Sunday, 14 May 2017

"Thank You Mummy" | Happy Mother’s Day...


"Maa se badhkar kuch nahi hai, Na kabhi kuch hoga."
– Ronak Sawant


Thank you, mummy, for being the reason behind whatever I have achieved and the person I am today!
Thank you, mummy, for always being there!
Thank you, mummy, for inspiring me in millions of ways!
Thank you, mummy, for all your blessings and unconditional love!

There are so many reasons to be thankful for but the most important thank you for giving me this beautiful life and showing this beautiful world!

I am just incomplete without you and I love you more than life itself!

Happy Mother’s 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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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Group of mans attacked my Family... Stop Bhaigiri, Stop Dadagiri, Stop Gundagardi. We want JUSTICE...

I am fighting the biggest fight of my life. Yesterday it was my mom and dad's 24th wedding anniversary and last night some group of man’s staying nearby my house attacked my family and neighbour for a pointless reason. All this started at 11.20pm where they first abused a woman and her kid staying at one of our house. She is Muslim lady who lives alone with her kid at our place. She is like a sister to me. When my little cousin sister came yelling at our home that some mans are abusing that woman and her kid; I and my family ran quickly to stop them and explain them. Then suddenly one of its members gripped my neck from the back and few others started to attack my little brother. They even abused and pelted stones at our house. By god’s grace, no one was hurt because of the stones but my auntie got a crack on her leg because of this. I could have opened my arms towards them but for me, the safety of my family and the neighbours was first priority as most of them were women. All in they were total 5 men in which out of 3 were drunk. But what sad about all this is that when I went home to take a mobile to call Police, one of its members kicked and the kick almost got hurt at my mother’s stomach. My mom’s BP was all high that time and she was scared about what all is exactly happening. All the members ran away as soon as they saw my mom getting dizzy on the floor.

My father took mom to the hospital and I along with my neighbours went to Khar Police Station to file a complaint. You know, I could be the first person in India or this world who visited the Police Thana wearing boxers and a torn t-shirt. In fact, my father visited the hospital without footwear. Yes, this was that serious. The Khar Police officers caught 2 of those Gundaas and slapped and beat them with the rubber belt on their hand in front of me and took them inside. I got to know that all of them were the Karyakartas of ShivSena Khar branch. So they had the support of Khar Shakha Pramukh ShivSena person who actually came in support of them. I even got to know that they are not just 5, but this is a big gang of almost 30-40 mans who is into gang-bang, fighting, alcohol, and all such bad stuff and one of the gang members called the ShivSena Shakha Pramukh in their support and rest of the gang came via bike and were standing outside the police station. The Khar ShivSena Shakha Pramukh had his talk with the police officers and did his best to close and settle the matter. He was all in support of those Gundaas. When I had a talk with the police officers, what about remaining other 3 people, wouldn't you punish them and is this the only punishment. The police officers started shouting me that "Doghanna pakadlay bas nahi zhala ka? Aani shiksha manjhe kaay maarun taaku ka hyaana?" I somehow knew that they are now trying to settle and close the matter.

By seeing this I wanted to ensure that my mom is safe and I started to pray; talking to myself that everything will be alright. I went directly to the hospital to see my mom whether she's alright and told my little brother and neighbour to stay here only at the police station. By god’s grace after doing some tests my mom was feeling good. She is such a strong woman I tell you but inside her, I know that she was scared and had fear in her eyes. I felt her pain in me. After having some rest and sipping some glass of water I slowly-slowly took her to the police station back along with my father to file NC and also FIR. When we reached the Khar Police Station my little brother told me that they are settling the matter. And I was like how come Police Officers act like a puppet in front of someone who is just a Shakha Pramukh of ShivSena. My dad knew that ShivSena person very well, he just said to him that "Laaz vaattey mala ShivSainik bolnyachi. ShivSena mahilaan viruddh hech kaam karte ka? Balasaheb khoop khush astil ka, tumcha he asa kaam baghun" and went directly inside the police office along with my mother. My father is one of the biggest supporters of Balasaheb Thackeray, President & Founder of ShivSena Political Party. He is like a true ShivSainik but looking at someone using his powers for all the wrong reasons was really bad that time and this is all normal in India, isn't it?

