and The Drunks ,,,

There Is Not A Single Security On Any Exit Entry On The Bandra Skywalk... No Cops Either

System Chi Aiechi Go...Amala Tumchi Bhik Nako

Welcome Mother Fuckers To The Bandra Skywalk,, Drug Addicts United