Thursday, 31 December 2015

"Journey 2015"

As the year comes closer to an end, I like to reflect back on all the things (maybe good or bad) that I have been through the entire passing year that made me the person I am today and played the biggest part in the growth of my life in any way possible. Normally these are the things that I usually jot down writing the important highlights of my year as a yearly journey (hence the title name) in the form of a blog note so that I can look back at my adventure of a year to see what I have accomplished, learned, where I travelled and other important days (moments) to remember.

So if you are reading this, I’d like to welcome you to my year’s journey - “Journey 2015”.


Firstly, I would love to say that this year was an amazing year for me and as said in my previous “Journey 2014”, the “Journey 2015” was indeed much, much, much better!

The Journey 2015 i.e. the year 2015 was a mixture of everything for me. From dancing to photography to writing to studies to spending time with family & friends, having happy times and sad times, etc I had it all! Well, I think that’s what the journey is all about and this is what makes the journey interesting. I mean you cannot expect to live the same moment every day and love life, how boring that life could be! As I say it’s all about the journey - the journey of everything that happens in between; the journey of living which counts the most.

In this Journey 2015 I learned so much about life, myself, my family & friends, some known and unknown people, etc and so much more that this life seems to be a great learning and a blessing in itself. I started to feel the whole different meaning of Love, Appreciation and Happiness. And I started to feel my Soul & Myself.

Also, I have been so blessed with some incredible and beautiful highlights of the “Journey 2015” that I will never forget and cherish for a lifetime. Writing these I feel so proud of myself.

So, here are the highlights of my “Journey 2015” in no particular order:

  • GANPATIPULE | Travel Diary...


A small visit to Ganpatipule turned out to be a big 2 days explore with my companion - Camera (Canon 600D). A good stay at Fern Courtyard Resort and it was fun exploring the places like Jaigad fort, Ganpatipule Temple & Beach, Ratnagiri Fish Museum, Side Point, etc. All in, travelled almost the half Konkan Region and the whole Ratnagiri District I guess.

  • PERFORMANCE at NAGPUR :: Vasantrao Deshpande Hall...


The 3 days Dance tour trip to Nagpur was just amazing. The fun in the DuRoNto Express (a train which boards us to Nagpur), my stay at the Eastern Sports Club and most importantly the Performance at Vasantrao Deshpande Hall are the memories that I will cherish lifelong.

  • FIRST PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORK...


Did my first ever Professional Photography work for India’s First Digital Mentorship Programme “The Step Up by Johnnie Walker”.  A Reality Show in which I was the only Photographer and a younger Person among all the Step Up Team, Artists, Cast and Crew. I covered all the episodes, in general, the entire show that included Fashion, Food & Music. Thanks to Globosport for giving me this opportunity. This was indeed a big thing for me as a Photographer because I always wanted to try something apart from Street Photography (the style I love to do). So, it’s a dream come true.

  • PERFORMANCE at CHANDIGARH :: Chitkara International School (2 long Performances back-to-back)...


Staying for 2 days at Hotel SKY here in Chandigarh, my excitement to perform was already on Sky and I was all set to Kill It on stage. So the back-to-back 2 Performances at Chitkara International School was FLY.

  • PERFORMANCE at AMRITSAR :: Punjab Naatshaala (4 long Shows back-to-back)...


This was the next stop from Chandigarh for almost 4 days. The stay here in Amritsar was fully protected and secured as we lived in an Army Compound. Seeing closely the life of an army/soldiers and the stuff they use just made this stay an extra special. Not just this, exploring all the nearby beautiful places like Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border, etc just made this dance trip, a trip to remember and cherish.


Visited the great Golden Temple with my buggers (friends) for like 3 times both in day and night; two times before my performance and the third time on a final day before living the place. In a day the Temple was fully crowded but in a night every corner of the temple was visible and the place looked a beautiful sight. Sitting by the water with friends and watching the temple by staying late at night, Oh how lovely it was! The feeling of calm and everything in between is the feeling that I can’t even express it in words. I truly had a great time of my life.

Then the visit to India-Pakistan Wagah Border on Sunday evening was a good one. Sunday is the only day in the week when the border door gets open and people from both the countries gather and share love. I was one lucky bugger to see this live. The security was so tight, unfortunately, the camera wasn’t allowed there. It was so good to see the love in between the border line. At one side all the Indian people, the other side Pakistan people and both the countries Soldier/Army marching at full energy. Witnessing this I got some positive energy and vibes in me and I was all set for my Performance next day.


