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Was Jesus Indian ...


The Municipal Guys Keep Bandra Clean..Celebrities Take Their Broom Their Task Demean

simply because on TV newspapers
they want to be seen paid media has
a field day you know what I mean
its these humble conservancy staff
without masks gloves safety shoes
that keep our beautiful Bandra clean
but treated as jamadars mehtars these
are the people that make Bandra pristine
Swach Bandra Swach Bharat ..evergreen
Bandra thats its residents are bent on
calling it The Garbage Porn  Queen...

The Forgotten Foot Soldiers Of Swach Bandra

I set out for my morning walk, shooting pictures of these Municipal conservancy staff and I entered the MET Cricket grounds with my friend Subhash later I was joined by Prakash Gadhiya and Milind ,, I left the garden after I had walked 3 km.. and moved to the next park for my free hand exercise but met a guy and we were discussing the Bandra East By Elections ,, and the political behind the scenes drama going on there ,.and my friend a Rehbar Khan MIIM  supporter was critical about both the other parties in the fray and invited me to their rally at Bandra East in the night .

This time instead of taking a short cut from the Beef Market I walked in through a lane that leads through various bylanes and exits out near the Bandra Fish market .

Today both my granddaughters Zinnia and Nerjis have a fancy dress competition in their play school..Zinnia will wear her  Irani chador with a mask and will become Krrish , Nerjis will dress up as a Princess ,, both are in the same playschool now .


Once Upon A Time There Were Ear Cleaners At Bandra Talao

And they disappeared after being part of the Bandra Talao for 40 years , these humble guys who insisted that they be called Ear Doctors ..and not Kan Saf Karnewala ,, or Ear Cleaners ,, and they cleaned  the wax from the dark sewers of your ears ..
Is someone had a ear problem he came and had it rectified with this Doctor ..and he worked silently with precision and not like some barbers who went on blabbering and drove you crazy talking about the Beef Ban of 2015 The Mutton Ban 2016 the Chicken ban of 2017 and how  the BJP Shivsena lost the Civic elections in Mumbai  and how a re surged Congress under Priyanka Gandhi came back int power ..leaving some BJP motormouth sulking about 20 years of its aborted rule in  Maharashtra..

The Ear Cleaners never hassled  you with all this gibberish , they just wanted their Beef back and they placed several Hazris at the Holy Shrine of Gulbarga their hometown.. every time they came here to tend their fields , they were originally farmers and decide…

Nabi The Earcleaner Bandra Talao And The Beef Ban

After I had shot the Bandra Talao from the Station end I walked through a narrow lane that connects to Bandra SV Road I met my friend Nusrat an embroider chatted with him and than moved to meet Nabi the Ear Cleaner .

He was grumbling as his clientele has reduced because it is very hot in the daytime, and so I sat with him got my ears cleaned for RS 20 .. seeing me having my ears cleaned and video shooting it myself a few other people wanted to get their ears cleaned and I  was wearing my shorts and tshirt as it is crazy wearing a turban etc and dressing in my normal attire .. the kid who wanted to clean his ear had seen me in a film so he was surprised seeing an actor having his ears cleaned sitting on a piece of rock ,,

About Nabi the ear cleaner he has been cleaning ears for 40 years and his future is dark and grim after the renovation of the Bandra Talao they might be evicted from here ..

He is from Gulbarga and he has a farm back home , his family takes care of it , he has 3 daug…