Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh

the spirit was willing the flesh was weak

she has
gone silent
she wont
speak
lips sealed
color
drained
off her
cheeks
she is
an illusion
i search
i seek
hope
pursuing
her stalking
her beyond
the creek
her gasps
soundless
meek..
glass like
silhouette
unique
svelte
sleek
her fragrance
her mystique
hidden in
the soul of
a statue
antique
medieval
greek

Shooting Pitru Paksh Barefeet Since 2004

or perhaps
even before
memories
i have
stored
as blogs
open
doors
banganga
beckons
once more
pitru visarjan
puja pat
dan dakshina
scores ..from
the river ganges
to mumbai shores
the north indian
contributes
his essence
his humanity
to the city's core
shot by a barefeet
blogger a moment
added to his
timeline
he could not
ignore

Me and My World

I thank all those who invite me to their Facebook pages ,.. personally I stay a million miles away from Facebook pages..

I am a serious blogger I ignore block all Game Invites ,,if someone keeps on sending me Game Invites after telling them not too I block the person too..

Above all I hate the dumb habit of clicking like ,, I think it is a habit as injurious as smoking .. and it is a way of making people zombies by the Mind Doctor Marc De Zuckurburg.

I hatepoke .

I dont like posting pictures at Facebook,, I dont like picture sharing..

But I am on Facebook.. to be connected with friends and to pimp my blogs....the daily views on my pictures at Flickr averages from 10000 to 25000..sometimes 45000 or even 85000 on a single day.. it could go up to dizzy heights if I made my hijra pictures public ..but I wont..

Read this a mini blog...thanks Good Morning ,,

Bad, bad panda!
Come on. We want photos.

We’re aware of the problem and are fixing it. Thanks for your patience.

why does flickr keep panda as pets....they are not happy held captive on the internet.....Bad, bad panda!
makes everyone sweat..you bet my tweet to flickr

Ps
I hate groups and being groped and tagged ,,,

The Ganges Flows Into Mumbai

cleansing
the waters
adding hope
within the
twinkling
of an eye
dharma
karma
banganga
a virtual
paradise
the north
indian
diaspora
paying
tribute
to dead
ancestors
collective
calm
implies
raste par
khade
garam
garam
chai
religious
tonsure
naye naye
nai.is avsar
par
hoti hai
sab ki kamai

prayers
giving alms
to beggars
buying beads
sweets pickle
a hurried thought
jaldi kam par
pahunchna hai
bhai..the
peaceful bhaiyyas
of mumbai
all bald proud
mumbai is richer
in emotions
than dubai
why why
did the powers
to be wanted
mumbai to become
another shanghai
we are happy with
our patils chavans
who wants chou en lai
if only law order
rapes murders
instead of
bar dancers
were kerbed
better governance
a human healing touch
than out city
would never cry

happy kolis
bombil pomfret
doma and surmai

head held high
hindu muslim
dalit parsi jain
sikh isai

Pitru Paksha

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh

God Keeps The Indian Afloat ..

Om Jai Jagadeesh Hare

Om Jai Jagadish Hare,
Swami Jai Jagadish Hare,
Bhakt Jano Ke Sankat,
Daas Jano Ke Sankat,
Kshan Mee Door Kare,
Om Jai Jagadish Hare.


Om Jai Jagadish Hare,
Swami Jai Jagadish Hare,
Bhakt Jano Ke Sankat,
Daas Jano Ke Sankat,
Kshan Mee Door Kare,
Om Jai Jagadish Hare.


Jo Dhyaavee Phal Paave,
Dukh Bin See Mann Ka,
Swami Dukh Bin See Manna Ka,
Sukh Sampati Ghar Aavee,
Sukh Sampati Ghar Aavee,
Kasht Mite Tan Ka,
Om Jai Jagadish Hare.


Maat Pitaah Tum Mere,
Sharan Karo Kiski,
Swami Sharan Karo Kiski,
Tum Bin Aur Na Duja,
Tum Bin Aur Na Duja,
Aas Karoon Jiski,
Om Jai Jagadish Hare.


Tum Puran Parmaatama,
Tum Anthariyaami,
Swami Tum Anthariyaami,
Par Brahm Parmeshwar,
Par Brahm Parmeshwar,
Tum Sabke Swami,
Om Jai Jagadish Hare.


Tum Karuna Ke Saagar,
Tum Paalan Karta,
Swami Paalan Karta,
Mein Moorakh Khalkaami,
Main Sevak Tum Swami,
Kripa Karoo Bartha,
Om Jai Jagadish Hare.


Tumho Eek Aghochar,
Sabkee Praan Pathi,
Swami Sabkee Praan Pathi,
Kis Midh Milodayamaya,
Kis Midh Milodayamaya,
Tum Ho Mein Kumathi,
Om Jai Jagadish Hare.


Deen Bhandu Dukh Harka,
Rakshak Tum Meere,
Swami Rakshak Tum Meere,
Apnee Haath Vuthavo,
Apnee Sharan Lagavo,
Dwar Padaa Teere,
Om Jai Jagadish Hare.