Performance Day, time to do what I was actually here for! The 4 back-to-back long Performances in a day at Punjab Naatshala, the energy was all high and I killed it every time I stepped on stage. All in, this Dance trip was truly a blessing!

  • DELHI, HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN | Travel Diary...


This was the part of the Punjab Dance trip visit. From here we headed further to Chandigarh & Amritsar. So some few hours spent here outside the Hazrat Nizamuddin station and at the market site was indeed a good time.

  • TRAVELLING in RAJDHANI EXPRESS | Childhood Wish...

Travelling in August Kranti Rajdhani express during the Punjab (Chandigarh & Amritsar) Dance tour was one of my childhood wish come true. Dang the fun I had in this train with my team and the music jam we had, I truly couldn’t ask for more! God is great!

  • Released 2 videos on YouTube under my production InspiRoN.
  • The Blogging/Writing hobby started turning into a Passion and I started writing Poems too in this Journey 2015.
  • I wrote my first ever Poem titled “Yeh Zindagi” (in English “This Life”) on Sunday, 28 June 2015. This Poem is very special & close to me and it basically depicts the meaning of this gift called Life.
  • Wrote and Published 4 Poems in Hindi and English Language.
  • Published 12 writings on my blog including this one and the 4 Poems.

  • GOA | Travel Diary...


The last minute plan and surprise 3 days trip visit to Goa with cousins and relatives was another fun travel to cherish. Explored so many places like Aguada Fort, Chapora Fort, Old Goa Church, Famous Museum of Christian Art, Mangeshkar Temple, Shantadurga Temple and four beautiful beaches (Anjuna, Calangute, Dona Paula, and Vegator Beach).

  • Lost my Mobile while travelling to Goa. The mobile that was there with me for almost 5 years, it was no longer. This was indeed a sad moment because it was like a baby for me! :P
  • The second half of 2015 was a busy year with my TY BSc I.T. studies. Because of this, I missed some performances and travels. I literally felt sad about this but that’s life.
  • Got the All-Round Student Award on Achiever's Day in College!


  • And many, many, many more things that happen to me in this Journey 2015, I am glad and love this life.

Thank you to all the people who were a part of this year’s journey and to all those who are loving, supporting, encouraging and are being there from the start, you all hold some special place in my heart. It’s not only just you think of me but I think of you as well. And I keep on expressing this love through my Art.

The year 2016 is right around the corner. I am more excited for this and have been waiting for this year since so long, especially because this is my birth-date year. I just have this deep feeling inside me that 2016 will be my year. I don’t know, but whenever I get this gut feeling in me it always happens. Let’s see!

Right now I am not thinking much about this because I want to live these last few hours (moments) of this “Journey 2015” before the calendar changes.

And, here’s to the “Journey 2016” with many more highlights to come and hoping 2016 will be far more better than 2015.
Cheers!

P.S. – Happy New Year 2016! Wishing everyone Love, Happiness and Peace and hope this year will be great for all of us!

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RoN) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!


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Thursday, 10 December 2015

What a Beautiful Morning!


          As usual, started my day thanking God for this beautiful life! Got ready, took my bag and stepped out of my home for a college lecture. This beautiful 15mins journey to college started with a positive thought “Today is going to be a good day”. Enjoying the early morning walk with a packet of Marie Gold biscuit in my hand! Loving the morning fresh air with every step I take and every biscuit I chew. Watching the sun shining bright, Listening the birds singing in their own rhythm, Looking at traffic signal lights and Looking at people's eyes who were passing by from my side, trying to find what they are up to and trying to read their mind. Yes, I was in a trance.

          With every step I take and the biscuit I chew, there was something beautiful happening and passing by. I realized that this day is not as usual. I saw three strangers enjoying the early morning newspaper at a Chai Tapri (a tea-stall) and having fun. The city cleaners were doing their job right by cleaning the city and making it beautiful. The two young boys maybe more than 20years age holding their fingers and walking by the road! Some people were already into the start of their day job while some were on their way.

          My 15mins journey to college was about to end. I kept the remaining biscuits in my bag and took out an ID card and kept in my pocket. Then from a distance, I saw two homeless kids, a boy and a girl holding each other’s hand running by the footpath and enjoying the beautiful morning. Just when I reached the college lane, I saw a friend from a distance coming through me being busy on cell phone. He was actually walking back home. He also saw me and just when I reached till him, he said “I was trying to call you to inform you that the lecture is cancelled and there will be no lecture today”. Listening this I slowly whispered ‘Oh fu*k’, but at the same time I was happy about it. But my friend wasn’t that happy, he was like “the teacher should inform us a day before about this”. I said in return “Hey chill, its okay! Bas samajle ke early morning walk ho gayi” (Just think that you did the early morning walk, that’s all!).

