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Ear Cleaners Of Bandra Talao

The Bawa Of Bhendi Bazar 2015 Urus Of Abdul Rehman Shah Baba Dongri

This was shot after 8 years .. the first time I shot him at Bhendi Bazar and now at Dongri at the Urus of Hazrat Abdul Rehman Shah Babas he was being revered as a Holy Saint ,,,

The Bawa Of Bhendi Bazar Revisited

I shot this picture many years back and he was revered by people of this area as a mystic.

And after almost 8 years I shot him again on my second visit to the Urus and Sandal of Hazrat Abdul Rehman Baba at Dongri.. he was lying on a wooden cart and people were waiting to be blessed by him.

And in India belief faith is what makes human beings into living Saints.

I did not talk to him.. and it is said by people around here that he loses his cool if disturbed .


The Accidental Street Photographer

Please Dont Underestimate The Indian Chaiwala

seedha sada
bhola bhala
chai main dale
adrak aur masala
kan se sunta sab
kuch hai lekin
muh pe iske tala
dhande main nahi
karte hai ghotala
nan khatai khari
yeh dil se chai
pilanewala
am admi party ka
shayad candidate
honewala ,,bambai
ka rehnewala
kehta hai politics
main launga ujala
bandra ke civic
election main
yeh ladnewala

The Lonely Toilet Died Tragically RIP

This was an abandoned toilet I shot for about three days , how it was battered beaten by unknown kids , and finally this morning it died of cardiac arrest ,,Indians most of us love to destroy it is a genetic imbalance and the Western Toilet could not face the racist intolerance of the Indian Psyche ..

That is why our heritage sites are defaced , our public toilets with pictures of copulation and sexual violence , our cinema seats meet the same fate ,,in the local trains buses you find the traces of our repressed sexual angst and the rapist too has this bent of destruction inserting a 4 feet rod in little child's vagina , psychotic men sodomizing little kids at public toilets .. even a few of our Arabic teachers dont spare the kids they teach and sexual violence  has no religion and Indian sexual violence less said the better ..so I have skipped the poem on this badly battered bruised abandoned Western Toilet outside a Municipal Park at Bandra Reclamation.

The First Thing In The Morning I Offer Prayers To Our Bandra Holy Temple Of Garbage

the lord of the flies
on the mound of
hope and humanity
thanks me for my
prayers his message
of peace with all of
you I share the only
lord of the rats cats
mice goats dogs
drug addicts drunks
call him he is there
his followers who cant
make it here can offer
him garbage at other
sites everywhere
bandra municipality
the patron of our
garbage lord who
takes care of this
temple in despair
municipal conservancy
staff the keeper of
this garbage temple
are in charge of its
upkeep and repair
no gloves no shoes
no masks they enter
where angels fear
to dare ..servers of
our lord of the garbage
following his mantra of
swach bandra
swach bharat
at our prestigious
bandra bazar
market square
offer him the
choicest garbage
one day he will
make you a wealthy
millionaire ..lord of
your conscience
civic welfare
you dont have
to fear or be
scared ..

the lord of the flies
welcome to paradise
he declares ,,

I Am The Childs Mother She Said

as the drugged child
looked less alive
more dead given
a large dose of
benadryl cough
mixture to keep
her quiet ill fed
running after
moving cars
at the traffic
signal .. when
the cops came
they fled ..
earning their
daily bread
the government
protecting cows
instead ..as the
poison on the soul
of laid back society
spread ..a mother
young unwed ,,

Lagtaa nahin hai dil meraa ujday dayaar mein

Lagtaa nahin hai dil meraa ujday dayaar mein
kis ki bani hai aalam-e-naa_paayedaar mein

kah do in hasraton se kahin aur jaa basein
itani jagah kahaan hai dil-e-daagdaar mein

umr-e-daraaz maang kar laaye they chaar din
do arzoo mein kaT gaye do intezaar mein

kitnaa hai bad_naseeb "Zafar" dafn key liye
do gaz zamin bhi na mili kuu-e-yaar mein

bahadur shah zafar