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The Bandra Talao And The Slow Pace Of Renovation

When the Municipality takes up a job you can be sure it will be done at snails pace as any assignment for Clean Green Mumbai  has bureaucratic hurdles loopholes , on this side of the Bandra Talao the Station Road end are encroachers a family of ragpickers this is their home .. first they lived on a pavement now it has been encircled by the Bandra Talao.

And this was my second trip here since morning this time I completed some work at Ambedkar Road and came here , I cut through the  Bandra Talao lane that connects this road to Bandra SV Road .. I feel relaxed watching the pigeons and today Nabi Ear Cleaner was grumbling there was no business so I sat down paying him Rs 20 the moment people see me  getting my ears cleaned and taking the video myself others line up so I can shoot them two.. I shot 3 videos of Nabi.. he is alone as both his co workers have gone to the hometown.. he will be going in a few days too.

Mad People Of India A Set On Flickr

This is a 189 picture set on Flickr that showcases mad people I saw and shot on the streets..and I have shot many but have not updated them on this set as they all are part of my Street Photography and Sufism set.

Madness is a mystical moment and one has to be careful shooting these people they can just charge at you and break your camera , and again there is some madness that I documented among the possessed .. but it is a state that is part of Hazri when the spirit enter the human body , and the body is no more control.. This I shot among Muslims at Dargahs or among Hindu women during Durga Visarjan or the Marriammen Fest of the Tamil and it is a very scary state .

I shot a guy at Hussain Tekri who under the state of Hazri starts behaving like a snake writhing on the floor  banging his head on the  iron doors invoking the Holy Saints and Imams .. and I shot him and it was hellfire when the flash hit him , he stopped my camera with his stare  and charged after me I fled from the Shr…

The Mad Lady Of Bandra Reclamation

This morning I left home to re start my walking routine at MET Cricket grounds I had stopped walking after I suffered a hairline fracture ,I had not walked for about a week and with my diabetic background it was important I get back to moving my ass ,.. I did

As I was walking towards the MET Gardend I saw this  mad lady off Lal Mitti she carries a huge stone in her hand theatens people and might hit someone one day.I avoid her but this morning I took my chance .. I decided I would allow her to hit me ..and so I began shooting her on my Xiaomi , she was abusing cursing two guys in a car , without rhyme or reason ..and they were in shock I thought she would take out her anger on me but I shot a few frames almost close ups too..

And this is Happy Morning from Bandra Reclamation , free entertainment and I see so much on the streets that I dont watch movies at all I have started shooting my on videos ,, lately.

After my encounter with the Mad Lady of Bandra Reclamation I walked to the MET…

If Only There Was A Camera On The Lives Of Beggars In India

If the Fabindia guys had placed
a camera on the beggars on our
streets would have been a
commendable feat watching the
insensitivity of passersby rapidly
rushing feet who cares for beggars
those children of a lesser god
accidentally born in India their fate
they could not cheat .. if only our
erstwhile ministers could remove
the tears from a beggars eye than
feeding fodder to paid media ..that
laps up hungrily what it gets to eat
core issues rape of 5 year old children
rape of a 71 year old nun ..murder arson
acid attacks on women farmer suicides
gold chain snatchers rogue cops bribe
demanding bureaucrats but it is only
this news in every paper you read
Swach Bharat ,,getting garbage removed
from our pock market streets .. Sab Ka
Sath Sab Ka Vikas .. thunders a voice
Muslims Christians Dalits ,, Beef you
cannot Eat ..Oh God why do humans
eat Meat ...a camera on the soul of
our politicians the need of the hour
Oh God save us from bankruptcy
of mind covered in a winding sheet