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Mount Mary Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old

Anarkali And Marziya Shakir

Flower Girl Mount Mary Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old

Marys Clan Mount Mary Shot by Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old

Mount Mary Feast Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old

Mount Mary Feast Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
This was shot last year by my grand daughter Marziya Shakir ,,, now my two year old grand daughter Nerjis will shoot it ,,

Mount Mary Welcomes Her Loved One To Bandra Fair

Mount Mary Welcomes Her Loved One To Bandra Fair, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary, is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Mumbai, India. The church is one of the most visited churches in the city located in the suburb of Bandra. Every September, the feast of Mount Mary is celebrated on the Sunday following 8 September, the birthday of the Virgin Mary. This is a week long celebration known as the Bandra Fair and is visited by thousands of people.


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The church stands on a hillock about 80 metres above sea level overlooking the Arabian Sea. It draws lakhs of devotees and pilgrims annually. Many faithful attest to the miraculous powers of the Mount. During the Bandra Fair, tens of thousands visit the shrine. The shrine attracts people from all faiths who pray to the statue for thanksgiving or requesting of favours.

During the Bandra Fair, the entire area is decorated with festoons a…

Mount Mary Feast- Vatican ambassador will lead Mount Mary prayers

Mount Mary Feast- Vatican ambassador will lead Mount Mary prayers, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Bella Jaisinghani, TNN Sep 5, 2013, 02.36AM IST


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MUMBAI: The Mount Mary Basilica in Bandra is ready to celebrate the feast of Our Lady. The Vatican's ambassador to India, Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, will arrive to celebrate the holy mass at 11.30am on the opening day on Sunday. The closing mass at the same time on September 15 will be administered by Archbishop of Bombay, Oswald Cardinal Gracias.

Fr Aniceto Pereira of Mt Mary Basilica says, "We are currently in the midst of the novena, which will wind up September 7. From September 8 to 15, the church will be open to worshipers from 5am through 10pm with religious services every morning."

articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-09-05/mumbai/41...

Mount Mary Bandra Beckons

Mount Mary Bandra Beckons, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Today is the first day of the Bandra Fair and the main Bandra Hill Road is like a river running slowly , cars bumper to bumper , so most of the shyana street smart ricksha guys take the devotees from the Bandra Bazar bylanes ,,so the inner lanes too are packed with most devotees who walk in from Lucky lane to Haji Nura Lana and enter De Monte Street from the intersection of Jain Mandir Road and from Bandra Bazar Road they take Chapel road and exit at Mount Carmel Church..and this is the Bandra Fair area and September garden..... even the road at Bandstand going up Mount Mary via Bullock road is packed ..most of the devotees after paying tribute to Mother Mary now come and pay tribute at Mannat where Sharukh Khan lives and those that owe allegiance to Salman Khan come and stand outside Galaxy.. Bandra is the in place ..for lovers of Mary and Infant Jesus .. Elco pani puriwala and other road side stalls do…

Ali Da Malang- Nerjis Asif Shakir

Falling In Love Was My Original Sin

Falling In Love Was My Original Sin, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. now languishing
in a lonely prison
her heart i could
woo but could
not win.. she threw
the keys of my cell
i am forever locked in
tandav on the soul
of my defeated angst
my body spins ,,
a beggar poet
a bottled djinn
pain my second skin

The Rod Pierced My Camera's Soul ,,, Leaving a Gaping Hole

we dont shoot pictures ,,, we shoot the angst of a race

we dont shoot pictures ,,, we shoot the angst of a race, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. the passion
the pathos
the poetry
of life
a tamil
face ..
the rod
the cheeks
embrace
adds to
cultural
grace
moments
time watches
stands still
with the
photographer
keeps pace

between him
me only camera
space i stole
his soul. from
within on the
surface ,,, i
left no evidence
or my stealthily
trace ..

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen Worli ,,Madraswadi

The Poets Fantasy

The Poets Fantasy, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 180,356 items / 1,417,683 views

I want to write an erotic poem to her which she has to read with her eyes closed while I lick her feet dry when she comes out of the shower..her dusky soul her musky body..and a teary towel that clings to her flesh in the last throes of death..

