Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Last Rites Shree Balasaheb Thackeray Shivaji Park - Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna

The Shiv Sainiks In Pain ...The End Of An Era

Last Rites Shree Balasaheb Thackeray Shivaji Park -Om Shanti Om

Last Rites Shree Balasaheb Thackeray Shivaji Park -Om Shanti Om

Last Rites Shree Balasaheb Thackeray Shivaji Park

Last Rites Shree Balasaheb Thackeray Shivaji Park

Last Rites Shree Balasaheb Thackeray Shivaji Park -Om Shanti Om

The End of An Era At Shivaji Park- Farewell Shree Balasahab Thackeray ..

Happy Birthday Mr Shakti Kapoor

NCPA Summer Fiesta 2013: Catch 'em young - Photography

All these photos were shot by Mr Mukesh Parpiani Curator NCPA .. Piramal Art Gallery , he shot me while the aspiring students of Prof PKM Pillai were shooting me.

The Last Journey Of Shree Balasaheb Thackeray

As a Mumbaikar as a street photographer blogger poet I shot the making of History.. and I dont think I will ever see such a big crowd ..this was one time when a huge tree fell and people from all walk of life came together to pay homage to a great leader , despite their political differences .. there was peace calm.. I shot it all on a injured leg walking all the way from Bandra to Shivaji Park..18 Nov 2012 ...

The Rafaee Silsila - The Chancawalli Rafaees At Ajmer

Know About Rifai Silsila...
The Rifa'i order (also Rufa'i, Rifa'iyya,Rifa'iya) الرفاعية
is an eminent Sufi order founded by Ahmed ar-Rifa'i and developed in the Lower Iraq marshlands between Wasit and Basra. The Rifa'iyya had its greatest following until the 15th century C.E. when it was overtaken by the Qadiri order. Presently the order is said to maintain particular influence in Cairo, Egypt. Its distinctive features include walking on hot coals and consuming live snakes.


Ahmed er-Rifai's family comes from Husayn ibn Ali, the son of Ali, at the side of his mother. On the other hand, at the side of his father, his lineage which goes to prophet Muhammad is as follows:
master of the community, husband of Fatimah who is the base of all Imams, a relative of the prophet, Ali;
Imam of Muslims, the chief of the mumins (believers in Islam) who tried and liked with several troubles and calamities, the martyr of the Battle of Karbala, Hussein;
Imam Zayn al-Abidin;
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir;
Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq; Imam Musa al-Kadhim; Imam Ibrahim el-Mürteza; es-Seyyid ikinci Musa;
es-Seyyid Ahmed;
es-Seyyid Hüseyin;
es-Seyyid el-Hasen;
es-Seyyid Muhammed eb-ul-Kaasim;
es-Seyyid el-Mehdi;
es-Seyyid eb-ul Mekarim el-Hasen;
es-Seyyid Ali;
es-Seyyid Ahmed;
es-Seyyid Hazim;
es-Seyyid Sabit;
es-Seyyid Yahya;
es-Seyyid Ebul-Hasen Aliyy-ür-Rifai;
es-Seyyid Ahmed er-Rifai.

We Meet Every Year In Ajmer .. The Malang With Red Hair ..

The Madariya Malang From Bandra

I used to meet him during Eid namaz but haven't seen him since a long time..he sits outside the Sunni mosque on the way to Mount Mary steps ,He is a very humble soul highly respected by the Hindus of Bandra Bazar Road,,he knows Sanskrit Shlokas and recites them in Hindu shops ..

He is from the Sufi Madari Malang Order of Makanpur..,,every since I told him that I too have taken the oath of the Malang , he calls me his Peerbhai.. though he is old enough to be my teacher .

Death Is Only A Step Away From The Shadow Of Your Existence

attached to your
camera body
like a lens
living in transit
in suspense
as you fall
as you rise
makes no

Haji Malang The Mountain Call

he holds you
firmly before
you fall ..the
holy saint
of peace
hope humanity
love for all
Hindus Muslims
all communities
at his beck and call
come be healed
touch his wall
winter nights
devotees wrapped
in shawls ..fragrance
of loban flower stalls
haji malang for the ill
the sick the depressed
a complete cure all
old memories
nostalgic moments
on recall ...perched
in the mountains
haji malang essence
of humility standing tall

Zanjirwale Bawa And The Malang Of Mumbai

Most of the Bawas I meet at one Urus or the other , but Zanjirwale Bawa I have not met for about 2 or 3 years ..

And they just disappear , their Murids give them Mobile phones ,I believe he was given a wheel chair to make his travel easy .. but I have lost touch with him completely..