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Agnimalya October 2020

Agnimalya October 2020

Hope you are enjoying the stories, do let me know if you want something in particular. I will try!

This month Agnimalya contains a bunch of short stories. Hope they will entertain you. Their genres as usual are mixed, fantasy, spooky and of human darkness.

As you all know these are my creations, copyrighted works, you are free to use them as long as you treat them as my property-mention my name as the creator and leave a link to my blog and inform me with the details of your use (non-profit) or discuss the financial side if you like them enough to publish them in your ezine, blog etc to sell. Just let me know!

Happy Reading!

With best regards and wishes.
Sharmishtha Basu
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Agnijaat 16.11.20

The Kartik issues of the English ezines Agnijaat and Agnishatdal were published on 18th October. The Agrahayan issues will be published on 17th November.

The 4th Annual issues of the Ezines Sfulingo and Agnidal were published in shoptly, gumroad and Kindle on 17th Jul2020.
[ ] Book 13 of Agnijaat and Agnishatdal will be published on 30.10.20, Kojagari Laxmipuja.


I schedule my posts long in advance, so, it will be better for your convenience if I simply guide you to the bookstores I guess.

You can also buy/get these books by becoming my patrons in patreon:

or the fresh issues from

You will get the fresh list of my books in my shoptly bookstore and gumroad bookstore.

When you use paypal remember one thing- SEND ME YOUR EMAIL ID AND BOOKLIST in the comment that I am almost sure paypal allows you to add with your payment, if I am wrong, even then send me your email id and booklist (with payment details) in my email :

The books will be uploaded in shoptly, gumroad and patreon every month (before 25th of English calendar), you will be able to download them from the sites directly.

Authors and Artists of Agnishatdal (Agnijaat is my solo venture you all know that):

Brieuc Martin Onraet
Dominic Collucci:
Raghunandan Kuppuswamy
Troy David Loy 
Pat Ritter
Citizen Null
Bitter Pill
Sharmishtha Basu

Saptarchi, Bitter Pill and Citizen Null are pseudonyms! So… no blogs assigned to them J

Labanya too prefers keeping her writing world away from her personal world. So you will have to leave comments to communicate with her!

If you want to join them send your works to me cc

Remember these things:

1. I will approve the works. I do have some lines I maintain in the Ezines like derogatory contents, vulgarity or other crude contents.
2. You won’t get any monetary compensation for your works, you will get two ezines each month- Agnijaat and Agnishatdal and their quarterly, annual and other extra pieces.
3. You will have to join for at least an year, I will need 12 pieces from you- you can divide a long story into 12 pieces, that is fine for me. You can send artwork, essay, cartoon, articles, stories, poems… almost anything you can create and I can publish.
4. They will have to be your copyrighted works.
5. I will need a bio- if you want you can add all your ventures, your social media links in it, the more the better.

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Agnijaat Kartik 1427, October 2020 critique by Labanya

Agnijaat Kartik 1427 October 2020
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Critique by Labanya

Agnijaat Kartik 1427, October 2020

Agnijaat Kartik begins with Durgapuja greeting, a pretty and simple one. Wish you all a very blessed Durgapuja and upcoming festive seasons. Stay safe and celebrate with caution.

Indie Author Speaks: It is a really good tip, and I am planning to keep a note too. I will try to jot down my plans for future and what happened to them meticulously.

FTQFS: Another piece of gem from the quill of a single woman. There are these pathetic losers all over the world that love to corrupt good people for fun better beware if you are good!

Techbabble: Everyone possesses a smartphone these days and majority have linked their financial transactions to it, what a joy it must be for hackers and freeloaders!

Servitude and Kolkata blues: Quite interesting point of view indeed, if one looks back one will agree with the authoress that it is us Indians who kept us slaves to British, not British, they were far outnumbered by us! In Kolkata blues a harsh reality of West Bengal have been exposed. How it has been sold away by corrupt politicians post-independence.

SOS: Absolutely true, no one is without pain, we should remember it when we are in pain.

Intriguing Tales: Foot in mouth- loved the story! I have not read the story of Shumbha and Nishumbha before, have heard their names only.

History of India: Another interesting piece of Indian history, about population density of different regions and reasons of that.

My Pen: wake up India 2: This one too conveys some very serious thoughts about current scenario of India, the unholy matrimony of press and rulers of India are poisoning the country very rapidly. Anyone who reads newspapers or checks out news sites can see how they are misguiding people. No one will have to point it out to them.

Fun and Frolic section:

Hollywood by Pat Ritter: This one sounds like a great, fascinating story.

SBPnB Book 10 flowers: Sounds like a beautiful book with lots of illustrations. Maybe, I will ask for these books in return of critique.

Pikatron April 2019 critique by Editor: Will have to get the newsletter from Troy or Agni.