Vishay Vihaar Mitaao,
Paap Haro Deva,
Swami Paap Haro Deva,
Shraddha Bhakti Badhaao,
Shraddha Bhakti Badhaao,
Santan Ki Seva,
Om Jai Jagdish Hare.


Om Jai Jagdish Hare,
Swami Jai Jagdish Hare,
Bhakt Jano Ke Sankat,
Daas Jano Ke Sankat,
Kshan Mein Door Kare,
Om Jai Jagadish Hare.


Om Jai Jagdish Hare,
Swami Jai Jagdish Hare
Bhakt Jano Ke Sankat,
Daas Jano Ke Sankat,
Kshan Mein Door Kare,
Om Jai Jagadish Hare.

Shaving The Indian Armpit

Shaving The Indian Armpit

The Mirror Is Fed Up Of Humans

a pond
the mirror
reflects
mans
egoistic
inhibitions
his warped
vision..
misplaced
mission
his failures
his self doubts
life death
intermission

The Indian Woman

If You Shoot Pitru Paksha I Assure All The Chapters On Photography Can Be Learnt In One Day

The Peaceful North Indian Migrants from Uttar Pradesh In Amchi Mumbai - Pitru Paksh

Our Street Barbers Are Not For Export

I have shot a largest number of barbers on the street , and just on one day in a year at Banganga for Pitru Paksh I shoot the maximum number of barbers ..the supply is less than the demand as the North Indian migrant comes here to have religious tonsure , offer prayers to his departed ancestors and the immersion of the puja articles in the holy tank of Banganga .

Most of the guys become barbers just for a day to make a fast buck.. and give a lot of cuts .. in price as well on the head and face,..

And I have shot religious tonsure at Holy Shrines Dargahs but Pitru Paksh is special..so many barbers and so many bald heads at one place on one given day..

About Barbers as per Wikipedia


A barber (from the Latin barba, "beard") is a person whose occupation is mainly to cut, dress, groom, style and shave males' hair. A barber's place of work is known as a "barber shop" or a "barber's". Barber shops are also places of social interaction and public discourse. In some instances, barbershops are also public forums. They are the locations of open debates, voicing public concerns, and engaging citizens in discussions about contemporary issues. They were also influential in helping shape male identity.
In previous times, barbers (known as barber surgeons) also performed surgery and dentistry. With the development of safety razors and the decreasing prevalence of beards, in American and Commonwealth cultures, most barbers specialize in cutting men's hair. Many barbers may still deal with facial hair if requested.


The barber's trade has a long history; razors have been found among relics of the Bronze Age (circa 3500 BC) in Egypt. In ancient Egyptian culture, barbers were highly respected individuals. Priests and men of medicine are the earliest recorded examples of barbers. In early tribes, a barber was one of the most important members, as it was believed that certain evil spirits were able to enter a person's body through their hair, and that cutting it was a way to drive them out. Due to their spiritual and religious beliefs, barbers even performed religious ceremonies, such as marriages and baptizing children. During these ceremonies, they would leave the person/people's hair hanging down until after dancing; they would then cut the hair and tie it back tightly so that no evil spirits could enter and no good spirits could escape.
Men in Ancient Greece would have their beards, hair, and fingernails trimmed and styled by the κουρεύς (cureus), in an agora, which also served as a social gathering for debates and gossip.

Barbering was introduced to Rome by the Greek colonies in Sicily in 296 B.C., and barber shops quickly became very popular centres for daily news and gossip. A morning visit to the tonsor became a part of the daily routine, as important as the visit to the public baths, and a young man's first shave (tonsura) was considered an essential part of his coming of age ceremony.
A few Roman tonsores became wealthy and influential, running shops that were favourite public locations of high society; however, most were simple tradesmen, who owned small storefronts or worked in the streets for low prices.


The barbershop in Fluvanna, Texas, has been restored as part of a pioneer village in Snyder in Scurry County in West Texas.


Interior of a barber's shop, circa 1920
Starting from the Middle Ages, barbers often served as surgeons and dentists. In addition to haircutting, hairdressing, and shaving, barbers performed surgery, bloodletting and leeching, fire cupping, enemas, and the extraction of teeth; earning them the name "barber surgeons". The barber pole, featuring red and white spiralling stripes, indicated the two crafts (surgery in red and barbering in white). Barbers received higher pay than surgeons until surgeons were entered into British war ships during naval wars. Some of the duties of the barber included neck manipulation, cleansing of ears and scalp, draining of boils, fistula and lancing of cysts with wicks.
18th century and later[edit]

