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I Shoot The Magic Of India ,


Happy Birthday Sanju Baba

Sanjay Balraj Dutt (born 29 July 1959) is an Indian film actor, producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. He was briefly associated with politics. Dutt, son of film actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt, made his acting debut in 1981. Since then he has acted in some of the most popular Hindi language films. Although Dutt has enjoyed major success in movie genres ranging from romance to comedy, it has been the roles of gangsters, thugs and police officers in films that have won Dutt much adulation, with fans and Indian film critics alike referring to him as the "Deadly Dutt," for his larger-than-life portrayals of such characters.

Dutt was arrested under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) in April 1993, due to terrorist interactions, and illegal possession of a 9mm pistol and an AK-56 assault rifle. After spending 18 months in jail, he was granted bail in April 1995. In July 2007 he was sentenced to six years rigorous imprisonment. The Supreme Court of India, i…

The Iftar Parties By Politicians Were An Insult To The Poor In India

He is an Indian too he had not eaten for 3 days he told  me  politicians are never  going to feed people like him.

 And all the iftar parties by politicos were only ostentatious display to appease rich fat lazy muslims  yes i am a muslim too

The Shahi Snan Ramkund Nasik Kumbh Mela 2002

I was carrying a lot of equipment when I came to shoot Ramkund on the eve of the Shahi Snan I did not know anyone here , and I rested on the banks of the Godavari and than I meet this photo journalist Neeraj Bhanje , we got talking and he took care of my camera bag,, while I went to get myself washed up, he was kind enough to share his meals with and from that day till the present we have been connected by phone , but the sad part is that his newspaper is not sending him to cover the Kumbh , he has some other assignment ,, so I will not be seeing him..
However I am expecting another Tantric Guru from Hardwar Shree Kapoor Khamakhya so I hope to connect with him I dont know any Vaishnav Akharas .. but I will manage I am sure of that ..The Kumbh is a spiritual and cultural experience that grows on you..had I not shot the Kumbh and Maha Kumbh I would have missed something very integral about my country ..And you need to be called to shoot the Kumbh ,,you dont necessarily need a camera yo…

Documenting The World Of Naga Sadhus

Only my Guru Shri Vijay Giri Maharaj knew I was a Muslim for the rest of the Naga Sadhus it hardly mattered, they knew I was connected to their Guru so they took care of me respected me Nasik my First Kumbh ..
But at Maha Kumbh I had no problems , at all I had meals with the Naga Sadhus , a guy saw that I had hot water in the mornings for bathing , and when the storm came on the night of Basant Panchami I decided to come back to Mumbai ,, our tents were flooded and it was really tough for those who slept on the roads , the vendors ,, I still think with due respect neither Mr Akhikesh Yadav or Mr Azam Khan really knew how to hold such an event ..including the stampede that was due to negligence both by the State government and the Indian Raiways .. and sadly we are never prepared for such a huge event the greatest show on Earth.. ..even Wizcraft would have put up a better show than the UP government ,

My First Kumbh Nasik Trimbakeshwar 2002

I had stayed a night before with Shri Vijay Giri Maharaj at his tent at Sadhugram.. I shot a lot of images on slide including the ling kriya etc.. I joined him begging from tent to tent and added all this to my lifes experience ..
But on the day of the Shahi Snan I could not accompany the Nagas to the Trimbakeshwar tank .. so all the roads being closed I managed with great difficulty to enter the tank and was lucky to meet Mr Shyam Manchekar of PSI ..We were together here ..
This was my lifes first Kumbh .. and it took many years after the Nasik Kumbh for Shri Vijay Giri Maharaj to take me into his fold and thanks to him I had one of the best Maha Kumbhs at Allahabad .
Trust Faith are the most important aspect of a relationship.. all these years my Guru never asked me for money , he fed me gave me shelter at Sector 5 Allahabad whatever money I had with me I gave it to him to feed the poor ..I had bought shawls and kambals that I gave to the poor folks sleeping on the banks of the Gan…