Thursday, February 5, 2015

Bombay Lives In Mumbai

city of beggars
a trade they ply
they would rather
be beggars be
their own boss
than work for a
boss who would
kick their ass
make them cry
he has a mobile
phone he lives
his own life so
as a free man
he would love
to die when the
time comes to
go he tells me
he will skip
humping the
vestal virgin
sweet and nice
instead he will
build a home
in paradise
he has dreams
he has aspirations
crippled but he
is wisdom wise
he has come
from murshidabad
to beg on the
streets of bandra
its begging he
tells me with a
wink during all
elections that
have politicized
begging blatantly
for votes ..after
the win the voter
they refuse to
recognize .
politics is about
wolf in lambs
skin incorrigibly
telling lies
with his street
rant he says
its politicians
more than
beggars you
should despise
every budget
an added price
rise corruption
scams its our
rogue politicians
in a saints disguise
from rags to riches
from a jhopda to
a mansion his
thirst does not
suffice a bank
a hospital a
hotel a school
a college the press
he is the owner
trustee guardian
dont get misled
by his white  lies
law order governance
down the hill ..every
protest he defies
democracy is being
led by a cat who
will eventually
when hungry
eat all the mice

tapping me on my back as i was shooting his picture ..
i know he said this conversation you will poeticize

i looked at this mystic beggar totally demystified

Bandra Boran Road ..I Forgot To Add This To My Bandra Garbage Yatra

This is one of the arterial bylanes connecting Bandra Bazar Road To Bandra Hill Road commercial shopping hub.. and here there is no garbage bin , but the residents use the wall  to dump the garbage .. This is one of the major dumps I dont know how I missed  it ,  this is close to the old playschool of Nerjis my grand daughter .

Here the best shot gets you a trip to Delhi and a handshake with the new CM.. and a Delhi city tour free .. trip food accommodation thanks to Swacch Bharat More Gyan Yojna Chit Fund.

Later there will be more roadshows in Bandra
 About Garbage ,, As India Enters A New Age
the anger  seeing garbage spilling on the roads
the inner rage ..litter bugs should be publicly
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Mumbai Pride March 2015 Silent Protest Against Article 377

You may never have participated in a March but do you know how it feels for someone who must do so, someone who needs to raise their voice to be heard above the noise about how unfairly you and the rest of society treat them all their life through your acquiescence of unequal laws, of laws that make it a crime to love someone, laws that only have a victim and no individual perpetrator, and your acquiescence of attitudes and behaviours that demean people like me daily. At least walk a few steps with me and others like me to acknowledge this wrong. Join me at the Mumbai Queer Pride march tomorrow around 4pm at August Kranti maidan, near Grant road station. The LGBT community needs more voices, not quite acceptance

Dont Take My Photo He Said

i need to have a bath
get dressed i dont
want to get roasted
he stressed ..than you
can shoot me be my
guest day he told
me he too would have
a 56 inch chest ,, put
his fate to test he
was in a hurry to go
he wished me all the
best he wanted to be
a politician you have
rightly guessed ..he
took my name my
address ..telling one
of his chanchas ..
is the water hot ready
he sounded perplexed

Life Is Not A Bed Of Roses In The Slums

money goes money comes
the chaos the humdrum ,,
kabhi khushi kabhi gham
tara ram pam pam
neither empty nor full
 or wholesome
like a worm the hobo
the bum with his wife
half a dozen kids ,,,
living in the slums
a bed on the road
beneath it lives
another family
humble hospitable
even you are welcome
the body was willing
the fucked soul numb

Mumbai Yatra ,, Showing All The Main Garbage Sites To Foreigners And Desi Tourists

We  have garbage heritage sites in Bandra I stay in Bandra ,, lets start from here first ,,,

First we start with the mother of all ,,
Bandra Bazar Market fish prawn meat left over dumping yard ,

Second opp our Local MLAS office at Bandra Reclamation opp Friends Building ,

Now you move with me to the holiest one in Bandra
aptly called St Peter Road , this is a creative spot to shoot win prizes .. and a free trip for two to Hawai.

