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.

October 20, 2019

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Cover Photo: "Trees, Humans & Life" - Ronak Sawant

रात के अंधेरों में मासूम पेड़ों को मार गिराया,
अरे, आप लोगों ने आरे का क्या यह हाल कर दिया?
जिस भारतीय संस्कृति में हम पेड़ों की पूजा करते हैं,
कुछ लोग इन पेड़ों के हत्यारे बन गए हैं।
यह सब करके कहाँ जाना चाहते हो,
और ऐसा क्या है जो पाना चाहते हो?
सच में, इंसान लालच से भरे हैं।
जबकि, पेड़ अच्छे कर्मों के बीज से भरे हैं।
वक़्त निकल जाने से पहले, जाग जाओ।
पेड़ बचाओ, प्रकृति बचाओ, जीवन बचाओ।
- रोनक सावंत

I have grown up listening to this beautiful story by my grandmother - “Plants go to sleep when it gets dark, and we should not disturb them by cutting its leaves, flowers, fruits, roots or branches.”

I have learned this very same thing from our Indian culture in which we worship trees. So, I firmly believe in this story of my grandma. It’s true because I think Trees and Humans have one huge similarity that we both have been blessed with this amazing gift called life. We both also have the power of saving each other’s life. But it’s the very nature of human that we are filled with greed, while trees are filled with the seeds of good deeds.

In this pursuit of chasing the development, we are failing to realise that we are destroying the environment too. Development is important for growth, but the environment is important for life. I believe Development and Environment Protection both should go hand in hand together. A proper balance between these two is the symbolic representation of the healthy and wealthy place. But instead of making things better, we are making it worse day-by-day. Hence, the reason for the sign of climate change.

We are human beings. Our life is entirely dependent on nature. The more we will destroy nature, the more we will suffer. Destroying the environment is like destroying our own self. I hope everyone understands the importance of the environment before it’s too late.

We must take our environment seriously. We must preserve our nature. We all together can make this world a better and a beautiful place. It’s possible.

Please, save nature, nature will save you.

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Aarey Story (for those who don’t know what I’m referring to in this blog post):
On October 04, 2019 at around 9’clock at night, the authorities led by the Government started cutting (slaughtering) Trees for Mumbai Metro Car Shed at Aarey. It’s painful to see over 2000 Trees being cut in Aarey Forest. Heart-breaking to watch trees that stood for a hundred years are no more. Feeling like the part of a human body is cut off. Not only this, the police (based on the order given to them) even arrested the protesters who were protesting for saving the trees. This is probably for the first time someone might have been arrested for saving a tree. What has happened in Aarey in the last couple of days is so inhuman. People are not opposing the Metro and its shed; people are opposing the trees being cut down.

Fingers-cross on the Supreme Court's decision to come tomorrow about the Aarey case. May justice prevails for the ecosystem of Aarey!

February 28, 2019

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Cover Photo: "सफर जारी है।" (Safar Jaari Hai) - A Poem by Ronak Sawant

कैसे रुकूँ, कैसे आराम करूँ मैं!
मंज़िल तक जो पहुँचना है।
बहुत दूर आ गया हूँ, और इससे भी दूर जाना हैं।
बहुत कुछ करना है, बहुत कुछ सीखना है।
बहुत कुछ पाना है, बहुत कुछ देना है।
आज़ाद पंछी की तरह उड़ना है।
सपनों को पूरा करना हैं।
प्यार करते रहना है।
खुशियाँ बाँटते रहना हैं।
ज़िंदगी पूरी तरह से जीना है।

कैसे रुकूँ, कैसे आराम करूँ मैं!
मंज़िल तक जो पहुँचना है।
ज़िंदगी प्यारी है।
सफर जारी है।


कवि - रोनक सावंत

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"Safar Jaari Hai"

Kaise rukoon, kaise aaraam karu mai!
Manzil tak jo pahunchna hai.
Bahut dur aaya hoon, aur isse bhi dur jana hai.
Bahut kuch karna hai, bahut kuch seekhna hai.
Bahut kuch pana hai, bahut kuch dena hai.
Aazaad panchi ki tarah udna hai.
Sapnon ko poora karna hai.
Pyaar karte rehna hai.
Khushiyan baantate rehna hai.
Zindagi puri tarah se jeena hai.

Kaise rukoon, kaise aaraam karu mai!
Manzil tak jo pahunchna hai.
Zindagi pyaari hai.
Safar jaari hai.


Poet - Ronak Sawant

January 31, 2019

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Cover Photo: You can restart your life - Ronak Sawant

In life, whatever you have become and wherever you are right now is all because of you and the choices you have made. Sometimes you are at the top of life, while sometimes you go through a downfall. Such downfall is often called the rock bottom of life. The rock bottom is that worst phase in life that makes our life hard to live. It occurs when we least expect and hits so hard that it ends up costing people’s life.

You go through the worst relationship in life. You feel cheated, foolish, helpless, hurt, and above all heartbroken. That one person who meant everything to you and for whom you did so much in life breaks your heart and makes your life miserable for you to live.

You fail in an exam. You think that society will not accept a person like you. You become a failure. You start thinking of yourself as waste and believe that life is over for you now.

You dream to achieve something in life. You plan, work hard for it, and you don’t get it. You try and try. Still, nothing works. You tag yourself as a loser and start thinking that you can’t achieve anything in life. You believe that life is not intended for you.

The obvious thought that runs in mind, in the end, thinking all this is to quit life. Many people have given up their lives because of all this; it’s a fact! My friend, if you’re going through such circumstances in your life, know that ending life is never a solution. Suicide is never a solution. Your life is precious. Your life is gifted to you to live, not to quit.

If you think your life is over, always remember,
You can restart your life.
You can heal your life.
You can fix your life.
You can change your life.

The power is within you. You are a fighter. You can turn negatives into positives. You can get your life back on track. You can make your life better. You can build the life you want to live. We all go through the ups and downs in life. You are not alone. Life is more than a downfall. One or 100 such rock bottoms may shake and break your whole life, but it can’t take life off from you. You are more powerful than the rock bottom that you are going through in life. You can control your life and rise above from it. All you have to do is work very hard to get back to where you once were, but it is possible with hard and smart work. Many people have done this. One such person is the little boy whose blog you are reading, Ronak Sawant.

So forget all the bad things that have happened in life and give your life another chance. You deserve a better life. Don’t give up! It’s easy to quit, but it takes courage to make a decision and change your life. Also, it takes determination to live by that decision.

Remember, there’s no restart button in life. But the beauty you don’t believe is you can restart your life at any moment. All it takes is opening the life’s door for yourself. You can do it. Life is never over; you can always restart your life and make it beautiful. The choice is yours. Always choose to live. Choose life, not death. Period.

"Never quit. Always fight."
– Ronak Sawant

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– Ronak Sawant