          Another friend came by. Standing on a road side we talked like for almost an hour. We chit-chatted about life, the final semester Bsc IT Project and much such stuff! I was happy that the lecture got cancelled; because of it we were talking like aliens on a road side. While talking, I saw a beautiful moment happening at my right side. The man was giving bread to the stray dog as if the dog is his son. I smiled looking at this moment. I felt the love around me.

          After standing and chit-chatting for almost 1hour we left doing handshake and saying bye to each other; taking three different directions as 3 of us had different road to take. I started my journey again but this time back home. The roads started filling up with vehicles and people. Then after walking some steps, I saw a woman on a bus-stop waiting for a bus and there was a stray dog right beside her. When I reached closer to her, I saw she was actually moving her right hand with care on a dog’s back, like as if the dog is her baby. The love was all around me this morning. Next I saw a crow drinking the water from a bowl on the first floor of a building where the bowl was placed outside the window filled with water maybe for all these beautiful birds. Watching this, my heart filled with love. Mix emotions started running inside me.

          The last thing which I saw is another special moment. I literally had tears in my eyes this time. I saw my dad walking on his way to office. The fact that my eyes got filled with beautiful water because it is his hard work that inspires me every day! Sometimes I wish I could be as hard-working as him. I talked to myself, “This is the kind of Father I hope to be someday”. The hard work my dad does for the entire family is more than just an inspiration. I reached till him and had a small chat and then left saying bye. I somehow managed my best to control my eyes filled with water. But I think dad readed my eyes.

          Today was for the first time in life, I realised this seriously that time once gone can never come back. I wish I could have carried a Camera along with me so that I could have captured all these beautiful morning moments and shared with you all. But never mind, I have shared this all writing a complete blog on it. As I believe that the best photographs/moments you carry are in your eyes. This is how my day was already made and my morning was filled with full of love.

          Life is all about the small moments and little things. This is what makes me happy. We become so busy in life sometimes that we forget to see all these small little beautiful things happening around. So, I request you to stop for a while and have a look around yourself, see what beautiful is passing by and grab hold of all the things that you are losing by running this never ending rat race; for once gone it shall never come back. You know, you may earn a million someday and ride in a car, but how about a walk with that special someone holding an ice-cream in a hand and all the crazy-silly talks. Truly, what a Beautiful Morning! What a Journey it was and what a day!

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RoN) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!


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Monday, 30 November 2015

Dil Jo Keh Raha Hai Suno - A Poem by Ronak Sawant

Dil Jo Keh Raha Hai Suno - A Poem by Ronak Sawant

Kehta hai dil sunle zara,
Apne aap ko pehchaan aur kar apna jahan hara-bhara.
Apne dil ki dhadkan ko apne haathon se mehsoos kar,
Sunli tune woh aawaaz, yahin toh hai tera humsafar.
Bheed mein kahan kho gaya hai tu,
Kab tak khaamosh baithega yun.

Sapne tere woh saare,
Kyun chupa raha hai uss andhere.
Chal uth ja yeh hi hai tera mauka,
Kyunki har ek pal hai yahan pe anokha.
Kal kya hoga kisse hai pata,
Jeele puri tarah se yeh aaj, yahin toh hai zindagi ka naata.

Khoobsurat lagne lagega yeh jahan,
Agar tum sunoge jo dil ne kahan.
Toh, wahi karo jo dil kare,
Wahi suno jo dil kahe.
Jo banna chahte ho wahi bano,
Aur, dil jo keh raha hai suno!


- Ronak Sawant

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RoN) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!


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Monday, 5 October 2015

A Beautiful World - A Poem by Ronak Sawant


This world is beautiful,
Everything has its own beauty and soul.
Everything is possible at this place,
Because everything happens at the God’s grace.
From the sunset in the morning to the night’s moon shining,
There’s always something magical happening.

This world is ours,
Let us not make it pieces of broken jars.
Live and let live should be the motto of life,
What we truly want for that we must actually thrive.
Every day is a new start here,
There’s a victory beyond fear.

This world is great,
All the things we want we should have faith.
Our time in this world is limited,
So, until the time we exist let’s make it fun, worth and excited.
Inspiration is everywhere,
And, Love is in the air.