The fourth stop Chinchpokli Road highly aesthetic open garbage yard , with a nice group of cats dogs and goats .the best shot  will be judged by our curator Magic Eye ,, the gift now hold your horse a free Royal Enfield and free entry to Bisons Club.. an autograph from our own Sallu Bhai .

Move from Chinchpokli take a left  the road side dump near the Mochi .. here it is food essentials left overs , than you cut across the tiny bylane and here opp the Ram Mandir is a the dirtiest  open garbage ,, . than you move towards .. JJ Colony bylane near the Jamatkhana , this is the ugliest place for shooting great garbage shots , you could shoot it on Eid or any Muslim festival it is evergreen garbage ..the best shot here gets you a ticket for two at a famous eatery it is a surprise .

Than you cross over towards the Bandra Station move closer to Shastri Nagar Slums near the Bus Depot  , the only time our  netas came here was to seek the precious slum votes this is a horrendous garbage photo op ,, a lot of drug addicts ,and drunks you can shoot free ..

Now move with me straight ahead till we reach a curve the Bandra Compound here the  garbage is waiting to be shot at the local Bhai here be formal and your dress code should include a head scarf Bhai would like that ,, you could take a group shot here with the famous butchers , the best shot is a fabulous prize one bedroom studio apartment in a new block coming up at Bandra Reclamation..

Lets walk a little ahead in a tiny bylane near the Beef Butcher hidden away from the main public path is a lovely garbage site beneath the staircase of a building in the Slaughter House Compound ,, here the display of garbage is in the form of a jigsaw puzzle the person to shoot and solve it first gets a Valentine Trip to Udaipur for two.. the sponsors are promoting Swach Bharat Abhi Yahan aur Wahan and are really excited this tour is their idea.. bus loads of foreigners Indian tourists ... mobile toilets will be available close to the garbage sites and free Bisleri water ,,

First Come  First Serve ,..

The Magic Of MF Hussain

Maqbool Fida Husain (17 September 1915 Р9 June 2011[2]) commonly known as MF Husain, was an Indian painter and Film Director. In 1967, He has received the National Film Award for Best Experimental Film for Through The Eyes of a Painter.[3] In 2004, he directed Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities, which was screened in the March̩ du Film section of the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.[4]

Husain was associated with Indian modernism in the 1940s. His narrative paintings, executed in a modified Cubist style, can be caustic and funny as well as serious and sombre. His themes—sometimes treated in series—include topics as diverse as Mohandas K. Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the British raj, and motifs of Indian urban and rural life. One of the most celebrated and internationally recognized Indian artists of the 20th century, he also received recognition as a printmaker, photographer, and filmmaker.

M. F. Husain was born into a Muslim family on 17 September 1915 in Pandharpur to a Sulaymani Bohra family who trace their roots back to Gujarat within the last 200 years, and then originally to Yemen.[5] Primarily self-taught, Husain painted cinema posters in Mumbai early in his career. To earn extra money, he worked for a toy company designing and building toys. He often travelled to Gujarat to paint landscapes when he could afford to.[6]

Husain first became well known as an artist in the late 1940s. He was one of the original members of the Bombay Progressive Artists' Group founded by Francis Newton Souza.[7] This was a clique of young artists who wished to break with the nationalist traditions established by the Bengal school of art and to encourage an Indian avant-garde, engaged at an international level. The artists cite "The Partition" of India and Pakistan 14 August 1947, with its resulting religious rioting and heavy loss of life as their reason for forming The Progressive Artist's Group in Bombay in December, 1947.[8] Husain's first solo exhibit was in 1952 in Zurich.[9] His first U.S.A. exhibit was at India House in New York in 1964.[10] In 1966, he was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri award by the Government of India.

In 1967, he made his first film, Through the Eyes of a Painter. It was shown at the Berlin Film Festival and won a Golden Bear short film award.[11][12]

M. F. Husain was a special invitee along with Pablo Picasso at the Sao Paulo Biennial (Brazil) in 1971.[9] [13][better source needed] He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1973 and was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1986.[13][better source needed] He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1991.

