An Artist from Bhuj – Gujarat, born on 12th Dec 1988.He has been doing paintings from Childhood and learnt paintings from his father Artist Navin Soni. Jigar Soni is expertise in Paintings, Drawing, Concept Designing, Diorama and writing. He has been making oil portraits from the age of 10. He got many certificates, prizes at school level in Camlin art competitions. In the early age of his career he used to make Illustrations in local newspapers. The first solo Exhibition held at Aina Mahal Palace in my hometown Bhuj -2007.He is skilled Sketcher and started to work with pencil portraits and made Pencil Portraits of Brigadiers of Indian army (BSF).In 2009,he got the opportunity to Exhibit his paintings at Nehru Centre Art Gallery – Mumbai and for that he made a painting series on rural life of Kutch-Gujarat. That Exhibition also extended to Bhavans Cultural Centre-Andheri (Mumbai).Jigar Soni got Gujarat state Lalitkala Academi Award in 2011 at senior level. He prepared a painting series on Indian Classical Music “RHYTHM”(Tal) and Exhibited at Nehru Centre Art Gallery , Mumbai in 2012.A book “Talvandna” written by Jigar with the blessings of the Guru Babubhai Ranpura. An Exhibition of Talvandana also held at Bhavans Cultural Centre – Andheri(Mumbai) and ICCR – Ahmedabad in 2012 and also held at Bhuj by ICCR in 2013.By State Academy he had been selected for an Art camp in 2013 and 2015 at senior level. Being a Professional Artist Jigar made Life Size Portraits for Vande Matram Memorial and wall Paintings collage, Dioramas and contributed as a concept Designer as well. His water color Painting selected for an Exhibition of IWSUAEFEST2018 in DUBAI.He had an Exhibition at Nehru centre, London(UK) in 2018.
This 21st century is about inventions and applications. It is a great opportunity for the students and for all to learn something through the internet. Though uses and misuses are always there in everything. Today stealing data is known like one kind of art. Someone who is familiar with computer languages from a little age gaining knowledge of hacking. Those who go with the professional ways are protecting data and the others who are not getting the right way, they are stealing data. In older times “password” was not a common word and now every child has the knowledge of that. Though now Coding is becoming compulsory in education, It is a big challenge to explain the good uses of it. It is a game of numbers.. Some are using it in the positive matter and the others using it for the negative cause.
It is all about selfishness when one is hacking someone’s data. He wants the data to be used for himself/herself and boosting their ego by that. The data used to boost their views and Nature is being used to get productivity, profit and resources. Someone who smartly uses nature for business which is similar to stealing data. Those who smartly misuse nature or stealing the particles of nature to upgrade their position are hopeless for the future. During lock-down in the pandemic, Nature was free from this hacking but now the practical theory applies to run the normal life. Though many are living nature-friendly and also protecting its’ data.
Recently, one guy hacked my social media account and I have not been able to log in to it. My all pages showing different names and I couldn’t do anything to my pages. It was frustrating somehow but after a few days, I found that those times I spent checking my accounts were useful for creations..!! I was able to spend more time on creations and I felt thanks to the hackers for it.?! It is really sad to see that chip thinking of the hacker that is dealing with my page followers..?!! He will never understand that the actual data is with me always that inspires me to create something beautiful that the world likes to see. Those datas are my inspirations and will never be hacked by anyone.He can hack my social media accounts but will never be able to hack my thoughts, my unseen library from where I write and uses those colors which is in my inner palate. Temporarily, the hacker can have some followers for his/her fake page but after all it will be useless.
How the way those hackers are being hacked is by their own mentality.!! They don’t have the path to move on and provide something unique to achieve followers.!!?? They hacked themselves and will never get free from it till they realise. They forget that if one person is already hacked then he will never be able to hack someone. He can hack someone’s data for sometime but eventually that generated code will give them a negative output…
That one will never know which one will be the last code of life, till there one should generate the right code for the true success.
We can say that most of the questions are of the Money or for the money in the World. Whether it has been created or creating. I think it’s always having questions.. and creating more questions.. Depends on person.. Though everyone is beggar in front of god, but the way or the attitude towards god has differences.
