Agnijaat 8.5.17

Jyeshtha or May issue of Agnishatdal and Agnijaat will be published on 16th May. If you want a copy write to me.
Hope you have sent me your works for Jyeshtha or May 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!
The boisakh issues of the twins were published on 15th April, poila boisakh, nabobarsho or Bengali new year.
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 easier to handle!

Skype: basu.s1969@hotmail.com
Hangouts: basu.s1969@gmail.com

The authors of Chaitra Agnishatdal (the lotus of fire), March 15th Issue [(I know you guys already know that Agnijaat-fireborn, this ezine is a solo venture, I write all works (English) and Tony Williams edits them for the quarterlies)]:
The authors of Boisakh Agnishatdal, 15th April:
Carolyn Page
https://abcofspiritalk.net/
Brieuc Martin Onraet
https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com
Raghunandan Kuppuswamy
https://ksriranga.wordpress.com
Troy David Loy
https://kestalusrealm.wordpress.com
Dominic A.Collucci

Swati Sarangi
https://wordstoworldblog.wordpress.com/
Aayush Maurya
http://aayush12.wordpress.com
Eleanor Bennett:
http://www.eleanorleonnebennett.com
Toni Williams
https://toniwilliamsbooks.wordpress.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!
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/

If you want to buy the quarterlies you will get them here :
1st Quarterlies:
Agnijaat

Agnishatdal

2nd Quarterlies:
agnijaat book 2

agnishatdal book 2

Agnijaat 1.5.17

Hope you have sent me your works for Jyeshtha or May 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!
The boisakh issues of the twins were published on 15th April, poila boisakh, nabobarsho or Bengali new year.
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 easier to handle!

Skype: basu.s1969@hotmail.com
Hangouts: basu.s1969@gmail.com

The authors of Chaitra Agnishatdal (the lotus of fire), March 15th Issue [(I know you guys already know that Agnijaat-fireborn, this ezine is a solo venture, I write all works (English) and Tony Williams edits them for the quarterlies)]:
The authors of Boisakh Agnishatdal, 15th April:
Carolyn Page
https://abcofspiritalk.net/
Brieuc Martin Onraet
https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com
Raghunandan Kuppuswamy
https://ksriranga.wordpress.com
Troy David Loy
https://kestalusrealm.wordpress.com
Dominic A.Collucci

Swati Sarangi
https://wordstoworldblog.wordpress.com/
Aayush Maurya
http://aayush12.wordpress.com
Eleanor Bennett:
http://www.eleanorleonnebennett.com
Toni Williams
https://toniwilliamsbooks.wordpress.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!
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/

If you want to buy the quarterlies you will get them here :
1st Quarterlies:
Agnijaat

Agnishatdal

2nd Quarterlies:
agnijaat book 2

agnishatdal book 2

Agnijaat Boisakh 1424, April critique by Troy David Loy

Agnijaat Boisakh 1424 Review by Troy David Loy
https://exohumanjournal.wordpress.com/,

Indian Raga Now:
Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui… here are two actors worth watching. The four others noted are more established, but worth checking out just the same! Good stuff, as I’ve seen some of their movies on YouTube.

Spotlight On Shivkumar Sharma:
This is…cool! I’m listening to recordings of his as I write this. His santoor playing is absolutely marvelous! I must also check out his partner’s music! I’ll make that tonight while writing.

Nurjahan:
This woman, who reined in, possibly being one of the factors the brought about the end of the Mughal empire. What a remarkable human being!

Other side of the **** world:
Bloodhounds: Privacy is a big issue in today’s Internet, and so is the intrusiveness of editing programs. Some good warnings of what to expect when interacting online.

Caste System 4:
Offering government stipends to the socio-economically disadvantaged sounds like a good idea, along with better educational opportunities without quotas. This I think is worth considering, at least trying out to see if it works, though my hopes aren’t high that it will be implemented!

Nature @Kolkata in Biosakh:
From dangerous storms to sweltering heat, summer is NOT a good season there, even dangerous without air conditioning or a sturdy constitution.

Clear your attic:
An uncluttered, clear, and healthy mind is a good one, and much more useful than when it’s filled with detritus. Maintain it well, and it will serve you well.

Bhakti Saints: Madhavacharya:
born in medieval India during the 13th century, this man had some interesting views on the nature of souls and God. I’ll have to pour through my podcasts on Indian philosophy to get a more thorough look at them.

Story Time:
Unique rebellion:
This is a fun one that I’ll enjoy reading in its entirety. Humorous, with commentary of human exploitation of our own private moments on film!

