Agnijaat 17.7.17

Shraban or July Agnishatdal and Agnijaat will be published on 18th July. First ANNUAL DIGEST OF BOTH EZINES IS PUBLISHED ON 17TH JULY AND AVAILABLE AT TROY’S BLOG.

If you want a copy VISIT Troy’s Blog https://exohumanjournal.wordpress.com.

ALL OLD COPIES (EXCLUDING THE FIRST TWO QUARTERLIES) ARE IN HIS STORE FOR SALE. ALL NEW ISSUES WILL BE AVAILABLE THERE TOO, INCLUDING THE FUTURE QUARTERLIES.

Hope you have sent me your works for Shraban or July Agnishatdal already, if your answer is no then hurry! Send it today! [agnijaat@hotmail.com and sermistabasu@gmail.com] or send it anyways I will publish it in next month! DO REMEMBER ONE THING, AT PRESENT I CANT PAY YOU ANYTHING, YOU WILL HAVE TO SHARE YOUR WORK FOR FREE.
The creative group Shraban Agnishatdal, 18th July:
Brieuc Martin Onraet
https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com
Raghunandan Kuppuswamy
https://ksriranga.wordpress.com
Troy David Loy
https://kestalusrealm.wordpress.com
Dominic A.Collucci

Citizen Null
Eleanor Bennett:
http://www.eleanorleonnebennett.com
Juliette Roques
https://helsinkibudapest.com
Sharmishtha Basu
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com

Agnishatdal (lotus of fire) and agnijaat (fireborn) were published on due date, and were sent to those who asked for them, I have them as pdf files with me, if you want to read them write to me- agnijaat@hotmail.com and sermistabasu@gmail.com but do give me a critique. Please! Help the struggling Ezine(s) to get a foot-hold (or you can buy them from Troy’s Blog)

You can simply leave it as a comment here:
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/readers-comments-and-suggestions/
and email them to me in my addresses, or make me happier by posting them into your blog, if you do, please do another favour- tag them too, that is if the critique is of Agnishatdal then add its name in the tags, if it is of Agnijaat do the same favour.

You will find the bios of authors of agnishatdal in/under this main page:
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/

The skype and hangouts ids of the ezines, indie adda and sharmishtha basu for you: A request to the creative group of Agnishatdal- please join me there if you can! All of you have my invitation from Hangouts, if you are in Skype then please send me your invitation, I am not much expert in any of them- skype or Hangouts. Hangouts is NOT DAILY USED ANYMORE.

Skype: basu.s1969@hotmail.com
Hangouts: basu.s1969@gmail.com (for OFFLINE MESSAGES ONLY- I AM NOT USING IT ANY MORE CEBAUSE NO ONE ELSE IS THERE.)

If you want to buy the quarterlies from Amazon :
1st Quarterlies:
Agnijaat

Agnishatdal

2nd Quarterlies:
agnijaat book 2

agnishatdal book 2

Today is our (Sharmishtha, Agnishatdal and Agnijaat’s) birthday!

Your loving blessings are more than cordially welcome. We do have a small gift for you in pdf form, if you will kindly accept it write to me (sharmishtha) and don’t forget to mention that you will love to have the gift! otherwise I will think that you were missing meh! 🙂

Do not forget to wish us! all three of us! Believe me your loving wishes are more powerful than you think!

Lots and lots of love!

Agnijaat 10.7.17

Shraban or July Agnishatdal and Agnijaat will be published on 18th July. First ANNUAL DIGEST OF BOTH EZINES WILL BE PUBLISHED ON 17TH JULY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE AT TROY’S BLOG.

Hope you have sent me your works for Shraban or July Agnishatdal already, if your answer is no then hurry! Send it today! [agnijaat@hotmail.com and sermistabasu@gmail.com] or send it anyways I will publish it in next month! DO REMEMBER ONE THING, AT PRESENT I CANT PAY YOU ANYTHING, YOU WILL HAVE TO SHARE YOUR WORK FOR FREE.

If you want a copy VISIT Troy’s Blog https://exohumanjournal.wordpress.com.

ALL OLD COPIES (EXCLUDING THE FIRST TWO QUARTERLIES) ARE IN HIS STORE FOR SALE. ALL NEW ISSUES WILL BE AVAILABLE THERE TOO, INCLUDING THE FUTURE QUARTERLIES.

The creative group Ashar Agnishatdal, 16th June:
Brieuc Martin Onraet
https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com
Raghunandan Kuppuswamy
https://ksriranga.wordpress.com
Troy David Loy
https://kestalusrealm.wordpress.com
Dominic A.Collucci

Citizen Null
Eleanor Bennett:
http://www.eleanorleonnebennett.com
Juliette Roques
https://helsinkibudapest.com
Sharmishtha Basu
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com

Agnishatdal (lotus of fire) and agnijaat (fireborn) were published on due date, and were sent to those who asked for them, I have them as pdf files with me, if you want to read them write to me- agnijaat@hotmail.com and sermistabasu@gmail.com but do give me a critique. Please! Help the struggling Ezine(s) to get a foot-hold (or you can buy them from Troy’s Blog)

You can simply leave it as a comment here:
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/readers-comments-and-suggestions/
and email them to me in my addresses, or make me happier by posting them into your blog, if you do, please do another favour- tag them too, that is if the critique is of Agnishatdal then add its name in the tags, if it is of Agnijaat do the same favour.

You will find the bios of authors of agnishatdal in/under this main page:
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/

The skype and hangouts ids of the ezines, indie adda and sharmishtha basu for you: A request to the creative group of Agnishatdal- please join me there if you can! All of you have my invitation from Hangouts, if you are in Skype then please send me your invitation, I am not much expert in any of them- skype or Hangouts. Hangouts is NOT DAILY USED ANYMORE.

