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Malang Baba

malangs r a creed of sufism. they wander aimlessly on the streets, careless of worldly affairs & desires. people give them charity, food & clothing & they prey 4 them in return. comments/ critique/ ratings r welcome.


John Peri , October 06, 2006; 03:58 A.M.

What a poignant portrait

So much feeling and emotion in this portrait. It would take long to analyse his mood. Sadly, I read a certain resignation in his look, but hopefully it can serve to enhance our awareness too. A striking and powerful image. A credit to photography.

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Guillermo Lobera Temes , October 06, 2006; 04:11 A.M.

A good portrait.

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Karl Schuler , October 06, 2006; 04:21 A.M.

It makes me think. I know, there are different people praying for me. Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Muslims, my Mother. Thank you all. Karl

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Umair Ghani , October 06, 2006; 04:25 A.M.

include me in that list as well, dear karl [ i'm still not sure where i belong ]. regards!

Ruud Albers , October 06, 2006; 05:41 A.M.

A really excellent portrait, Umair! Best regards, Ruud.

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Rakesh Syal , October 06, 2006; 06:23 A.M.


Great study and portrait, Umair Bhai!!! 7/7 Congrats!

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Biliana Rakocevic , October 06, 2006; 06:38 A.M.

Dear Umair :) I like very much this impressive portrait of this Pride Man :)


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Ali Soltani Farani , October 06, 2006; 07:50 A.M.

Excellent, dear Umair! So clear.
Regards. Ali.

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Razaq Vance , October 06, 2006; 08:18 A.M.


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Julio Segura Carmona , October 06, 2006; 09:39 A.M.


Perfecta retrato de gran belleza, luz, color y un excelente encuadre, magnifica composicion, saludos cordiales Umair.

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Teresa Zafon , October 06, 2006; 10:53 A.M.

Beautiful portrait Umair. Great colour and lighting, and the most important so much feeling in this. Regards, Teresa

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Umair Ghani , October 06, 2006; 11:27 A.M.

" what a face ", said i as i spotted this old malang wandering inside naeem centre, lahore. since some weeks, it has become a habit 2 carry camera all the time. minutes before this shot i had missed a very impressive old man with burning sticks & balms 4 blessings. the guy refused 4 a photo & i didn't insist. but this one really blew me out. nadeem butt, a friend, ran 2 bring him back 2 me, while i rushed upstairs 2 2nd floor where i kept my camera bag moments earlier. i asked 4 a photo & the old man shyly agreed. my hands trembled several times as i tried 2 focus on his powerful simplicity & mixed emotions. it moved me in many different ways. regards!

Alec Ee , October 06, 2006; 02:16 P.M.


You're right Umair, powerful and very well done. Unable to give 7/7.

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Nezif Tamson , October 06, 2006; 02:48 P.M.


congratulation for take a good foto.i thing this is excellent.congratulation agin.brawo.superrr...

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Babis Babis , October 06, 2006; 03:24 P.M.

Excellent portrait ! Bravo !

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amir mukhtar , October 06, 2006; 08:53 P.M.

eye contact through a cracked glasses and a innocent smile tells a whole story. rich portrait of a poor man. regards. amir.

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Umair Ghani , October 07, 2006; 01:03 A.M.

well, may not b that poor at all. in fact, we all r in search of the wealth he has. " rags 2 riches ", i've heard, but " rags r riches ", these hermits/ sufis/ malangs & babas prove. soul, peace, nirvana, shakti...these people seem 2 have experienced all of them..they r harmless, loving, chanting praises of Almighty, just wander around, if someone drops charity in their hands or pours flour in the ragged bag, they gently pray 4 the blessings 2 b bestowed upon that family, & move on. regards!

Pawel Sawicki , October 07, 2006; 01:13 A.M.

The portrait is rich in many detail telling the story. His glasses are amazing so as the colours. The hands on the stick give him so much dignity of an older man. Really good work Umar.

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B.C Okmen , October 07, 2006; 01:32 A.M.


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A.K. Sircar , October 08, 2006; 05:27 A.M.

Umair Bhai,you have realised a a great Truth.Innner wealth and contentment are more lasting and worth-getting.Excellent portrait.

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Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , October 09, 2006; 05:26 A.M.

Wonderful portrait :) The lighting & clarity are excellent. Nice job!

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Mehmet Akin , October 12, 2006; 03:45 P.M.


very good..congrats.

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Marina Poblacion , October 13, 2006; 06:44 A.M.

The broken glass and the cross-eyed enrich the history this pic is telling.

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muhammad azhar hafeez , October 17, 2006; 02:09 A.M.

u always win the game nice portrait goodluck

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Ariel Dennis Azada Xhua , October 18, 2006; 05:12 A.M.

Amazing Portrait

This is a very powerful image, couldn't say more than the other but it really touched me. It continues to move me as his eyes is piercing even more as I look closely. Excellent. Congrats Umar!


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ATANAS SARTMADJIEV , October 18, 2006; 07:50 A.M.

Excellent work, Malang. I have been couple of times in Pakistan and know the nice Pakistani people. This melancholic portrait reminds me of those times. Very emotional picture, reflecting a deep personality of the model. This picture really reflects the mood and soul of Pakistan. Congratulations.

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Gaetan Chevalier , November 04, 2006; 10:24 P.M.


Excellent portrait, well done. Bravo!

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Olaf de Vries , April 22, 2008; 04:15 P.M.

Your traveling Pakistan already would have been worth for "only" this.

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Mukul Dube , February 24, 2009; 01:51 P.M.

Fine picture. The monochromatic look is specially attractive.

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Kombizz Kashani , March 10, 2009; 11:20 A.M.

A fantastic capture.

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