His paintings allegedly hurt the religious sentiments of Hindu nationalist groups, which beginning in the 1990s mounted a campaign of protest against him.[2] The paintings in question were created in 1970, but did not become an issue until 1996, when they were printed in Vichar Mimansa, a Hindi monthly magazine, which published them in an article headlined "M.F. Husain: A Painter or Butcher".[2] In response, eight criminal complaints were filed against him. In 2004, Delhi High Court dismissed these complaints of "promoting enmity between different groups ... by painting Hindu goddesses – Durga and Sarswati, that was later compromised by Hindus."[14][15]

In 1998 Husain's house was attacked by Hindu groups like Bajrang Dal and art works were vandalised. The leadership of Shiv Sena endorsed the attack. Twenty-six Bajrang Dal activists were arrested by the police.[16] Protests against Husain also led to the closure of an exhibition in London, England.

He has also produced & directed several movies, including Gaja Gamini (2000) (with his muse Madhuri Dixit who was the subject of a series of his paintings which he signed Fida). The film was intended as a tribute to Ms. Dixit herself.[17][better source needed] In this film she can be seen portraying various forms and manifestations of womanhood including the muse of Kalidasa, the Mona Lisa, a rebel, and musical euphoria. He also appeared in a scene in film Mohabbat, which had Madhuri Dixit in lead role. In the film, the paintings that were supposedly done by Madhuri were actually Husain's.[18] He went on to make Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities (with Tabu). The film was pulled out of cinemas a day after some Muslim organisations raised objections to one of the songs in it.[19] The All-India Ulema Council complained that the Qawwali song Noor-un-Ala-Noor was blasphemous. It argued that the song contained words directly taken from the Quran. The council was supported by Muslim organisations like the Milli Council, All-India Muslim Council, Raza Academy, Jamiat-ul-Ulema-e-Hind and Jamat-e-Islami. Husain's son stated that the words were a phrase referring to divine beauty that were being sung by the central character played by Tabu. He said there was no intention to offend. Following the wave of protests the enraged artist withdrew his movie from cinemas. The film was well received by the critics, however, and went on to win various awards.

In February 2006, Husain was charged with "hurting sentiments of people" because of his nude portraits of Hindu gods and goddesses.[20] In addition, in the 6 February 2006 issue, India Today, a national English weekly published an advertisement titled "Art For Mission Kashmir". This advertisement contains a painting of Bharatmata (Mother India) as a nude woman posed across a map of India with the names of Indian States on various parts of her body. The exhibition was organised by Nafisa Ali of Action India (NGO) and Apparao Art Gallery.[21][22] Organizations like Hindu Jagruti Samiti and Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) have protested persistently against Husain displaying the painting on the websites and even in exhibitions in north Europe. As a result, Husain apologized and promised to withdraw the painting from an auction, which was later sold for Rs 80 lakh in the auction.[23][24] The painting later appeared on Husain's official website.

Husain became the best-paid painter in India, with his highest-selling piece fetching $1.6 million at a 2008 Christie's auction.[22][25]

Hundreds of lawsuits in connection with Husain's allegedly obscene art were outstanding as of 2007.[26] A warrant was issued for his arrest after he did not appear at a hearing, though this warrant was later suspended.[26][27][28] Husain also received death threats.[27]

Husain lived in self-imposed exile from 2006 until his death.[27] He generally lived in Doha and summered in London.[1]

In 2010, he was conferred Qatari nationality, and he surrendered his Indian passport.[29][30] In Qatar, he principally worked on two large projects, one on the history of Arab civilization, commissioned by Qatar's first lady, Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, and one on the history of Indian civilization.[1] The works are to be housed in a museum in Doha.[1]

For the last years of his life Husain lived in Doha and London, staying away from India, but expressing a strong desire to return, despite fears of being killed.[31]

At the age of 92 Husain was to be given the prestigious Raja Ravi Varma award by the government of Kerala.[32] The announcement led to controversy in Kerala and some cultural organisations campaigned against the granting of the award and petitioned the Kerala courts. Sabarimala spokesperson, Rahul Easwar, went to Kerala High Court and it granted an interim order to stay the granting of the award until the petition had been disposed of.[33]

