I am not enjoying Flickr as much as I used to... from 2007 I took all changes at Flickr in my stride.
My son extended my Flickr pro account before the pandemic till 2022.
So I am grateful to him.
I was trying to sell my Canon 7 D but now with the lockdown everything is on a slow burner.
I hardly use my cameras I don't go beyond Bandra..
All festivals I shot documented are now banned in public places.
Ganesh Pandals are there in my area but I have not shot them as yet.
Moharam is absolutely low key at home no processions no bloodletting.
Ramzan Bakra Eid too went the same way.
I am active on Instagram I have a few followers...
I am active on Twitter since 2008 258k tweets mostly photo related.
I shut my Facebook.
I am archiving a few of my Flickr albums at my YouTubeChannel as slide shows rare memories.
I have posted over 6000 plus videos 91 k subscribers and 35.5 million views.
No pranks no spam no politics.
Only original content specifically made in India.
I started shooting videos very recently..
I don't decorate or glamorize my videos .
As mentioned earlier my designing tailoring business has been totally wiped out however I managed to send my workers to their hometowns.
Exhausted all my savings on my diabetes kidney heart medicines.
So life is really tough even the film industry is shut.. no new films and the actors I design for are plus 65 like me.
Children cooped up at home have lost their childhood.. online classes no play.
Luckily my granddaughters draw paint sketch.
The youngrst one ZehraShakir 2 year old loves to use my pen all she needs is a copy book.
She calls me Dada grandfather.
Our real wealth today is our loved ones and our children and their children.
This is what keeps us alive and gives us hope in these dark. times.
I wish you all the very best all my good friends followrs well-wishers on Flickr.
Flickr has been my online school of photography your images sustained my love and inspired me to shoot better and inspired me to become a poet and a visualizer.
Thank you all..
Photpgrapher no 1.
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First time in 20 years I won't be shooting #LalbaghChyaRaja ..
Never missed it but this time it's the virus that has played spoilsport.
Wishing you all Peace Hope and Humanity. .
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