The value of Money has decreased human-values.Not totally, but we can say somehow. In this time of pandemic during lockdown, we went to a market to buy some groceries. I was packed into my car and my wife went to the store. The poor lady with the child came close to our car-window and was begging closely. She knew that at this time we all should maintain social distancing but She didn’t follow that knowingly and by that we may be forced to give them rupees.. She was asking to have rupees to buy one biscuit packet.. Honestly, I refused to give rupees because I know that two social groups serve food to needy people at their risk and that lady and her family is one of them. After sometime she went to the other car and the other man gave her 10 rupees. She acted like she was going to buy biscuit packets in front of that man. That man left from there and the lady sat without buying anything from the store. She smiled at me for how she fooled that other man! I was confused about what she was smiling at me ?!! Thus, many people usually fool the other people by acquiring more rupees than actual cost. Those who do scams for earning, who cheat someone to earn and many others those earning have dissatisfaction lives . One dishonest billionaire who comes out from the expensive car who puts the foot directly on the footpath is poor in front of that man, who is earning on that footpath by realising true notes of music.
One day, I went to meet my friend who is living in my town.During some talks I came to know that there was a funeral in his last day. It was strange when I heard the sound of quarrelling from that house, when mother died and son shouting at his father to get the ornaments of his mother… !! How ashamed… ??!! Why don’t’ feel ashamed of themselves.?! .
How the way the society that we called low to high where those some has a poison called wealth circling in the minds. I am getting disappointed when I see one son only connect to his father for the Legacy, the parents who compare their children to others’ for earning an extra money, brother who earns little less than another one in a joint family has less respected life, one girl or boy only marry for the wealth! And everyone who trampled their relations by earnings. It doesn’t mean that the money is not important to live but it is one pillar to roll our life with sufficient applications.
The wealth that is earned or gained by the wrong ways never gives happiness. It seems like a hue of affluence but it is actually the rust on wealth…
For the last two and half months I have been learning something about architecture online by Harwardx. Therefore I wasn’t able to connect to my blogs. Anytime when you are gaining something you can’t be able to serve something perfectly. I have learnt some amazing fundamentals and depth about it which will remember life long. Architecture is a place of giving a place to the others. It is a great world of arranging a space for the needs. I think there is no place in the world without architecture. It is either by people or nature. The place where I am writing is an example of an architecture and the place where you are reading is an architecture. Even there is an architecture of every human being which is formless and that is hidden.
By learning I had a thought that when and where were the first architectural elements combined together? How was the need for architecture born there? The caves were the first architecture created naturally and used by acenters. Those rocks were materials to protect the humans. Nature was always Eco-friendly to humans and it created amazing compositions for them. I think that how humans were inspired to build something by observing any fallen tree trunk.? Did they realise the use of the leaves to build a roof for the protection? The roof is the oldest identity for the architecture which is still in use. It was necessary to build something in those times. But after the inventions the use of architecture applied more for the impact than basic needs. The way of architecture changed a lot during the times of Renaissance. The actual need was a home for each and then the home for the memory of a special one which we called monuments. The architecture has become the language to express something and we have been experiencing the great monuments in the world. It is the way to reflect the culture or the traditions. It gives sensuousness to the viewers which is very useful for the generations.
Now, the architecture transformed from maximalism to minimalism. There are many architectural places we see that touch the sky, great underground construction with casted materials. But things are going back to the mainstream where humans are seeking a pure material which is close to nature. Nature never casts any material but it provides in a pure form to humans. Whatever humans achieve in architecture which is always short of satisfaction. Therefore the way of minimalism in architecture is being applied in the present times. The architecture from a few decades changed its way of giving sensuousness to the viewers. It produces the thought of self realization which creates a better society. I observed the few really great monuments like the peace park created in San francisco, Wang Shu’s Ningbo museum in china which built from the remains of demolished villages and Germany’s holocaust memorial. Those abstract designs have a lot to say to society. Humans need remarks by seeing the monuments for better tomorrow and that can be done by presenting Speaking Architecture. It is very important to know the human values by the way of an architecture. It gives the sense to protect human-made architecture and nature-made architecture too.
To view the Speaking Architecture, there should be Listening eyes.
Architecture is never going to be eradicated, It may sometime return to its original form in future.
