Ronak Sawant is an Indian artist, dancer, poet, writer, street photographer and humanitarian. He is the life explorer, urban monk and a free bird that uses his art, wisdom and life’s journey to inspire people and make a change in the world.

August 30, 2015

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Cover Photo: Manzil Ki Khoj Mein - A Poem by Ronak Sawant

मंज़िल की खोज में,
चल पड़ा हूँ मैं।      
मुसाफिर हूँ यारों गिर जाऊंगा,
लेकिन उठ कर फिर से मुस्कुरा कर चलने लगूँगा।

यह मंज़िल है मेरी,
है मेरी ये खुद की।
ज़िद्द नहीं छोड़ूंगा,
हार नहीं मानूंगा।

भले कितनी मुश्किल जाए,
उस मुश्किल को छोड़, मुमकिन का रास्ता अपनाऊंगा।
मुसाफिर हूँ यारों शायद भटक जाऊँगा,
लेकिन यूँही भटकते-भटकते अपने मंज़िल तक ज़रूर पहुँच जाऊँगा।

जो करना है मुझे, वही करूंगा।
जो पाना है उसे मैं हासिल करूंगा।
मंज़िल मिलेगी मुझे पूरा यकीन है,
शायद मेरे ख्वाबों में कुछ अझीन है।

हौसले हैं मेरे बड़े,
मंज़िल है मेरी अनोखी।
उसे पाने की चाह में,
निकल पड़ा हूँ मैंमंज़िल की खोज में!


रोनक सावंत

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"Manzil Ki Khoj Mein"


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

August 19, 2015

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Cover Photo: Happy World Photography Day! | (Just for the love of photography) - Ronak Sawant

I don't celebrate any day in particular, to celebrate something specific in life. Be it my birthday or any other 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.

Honestly talking, 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 do I have earphones plugged in my ear with my favourite music playing. But it's just me, busy looking at the world in my 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 a look around myself and the time passing by.
Well, this is how I feel when I am into my crazy world, my zone and in a trance!

But, being a Photographer for more than ten months now and the love & passion I have for this beautiful 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 breath I take.
I am photography, and I am the living photograph!
Happy World Photography Day!

P.S. I exhibit my photography online at 500px. Follow me on 500px and see more of my photography art at https://500px.com/ronaksawant.

August 15, 2015

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Cover Photo: A Free Bird - Ronak Sawant

A 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 in any place,
A holiday where I can be me,
A holiday where I can be free.
Yes, free like a bird! Doing what my heart wants 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. It signifies that you are doing what you love and what you want in life. In general, living a life on your 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 the school that never went to any 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 as 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! Yes, free like a bird!

As a child, I have done every little thing a child should do to make his childhood life count and make it memorable. I mean not like a typical child with a daily routine. Starting from school, then back home, lunch, tuition, home again, dinner and sleep. In my case I was different. Different as in, I was free. 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 mom’s made delicious food to climbing the tree and plucking raw mangoes with friends!
Well, this was me as a child!

And, from living life with freedom to living life at fullest. That's 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 the world? Where is this world running? Behind the race or trying to get along with this so-called race or trying to move forward! Mind you this rat race will never end, even though the people in it expire. We are all born, and we are going to die. Don’t you want to leave 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 a fool of ourselves living the life in a box or cage?

To be tactful, why this goddamn world is so much on their phones and so much busy with their lives 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 smartphones and so much busy with their own life that they don’t even have the time to look around themselves and see what beautiful happening & passing by at every moment.

They are living the blinded life with the eyes open and an unfree life with the mind and heart open, but being trapped in a cage. A cage that might get free someday or it may not! All the life we wait for this cage to get open. But does it get 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 you want in life start from no one but you. So don’t think about anything, open the cage and then see how beautiful and free your life will be. Like a free bird!

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

Every human being has wings in them like birds. But it’s left up to them whether to make use of it and fly, or cut it off and get trapped in a cage.

So, it's about being free. You only have one life. Do what you love and live your life, like a free bird.

"Find your freedom, live your free life!"
– Ronak Sawant

P.S. Happy Indian Independence Day!

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– Ronak Sawant