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Marziya Shakir is 4 year old, plays with Barbie dolls loves the Idiot Box and Nusery Rhymes on You Tube she has mastered her fathers high end Mobile phone knows all the games applications ..
She used to be a lonely child at home the only child among childish adults , so she began playing talking to herself, make believe world you know the rest.. than her luck changed she got a baby sister in July Nerjis Asif Shakir as brilliant her , after three months of her sisters birth she got another playmate her cousin Zaira Saif Shakir.
So our house became a kids creche , kids diapers and kids yells and cries.
Both the younger kids one walks the other walks on the walker dote on Marziya Shakir who plays the role of Mother Hubbard to the hilt .
Marziya Shakir has had the most adventurous childhood I have documented it from the second day of her birth till the present day.. and as she grew she would browse through her picture gallery on Flickr and she remembered most of the episodes scenes ..
She began shooting pictures on the Nikon D 80 from the age of 2 ,,, understanding pain , the streets and the lives of urchins .. she shot what I shot , but with innocence .. she adopted a homeless lady called the Umbrella lady two years back and her pocket money goes to this lady.
She gives money generously to the street kids and has a greater beggar fan following than me , but the community that loves her the most are the beggar eunuchs or hijras .. they take her blessings and tell me that Marziyas touch on their heads is like God accepting and giving them a new lease on Life.
Marziya can spot a hijra and knows that this person is special.. that is what matters ,..
There are a few events rituals that Marziya shoots one is Durga Puja , she stands on a chair takes the shots herself..and Rani Mukerjees North Bombay Pandal is her favorite than comes Nutanpally Bandra.
She has shot the Durga Puja of Ram Krishna Mission too.
Ganesh Pandals those close to our house ..
One place she will drag me is St Peter Church Bandra .. she loves shooting this Church with a wild passion..and Fr Jaun the Parish priest lovesMarziya Shakir.
The other place is the quintessential Bandra Bazar Fish Market , her friend here is Manjula Koli , who has bought up Marziya andMarziya understands their Koli language .. they fisherwomen call Marziya .Shakir Marziya Koli.
One person who liked Marziya Shakir was the head priest of the local Parsi fire Temple at Tata Parsi agiary Mr Vazifdar he pased away a few years back, Marziya misses him a lot.
Among Bollywood stars Marziya has a great equation with Salman Khan and Mr Rajesh Khanna.
Marziya Shakir gets calls from abroad , and there was a special one who for reasons unknown has completely forgotten Marziya .. her Aunt Powrbubble.
Her friends on Facebook I am sure miss her as both Marziya and my grand daughter Nerjis Asif Shakir are now on the more mind soul appealing water hole called Google+.
Marziya Shakir passed her Nursery and has been promoted to Senior KG.
As both my grand daughters have gone on their summer holidays I am reminiscing their lives through pictures as pictures they have left behind.