This is Laxmi Narayan Tripathi at her home at Thane .
She was getting decked up for a lunch invite with Sallu Bhai - Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif at Filmistan studio..
Salman Khan has always been sensitive to the defranchised , the underpriviliged and the down trodden.
Salman Khan was highly impressed with the wit and charm of Laxmi Narayan Tripathi..her immense contribution to the hijda cause globally.
I had come to Laxmis house , this was my second trip after two years.
Picture was shot by Atharva , Laxmis Man Friday.
Laxmi has adopted two grown up boys as her kids.
She is my metrosexual Hijra Guru.
She also showed me her picture with Salman Rushdie who had visited her at her house recently..
She said it was a private moment and she refused to give me the picture to post at my site.
She left me in the care of the hot hijda siren Muskan.
I shot a lot of pictures , here as well as at Payal Hijdas house and finally some steaming hot pictures of Muskan at her own house.
Muskan dropped me at the highway from where I took a ricksha from Thane to Bandra.
I asked Laxmi about the connection of the Hijdas and Haji Malang.
She informed me that the early eunuchs of India were Hindus who accepted Sufi Islam for its tolerance and gender equality.
Most of the early pioneers of Eunuchdom were Hijdas influenced by Hafiz and Rumi.
The seven houses of the Hijdas including the eight house from Pune , were impressed with the teachings of Holy Saint of Haji Malang, they bought land here that belongs to the Hijda Panch.
But it is Ajmer Sharif that pulls the Hijdas like moth to a burning flame.
She told me that a German crew is coming to shoot her troupe at Ajmer , Marc de Clercq from Belgium will be there to including Anita Khemka gifted photographer and Laxmis soul mate.
I am relocating my shop , I also am bound to work committment so my chances of touching Ajmer Sharif are very bleak, unless a miracle sends me there on wings of fancy.
Muskan told me a lot of stuff about the HIjdas , her privations and her unfulfilled dreams of making it big.
Many a rich business tycoon want t her as their mistress , but she has refused them politely.
She dances at private parties , begs from shops and collects money from badhai or new birth .
She has a very jealous and possessive boy friend she told me , who hates her being photographed.
He was there but did not say a word to my taking her shots at Laxmis house , as she told him I was a healer and a Tantric Hijda photographer -a heterosexual photographer who shoots hijdas.
The pictures I shot at her house were raw primal and daring and baring.
This is a 1.25 GB card..I shall post it here at Flickr and than cross blog it at my Hijda Blogs at Word Press.