1st February is Saraswatipuja, the day when we Hindus (and non hindus) worship the Goddess that gifts us with knowledge, wisdom and arts. So, you can guess that she is hot favorite amongst students, or people like me, who never leave her realm and enjoy her gifts through-out their lives.
If you pay a visit to any Bengali town or city or the only metro Kolkata you will see every school offering their puja to this much revered goddess, now, you won’t be hearing blaring loudspeakers, because this Goddess is not very fond of noise, actually scriptures say that she allows only the sound of bells and chanting during her puja. So, whenever we heard loudspeakers blaring in her vicinity we knew that whoever is holding that puja is not interested in her blessings, is out there for fun only. You know, these pujas are not only holy rituals, there are pleasure seeking young fellows too, who drink booze and have rowdy fun on the money they collect from neighbours in the name of puja.
So, as you and me are keen for her blessings let us fold our hands on 1st February, from all across the globe and seek her blessings.
I REALLY HOPE THAT YOU HAVE SENT ME YOUR WORKS FOR FALGUN AGNISHATDAL, MAGH 1ST WAS ON 15TH JANUARY, FALGUN 1ST WILL BE EVEN EARLIER- ON 13TH FEBRUARY! SO… IF YOU HAVE NOT SENT IT TODAY!
If you want to join Agnishatdal, send your copyrighted works to me in the email id- anything you want to share, deem worth sharing to the world, articles, essays, artworks, cartoons, photographs, thoughts… anything is welcome, if I don’t accept it I will tell you why! As this Ezine is going to stay feel free to send your works. If you miss one month it will come up in the next.
The Magh, January Issue of Agnijaat and Agnishatdal were out on 15th January, 1st Magh. They are available as pdf files in my computer, write to me if you want to read them and critique them.
Issues are out so it is time to announce the authors of Magh Agnishatdal (the lotus of fire), January Issue, the first issue of 2017, [(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 Magh Agnishatdal, that was published on 15th January:
1. Carolyn Page.
2. Dominic Collucci
3. Swati Sarangi
4. Sakhi Bansal
5. Troy David Loy
6. Aayush Maurya
7. Harshita Jain
8. Toni Williams
9. Raghunandan Kuppuswamy
10. Sharmishtha Basu
As you guys already know that the December/poush agnishatdal (lotus of fire) and agnijaat (fireborn) were published on 17.12.16, if you want to read them write to me in firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com but do give me a critique. Please!
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