Happy New year to Everyone. Have a great and Healthy new year to everyone.
India…. The land of variations with People, Nature, Cities and villages. For centuries, it has been ruled by kings from different regions. Everybody had a different ruling system and it had to be followed by the people. But one community is all above from there. They did not have any relations with people or Rulers. They have been making their path individually. They don’t care about who is the leader or a ruler of the country. They are fully concerned with nature, living with spirituality, meditation and they are Independent always. They are “Digambari” Saadhus(Monks whose dresses are Directions). They don’t have any interest in the outside world. These Monks are the unique identity of India.
India has been ruled by the Britishers for many years. People of India followed the rules and regulations. In that era these Digambari Saadhus never needed to follow any rules and regulations because they have never been attached to this world. They have been living in an inner world which is mysterious. They are living in the cavities of the Earth and don’t have any interest in showing their identity to people. Centuries and centuries gone but, they have been living with the same way and will live like that for centuries. This community looks inactive for the outer world but it’s not a fact because they continuously converse with Nature and maintain that balance in it. They know every step of Nature and manage those damages by every footsteps of Humans. They have been living in Independence because any rulers or leaders have never been able to find them. Any Power has not been able to make slaves or give freedom. Gold is like dust for them and they are free from any human compression. They left to wear apparels too, to live. They even live in the social world like a normal human being to observe people and present mentality. Monks like these are living in the world and not only in India. They are all interconnected and India is a centre for them. My salutations to every such monk like that and India which is always independent.
A visible inactivity should not be observed by human compression. It has a mime performance which pronounces human activities..
In the beginning of human being how could religion have its existence ?How firstly, someone prayed or worshipped anywhere ? To any stone, in the cave by observing rocks, to the gap of tree trunk?. By what transparent thing on every surface where humans had used to pray to it and things worked for them?. How the way things have been working for human beings from the ages… !!? Those times even though the centres of worship were small but it worked.. I think believing in an ultimate is working more than anything. Today, many cults have made hundreds of big centres for the Worship, but the belief of people has been reduced towards nature. They feel proud of their own capabilities of creating centres or big monuments..
Things are changed now.. Those times, saints or monks used to stay at some devotees’ homes and now many devotees stay at saints’ or monks’ places when they go away. Change is always a part of time but the things are really changed with partiality. I heard about a matter that happened with one of our family friends. They went to a place which was popular for devotees. They reached there and asked for the room. The guy in the office gave keys without having a look into them. The room was not really clean but they could adjust there with some less facilities. After a few times they went to worship where they met monks and talked sometime. Eventually monks came to know that they recommended to stay there by one of the main trusties and the room changed with more facilities suddenly.. !!?. Many rooms were available there and it was surprising to see that attitude towards them.. !! They also came to know that my friend was from outside India and he could contribute more in trust to develop that place. Our family friend felt that how the way things changed for them when they found a wealthy family by one cult ? ! Though families who are staying there have some responsibilities during the stay but it should not divide by the wealth of devotees. Maybe not all cults or places have the same attitude but I heard that many religious places have this kind of theories to handle the guests. For the find of wealth they forget a way of religion. Religion has nothing with these types of transactions. It is miles away from there.
What is Religion is a big question from decades. I think Religion is still there from the ages. It has never changed its place. It has no discrimination, partiality, transactions, business or any other thing like that.
If we can understand the way of one element of nature, then the true definition of Religion will be known.
Update and up gradation is a natural clock of our life. Even if we are doing nothing in a day we feel something up for once in a day. We feel that things are really going fast and this fastness always pushes us to do better and get better the day after tomorrow. In the update we always miss some wonderful moments of our life from the past. Some college students miss school days, school children miss childhood days, some married miss single days 😀 .