Faith And The Facebook Wall

Faith And The Facebook Wall, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

dimpled cheek
curly hair
marziya shakir
very fair
grand father
learning
photography
from his grand
daughter unusual
pair..yes we dare
what we like
what we see
we shoot with
flair ,,we dont
hurt your religiosity
your customs
your rituals
yes we care
but our bleeding
pictures of moharam
you report abuse
totally unfair
a persecuted race
murdered killed
slaughtered by
its own misguided
jehad ..even unborn
kids in a mothers
womb they dont spare
muslims the only race
that love killing muslims
caught in a serpents snare
sectarian strife everywhere
deleted dreams worse
than nightmare ..to be
or not to be to share
or not to share
if at all why are you
so scared ,, we cut our
heads we bleed ,,
why do you feel hurt
why do you swear
its our pain that we bear
blood sweat tears
weeping hair ,,,

I try to shoot the soul of a man in pain

I try to shoot the soul of a man in pain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

I lay on my back to take part in his ritual.. and I have taken a vow to pierce my cheeks , somehow it does not happen as the discipline to undertake this ritual is very strict ..

And I shall do it to show my solidarity to the Tamil Hindu , a race I have immense respect , they have treated me as their own.. but there are some issues I have to resolve before I partake it as humanbeing .. this is nothing to with religion , only my faith my spiritual endurance not bound to narrow mindedness or bigotry ,,, and I want my best friend Dr Glenn Losack to shoot my ordeal of pain , pain that I live with , pain that lives with me as my ancestral birthright..

Marriammen feast is a Tamil right of passage I shoot every year ..I try not to miss it , I shoot it barefeet and this year I shot at Juhu and Madraswadi Worli.

Davendra from Juhu Nehru Nagar is my best friend he pierces the rods and removes them too.

Sha…

The Lady With Two Faces

The Lady With Two Faces, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

I met her while walking up the mountains to meet Dam Madar Baba Wahid , and I took a few shots , I was barefeet , so the terrain being rough , it gets difficult shooting pictures .. and she is a Muslim beggar...her distortion earns her a living she has children too I cropped from this frame.. this is portraiture of pain...bound to a cosmic chain.. ayn ..

At Ajmer and Tarahadh I have shot pain ,
the humility of pain , its quivering turbulence ..
why are people born like this i wonder
makes no sense..images that move me
as a poet a camera and a lens now
as a poem i try to pen ..sitting on a fence
my pictures are a story board ..painful
intense .. i was destined to shoot
without fear or consequence ..
i stand moderated in my defense

dedicated to my good friend John Dixon 'Howling Ayn,,
who left this world as it was too small for his achievements .
the whirling derveshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

The Malangs of Haji Malang And Me

Rafiq Malang And Masoomi Baba in 2005 Ajmer

Dam Madar Malangs of Ajmer

Dam Madar Malangs of Ajmer

At The Lotus Feet Of "Peer Sayed Masoom Ali Shah Baba Malang Madari Asqan"

Dam Madar Malangs

Dam Madar Malangs, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. This was shot in 2008.. much before I became a Malang ... but I was shooting Masoomi Baba and Rafiq Ali Baba since 2005.. during the Urus of Khwajah Garib Nawaz Ajmer ,,

Sometimes I Bleed More At Facebook Than When I Cut My Head DuringMoharam..

Sometimes I Bleed More At Facebook Than When I Cut My Head During Moharam.., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

In your opinion, what could Facebook do to help you understand reports we receive about your content?

I am a photoblogger journalist I am not into porn but I shoot reality rituals as I shoot all faith I have 285000 images at Flickr .com I think people there being photographers are more mature and understanding here at Facebook people add you to report you bully you if they dont like your reportage religion or faith .. I had deactivated my Facebook account twice because of this if this persists I will delete my account completely .. honestly I hate posting pictures at Facebook..

 I can understand this firoze bhai .
do you think its a conspiracy against your hobby ?

Firoze Shakir No it is Yazidiyat in the guise ..of a person of my own faith .. I am not here to shoot as per any persons like dislike but I will not ridicule or make fun of what one shoots .. I gue…