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Those Whom We Voted To Power Now Live In Ivory Towers

as garbage dances
with joy merriment
in non monsoonal showers
the aromatic holistic smell
of our garbage sites without
garbage bins as they flower
a malady to be borne every
minute second and hour
swine flu free bandra
dengue free bandra
was only in brochures
of the congress party
that unfortunately soured
now we are under the
auspices of the BJP
in their good day offerings
says the writing on the wall
modiji come visit our bower
swach bharat  sweet n sour

100 Urus Of Syed Haji Abdul Rehman Shah Baba Qadri of Dongri

Coming here was a divine accident and a spiritual calling called Bulawa .

I had come to Kings Circle for some urgent work by train and after completing the same I took the train to Sandhurst Road I had some work at Chor Bazar .. At Sandhurst Road I took a share a cab to Gol Dewal, while sitting in the cab I met a Malang  who knew I was a Dam Madar Malang ,, I took his pictures he was keen to know if I was going to Makanpur for the Urus of Hazrat Zinda Shah Madar ,, I told hiim if the Holy Saint Calls I would get wings to reach there .

I passed the Dongri road and saw huge crowds attending the 100 Urus of Hazrat Peersab Syed Haji Abdul Rehman Shah Baba Qadri and I thought after finishing my work at Chor Bazar I will come and pay my respects and also see Zanjirwale Baba who had introduced me to this Dargah. I have not seen Zanjirwale Baba a devotee of Syed Haji Abdul Rehman Shah Baba.

When I reached Dongri via Bismillah Hotel Lane I met this malang in black from Kolkatta a devote of Sa…

The Ancient Art Of Ear Cleaning Bandra Talao

For 40 years he has been sitting at the same spot cleaning years  at the same spot at Bandra Talao .. but his future is dark and bleak as the Municipal officials want him to go back to his hometown , once the Bandra Talao is renovated there wont be place for him to sit anymore .. He and a few of his compatriots who clean ears fora measly sum of Rs20 ,

And there are a lot of people taxi drivers hangar ons , workers poor folks who come and get their ears cleaned the wax removed .

And they go light headed and free ..and it is holistic every touch of the ear cleaner.

I have known them for many years sadly I did not make a separate set of their life documentation at Flickr .

I have never interviewed them but this imminent uprooting from their place of work has made them sad depressed and they think I am a Press guy and I might be of help to their cause .

Frankly speaking I dont know their names or where they stay in Mumbai.. but they hail from Karnataka . and most of them are Muslims here…