At one time I had been to Girnar with some friends. Friends need to shut some places in Girnar for the documentary film. I was there as a much familiar person to Girnar. I was just 20 years old and not much of a busy person that time and even today too. I take those chances to go out in nature and feel better. We reached there in the evening and went to one aashram. Those saints welcomed us and we put our bags in a room. We took dinner and went to meet the chief monk. We had some spiritual talks about Girnar and understood the way of their cult. Suddenly the other monks called the chief for some prayer and they joined to sing at one corner there. Music touches me a lot and the effect without any loudspeakers is always precious. They were singing and we enjoyed some time. There was an older person with us on that trip and we decided to bring one folk singer Nugaa Bhagat of Junagadh. We knew each other for more than a year. We called him after 10:PM and requested him to sing for us that night. He said yes without any hesitations and took him to ashram by our car. There were no instruments, no Microphone, no lights but only a tone of Nugaa Bhagat. He has his “Ektaro” (one string instrument) with him always. He sang with it there. He sang the whole night till 4 A.M. Four monks and we three sat there to hear those ultimate tones. Girnar was in the background and it was the rainy season. At 5:AM we dropped Nuga Bhagat to his house and returned to Ashram. The most surprising thing was that there were no expectations in his eyes of having some money for singing. He sang continuously like a true devotee and without any expectations in spite of hardly fulfilling needs to the family. ! Even when we firstly reached the ashram I showed expectations in the eyes of some monks. It was a pleasurable night for us. I enjoyed it fully with utmost satisfaction. Those times which had no transactions but without that we got memorable times. Every time in life we are calculating everything. But, I think we should leave some time like that where we forget to calculate and increase our values.. ?! Some day if we are not having an upgrade then nothing will change to our life. Remember that when we are in a difficult face of life then those memories are being souvenirs for us..Those moments when a human upgrade with human values are always calculated differently in our life by Nature.
Sometimes we should leave our daily calculations and allow Nature to do it for us. It will be invaluable and ultimate.
Those moments who are calculated can never provide satisfaction where those are without calculations always create satisfaction.
Donations… We are much familiar with this word now. Everyone know the meaning and necessary of it. In my school times I thought it’s something like punishment for those who get poor marks and by that they get admission into some colleges. There are always conditions in every transaction and it’s also in donations. Someone wants to get an admission by donations. Someone wants popularity by donations and someone has interest in rumours. Though Some industrialists are doing a great job by helping the poor for their betterment. Those who have enough money for the donations are always usual but those who don’t have much money and source helping others ,are unusual. ‘Donation’ is a very formalist word for them. ‘Help’ is a very nice word to describe their lives.
I am talking about a great artist of Ahmadabad who was a simple and very kind-hearted man. He was an artist from C.N College of fine arts. His name is Mr. K.R. Yadav. He was a professor in C.N Fine Arts and my father was a student that time in between 1980’s. My father was aware about his style , simplicity, and the kind nature of Yadav sir. He came with his bicycle every day. He always cared about their students and Whenever he got his salary at the end of month, he used to write on the bulletin board that ‘If any student does not have money to pay the fee, he should come to me ! He paid fees for many students. Despite being a family-man, he lived like that. Sometimes missing a few bucks for his house expenses, he went to his artist friend to have some money. Though he used to talk with that friend about some other things, It was understandable for that artist and he used to give some rupees to Yadav sir. They know about each other’s condition, unconditionally. He was very much a tea lover and used to go to one tea stall on the opposite side of C.N. College. The tea seller knew about Yadav sir’s kind nature and was like a friend of his. He would never take rupees for tea from sir ? How that tea man would not even take money from him ! Because he used to understand him unconditionally. That great chain was key to throbbing the city. We hardly find these throbbing characters in cities now. Such characters who try to fill someone’s life by liveness are a form of blessings and may nature continue to shower such blessings.
Cities are not known for their cars running in the twinkling lights of the dark knight, but for such characters who illuminate in the darkness of the day.
From the ages, slavery is a part of human existence. In humanity, there should not be severance of slaves and kings. One society always struggles to survive their existence. They become slaves of the high society or much powerful people. There are a lot of examples of how kings killed people of the other region to become a king. I never understand the actual reason for imperialism. It is for people or only for the attitude..?? It should not only be for the authority, it’s for the solutions. But that dark disposition continued in the imperialism. There is misuse of power and position from centuries.
Over the years, some communities suffered a lot in the time of slavery. That can not be imagined how they survived in that period.. The blackout on the surface of mind created a lot of troubles for some people. The difference of colours was noticed from the darkness that was covered in the mind. It is always more important to observe fair than fairness. Attempts were made to identify the colours by the psyche.Though some people from the power knew and understand the truth of tones and they supported to those communities. It is never possible to understand or know the tones in the darkness. That darkness reflected on the struggling society and they became resistant. Few of them turned into a way of crime.