Can you find such amazing place elsewhere?
Truly, it's a beautiful world, I swear!


- Ronak Sawant

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RoN) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!


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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Birthday | (I’m turning 21 tomorrow...)


Time flies so quickly when you are having fun, living and enjoying life. I can’t believe I would be turning 21 tomorrow. Yes, it’s my 21st birthday in some hours! Though I strongly believe that age is just a number for me and it should be the same for all of us I mean. But the fact I feel that cannot be forgotten here is “we are growing a year older every time our birthday comes”. The question that marks up here is not "what we should plan for our birthday, with whom we must celebrate or what age we will become". But, the question here is that “Are we really doing something that will add up in life and make that year count & worth since the last birthday of ours; so that we can celebrate this one special day called birthday at fullest feeling we did something good for that last one year.

Truly speaking, people don’t understand the real meaning of Birthday, Why they are alive and Why they exist in this world. For them, the birthday means celebrating that one day in a year which comes every year. But, not to me. For me, the word Birthday has whole different meaning. It literally means ‘the year’s day’ for me. Because...
It is the day that defines the whole year since last birthday celebration,
It is the day that defines our birth,
It is the day that defines our life,
And, it is the day that defines our birthday & truly is the reason for the celebration.

Well, let me make the meaning of Birthday more clear. Yes, birthday is all about celebrations and it should be that only. But the meaning of it lies in the point “Celebrations, for what?” - that one day in a year which comes every single year or for a one day or age more in life. This isn’t what birthday celebration is all about? Instead, the celebration should be for a year’s day as it should reflect the reason behind celebrating the whole year on this special day called Birthday.

You know, the day of our birth comes every year without fail. But it takes a lot to celebrate the year’s day called Birthday.

I will be celebrating the 21st birthday of mine tomorrow. By saying this, I feel so proud of myself because I have not only done just one thing that has added up in my life since the last birthday but I have done so many things. Not to mention - Yes, they were hard. In fact very hard. But, patience, hard work and self-belief are what made me achieve the things I wanted to do and what I truly love.

I truly believe that we all have a path set out before us and I just can’t wait to find out and explore what mine is in this 21st year of mine. Also, I can’t believe that I have been alive for almost two decades now. This is crazy, I know! By saying this, I feel so lucky to have had the life that I am living. I am so thankful and grateful to God for this. A lot of people don’t actually have an as great family as I have, as close few friends as I have or perhaps every little thing that I have in my life. I feel blessed and thankful that’s all I can say!

On this 21st birthday of mine, I’m excited to witness what will happen next in my life and I’m so ready to live for whatever life is going to throw at me next, either good or bad. I’m all ready to start and enter into my 21st year of life. It is the start of a whole new part of my life and I’m going to make it as amazing as I can.

The last 20 years of my life have been outstanding and it was one hell of a crazy ride. The ride that I will never ever forget, carry with me & cherish it lifelong. So bring on the next 20, And I’ll make them, even more, better & worth.

P.S. - Happy 21st Birthday to me in advance! Just a few more hours to go for the celebrations to begin!
Thanks for reading! I know the blog is too big to read but it is worth the read. Thanks again! God Bless!
Much Love & Peace RoN! ^_^

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RoN) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!


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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Manzil Ki Khoj Mein... - A Poem by Ronak Sawant


Manzil ki khoj mein,
Chal pada hoon main.
Musafir hoon yaaron gir jaunga,
Lekin uthkar fir se muskurake chalne lagunga.

Yeh manzil hai meri,
Hai meri yeh khudki.
Zidd nahi chodhunga,
Haar nahi maanunga.

Bhale kitni mushkil aa jaye,
Uss mushkil ko chodh, mumkin ka raasta apnaunga.
Musafir hoon yaaron shayad bhatak jaunga,
Lekin yunhi bhatakte-bhatakte apne manzil tak zaroor pahunch jaunga.

Jo karna hai mujhe, wahi karunga.
Jo pana hai usse main haasil karunga.
Manzil milegi mujhe pura yakeen hai,
Shayad mere khwabon mein kuch azeen hai.

Hausle hai mere bade,
Manzil hai meri anokhi.
Usse paane ki chaha mein,
Nikal pada hoon main, manzil ki khoj mein!


- Ronak Sawant

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RoN) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!


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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Happy World Photography Day! | (Just for the Love of Photography...)


