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Swach Bharat Bandra

This is a famous garbage bin in Bandra opposite Galaxy Apts , and it is close to Indraji Nagar slums ..and it is a iconic dump , I shot it many time when I took a short cut through the slums ..
Now I hardly come this way.. and there are many garbage sites that make Bandra famous as the Garbage Queen of the Suburbs ,, also know as Garbage Porn Queen.

The Congress that have their civic representative . the only one who survived the Congress Free Bandra is not bothered about all this and in order to see him go we have to wait till 2017 till someone who loves Bandra replaces him beyond part ylines .. someone who feels for Bandra and someone who does not play caste politics , does not appease only the slums to gain cookie points .

And Muslim areas are always dirty filthy because neither the residents nor the Bandra Municipality is interested in cleaning these areas ..

And the Congress party does not have those kind of leaders like Mr Arvind Kejriwal who went to the public of Delhi with fo…

Mount Mary Bandra

Mount Mary Church, Bandra Wikipedia

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount more commonly known as Mount Mary is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Mumbai, India. The church is one of the most visited churches in the city located in the suburb of Bandra. Every September, the feast of Mount Mary is celebrated on the Sunday following the September 8 which is the birthday of Mary the Mother of Jesus.. This is a week long celebration known as the Bandra Fair and is visited by thousands of people.

The church stands on a hillock about 80 metres above sea level overlooking the Arabian Sea. It draws lakhs of devotees and pilgrims annually. Many faithful attest to the miraculous powers of the Mount. During the Bandra Fair, tens of thousands visit the shrine. The shrine attracts people from all faiths who pray to the statue for thanksgiving or requesting of favours.

During the Bandra Fair, the entire area is decorated with festoons and buntings. Many pitch up stalls selling religious objects…

Supoose You Had A Camera And Had Nothing To Shoot But Garbage

no rivers
no mountains
no streams
swach bharat
a set of stolen
dreams ..making
you feel like kids
with melted
the spirit was
willing the fetid
flesh screams
oratory skills
lost moments
every friday
like a bollywood
film opening
at a theater
a new ban
a new theme
will the messiah
come and redeem
the common man
sulkily as he

The Lonely Leg In The Garbage Bin

of a ragpicker
searching hope
in an empty
bottle of gin
a few drops
thirstily he
takes it in
a drop
on his chin
his convoluted
mind begins
to spin one
leg out the
other one in
he keeps
telling himself
he wont sin
his karma
hidden beneath
his thick skin
head you lose
tail you win

Scavenging For Food In The Garbage Dump At Bandra Bazar

Seeing them gather tomatoes other vegetables that were thrown in the dump, prawns and other edible items , items that they get free from this horrendously ugly garbage site and they will wash clean it and it will be a luxury for these dwellers on the streets..and it kills me ,,

I saw some women scavenging food today but there faces were visible to my camera and I did not shoot them I did not want to humiliate them.. and for a government busy with bans as political gimmick and appeasement that the poor have to scrounge for food from garbage bins  ..can you imagine the desperateness , the stench the filth and searching for a few good leaves of vegetables a few smashed good tomatoes , and fish head ,, chicken parts anything that can be cooked and made as food.

And am I showing India in bad light ,, I am showing you reality truth of living , you in apartments living in air conditioned comfort so taken up by street photography wont feel the emotions of being hungry unless you are fasting …

The Dead Soul Of Man On A Garbage Dump

he tried to screw the wall
he tried very hard to hump
between his legs a frozen
lump. but he tried he tried
he failed drunkenly slumped
made in india not for export
tattooed on his rump ..the
last temptation passion of
a bum.. hop skip and jump

Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage. Mason Cooley

text posted at Ello

This picture is not photoshopped it is my backyard for last 20 years though I am staying here since 10 years it is the same as it was in 15 years of Congress Rule and now after voting for BJP it is still the same ,, several tweets lots of pictures to my MP Ms Poonam Mahajan and my MLA Advocate Ashish Shelar of BJP .. There is no response ,,, the failure of garbage management , the filth the stench and we talk of Modijis Swach Bharat .. I think it is just a hollow chant to sway us away from the core issues that plague us all and its not the Beef Ban I dont eat Beef .. but rapes , child rapes gold chain snatching and the list is long I am a 60 + senior citizen and as a photographer I use my camera to throw light on such civic issues ,, I will not use my camera without a purpose and that is why every foreigner that visits me shoots this dump,, my grandchildren learnt photography shooting this dump..

And I add my comment to a Ello photographer Indian by birth who is h…