Many years back I shot the Azad Maidan namaz too but the feel ambiance that you get at Bandra station is incredible , beggars I shoot every day sitting in good clothes for the namaz..the view of the namaz from the skywalk and most of all meeting my old press photographer friends .. bonding with them .
I miss late Mr Anil Bhatiya who loved shooting here , I miss Mr PK Bhatia and many others ,, there are times I wish I could go some other place shoot the Namaz but Bandra Station pulls me deliriously magnetically ,
There was an incident today between the front row namazis and the media but the cops handled it amicably ,,, and most of the press photographers stand near the front row to shoot the Bandra Poster boys for hugging pictures ,, I shoot them shooting the eid hugging pictures , but move on to catch the beggars pleading for alms after the namaz, and than I cut through Shastri Nagar slums Bandra towards Slaughter house compound Bandra ..I cant resist shooting Muslim beggar ladies w…
This morning dressed in my black Malang attire barefeet press card round my neck I went to shoot the Eid Ul Fitr Namaz at Station Road outside the Station Road Sunni Masjid I have been shooting both the eid namaz here for over 15 years ,,
I was greeted by a friendly cop, he thought I looked like an antique photographer I smiled and told him I shoot antique pictures too..I shot from the skywalk and from below .
The reason I dont wear slippers on Eid is because right below me the people are praying and it is not right for me to disrespect them , same while shooting below ,,
I shot video and stills .. met some old photographer friends Pradip Dhivar, Satish Malvade Dada from Sahara.. than shot the eid hugging pictures and finally a lot of beggars and walked homewards through the Shastri Nagar Slums and slaughter house slum..begged for a few minutes on the road with my beggar friend with elephantiasis .
I also shot a new beggar from Andheri Babloo with a huge monstrous elephant arm.I shot…
Eid al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر ʻĪd al-Fiṭr, IPA: [ʕiːd al fitˤr], "festival of breaking of the fast"), also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, the Sugar Feast, Bayram (Bajram), the Sweet Festival or Hari Raya Puasa and the Lesser Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The religious Eid is a single day during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality. However, in most countries, it is generally celebrated on the same day as Saudi Arabia.
Eid al-Fitr has a particular Salat (Islamic prayer) consisting of tw…