I don't celebrate any day, in particular, to celebrate something specific in life. Be it my Birthday or any special day of my life. For me, every day of my life is a holiday! A holiday where I can do anything I want and celebrate this priceless gift called Life.

Truly speaking, I did not even remember its World Photography Day today. You know, I am here walking the streets all alone. No! Right now, I don't have a camera in my hand or along with me. Nor I have earphones plugged in my ear with my favourite music playing. But it's just me, my own self, busy looking at the world in my own way.
My Head filled with Thoughts,
My Face filled with a lovely Smile,
My Heart full of Happiness and Peace inside my Soul,
And, My Eyes filled with an Inspiration having the look around myself and the time passing by.
Well, this is how I feel when I am into my own crazy world, my own zone and into a trance!

But being a Photographer for more than 10months now and the love & passion I have for this beautiful tough art form called Photography, this is the day we the "Photographers" should celebrate wholeheartedly. Not just being in behind the camera and capturing the beauty around us but also living the moment being in the frame too.

I celebrate Photography with every photograph, moment and a breath I take.
I am Photography and I am the living Photograph!
Happy World Photography Day! :)

P.S. - Follow my Photography Art and join me in my Photographic adventures & journey...

Thanks for reading! God bless!
Much Love and Peace RoN! :)

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RoN) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!


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Saturday, 15 August 2015

A Free Bird


Few days before I realised that my life is nothing but a Holiday.
A holiday where I can do anything I want.
A holiday where I can be anywhere at any place.
A holiday where I can be me.
And, a holiday where I can be free!
Yes, Free like a bird! Just doing what my heart want to and what I want from this life.

Being a free bird doesn’t mean that you have a lot of free time, no work or no worries in life but it simply means that you are doing what you love & what you want in life and living your life on your own terms.

I have been living this life as a free bird since my childhood days. I still remember how crazy and foolish I was as a child. I was the only child in school who never went to any kind of tuitions or classes. From 5th grade till now (my TY BSc I.T., last year of college); all that I’ve learned is in school lectures and all on my own. The reason for this is I didn’t like going to tuitions. Tuition teaches the same studies what is taught in school. Above all, why do something with the help of others, when you can do it by yourself! Well, this was me! A self-taught, self-made! A free child! I repeat again - Yes, free like a bird!

As a child, I have done every little thing a child should probably do to make his childhood life count and make it memorable. I mean not like a normal child with a regular routine. Starting from school, then back home, lunch, then to tuition, home again, dinner, sleep, etc. In my case I was different. Different as in, I was free. I say it again - Yes, free like a bird!

From flying kites to running behind it.
From playing Football, Cricket, Chess, Snake & Ladder to playing with Marbles, Top, etc.
From studying to Dancing, Singing out loud, etc.
From eating mamma’s food to climbing the tree and plucking raw mangoes with friends from a compound nearby my house!
Well, this was me as a child!

And, from living the life at fullest to living life freely. This is who I am as a Person! But now, the world I see through my eyes and the world I live in. The people in it, the so called human beings! Oh wait, Are they even humans now? Damn!

What has happened to this world? Where is this world running towards? Behind the race or trying to get along with this so-called race or trying to move forward! Mind you, this is the type of race that will never ever end even though the people in the race ends. We are all born and we are going to die, that’s it. Don’t you want to die happy? Feeling, you did something that you loved, lived life as a free bird instead of being trapped in a cage. Don’t you think that we are making the fool of our own selves living the life being trapped in a cage?

To be more tactful, why this goddamn world is so much into their phones and so much busy with their life these days. I am thankful to god that in my childhood, instead of playing football on PlayStation, Xbox, computer or smartphone; I played it with my friends kicking the ball on a ground having real fun and memory to cherish. The world is so much engrossed in their smart phones and so much busy with their own life that they don’t even have the time to look around themselves and see what’s beautiful happening & passing by at every moment.

They are living the blinded life with the eyes open and an unfree life with the mind & heart open but it being trapped in a cage. A cage that might open someday or may not! All our life we wait for this cage to get open. But does it really get’s open? No! And when it gets, the time has already won the battle. So, why to wait for the cage to get open? The changes about what we want in life start from no one but us and only us. So, don’t think about anything and just open the cage and then see how beautiful & free your life will be. Just like a free bird!

A Free Bird is the best tag that defines who I am as a whole. Because just like a free bird I have the wings in me since my birth that knows what to do & what not and how to live the life freely on my own terms. If you want to have some real fun; make it count in life. Meet me!

