Wednesday, January 14, 2015
in a worldly bout
born to beg
like a tragic
in a cloud
a human god
in a crowd
says the eatery
beggars and dogs
says the manager
frothing in the mouth
mother fucker get
the fuck out ,,he
screams he shouts
He was my first Chor Bazar contact and besides our common name we got along well, one of his relatives worked with me as my driver those days when I had a car,,
Now I dont have a car I use public transport or I walk..
Firoze used to sell his stuff on a charpoy outside a closed shop on Fridays..Friday is the weekly off for the Chor Bazar shops when guys like Firoze display their stuff and sell.. they buy too , mostly from the Kamatipura Vanjaris .
The money is good as everything that seems like useless junk also sells , the stuff in great demand is old Leica cameras , Rolex watches old paintings , old photographs and miniature works of art .
Most of the stuff comes from old Parsi homes , and in brand new condition.. old gramophones , speakers music systems , you name it they have it ,, a lot of people in this market have become millionaires travel to Europe Italy Belgium to meet international buyers .
The main Muslim community in this trade are Gujrati origin Mansuri Muslims .. a close knit community of businessmen entrepreneurs traders .
The Friday Chor Bazar flea market starts very early before 5 am with a break for Friday namaz and the roadside vendors leave when it turns dark during Maghrib.
You can get old coins old money medallions , even stuff that is banned , a lot of stolen stuff like designer shoes stolen from wedding halls mosques mandirs comes to another flea market of Shoes at Kamatipura called Dedh Gully .
I have stopped going to both Chor Bazar and Kamatipura flea market since almost 5 to 6 years now.
But if you get hooked to this market it is addictive , habit forming , I collected old cameras and shot street mugs so it was pretty good till it lasted ,, my used to call me a Junkie as she thought I simply collected junk adding to the junk at home ..
So these are old memories , some idyllic nostalgia ,,, I had some great times here I was well known infamously because of my attire and my barefeet ..and the jewelry I wore on my person.
pay crooked cops and the rogue
officials of the municipality and the
local don the henchman of the suave
politicians vote bank that grows in
leaps and bounds prolifically ..the
ration card pan card all available to
bangladeshi nepalis ..palms generously
you have to grease live in comfort ease
once you have made money than build
another two or three stories give it out
on rent for heavy deposit rent free ..
nargis dutt nagar , behrampada garib nagar
all exploding at the seams despite demolitions
in name is the story of our shanties ..the builder
waiting in the wings in collusion with his favorite
netaji , slum rehabilitation projects all builder
friendly to make more and more money
welcome to amchi mumbai be a part of its future
progress developments its bubbling destiny ..
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the hijra lifting up
his saree showing you
his genitals if you dont
pay his being much
larger than what you
got your girlfriend
almost choking on
your elaichi banana
limpid no more hot
out comes the cop
take his pound of flesh
Rs 1200 for PDA ,,
you wonder is this
a filmy plot ..not far
away a crazy photographer
in a turban taking rapid shots
how you would love to swat
but than on your filthy one
track mind is only tits and twats
tying your libido your hands in
confusing knots ..
the stray dogs
will bite off your balls
dabba gul ,,the stray
dogs of mumbai
uber cool very
the stray dogs of
lucknow would love
to migrate to mumbai
like the north indian
migrants but trains
are running full
even buffaloes are
fed up in your rule
they found living
with the ministerji
very hard and cruel
the stray dogs in
mumbai ,get good
healthy food love
care attention even
from kids that go
to school..you need
to wake up to the stray
dog explosion or they
will be piddling over
passing stools ,,,
she mad and angry
shouting out aloud
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