flic.kr/p/sm2DdB | The Rickshawalas of Bandra Reclamation | Bandra Reclamation was once a sea front with Dhobis drying their clothes many yeas back and the water stretched till the present Bandra Bazar I am told ,, it was a iconic East Indian fishing village known as Gaothan,, Now this stretch fully reclaimed has the most ugliest slums called the Lal Mitti slums further ahead Nargis Dutt Slums and more slums near Rang Sharda Hotel. This area starting from Mrs Anandiben Daya s Chai stall is a halting point starting point of the rickshas ,,most of the drivers are from UP ..North India , they mostly hail from Kannauj and adjoining areas that is why their rickshas proudly have banners like Dam Madar Beda Pyar or Ya Waris Piya, The Riskhsa drivers live as tenants in the slums maybe a dozen to a room.. when they do the night shift that ends in the wee hours of the morning they dont go to the rooms but sleep in the rickshas , but first they put their earnings under the seat they sleep on as a lot of the drivers have lost their earnings because of thieves , drugaddicts in this area. This area Lal Mitti is notorious for petty criminals thieves drugaddicts and drugpeddlers .So I shoot a pictorial documentary... In the morning when I go for my walk the entire stretch is packed with the drivers drinking tea , having breakfast .. for shitting they use the huge Mound opposite Rang Sharda as a public toilet and I feel sorry for the mothers with the kids waiting for the school bus near the Mound ,, guys openly piddling and kids forced to watch all this ..will our local political leaders wake up ,, but they are busy beautifying Band Stand Bandra Talao other areas ,, and so many blogs reminders but no response at all.
Bandra Bazar, Area Start, Fishing Villages, East Indian, Bandra Talao, Stretch, Drinks Teas, Indian Fish, Bandra Reclam
flic.kr/p/skPzJ6 | She Is a Christian Lady Who Begs At Bandra Reclamation | I shot her video this morning her mother was a singer , she is a singer too, she feeds cats and dogs , and has been begging for a few years now , she does not drink she told me , she wanted me to buy her a cup of tea I did ,, but I did spot her counting a bunch of Rs 100 notes , but she told me that it belonged to someone else .. I shoot her in the mornings but it was the first time I spoke to her she sang a song for me ,,
Feeding Cat, Cats And Dogs, Street Photography
https://flic.kr/p/skPzJ6 | She Is a Christian Lady Who Begs At Bandra Reclamation | I shot her video this morning her mother was a singer , she is a singer too, she feeds cats and dogs , and has been begging for a few years now , she does not drink she told me , she wanted me to buy her a cup of tea I did ,, but I did spot her counting a bunch of Rs 100 notes , but she told me that it belonged to someone else .. I shoot her in the mornings but it was the first time I spoke to her she sang a song
flic.kr/p/sgC5Vm | Hardcore Cheek Piercing Marriammen Feast Juhu Beach 2015 | <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmnnE1VxyNI&feature=youtu.be" rel="nofollow">www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmnnE1VxyNI&feature=youtu.be</a>
flic.kr/p/pkoqXg | The Street Barbers Of Mumbai | I dont know why I began shooting barbers , religious tonsure or Mundan..perhaps because my grandkids were going bald during Akika that made me document their first step and tryst with barbers . I have many barber friends and I knew Mr Hakim the Taj when I worked at Burlingtons I knew Anand at Centaur and many other hairdressers ,even my best pal Cory Walia had shaped my hair making me look like his nephew Rahul Roy ,, I had deads and extensions thanks to an English lay Diana she was no 1 in dreads I met her through Al The Tattoo Artist. To a cut long story short I got more interested in shooting barbers at Banganga during the Hindu festival of Pitru Paksha and I have a large collection of barber pictures at my Flickr timeline . I shot a husband and wife undergoing religious tonsure at Haji Malang to fulfill a Mannat or wish.. through the wishes of the Holy Saint they had got married and here they came and religiously went bald .. I shot barbers at the banks of the Ganges at Allahabad , barbers at Latur , barbers at Lucknow and the various dargahs I visited ,, now I have started shooting videos of these selfless street barbers of Bandra.
flic.kr/p/sxJW9A | The Tamils Of Nehru Nagar Juhu | Nehru Nagar is a very populous slum on the most expensive Juhu stretch ,,and mostly Tamils and other communities live here in eternal peace . The Nehru Nagar slums is held together by the Marriammen Temple , the pride of Hindu temples in Juhu area. It is a bustling slums with shops , hawkers jostling for space and on the Marriamen Feast day it is choc a bloc every alley is packed while the Tamil women prepare Pongal to appease the Goddess the food is than offered to the homeless and the poor . After a puja a goat is bought near the gate of the Temple , the priest blesses it , and applies haldi paste , the drums beat hypnotically , till the goat does not shiver or go in a trance the animal slaughter wont start ,, some places like Mahim Koliwada even kids women go into demonic possession .. After that the goat is slaughtered by Ganesh the Butcher and poultry goats are sacrificed to the crescendo of the drums ..I shot this barefeet drenched in blood and on empty stomach and left after two hours . I returned again to Juhu Beach to shoot the cheek piercings , hook insertions ..I shot a lot but did not complete the last final ritual of the removal of the rods at the Marriammen Temple Nehru Nagar . I was too tired and exhausted I took a rickshah back home to Bandra. And Flickr because of its change in the home page I think has affected my uploads , my batch uploads crash I called my Internet guy he said the fault lies at Flickr ,, Its taken me over two days to upload all this ,, I have no issue uploading at Twitter Ello or Facebook.