I believe that - Every human being has wings in them just like birds. But it’s left up to them whether to make use of it and fly or just cut it off and get trap in a cage.

So, Be Free!
It’s only one life we have!
Just do what you love and live your life, like a Free Bird!

P.S. - Happy Independence Day!
Find your Freedom, Live your Free Life!

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RoN) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!


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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Yeh Zindagi... - A Soul Poem by Ronak Sawant


Yeh Zindagi,
Kya hain Yeh Zindagi...?

Bohat hi alag kisam ki cheez hain yeh zindagi.
Ek anmol sa tohfa hain yeh zindagi.
Jeene ka matlab hain yeh zindagi.
Pyaar ka matlab hain yeh zindagi.
Muskurane ka matlab hain yeh zindagi.
Khushiyan baatne ka matlab hain yeh zindagi.

Kya pata, Kise Pata
Kitne pal, Kitne saal
Hum bane rahenge iss zindagi ka hissa.
Yeh baat mein hain ek kissa!
Jisne zindagi ka arth samjha,
Usine hi zindagi ka mahatva seekha.

Hum, tum, kab tak rahenge iss zindagi se jude?
Kyun na yeh pal hum aazaad panchiyon jaise ude!
Kyunki kya pata, Kise pata
Kal ho ya na ho
Aao aaj hum khulke jeete hain yeh zindagi ke do pal,
Kon jaane, hum rahenge kya shayad zinda kal!

Kyunki...
Bohat hi alag kisam ki cheez hain yeh zindagi.
Ek anmol sa tohfa hain yeh zindagi.
Jo Bhagwan ne hum sabhi ko diya hain.
Aur waqt ho jaane par wapas liya hain!


- Ronak Sawant

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RoN) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!


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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Photograph...


Photograph... The word is becoming so natural to me in my day-to-day life. No, not because I own a Canon DSLR or upload my photos consistently on my Social Networks but because I live with that word now and I believe that the word Photograph itself lives with me.

There’s some magic in Photographs, isn’t it?
Every time you see a Photograph,
It can make you smile,
It can make you laugh,
It can make you cry and bring tears in your eyes,
It can bring back that priceless memory right in front of our eyes and make it alive.
Also, it can make you feel that there’s something more to life. You exist in this world with not just a body but with a soul too. And that soul is nothing but a memory captured in the form of a Photograph. In general, a Photograph is a soul that is captured and preserved for eternity.  It can be a soul of a person, for a person or by a person. Well yes, you get it right, I’m a Photographer and I am living the Photography life along with the Dancing life. The life of an Artist, I would say!

According to me, what Photography actually means to me is “Capturing a Moment and Collecting a Soul”. And what Photograph means is “A captured Moment and Collected Soul”. As time passes by or day after day, I’m getting closer and deeper to the word Photograph and vice versa I feel. The meaning of it keeps up getting more real and alive.

Photographs have so much power in it. They are so much capable of conveying any emotion, expression, feeling, etc. This is the alchemy of a photograph I guess!

Nowadays, people believe more in Photographs than in words. They believe more in a frame than just sentences or paragraphs. With that said or written I’m not saying that Words doesn’t have power at all. But what I actually mean with that and what I truly believe is: “Words that said right doesn’t go waste. And, Photographs that captured right, speak infinite”.

In today’s world, people prefer to have a photograph rather than an autograph. Yes, it’s a digitized world! But why? Because I think, the autograph is temporary and the photograph is permanent. Autographs are handwritten and Photographs captures the soul. But, I feel sad about the fact that nowadays photographs are taken just to set a new profile picture. I’ve seen and also heard many people taking the pictures just to update their profile picture. I just want to say them that you don’t understand the real meaning of a photograph. Photographs are taken as a memory to carry along with us lifelong, rather than just hitting a pose and then setting it as a new profile picture or posting here and there.

I would like to share one incident with you all that happened to me in life, related the word photograph. This incident will define exactly why I said earlier that “I live with the word photograph now and I believe that the word photograph itself lives with me”.

So here’s what something happened. As usual in college, attending a lecture, I still remember Embedded System lecture it was and we had to submit our case study project assignment on car engine during the lecture. So, done with the submission and done with the lecture. And as soon as I and my friend exited the class and stepped outside, I saw a notice in the corridor just beside our class door with something written along “PHOTOGRAPY is Strictly not allowed in Classroom and it is Prohibited”. Well let me make it clear, this was the exact same way the word Photography written/printed in that notice with the alphabet H missing in it. So, within a fraction of second after reading that notice I took out a black pen outside my bag and started to correct that notice. And just when I was about to correct, my friend told me “Bro, let it be. It is just a notice. It might be a printing mistake. Let’s go! I said in return, “No dude, I can see any other word written incorrect in that notice but I can’t see the word Photography written or printed incorrectly”. And then I corrected that notice making an upper arrow just below and between the alphabets P & Y, and writing alphabet H just above them.



