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Shooting The Soul Of A Mirror

Shooting The Soul Of A Mirror, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
getting a
glimpse
of her
partly
focused
he did
not stir
a humble
actor
dressed
as a woman
caught in
a hazy blur by
a beggar poet
a photographer
after the shot
he touched
my feet said
thank you sir
the mirror
does not lie
it captured me
it captured her

Ramlila Backstage

Ramlila Backstage

Ramlila Backstage ,,,

Lord Ravan

Lord Ravan, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I used to go shoot Ramlila every year , but it was the backstage that was photo effective , their zeal their efforts to get the show started and these were humble souls enacting a great theme ..across the Bengal club at Shivaji Park....


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravana

Ravana is a character in Hindu mythology, and is the primary antagonist in the Ramayan epic.

He plays a major role in the Hindu mythology Ramayana, where he is mainly depicted negatively as a brute, and most infamously as having kidnapped Rama's wife Sita and being killed by her husband.

This depiction is, however, open to other interpretations. Ravana is also mentioned as a great scholar, a capable ruler, Veena Player and a devoted follower of Shiva, and he has his apologists and staunch devotees within the Hindu traditions. The contrived meaning of "10 headed" as it is propagated by nationalists is that he possessed a very thorough knowledge in the …

Ravan..

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

Ravana

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

Ravana (Rāvaṇa, also known by other names) is the Rakshasa king of Lanka (identified with modern-day Sri Lanka) and the primary antagonist in the Hindu epic Ramayana. In the classic text, he is mainly depicted negatively, kidnapping the protagonist Rama's wife Sita, to claim vengeance on Rama and his brother Lakshmana for having cut off the nose of his sister Surpanakha and is finally killed by Rama in the climactic battle.
Ravana is depicted and described as having ten heads. The ten-headed Ravana is also sometimes depicted with only nine heads because he has sacrificed a head to convince Lord Shiva. He is described as a devout follower of the god Shiva, a great scholar, a capable ruler and a maestro of the Veena. He has his apologists and staunch devotees within the Hindu traditions. Ravana also authored Ravana Sanhita, a book on Hindu astrology. Ravana possessed a thorough knowledge o…

Jai Ho Lankeshwar ..

Jai Ho Lankeshwar .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
hamko
bulaya
nange pair
apne ghar
apna hath
rakha mere
sar ,,dala
hirday main
prem nikala
sara dar
itna kamyab
banaya ke
na dhoondna
pada koie
dusra daftar
main mera
camera
jisme basi
hai shiva
ki teesri ankh
mera eklauta
hamsafar
mere teen
shest guru
maheshwariji
malushteji
aur chal base
black and white
bw jatkar

The Humility Of Art -At Ramilila

The Humility Of Art -At Ramilila, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
I miss shooting the Ramlila , the camaraderie between the artists , helpers volunteers all male , each one is multifaceted , one can be an actor but also the make up artist ,,

The actors mostly from North India , fascinated with Mumbai , specially the child artistes.

This was one genre of photography that got me close to all of them..

Satyanarayan Puja

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

The Satyanarayana is a Hindu religious observance. It is a ritual performed by Hindus before/on any major occasion like marriage, house warming ceremony etc. It can also be performed on any day for any reason. It finds first mention in skandha puran
The Satyanarayana Puja is usually done on the Purnima day of every month (the day of the full moon) or a Sankranti. It is also done on special occasions and during times of achievements as an offering of gratitude to the Lord. These occasions include marriage, graduation, new job, and the purchase of a new home to name a few. In addition, it is said that a devotional performance of this puja will bear children to couples trying to start a family.

ri Satyanarayana Vratam, Puja are very popular in Andhra Pradesh India. Almost all Hindus, throughout Andhra Pradesh, have strong faith, belief, and devotion towards Sriman Narayana, an incarna…