Top ten characters: Authoress shared her favorite characters from the books, novels she have read, both English and Bengali, some I am familiar with others not.

Indian Raga Now:

Johrabai- She is a great singer, heard a few of her songs in YouTube and loved them.

SPOTLIGHT ON- Kenny G- Will have to check out his music.

Window to West – Wild Target: Sounds like fun, I love good comedy movies a lot!

Ashwin Shots: Four gorgeous shots, maybe Agni should add a few more from the next issue onwards.

Youtube channel: Already checked them all out.

Storytime: Snakeman from Patreon: This time a piece of the long story from SBPnB, it would have been fun to have a little bit more to read, the name is intriguing!

Durgapuja: Finally it is coming!

Theme: Mermaids- Seven beautiful paintings.

The cartoon Mr Stick: It is sad how poor people never get the help they should from the governments of third world countries. They have to become aware of their own rights!

In the end quite enjoyed the Ezine, and its colourful sketches/paintings especially they are refreshing and pretty!

That is it I guess! See you again next month, and thank you Agni/Sharmishtha for translating my works!

Yours sincerely,

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Agnijaat Kartik 1427, October 2020

Agnijaat Kartik 1427, October 2020

Agnijaat (Fireborn) is a monthly English Ezine that follows Bengali Calendar. You will get lots of illustrations, poems, stories, thoughts, light and serious essays, cartoons, and a dash of spiritualism in this ezine, every month. I try to keep it as versatile as possible because I love creating different types of things! So when it comes to writing or painting I play by the same rule. Just check out a few to understand their worth! Subscribe for a year, it won’t burn your pocket I promise!

One Year subscription for Agnijaat/Agnishatdal is $10. If you Subscribe for both it will be $17. You will get the Ezines each month and the quarterlies and annual issues for free.

Price of each issue is $1 for each Ezine.

If you want to read it you can try one of these methods:

To subscribe:

1. You will have to pay via paypal and send me your email id informing me about your payment and how many issues you want to buy. I will send you your Ezines in that email id.

2. Or you can buy the issues directly from Or Gumroad: after I put them up there each month.

They cost $1.00 each issue and $11.00 for annual subscription. That will include free quarterlies and annual digests.

3. You can also become my patron here: to read them, the site will allow you to download.

4. Or buy the books directly from me (don’t forget to mention the book you are paying for in case you use paypal @ I will send you the pdf file of the book. They cost $1.00 each issue.

Drop me a line after reading them!

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Wildflowers in bed of rocks 2020 in Kindle

Wildflowers in bed of rocks

To every heart that smiles in storms. To every flower that teaches us to smile in adversity and privileged conditions! Tells us as they smile sitting in thorns, deserts and gentle gardens – Smile and you will spread light all around you, no matter how bleak your surrounding is!

Salutes to those who smile no matter where they are.

Human world is equally inhospitable to light, happy spirits I believe. It takes a lot to smile ignoring desert of unfair harshness of life, thorns of envy, everyone can smile in right environment but many chose not so smiling in right environment is an achievement too!

Hope we remember how fickle life is and use that as reminder to smile as long as it is possible!

This book contains a set of poems about nature, fantastical creatures, human beings and the world they create! Quite versatile when it comes to mood I mean! You know, explaining poetry is a dicey game, so check them out and see what you can gather from them.

Do drop a line after reading them please!

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Myriad colours of earth 2020 in Kindle

Myriad colous of earth

To this beautiful planet that makes every breath worthwhile. This beautiful planet so full of beauty and music, she makes our human life an unforgettable experience by decorating every single day with unique beauty, no matter how long we live no two days are never same, everyone is different from the other, in one way or another, thank you our beautiful home.. Keep my eyes and heart blessed forever, for one life is too small to celebrate you! Sadly we have but one! So keep reminding me that and allow me to soak in every single second of my life!

This book contains a set of poems about human existence, its darkness and how to face it, rise above it, its behavior good and bad! These are pieces of my journey in a very choppy ocean and the thoughts that came crowding in my mind as I tried rowing my boat to the elusive shore.

You know, explaining poetry is a dicey game, so check them out and see what you can gather from them.

Do drop a line after reading them please!

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Of dreams and reality 2020 in Kindle

Of dreams and reality

Life and its myriad tugs and pulls that bring out the best and worst of imagination, experiences. We all start our lives with dreams in our eyes and hope in our hearts. Believe me! The broken hearts and souls you see around you are the ones beaten by themselves or the world! Some pieces of those dreams, hopes and turmoil are wrapped inside these covers for you. Hope you will enjoy them!

You can guess by the name that this book contained a set of poems about human existence, its vices and virtues, its behavior good and bad! Then this year I added a bunch of poems of various mood and topics, written in my own style seventeen. Now the mood of the book has changed substantially so check out and see what you can gather from them.

Hope you will enjoy it.

Do drop a line after reading them please!