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Barbershops were influential at the turn of the 18th century in helping to develop African American culture and economy. According to Trudier Harris, "In addition to its status as a gathering place, the black barbershop also functioned as a complicated and often contradictory microcosm of the larger world. It is an environment that can bolster egos and be supportive as well as a place where phony men can be destroyed, or at least highly shamed, from participation in verbal contests and other contests of skill. It is a retreat, a haven, an escape from nagging wives and the cares of the world. It is a place where men can be men. It is a place, in contrast to Gordone's bar, to be somebody." [1]
Late in the nineteenth century there were several noteworthy events in the barber profession that gave it an upward trend, and the effects are still carrying onward and upward.[2] In 1893, A. B. Moler of Chicago, established a school for barbers. This was the first institution of its kind in the world, and its success was apparent from its very start. It stood for higher education in the ranks, and the parent school was rapidly followed by branches in nearly every principal city of the United States. In the beginning of schools, simply the practical work of shaving, hair-cutting, facial treatments, etc., was taught as neither the public nor the profession were ready to accept scientific treatments of hair, skin and scalp. Not until about 1920 was much effort made to professionalize the work.
In the early 1900s an alternative word for barber, "chirotonsor", came into use.
The barber Sam Mature, whose interview with Studs Terkel was published in Terkel's 1974 book Working, says "A man used to get a haircut every couple weeks. Now he waits a month or two, some of ‘em even longer than that. A lot of people would get manicured and fixed up every week. Most of these people retired, moved away, or passed away. It’s all on account of long hair. You take old-timers, they wanted to look neat, to be presentable. Now people don't seem to care too much."
Despite the economic recession in 2008, the barber shop industry has seen continued positive growth. In the United States, the market is mainly concentrated in Texas, with a market size in excess of $100 million.[3]
Training to be a Barber is achieved through various means around the world. In the USA, Barber training is carried at "Barber Schools"—
Cost—Many states require a barber license in order to practice barbering professionally. The cost of barber school varies from state to state, and also from metro area to metro area. Schools in larger metropolitan areas tend to cost more than those located in more rural towns. Brand name can also affect the cost of barber school. Most barber schools cost between $6,500 and $10,000 to complete. Because each state has different minimums for training hours, the length and cost of the program can vary accordingly. Some schools tuition includes supplies and textbooks, whereas others do not. Barber license exam fees typically range from $50 to $150.[4]
Length—Most states require the same amount of training hours for barbers as they do for cosmetologists. The number of hours required ranges from 800 to 2,000 training hours, depending on the state's licensing requirements. Most programs can be completed in 15 months or fewer.[5]
Curriculum—The barber school curriculum consists of hair cutting, coloring and styling for men's hair and women's short hair. Chemical processes such as bleaching, dyeing, lightening and relaxing hair may also be taught. All cosmetology disciplines learn safety and sanitation best practices. Barber students can expect to learn some elements of anatomy, physiology, bacteriology and some small elements of pharmacology. It also teaches facial hair techniques, including traditional and modern shaves. Generally barber programs touch on scalp massage and treatments. Advanced barber training may include custom shave designs. It is more common in barbering schools than other cosmetology disciplines to get some business and ethics education, since entrepreneurship is especially common in the barbering trade with many professionals choosing to open their own barbershops. All the skills learned in barber school will be tested at the board exams, which typically feature a written and practical exam.[6]

The Barber Has Gone To Take A Leak



his scissor hands
were fast but his
leaky bladder was
weak.. towards
the bushes he
sneaked ..the flow
was at its peak
now the garden
at teen batti reeks
while our man
waits unhindered
a fast solution seeks
silent he does not
want to speak
unshaven whiskers
of his cheek a semi
bald head..he looks
like a rasta chap freak

Once Upon A Time At Banganga - Dobara



Earlier I wore saffron generously ,but I stopped wearing it completely since 2011 when I took up the oath of becoming a Dam Madar Malang.. and again the sartorial change is more because of my Shia background I never forgot Moharam or Karbala and my black clothes and my bleeding head on Ashura are a testimony and a protest against hate oppression and persecution of our community ...

I am anything but a bigot I am a Shia a Muslim but I am at core human Indian my upbringing my parentage , my upbringing made me what I am a ,, I am a photo blogger journalist and a poet of sorts.,blogging did not give me money or financial comforts ,, I am not a professional blogger or photographer.. I am a tailor ,, I tailor thoughts to suit the mind of nothingness ,,, I promote the souls sartorial serenity ,, these are pictures of Pitru Paksh shot in 2010. and I continued my fascination with Banganga , bald heads and barbers and beggars ..

I once had a fascination of shooting transgender I cut it down ,,, I shoot them only for myself..

Shiasm I shot to show our pain to non Muslims or foreigners mostly those who were curious to know why we bleed .. now I shoot this twice a year during Ashura or Chehlum I stopped shooting this in Mumbai completely,,, could not find the necessary congenialty as a photographer and even as a Shia .. so I distanced myself.. I shoot other religious feasts .. I dont sell my pictures my camera is not for hire it does not and wont take orders from others ..
I pay for my internet time ,I avoid debates dialogues against any religion.. if I get a hateful comment I use the block tool.. you add me at your own risk.. dont like what I shoot move on or at Facebook remove me from your feeds.. or from your friends list simple.

I am not into politics ,, I vote ..I shoot Bandra where I stay the garbage overflowing bad roads bad everything missing Municipal Corporator who has no time for people who voted for him and his party.. this time we have decided to use the right to reject button it will be a humble beginning.. of not taking shit lying down.

Lalbaugh Chya Raja Mukut Darshan 2019

I am perhaps the only Muslim shooting Lalbaugh Chya Raja for over 20 years or more ,,thanks to Mr Sudhir Salvi head honcho of the Mandal.....