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In India Its Only The Poor Man Who Has A Very Big Heart

And the dog was asking him dude why are you not eating..it was an accidental meeting . a stray hungry dog seeing the hungry man giving him  his lunch felt it was cheating,,,a cosmic moment where now the dog was entreating ,, please eat your food ..at a moment retreating..a dog who was used to every mans beating....

Mostly The BMC Does Not Care About Garbage At Muslim Slum Pockets

Believe me I have shot so much of garbage and much before Modiji gave his clarion call for Swach Bharat Clean India .

And I have an entire set at Flickr documenting the horrible horrendous garbage sites in Bandra one close to my home and also as close to our Local MLA s house .And despite BJP winning both the seats from Bandra the situation of garbage management is on the backfoot ,, Nobody cares but I know for a fact if any of the Big Bosses of BJP were to arrive in my area this place would look pristine and unbelievably Garbage Free .

Well I digress but this garbage site is in Bandra Slaughter House slum this small space under a staircase for all the slum pockets in this area , there is a very big one outside the NCP office too on the road from Shastri Nagar slums .

Mostly Muslim area like this the garbage is never picked up and I have seen concerned people paying the sweepers to clean it ,,and it is the same at other Muslim slums in my area too Indraji Nagar etc

Now you will never…

The Muslim Man In The Slums

I shoot him whenever I come to the slums for work and he gets confused seeing me shoot with my mobile phone instead of my DSLR camera , not that he knows what a DSLR is but he thinks I am not serious when I shoot him on mobile ..and I like his face , his demeanor and I had not seen him on my few visits , maybe because I come in the evenings  normally ,, this was in the daytime ..at the Bandra Slaughter slums they know me because of my cameo role in a film Phata Poster Nikla Hero as a photographer but here in the slums they like the Hero of the film Shahid Kapoor and that I was in a few frames is a big thing for them  , but they wonder why I walk into the slums I mean I dont have a car or bike , they know why I come here ,,

Than little kids stand and pose they want to be shot and this a bustling slums with a lot of workshops manufacturing units ,,and I have bought most of my Flickr photographer friends here like Boaz ..and they like foreigners shooting them ,,

One of the exits of this…

The Muslim Beggar In The Slums

I shot him in the daytime at Bandra Slaughter House slums , he limps from lane to lane begging for alms ..and people are more generous in the slums they offer him food , money and are happy that he blesses them.

Mostly in rich neighborhoods hardly anyone cares for beggars , most people see beggars as nuisance if they give a few coins it mostly to get rid of them..

Whats his name , where does he stay , how did he become a beggar ,, well all that  does not matter Mumbai folks have no time for all this and in more ways than one the average Mumbai resident lacks compassion..and with his looks body language you know he is a Muslim beggar , he is the lowest of the low the Untouchable among Muslims ,, Is he a Sunni or a Shia ,, does not matter ..you know he is not a Bohra or a Wahabbi .. he is simply a Muslim beggar .

Is he a drinker , drugaddict , quite possible as you see most of them begging at street corners ..with a Muslim skull cap..

I hope someone does a thesis on beggars , the diffe…

The Muslim Beggar In The Slums

A man's true character comes out when he's drunk. Charlie Chaplin

Aye Dil Hai Mushkil Jeena Yahan Zara Hat Ke Zara Bach Ke, Yeh Hai Bambai Meri Jaan

(Kahin Satta, Kahin Patta Kahin Chori Kahin Res
Kahin Daaka, Kahin Phaaka Kahin Thokar Kahin Thes) -2
Bekaaro Ke Hain Kai Kaam Yahan
Zara Hat Ke Zara Bach Ke, Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan
Aye Dil Hai..



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