The police did file the NC against 3 of the Gundaas and told us to leave hence closing the matter. But what I can see is that there can be no difference in their behaviour, those Gundaas are not even Sorry for what they did, this can happen again and they can harm other innocent like us and they already have done all this same with others in previous. Unhe koi farak nahi padhta as they have the support and power of someone like Khar ShivSena Shakha Pramukh.

But as the human of this world, as a citizen of this country, as the artist of life and as the son of this motherland, I want JUSTICE for my mother who has been hurt, I want JUSTICE for that my Muslim sister who was abused so badly by them, I want JUSTICE for her kid who was slapped and abused by them, I want JUSTICE for my neighbourhood and I want JUSTICE for myself.

Please, friends, I need your HELP. I want to take this issue further. I don't know where the strength inside me came to write and share this blog here on social media. I actually wanted to do the Facebook live about what all is happening but that was some different situation last night. You know, I haven't slept since last night to make sure that my mom is safe and the neighbours are all good. In my society, everyone fears these gang and they want to be free from them. But no one's ready to stand against them and support each other. So I want to be that VOICE and help my neighbourhood to become free from all this Gundaas. I hope that someone is listening and feeling all this. The purpose of me writing this blog is not that I want to become Internet star or something, but all I want is JUSTICE, PEACE, and FREEDOM for my society from these Gundaas.

How can one abuse a woman in India?
How can one act violently against a woman?
How can you make wrong use of your powers?
Who gave you the right to hurt anyone?

I want the Answers.
I want the Justice!

I need your Help and support friends. Please share this blog as far as you can.

#JusticeForMyMother

Thank you!
Vande Mataram, Vande Mataram!

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, 12 April 2017

"STRUGGLES IN LIFE…"


Whether you are an Artist, Doctor, Engineer, Lawyer or a Human in general, the thing called struggle is always there in everyone’s life. Sometimes we struggle for the food that we eat two times a day where we end up doing some adjustment or passing a day eating nothing at all thus keeping the stomach empty. While sometimes we struggle with not having a home to live, a bed to have that peaceful sleep, proper clothes to wear or even footwear’s to cover the foot. While sometimes we struggle in a relationship, struggle for a job, struggle for not having enough time to spend with family, friends and the one whom we love from the bottom of our heart. While sometimes we struggle for happiness, love, and peace in life. And above all, one of the biggest struggles in life is for money; where some people end up doing something wrong just to get this.

Whatever the struggle you are going through in life right now will help you develop the strength that you will need for tomorrow. The struggle comes in everyone’s life but it doesn’t stay forever. A struggle is just a period of time that comes in our life to surprise us, to make us feel weaker and to test us inside and out.

You need to accept the struggles occurring in your life. You need to embrace them, understand and fight them. Don’t give up. Just don’t. Each one of you who is reading this must know that your journey, your dreams, your purpose and your life are beautiful and they are way too big to give up for these struggles. So, if there is nothing going good in your life; take a break or even cry during these struggles but please don’t give up. Please don’t!

Close your eyes and see your dreams. Open your heart and believe in yourself. Even if you are feeling weak, smile and make yourself stronger each day with your love, passion, belief and will. Struggle in life is temporary, your day will come! Struggles are really hard to face and very difficult to conquer but during this time we have to be stronger than ever to battle it out. Also, we should never lose our hope, have patience, trust in ourselves and god and keep working hard.

You know, I have had some of my dreams come true fighting my struggles and it feels so amazing I tell you. This is the feeling that you can never find in anything else. I believe in your dreams and in you. So let me know when you conquered your struggles and made your dream come true. This will surely motivate and inspire me more to keep dreaming.


Struggle in life is to make our life an adventure journey, so just believe in you and go conquer the struggles in life.

Just remember that,
You are more beautiful than you can imagine,
You are more powerful than you think you are,
You are more special than you will ever know,
You are so much more than you will ever realize.
Live your struggles, Live your 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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Saturday, 18 March 2017

“Aawara hoon, Artist hoon, Aazaad hoon!” - Ronak Sawant


Aawara hoon, Artist hoon, Aazaad hoon!
Khud se seekha hai.
Khud ko pehchana hai.
Iss sundar si duniya mein main,
Khushi ka paigaam leke jee raha hoon.