Jewels of Madhulipi:
A really cool ghost story, with a surprisingly happy ending! excellent!

Nabobarsho:
With the onset of the new year in Bengal, there is much to celebrate and many ways for celebration. Much more colorful and interesting than New Year’s Day in the West!

Let us begin:
I loved the images and verse of this section! Among my favorites are One, Three, Four, Six, while the image for Two, the story from Five and the narrative from Seven: ‘To stay or to leave’ stood out as well. I love it when an artist evolves her craft!

Thus Spake Hypocritananda:
Good commentary in verse form!

I look forward to the Jyeshtha issue of Agnijaat!

Agnishatdal Boisakh 1424, April critique by Troy David Loy

Agnishatdal Boisakh 1424 Review by Troy David Loy
https://exohumanjournal.wordpress.com/,

Rabindrajayanti 9.5.17:
So, the 9th of May (Indian date) is the iconic polymath’s birthday! I have a few Ingreji
translations of his works, and know of his famous meeting with Einstein when the two
discussed science, philosophy and spirituality, a true meeting of minds! May the great
scholar remain always in the hearts and minds of those around the world as a tribute to
humanity!

Jamini Roy:
Now here was a painter of some note. His innovations on traditional art styles make his
work especially interesting!

Budapest Missives:
Juliette here gives an account of her youth in Hungary. How fascinating to those of us
unlucky enough never to leave their country of origin, at least in their early years!

Dear Zindagi:
Sweta writes a letter of thanks and appreciation for the meaningful things in life, that
made and make it worth living indeed for her.

I Am Watching. I Am Citizen Null:
Our new arrival, Citizen Null, offers a stern commentary on the state of his country. I’m
interested to see what more he has to say.

Red Heels Pt. 2:
Brieue continues from last issue with this narrative tour of the bright side of life in smalltown America from a shoe aficionado.

Haunting:
A notably interesting image and missive by Eleanor Leonne Bennett –
fascinating work!

Cultivation:
Excellent food for thought by Swati on the power of thoughts over perceptions, selfperceptions, and suffering.

Praise:
Wendell offers a paean to devotion. Good use of form. Excellent phrasing, and without
use of rhyme; that would have hindered the message.

Tenali Raman And The Vidooshak:
Raghunandan tells the story of a plot to bring down a wise man using a king’s court
jester. I love that Raman so easily bested them despite being forced by circumstances
to play along!

Lost outside looking in:
Dom offers some brief but poignant verse.

Treats of the Month:
The Rainbow Horizon – Karen S. Cole:
Here, Karen talks about her book, with an interesting cast of characters and lots of
satire.

Hemdiva Dev’s interview was illuminating, showing her talent for prolific storytelling. Her energy for writing is to be admired!

KJ. Yesudas: The Celestial Singer:
A remarkable voice this man has! I’m listening to one of his songs as I write this. I could
never match this level of vocal skill!

This month’s recipe should be a quick preparation once I can get the ingredients. I have a friend who knows how to make it, has made it, and has all of the needed spices to boot! This will be tasty!

Creator’s Quill:
The rookie:
A cute story about a young spider learning the ropes to proper spiderin’.

Thus Spake Hypocritananda:
An enjoyable new installment. Especially so, as the worst evils often get free rein, not by the actions of evil people, but by the silence of good ones!

India This Month – Biosakh 1424
And so, the new year begins! May it be better than the last (and fewer good people die,
too)! With both poila boisakh and Rabindrajayanti to celebrate this month, Bongs have
much to keep busy! With Buddhapurnima falling afterwards, and then…May Day
followed by the hot, sweltering doomy doom of summer!

Pieces of Past: Gautam Buddha:
The life of the founder of Buddhism, both in history and shrouded by legend, happened
in an interesting time, when new movements and philosophical awakenings were going
on around the world. It’s no surprise to me that many of Buddhism’s mindfulness
techniques are used today, and adapted for modern life.

That’s it for now! I await the Jyeshtha issue!

Gehenna Parables and Not from this world two books in Troy’s store

This is a dark book, all stories are dark, the cover is still being finished by the master, Troy. So that will be a surprise, this one is a mere token!

This one is all about beauty and fun of fantasy land. this too is a token cover.

You will be able to buy these two books and all old issues of Agnishatdal and Agnijaat from Troy’s Store excluding the two quarterlies October 2016, February 2017- those four are Amazon’s property!

Troy’s Store’s address:
https://exohumanjournal.wordpress.com/,