Colours are scattered everywhere in nature. There are deep tones and light tones in every corner of the world together. That togetherness creates a beautiful world. Whenever I paint something I always put opposite colours on the palette together. I mix opposite colours and that produces rhythm to my paintings.
It has changed a lot in democracy where everyone lives, plays and celebrates together but still sometimes, that attitude reflects and we see protests and agitations. We hope that someday this blackout will get the sunlight on it then that will be a different world with pure vision.
An eye has a power to see colours in the other’s eyes. It should not be use to discrimination about the colours.
Life is formed by people. Gatherings are always precious whether it’s a common man or so called celebrities, but not for these days. I surprise when people are divided into class by their income. In the exchange method early in the beginning of transactions, they had less different categories.By the time, it has been smoothly categorised. Now by income, we have been called poor, lower class, middle class, upper class or Rich. When currencies came into transactions, the importance of exchanges reduced. Those emotions of giving are nowhere and the joy of exchange was there. Then Land, homes, grains have been measured by money. In the modern era of transactions it was only for the requirements but after that it has taken the form of power and position.
Middle class… When I heard this word from the people, it produced some insulting vibrations…Why should we not be able to forget this class system and go for the better society scenario for future generations? I belonged to a family that had average income years ago, now we have some more income to live with more facilitated life. I know many families who are working hard to manage their monthly expenses. In every situation of disaster the most suffering people are from there. Think about one common man who earns 25,000 INR with honesty. Rarely, he takes a chance to enjoy with his family and he never gets concerns, appreciations from his work by the people where artists, musicians, sportsperson, actors get. There are many families like this living in metro cities. In any situation of pandemic like this, they suffer a lot to fulfil their requirements. These are the people who are boosting the economy of the country when they have to struggle for their own economy. They become shareholders of the multinational industries and pay taxes to the government. They know their family responsibility and have one to two kids, where those people have six to eight kids because of no education and will not be able to provide education to their children. It’s not on the basis of religion but about society. Mostly, those people get concerns from government, media, organisations for the donations. The man who is honest for his work, most of them are addiction free, getting less concern for the help where in every situation poor people get help from organisations, government funds or by the rich people. I think communism should be applied on this route. If we forget these things in socialism of different classes then a lot of changes will be in concern. This time is for those who have been able to earn more in recent years and know or remember those families who sicks some help. It’s all about knowing this difficult time and by concern to others we will have a responsible society in future.
The class is never dependent on earnings, it depends on the nature of an individual.
India is the land of spirituality.. Lot of cults and saints has been here. From east to west there are religious cults everywhere. Some of the monks have big names in World also. In global world, saadhus also being famous by internet. It is good to have their thoughts and guidance being followed by the people all over the world. There are saints with the background of religion but there are a lot other saints who are in the background of deeds or karma. Both are important.
Today, I want to write about one man who is living in my town. His name is chandrashinha. He is lover of cow and serving cows from the heart. Those cows who are not been able to give milk those left by their owners and chandrashinha serve those cows. Before some years ago he got few lakes rupees in the land deal. Then he decided to serve for the cows and not to marry. He often goes to one saint who is living near to our town and bring some food, vegetables and milk to him. Now these days, when the lock down is on, he couldn’t go for a few days after lock down. He called to the monk and knew that there were no vegetables and milk left for him. Buses are closed, private vehicles have no permission to go anywhere. It’s almost 9 km from our town. The brother of chandrashinha is a police officer but he hadn’t tell him for special permission. During this time he decided to go there by walk with vegetables and milk to serve him. He went there by walk,delivered everything needed and returned with utmost satisfaction like he has always.!!. Sometimes, we can’t decide that who is monk?. That guide waiting for the things or the shishya(follower) who is serving him in this crucial time? Thus, there is no difference between the monk and his follower! People like this are not big names where others serve people by their religious speeches. They know their ‘kaarmik’ duty and serve with satisfaction. There are lot other people who are serving food and other needs with dedication. Salutations to all those Kaarmik Saints…
Some people are monks with their Karma’s, where they don’t need any religion in the background, because there is a background of nature always with them.