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.
Business…. Of what?. A product was always in imagination when I heard while studying. I was born in the 80’s. for the last 15 years, the print of emotions having been transferred from human to currency notes or the human transferred emotions to business..!!??. Really? We can say that emotions become products which can sell or buy..!
Entertainment is a good medium to run our life in a good way. But when I watch those reality shows that have less reality is useless. They are creating drama scenes with editing and people are forced to see that. During free time at night I usually surf my favourite channels. A one reality show that presents singing talents was going on and when anything about music on the corner I love to listen. There was a scene created for one contestant . One guy was a well known singer in his region but the show presented him like he was so poor to survive. The judges are praising all the contestants fluently without noticing any faults. They act like they feel the best performances that have never been there. The parents of contestants need to follow dramas. The way some singers cry is spending more time in scenes than singing. The notes those singers sing are not real but the way judges praising wrong notes is sad to watch!. The way they are praising and giving overconfidence to those new singers is a very poor thing. When it comes to the reality for those singers they actually found themselves with lack of performance and singing qualities. The same things happen in other reality shows too.!! The show directors create a drama by showing the contestant’s poverty and they make money.. !!??? How shameful an act they do..?! When someone is poor and others earn money by showcasing them.?!
At one day, I was watching one channel and there was a man on stage with some rhythmists. He kept that harmony in his voice of sadness and telling a story of elders and children. Somehow suddenly, his voice was broken at stage while telling a story about one mother and her son. There was a story of one mother who lived in an old age home. The programmer cried on stage, the audience cried, rhythmists cried and off course the viewers cried who were watching that channel. It was really a heart touching story about parents and children. I thought he gave a good message to the audience for taking care of their elders or parents. By the time I came to know that he usually takes 30,000 INR for those crying moments.. ?! Immediately after the programme he gets totally out of sadness..
The theory of the business goes to the bottom. I think that without any drama creation the TV shows which actually a reality show can run on top and also those programmers can earn by giving good speeches without materialistic tears..!!! This situation I found when I went to one funeral of a relative. Their family arranged one singer to feel some heart touching moments. The singer sang a sad song and many people cried.. After that, when everyone was going home one man went to congratulate the singer..!! The man was appreciating the singer and told him that it was really nice..?!! The man forgets that it wasn’t a nice moment and the singer couldn’t reply at all.. !!
Emotions are not the resource of business,they are invaluable and only can distribute…
Miracles.. The world is always searching for miracles and believing in it. The way people believe in that miracle world is scary. It is a fact that we are having a lot of sides in one life and the short cuts we like to have in our lives. The search for the miraculous human goes away from the realistic life. Human beings began from the normal realistic world. They never had a choice to live by shortcuts. They search for the basic needs so they never had a chance in search of miracles. Today, human beings look to modify their life with miracles and they are always going to be attracted by that. Someone wants to earn more money by miraculous way, someone wants to win by miracles, someone wants to control others by that, someone wants to steal others’ wealth and all like that.! The way towards Miracles has changed the perspective of human beings and many of them rushing there.
I want to describe those families who are mad to achieve things by miracles. Those thaumaturge who attract the families who are searching to make money by shortcuts. Those thaumaturges doing miracles in front of them. Those thaumaturges who attract by using the supernatural powers. Many monks use to attract a common man by misusing the great gift given by nature. Those clergies use that energy to expand their popularity. I heard about those real events where one monk in Gujarat was regularly performing a miracle show for their devotees. He was doing like the king where he grabbed some rupees bundles from the air in front of people and everyone doing salutations to his feet. He did it often in front of the society and grab gold chains from the air!. People rushed to obey him for the miracles.?!Many of them got mad to see that monk and they left their work to have money from that way..! It was totally foolish to run for the person who just had the only impact to attract you? !. He attracts people by the wrong way.. Many of them use those powers which are the secrets of nature.? ! They use it because they want to attract and earn the place in those people’s lives.
Why people are not understanding the way where they are going has always payback and that will reflect their future life too. The excitement of finding the easy way to achieve like this is always dangerous. They don’t have an idea of living in their last days. Those monks who do like this suffer during their last days.
Those who are believing in shortcuts like these always struggle to achieve pure wealth. They forget that every morning which they see is a big miracle of nature. Nature itself is a miracle which gives us a beautiful life. Then why do they go for the misuse of it? Society should not accept those miracle workers who cheats the Nature. I admire those workers who are happy to build their family, doing hard work, bringing basic needs and believing in Nature.
Those persons who have nothing to attract people with their pure nature have a poor existence.
When you start to live a life realistically, nature will work for you like a miracle. Thank You so Much..
Inner Spiritual peace or the blissful in them self. These words themselves have the power to express human feelings. Those who are blissful with nature and close to nature are inspiring many of us. They love nature and their presence is loved by nature. They don’t need any dress to show others and live their life with minimum requirements. Those places where the common man is afraid to go during the days, those blissful persons have the guts to go there in dark nights.. They haven’t learned from the schools as they learn from nature. Though schools are teaching us that discipline we need in life but those are learning the discipline from nature. They know the ultimate pronunciations from nature and are very well aware about the future.
Today I want to describe those two great blissful characters of Geer-Gujarat. The way Girnar changed my perspective about life was invaluable. During the visit of Ginar in 2010, I heard about the fearless character who is a tea seller.The hotelier sells tea right under the mountain Girnar. Girnar is covered with 36 kilometres parikrama(Orbit) route and lots of people doing parikrama(Orbit) during Diwali times. This parikrama route is covered with more dense jungle where anyone would fear to go alone there in daytimes. That tea seller does Parikrama alone every month on the dark moon’s night with only one stick and torch. He knows well about the wild life culture there on route and also knows about those monks living in the deep caves. He brings some groceries for the monks with him and he indirectly knows the shortage of the groceries to monks. He is doing these things like his duty and he feels pleasure for himself. He dedicates his life to nature. He goes around lots of stones during his every month’s journey, but he never desires to colour one stone and sit there by being a monk. His life talks about the monkful journey. The people like these are monks from their inner peace who are always in conversation with nature.
The other person is a strong man living in the small village of geer region. His name is Abhaybhai. Once, I went to Girnar to make drawings of it. Abhaybhai helped us to find the spots on the parikrama route. He is a brave person who loves Lions and Nature. He is unmarried and never wanted to marry because of the love he has for nature and wildlife! Though he served his mother till the end of her life. He made food for her and worked for Nature’s needs and for wildlife. He is much anticipated towards nature and animals to protect it. He lives in village Ajab where lions are often found near to his house. He waits to see them and observe their language. His knowledge about wild animals impresses the officers of the forest department. He often comes with tourists to guide them but never expects to go professionally for more money. Many times the forest department told him to join them and have some good salary but he was not interested to do it for a long time. His requirements are less but he is concerned about the requirements for Nature and wildlife.
Both persons are really great lovers of Nature. In Geer there are many characters like these who are brave, live, lovers and are knowledgeable in their own way. Both are doing their job, connected to social life and with Nature too. They balance their life with enough earning and concern about nature and it’s needs. They don’t have any uniform to show others about their inner piece because the inner piece doesn’t achieve by dressing any cults or being a monk!! On one hand they have transactions or communications and on the other hand have benevolence. These characters are having an experience of inner peace of them-self and of Nature too.
Nature has been doing benevolence without any uniform.
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.