Days later whenever I used to see that notice, I used to smile watching the word PHOTOGRAPHY. So this was basically the whole incident and that’s the reason why I wrote earlier in a blog that I and Photograph are living it together.

I truly believe that the most beautiful, creative and very great photographer in this world is God and he/she is my all-time favorite. The way he/she has created this beautiful universe and all the living & non-living creatures are more like a Photographs first and then they come to life and exist in this world in their form with a specific amount of lifespan gifted to them.

You know, what’s miracle about this life! We’re all Photographs first before our birth, created by the creator God. And then, we come to life. From then on, it’s all on us about how to photograph our life; whether to make it happy, fun, adventurous, entertaining, successful, inspiring, etc. And later, we all die being a photograph to the world. Because after everything is over in life or after our death there’s only one thing that stays alive. And, that one thing is nothing but a Photograph. Yes, a Photograph!

Because... "We’re all photographs in the end!"

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RoN) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!


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Monday, 9 March 2015

NEW BEGINNINGS...


A couple getting married.
A young talented boy/girl with big dreams on a journey to take on the world leaving everything behind.
A woman giving a birth to a child.
An alcoholic or smoker decides to quit all the bad things with a vision to do something good in life.
A person fights back hard, survives cancer and chooses a new healthy lifestyle.
A worker with his hard work and determination becomes the CEO of the company...
These are all the signs of beginning something new in life and this is what exactly new beginnings all about.

          A new beginning simply means starting out the whole new journey once again as a fresh or from zero leaving everything of the previous journey behind. Where the book (journey) remains the same, it is just the chapter of the book which changes from an older chapter to a newer one. Where the story inside the older chapter is used as a reflection and it is considered as a priceless memory. Where the words, sentences and morals of that story are taken as a great experience. And lastly, it is just the pages of the older chapter of the book which are turned on, to start a new chapter with a vision to do something new and different by seeking out new and endless opportunities. And finally, it is like opening ourselves up to the all new crazy adventures once again with this new journey or in general new beginning.

          The beginning is always the most important and the hardest part of the journey. It takes a lot of courage to begin or to do something you truly love. Like I say, it just takes a small step to start something and make it big. It doesn’t really matter if you start from zero or scratch but we all have to start somewhere in life. Because doing something is always better than nothing at all. In a world where every day is a battle, a beautiful struggle, a blessing from god and it can be a starting point as well. So consider it as a new beginning and start doing things you want to or you love.

          New Beginnings... with that said here I am starting my all new journey whether it would be Dancing, Photography or Writing once again with more excitement, fun and dreams leaving everything I did & achieved in the previous journey behind. What I have done and achieved in my past (previous journey) doesn’t matter to me at all. What really matters to me from now on is that “what I will do & achieve in my future with this entire new journey called New Beginnings”.

          To be honest, the new beginnings chapter of mine already started the day I posted my blog - “Journey 2014”. But now I exactly feel and understand why I wrote “Cheers to the New Beginnings” inside that blog. I guess that is the reason why today I am writing and sharing this new blog “New Beginnings” with you all.

          New Beginnings can happen any day and at any time. But it is on you and only you whether to start something you love or live your life just like another person. Because in the end, it takes only one person to change your life and that person is no one else but you and your own self only that will help you to do and achieve that. But you must be willing to do what you want to or what you love. So, go on! It’s never too late at all. Start your journey and live your life the way you want to. And above all, Do What You Love!

P.S. – "New Beginnings" is also the title of my first film video under my productions “InspiRoN”, which would be released worldwide real soon on World’s Largest Popular Media - YouTube. This film video is very special and close to my heart not only because I, myself have featured in that video but because the whole video has some story behind the scene as well as inside it which I would be sharing in the video description section on YouTube. And the special part about the film video is that it defines exactly what I want to express with the title “New Beginnings”. So, stay on the look out and find how true it is! That’s all. That’s all I wanted to say.

Thanks for reading! God Bless!
Much Love & Peace RoN! :)

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RoN) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!


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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

PHOTOGRAPHY... My New Love!

Something I always wanted to do because of the love of DANCE... Start a PHOTOGRAPHY!