The Missing Hand And The Barber Of Shave Ville

i would rather die than mock insult another mans personal belief or religion

The Common Man Of India- Truth Plain Truth

The Mumbai Police Was Made For The Masses But Now It Serves Political Bosses And Protects The Rich Upper Classes

You Dont Have To Agree With Me But Muslims Need Mainstream Education To Master Their Destiny And Future

About Lalbagh Chya Raja

About Lalbagh Chya Raja, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Lalbaugcha Raja is the most famous Sarvajanik Ganapati, [1] kept at Lalbaug, a prominent locality in Mumbai during Ganesh Chaturti festival. The idol is kept for public display for Eleven days thereafter it is immersed on the auspicious day of Anant Chaturdashi. The pendal attracts hundreds of thousands of devotees during the festival[2] and is the center of prime attraction.There are two lines for taking blessings of the Lalbaugcha Raja - THE NAVSACHI LINE and MUKH DARSHANACHI LINE.Around 18 LAC people visit the mandal on the 1st day of ganeshutsav .It takes around 25-30 and sometimes 40 hours for THE NAVSACHI LINE and 15-20 hours for MUKH DARSHANACHI LINE to reach the ganpati stage due to the long lines ranging from 5 to 6 km. Many times MUKH DARSHANACHI LINE reaches Byculla and THE NAVSACHI LINE reaches very very far.
It is believed that this Idol of Lord Ganesha is Navsacha Ganpati (which means the fulfille…

Photographers Are Not Violent People ,,We Shoot To Give You A Second Life

Photographers Are Not Violent People ,,We Shoot To Give You A Second Life, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. As an Indian , as a Shia born Muslim I would not speak ill of any mans religion or faith nor shoot to ridicule it...simply because my parents respected all religion ,, taught me to respect all religion too the greatest religion of Humanity, I shoot Hinduism, Christianity Sufism as passionately as I shoot my own faith without bias without blinkers ..as a photographer behind the camera I become part of the people I shoot..my inner dislikes I keep to myself and are not for sharing on public forum of social media..so it saddens me if a Hindu misplaced misguided man insults the Shia Faith customs that he does not belong to or are not part of his heritage or inheritance ,,, Hinduism is part of my cultural ethos without my Hindu friends Christian priests as my teachers Parsi friends Buddhist friends I would have not reached this far .. I dont sell my pictures I am no…

Goud Saraswat Brahmin

Goud Saraswat Brahmin, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Goud (also spelt as Gaud or Gawd) Saraswat Brahmins are a Hindu Brahmin community in India and a part of the larger Saraswat Brahmin community. They are popularly referred to as GSBs. They are Konkani people and primarily speak Konkani as their mother tongue. They are the first Rigvedic Brahmins.
They claim their origin to the Brahmins who lived on the banks of the now-extinct river Saraswati of Pakistan Punjab or Kashmir. They derived their name from either the river Saraswati or from their spiritual leader, the sage Saraswat Muni(sage) who lived on the banks of Saraswati. These Brahmins were one of the Pancha Gawda Brahmin groups who lived north of the Vindhyas. They belonged to Smarta tradition and primarily worshiped the five deities: Shiva, Vishnu, Devi, Surya and Ganesha. Throughout the course of history, the Saraswat Brahmins have migrated to a variety of locations and …

Ganpati Ne Bulaya Aur Ham Nange Pair Chale Aye ..

Ganpati Ne Bulaya Aur Ham Nange Pair Chale Aye .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
camera sath laye
lalbagh chya raja
mubaichya raja
aur tejukaya cha
raja apke dil
par utar laye
wahan se chale
gsb king circle
unpar bhi bhet
chadaye ,,lekin
tejukaya ji ko
ham apne hriday
mastikta se
utar nahi paye
shyam kabre ji
ne di ek pani
ki botal aur
pilayi bhatt
ki garam
mazedar chai
aur girte hue
rupye ko
bhagwan
ke siwa aur
kaun bachaye
yeh rupye jo
bar dancer
ke alawa
bade bade
ko nach
nachaye