In 2010, the Jordanian Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre named Husain as one of the 500 most influential Muslims.[34]

M. F. Husain died, aged 95, on 9 June 2011, following a heart attack. He had been unwell for several months.[35] He died at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, and was buried in Brookwood Cemetery on 10 June 2011.[36] India's former Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh said his death was a "national loss", and India's former President Pratibha Patil said his death "left a void in the world of art."[37] The actress Shabana Azmi called him an "iconoclastic painter, a wonderful human being and a very good friend".[38][39] Talking about his self-imposed exile and death outside of India painter Akbar Padamsee said that it was a "pity that a painter as important as Husain had to die outside his own country because of a crowd of miscreants".[40]

Supporters and critics[edit]
The artistic community was supportive[41] as well as critical. Krishan Khanna, one of Husain's contemporaries, stated that "It's not just Husain's but the entire artist community's lives which are at stake. Anybody and everybody can file a case against us now. Anyone can infringe upon our lives". Others who expressed anger at the "vicious campaigns" against Husain, include filmmaker Saeed Mirza, social activist Nafisa Ali, theatre personality M. K. Raina and a host of other artistes, art critics and art gallery owners. Salil Tripathi, writing in the International Herald Tribune, notes that Hindu goddesses have regularly been portrayed in the nude by Hindu artists. Tripathi wrote, "It is hypocritical to place curbs on Husain's artistic freedom. What's more shameful is that a government that claims to be the secular alternative to Hindu nationalists is threatening to prosecute Husain. This does not do India proud; it adds to India's disgrace."[42]

Other Indian artists expressed criticism. Satish Gujral publicly asked Husain whether would dare to Islamic figures similarly.[43] However Gujral stated that he deeply regretted the way Husain was treated and forced into an exile because of what Gujral termed "the mob culture".[44] According to a senior Hindu artist and former President, Bombay Art Society, Gopal Adivrekar, "Nothing is bad in being creative but the artists should not go for such artwork, which may hurt the sentiments of a segment of the society."[45]

Writing in The Pioneer, Chandan Mitra wrote, "As long as such a law exists in the statutes, nobody can be faulted for approaching the courts against Hussain's objectionable paintings, nor can the judiciary be pilloried for ordering action against the artist for his persistent and deliberate refusal to appear before the court."[46]

In response to the controversy, Husain's admirers petitioned the government to grant Husain the Bharat Ratna, India's highest award. According to Shashi Tharoor, who supported the petition, it praised Husain because his "life and work are beginning to serve as an allegory for the changing modalities of the secular in modern India – and the challenges that the narrative of the nation holds for many of us. This is the opportune and crucial time to honour him for his dedication and courage to the cultural renaissance of his beloved country."[47]

On his part Husain stated that Hindu leaders have not spoken a word against his paintings, and they should have been the first ones to have raised their voice.[48]

After Husain's death, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray said, "He only slipped up on the depiction of Hindu gods and goddesses. Otherwise, he was happy and content in his field. If his demise is a loss for modern art, then so be it. May Allah give him peace!"[49][50][51]

Master Teach Me The Art Of Saying Things Without Opening My Mouth

go learn photography
unlearn the art of speaking
he said the disciple nodded
his head ..wisdom truth laced
with humility let it spread ..
every frame a frame of
symbolism.. absorption comfort
peace hope harmony born of
a camera ..capture the souls
of the living unborn dead ..

Its Not Animals But Human Beings That Should Be Kept In A Zoo

a specie
that can be divided
as muslims christians
buddhists hindus jews
a very dangerous specie
self destructive narrow
minded disaster prone
killing its own when one
of them loses his fuse .
creator of wars suicide
bombers animals on the other
side of the human zoo watch
him amused ..dont feed human
says the board all new dont
make faces at human or beware
you will get abused ..held captive
as dangerous this motley crew
mother father child ..a new baby
coming too....this specie is bound
to caste color creed ..politics of
every hue ...he wears clothes
to cover him original shame .sinful
in all aspects he also wears shoes
his thinking asymmetrically obtuse