Aawara hoon, Artist hoon, Aazaad hoon!
Na kal ki hai chinta,
Na marne ka hai darr,
Bas yuhin chala main hasta, gaata aur muskuraata,
Aisa hai mera yeh pyaara safar.

Aawara hoon, Artist hoon, Aazaad hoon!
Jee raha hoon.
Khush hoon.
Itna kaafi hai.
Itna kaafi hai.

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, 18 February 2017

"DANCE CHANGED ME, DANCE MADE ME!" - Ronak Sawant


Never in my life had I thought that a kid as crazy like me would ever have a voice or would be able to express or to move a body in a way that is so different from other human beings. It is dance, that did this magic to me. This might sound weird, I know! But dance is truly a magic and to be a dancer is like creating all the magic. Dance changed my life. Dance made me the person I am today.

Ever since dance came into my life, it’s like I’ve found the happiness of my life. It’s something that makes me feel alive, makes me feel connected to my soul, makes my life complete. If dancing doesn’t exist then I don’t think I would have existed.

To be a dancer is beautiful,
To be a dancer is a dream come true,
To be a dancer is magical,
To be a dancer is to be me!

Dance Changed Me, Dance Made Me!
And yes, Dance Saved Me!

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, 31 December 2016

“Journey 2016”


2016... this is one year which I never wanted to end. But everything in life has the start as well as the end, so you just have to deal with it. Still, I think this 2016 year ended up so fast, isn’t it? It’s just a few hours left now for the New Year i.e. 2017. I really can’t believe that the year 2016 is coming to an end. So before the calendar changes and the year 2016 officially ends, I would like to look back at my journey of 2016 to reminisce and cherish all the memories that I have created, dreams that I have accomplished this entire year and say thank you for this life.

Here are the beautiful highlights of my Journey 2016 in no particular order:

  • PERFORMANCE at MUMBAI :: Rangsharda Auditorium, Bandra...

I had a great time performing here at my hometown, my home ground Bandra on 30 January 2016. This was right before my TY BSc IT internal exams where I nailed the both performance as well as exams.

  • LONAVLA | Travel Diary...


This one-day fun trip to Lonavla with my IT friends a month before the final exams turned out into the trip to remember.

  • FINAL YEAR IT PROJECT...


This project work also happened to be the part of my 2016 highlights because I myself created, designed and developed a website on my own as the partial fulfilment for my BSc IT graduation studies. I am so proud of this because I did it myself and I learned so much in the process.

  • GOT MYSELF FAVORITE MOBILE :: iPhone 6s Gold...


Thank you, mummy, for all the love and support! It is all because of you I got this!

  • GRADUATION IN 2016 | Childhood Wish...

It was my childhood wish to become a graduate in the year 2016 (my birth-date year). Is it a coincidence or something other, I don’t know! But I made this wish come true by passing all my BSc IT exams without any ATKT or Additional exam. In fact, I passed my final exams and pursued my BSc IT graduation with a distinction. This is like a punch to all the people who said to me that I can’t do it. I am so happy being an IT graduate and own that degree!

The first half of my 2016 was full of studies as it was my final year of BSc IT degree. Still, I managed somehow to do the other stuff I love, in the process. And I did both in styles.

  • KOLHAPUR | Travel Diary...

 

This 2 days trip to Kolhapur turned out to be unexpected. I didn’t know that it would be this much fun there as I just visited this place to meet God i.e. visit some temples and have my time with the God. But I ended up finding myself. There is a quote that I have written:

"Bhagwan se milne gaya tha,
Khudse milkar aaya."
in English
("I was gone to meet God,
But I came back finding myself.")


All in I visited five places during this trip Mahalakshmi Temple, Jyotiba Temple, Rankala Lake, Narsobawadi and Jejuri. It was great fun exploring Kolhapur with my love Canon 600D.

  • PERFORMANCE at MUMBAI :: Bhaidas Auditorium, Vile Parle...


I performed here for like 5 times; two times in the month of October and three times every day on 15, 16 and 17 November. I had a great time performing, well I always have but what made this performance more special and crazy is that I gave my final BSc IT board exams beside this place at UPG College, as this was my exam centre. So performing beside this college for these many times it was like celebrating my graduation and life every time I stepped on stage.


  • BHANDARDARA | Travel Diary...