I have always been interested in photos. Photographs have always kind of fascinated me, ever since I was younger. Whether it would be the photographs in magazines, newspapers, photos in school textbooks, photos in albums & diary or the real world itself. Yes, you read that right - I consider the whole world as a frame of some kind; not too big and not too small but a frame which has everything captured inside it. Every emotion, every light, every colour, every object, every story, every-every, almost everything just in one frame. And not only just the world, I mean I consider every little thing as a frame or in general a photograph.

I still remember when I was a small kid; I used to pore through the cupboard drawers where my parents used to keep all the family photos and photo albums of our birthdays, childhood events and other such kinds of stuff. Watching those photos would make my whole day. You wouldn't believe I used to sit for an hour & so and see those pictures. The smile on my face while looking at those pictures was truly priceless. I really loved those photos and at times while watching those photos I always wondered how they were done. I used to always be in a thought, how these photos can come outside of a camera as a beautiful frame or as an album when we just click the photo in the camera itself. I mean the photos should stay there in camera only right. This was my whole thought process.

Well, you would say now, how stupid I was but how come a small kid would know all this. The only way we learn something new in life is by encountering the things we have never encountered before. So knowing about this camera & photo process is what excited me much that time. Then one day my father explained me everything about the process in detail. He explained how the photos were converted from the negatives to the positives and so much more. At that time there wasn't any advanced camera like we have in today’s world. The camera existing those days was the one which used to work on rolls in which we can take max to max up to 36 pictures only.

So, those were the old days and now these are the days where we live in a completely digital world where we have every little thing digitised. The camera fully digital which works on a lens, memory card, etc rather than rolls in which we can take as many pictures we want. We also have an option to choose which photo we want and which to delete. And much more cool stuff that we can do with this digitised camera these days.

Cutting to the present...
I am 20 and I am a dancer/artist. Dancing is my passion and it’s my love. In fact, dance is my everything, it’s my life, it’s something that I can’t imagine my life without it. The most amazing thing I love about dance is the fact that even though we dance in the moment, we create memories in the form of photographs that last forever. So because of this passion and my love towards dancing, I had a strong affection towards the memories I had created so far that I carry with me in the form of photographs. These memories or I can say these photographs means a world to me. I was so intrigued by these priceless dance memories/photographs of mine because I felt that I could hold an instant of a time, an emotion, a once in a lifetime moment and a memory right in my hands. It’s something that can come alive, whenever I feel of watching them.

It’s all during the dancing journey I noticed some other passion and love of mine that made me feel different than everyone else and that was Writing & Photography. So, it’s all because of this dancing passion and love I got instantly hooked on the art of photography. In fact, photography is my new love now. It’s something that I love to do apart from dancing and writing.

As they say, parents are the hardest people to please in the world. Yes, indeed they are! Because it was so hard for me to approach my mum and dad for a DSLR camera. I literally spoke my heart to them about why I wanted to do this and what it means to me to start this another artistic journey. So after understanding me and my dreams, they gifted me a camera just before my 20th birthday as a pre-birthday gift. It was a long wait for this, almost more than a year I guess. But finally, I am happy that I have started this another artistic journey apart of dancing which I wanted to do ever since I graduated my 12th grade.

Also, along with this blog, I would like to inform you all that - I had created my own Photography artistic page on Facebook and it’s called “InspiRoN Photography & Productions”. So through this blog, I welcome you all to join/like my new art page. Creating this page is my first step towards creating many more beautiful works of art for the rest of my life. I will be showcasing the best of my photography on this page. Sharing my Photo Diary with you would give me a required appreciation and thereafter joy. Hope you enjoy/like this Photo diary of mine. You can also upload your images/pictures on my page or tag me in them and I will give you my personal opinion & help you improve.

Here’s the link for my new artistic page on Facebook:

I’d like to thank everyone in advance from the bottom of my heart for joining my new art page. It means so much to me. If you have seen my Photography ART, loved it then please feel free to join my page.

Photography is indeed my new love! I believe that - Life is full of uncertainties and surprises. You never know what happens next but they all happen for a reason. So maybe photography had some kind of appeal to me and to be honest I really wanted to explore it as a craft. Like Dancing, Photography is something that makes me feel different and at the same time, it allows me to be the real person I am. So, because of all this, I consider Photography as my new love!

Thanks for reading! God Bless!
Much Love and Peace RoN! :)

P.S. - Happy Clicking! ^_^

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RoN) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!


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