Skype: basu.s1969@hotmail.com
Hangouts: basu.s1969@gmail.com (for OFFLINE MESSAGES ONLY- I AM NOT USING IT ANY MORE CEBAUSE NO ONE ELSE IS THERE.)

If you want to buy the quarterlies from Amazon :
1st Quarterlies:
Agnijaat

Agnishatdal

2nd Quarterlies:
agnijaat book 2

agnishatdal book 2

Agnishatdal Ashar 1424 Critique by Troy David Loy

Agnishatdal Ashar 1424 Critique by Troy David Loy @ https://www.amazon.com/author/troyloy

Santidev Ghosh:

I’m listening now as I type this, and find his music amazing. While my grasp of Bengali is still somewhat wanting, the intonation, rhythm, and less measurable qualities of his singing place him in my view among some of the greatest performers of his style of his day. Perhaps when my ability with the language is bettered, I’ll be in good position to enjoy it in full. I found a link after a quick search of his name here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwLeG19I5Ds The devotion to his teacher marks him as a far more diligent student than many at this point, and his inspiration by Tagore to so carry on his style apparent in his performances.

Sunil Manohar Gavaskar:
I’ve not watched cricket before, but found a recording from a game near the end of his career here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EMEGQWfZ0s Despite my naivete about the game, I can say that it’s impressive to see him play on the field, and his sportsmanship is evident.

Budapest Missives 3: The Problem with Race:

Juliette makes a good point here, that fear and reviling of the Other doesn’t have to be universal even in nations where it’s common and accepted. We all have our likes and dislikes of certain categories of people, but this is not something that absolutely must be: we can do something about it, to not be the slaves of the more primitive parts of our brains, to not be so motivated by our instinct for tribalism that we lose sight of what makes us more alike than different.

Red Heels Pt. 4:

Our heroine exchanges cameras and pictures with her person of interest, a man with a shared penchant for vintage photography and morning coffee with not-so-strangers. The mention of Rilke was interesting, as I’ve read little of his work, something that may be worth looking up, in English, as the closest I come to knowing any German is the pseudonym of one of my cats, Herr Rickmeister Fluffenhoffer.

Time stands still:

Eleanor offers a beautifully evocative image of what looks like a possibly abandoned storefront with a young boy before it preoccupied with something unknown to the viewer on the sidewalk. Good b&w rendition, as that has a starkness that reveals contrasts that many color shots do not.

A Family Crisis:

Raghunandan tells a humorous story of a gathering at dinner with a ten-year old girl’s confession to her family of something not so scandalous as it at first seems. Knowing some of Raghunandan’s previous writing, I expected some kind of twist to this, and wasn’t disappointed. But just what it was turned out to be wholly unexpected, and a good surprise at the end.

Love deeper than the night:

A short verse, both poignant and economical in size, evokes love in one of its many forms using the metaphor of a strong caffeinated beverage to drive home its point.
Happy birthday to both Raghunandan and Sharmishtha this month! I’d like to offer my best to each of you on completion of another lucky trip around the Sun! May there be many more and be at least as good to you if not better! A happy birthday this month to actress Meryl Streep and to tennis player Leander Paes as well!

Gulzar:

As a songwriter, this man seems quite accomplished. I’ve listened to this: https://
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1h_gfnGTZ0 from the movie Khamoshi. Lovely stuff, even without fully “getting” the lyrics. Then again, with his more playful approach to the lyricist’s art, maybe I’m missing the point! Another was here: https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=Wu7JsGN2wHo

This month’s recipe,

for lobster curry, sounds absolutely delightful. Lobster is a treat for me, so this will be good for special occasions. I may be able to find many if not most of all of the ingredients in conventional grocery stores. I’ll gather those as they are available and I can competently prepare them, then cook this, maybe with the help of a local friend with experience in Indian cooking, and I think I know just who… *looks at Christopher in mind’s eye*

All peachy: All peachy on the desert front!

This looks like a fun story, with Mr. Green and Miss Grey, both misleading each other about their species in this cute little romance. I suppose there are benefits to avoiding a predator/prey relationship when it’s online and there would be that awkward incompatibility of species otherwise! This looks to me well worth the pitance of $1.00.

Bhandananda Uvach 2: Thus spake Hypocritananda:

A good point about government and the odd failure of politicians professing religious motivations who nonetheless act contrary to the actual teaching and values of the faith. I see the same thing here with American politics, though focused on pseudo-Evangelical Christianity rather than Hinduism.

Kagaje ankibuki – Lines on paper, and Kash – If only!

Beautiful verse the two of these, in both Bengali and Ingreji. Good use of form, economy of wording, and of course the ever-graceful Bangla script!

Rathyatra:

Interesting! I’ve seen some of the videos currently online, and here’s a link to one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFiQwPW7zpk I’ll warn you beforehand, there may be issues with getting this one to stream!

India this month:

With four festivals this month, including Rath Yatra, along with Eid ul Fitr, Gurupurnima, and Nagpanchami, there is much to celebrate. And though snakes are cool, I have more respect for teachers than I had in my school years, so Gurupurnima would probably the festival of choice!

Pieces of Past: Alexander’s Invasion:

Alexander was one of the more fascinating kings of his day. I’ll add that he was tutored by none other than the philosopher Aristotle himself, and may have furnished his old teacher with biological specimens of plants and animals from India as well as from his other conquests. I definitely agree that despite other mistakes by the British in India, unifying it under one administration was one of the good things they did!

Well, this concludes this months critique, and I’ll see you next with the reviews for Shraban, 1424!