This trip has been one of the amazing trips I have had in my life so far because it is always fun when you have your entire family with you. I truly had a great time with my family and it was really fun exploring the unexplored. We did boating at Arthur Hill Lake, Dancing at Clubhouse, the Pool game I played with my dad, the fun times and all the laughs that we had, etc and our stay at Anandvan Resort was just amazing and it was shit cold at night there.

  • I wrote and published my first ever Song titled “Journey of Life” on 21 October 2016. This is an English song. This song is very special and close to me and it basically depicts the meaning of life and its lifelong journey.

  • Wrote and published my first ever Dance Poem titled “I Dance, I Dance & I Dance!” on January 4, 2016. This is not just a Poem but an Anthem for every person who is passionate and is committed to this beautiful art form called Dance.

  • Wrote and published first ever Poetry in my Maayboli (mother tongue) Marathi language titled "थेंब आनंदाचे (पाऊस आला)" on July 8, 2016. This poem is a message to the Rains and the God of Rain due to the big problem occurred called Dearth since last three years in our state Maharashtra. The farmers were committing suicides; there was a lack of water everywhere, etc which made me do this as an Artist. And just after when I published this poem, the Rains started coming this year in full swing. This was indeed the drops of happiness I tell you! I am glad that I played my part and contributed something in this. Thank you Rains, keep coming and keep making us happy with your drops because... 'तु आम्हाला हवा आहेस' (we need you).

  • Wrote and published total 7 Poems this year in English, Hindi and Marathi language.

  • Wrote and published total 23 Blogs this year including 7 poems, 1 song and this blog post.

  • I started something special called "The Note Book". This is an online book released by me in which the pages of the book are published online day-by-day. So this is most probably my debut book that is full of notes, thoughts, lessons and life.


  • BECOMING A MEMBER OF GOOGLE+ CREATE...


When Google finds your Photography style and other art interesting; and you get an email as an invitation to be a part of their program. I became a Member of Google+ Create and also a Trusted Tester.

  • Getting a Verification tick-mark badge on Social Media...


One of my crazy bucket lists got fulfilled this year. I got verified on YouTube and Google+. This is like an award of appreciation for the art that you create as an Artist and share here on social media.

  • And many more amazing things that happened in this Journey 2016 that I am so thankful and grateful for this life!

For the coming New Year, I don’t want to make any Resolutions or something as I don’t like making a Resolution. But one thing is for sure that I’ll keep on doing the things I love as an Artist/Human; keep achieving my goals, keep having fun and living life. I just want to say thank you to this life and thank you to all the people I have in my life. I love you all so much!

I would like to end this blog by saying 'Bye-bye to 2016 – you were lovely' and 'Hello to 2017'. Just like stepping towards the New Year leaving previous year behind; let’s only take happy moments, good times and fun memories with us that made our life a great adventure filled with joy by leaving behind all the sadness, failures, sorrow and all the bad times we have had. I mean let’s just forget the sadness, take forward happiness and make a new start. Cheers!

P.S. – I have decided that this will be my last blog of "Years Journey". Happy New Year 2017 and I hope 2017 will be beautiful for all of us. Take care and Have fun! :)

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, 25 December 2016

“In A Dream I Meet Santa” - A Poem by Ronak Sawant


On a bed, I was sleeping,
Singing jingle-bell, jingle-bell in my mind,
For a Santa Claus to come and for my gift remind,
I didn’t know but I was dreaming.

The inner child in me wanted the gift,
And wanted to meet the lovely Santa along with his car rift,
So I kept singing the song continuously,
In my dream, I never thought I can be so silly.

With eyes being closed but mind being somewhere,
I was just waiting for the Santa to arrive early from the window here,
Along with a gift, to hear that Santa’s big laugh,
Oh, I thought it could be more than enough!

I was singing on & on but this time with a clap,
I am glad no one at home saw this and gave me a slap,
I see the Santa giving gifts one-by-one and coming by my house,
In this beautiful dream, I was so engross.

Then suddenly the sound of something,
I thought Santa has come in our wing,
My eyes got open and I started looking outside the window,
I realise very soon that I was dreaming and there’s no Santa from the snow.

Under the pillow, there was no gift,
The Santa’s laugh – HO HO HO,
I started to believe it’s just NO NO NO,
I then said Merry Christmas to the world, myself & the dreamy Santa and went back to sleep feeling my life a gift.


- 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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