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A sample of Agnishatdal and Agnijaat- the contents will be similar but not really same, just an outline sketch you can say:
8 thoughts on “Readers and Critics- Please share your views!”
~Here is what I see in the ezine you have created~enjoy in my points of interest as well~
points of interest
~the art work is a very nice creation of your talent
~you have fine articles of wonderful short stories
~seems that when reading this one gets a knowledge base about India through your eyes
~some expose on political issues but put in a format of nice opinion
~refreshing short stories about nature
~photography with great titles
~some good advise
~noting that to me it seems there was no editing as the format was sharp and concise as to say professionally done
~some of the stories you can really feel by placing yourself inside that scenario in that story
~interesting poetry and art work that is with it
~nice recognition of all that supported you but kudos go to you for making this a wonderful write
~very nicely formatted and centered as tho it seems more as in being of an ebook but the difference shows that it is a ezine~but wonderfully done in its publishing
~great tributes as well~
~bless you always my Precious Flower~
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My critique for this issue:
A good introduction, with evocative cyber-paintings and photos throughout. I especially liked the discussion of the Vedas, coming from an insider to the culture (so-called ‘emic’ perspective) and not just Western or non-Hindu scholars (an ‘etic’ perspective). I found the description of the various components of the Vedas, their purpose and relations illuminating. I must add that along with a very good font selection, the headers for each section stand out well.
Famous Men and Women: I liked the illustrations of the differing roles of men and women as portrayed in ancient literature, and couldn’t help but notice the profound effect that portrayal has had in relations between the sexes until fairly recently. I’m reminded of the unfortunate practice of widow-burning ( ’sati’ isn’t it?) that was only officially outlawed within the last couple of centuries, and that at least partly due to the actions of native Indians pushing for change.
Privacy @ In My Private World: This was good. It made me think of your book The Charons, and gives me chills in thinking about the sorts of things you go through no matter where you seem to go in India. Such intrusions would probably drive me mad. You are brave to deal with it the way you do.
The articles are concise and well-spaced, brief yet complete in themselves. Well-done! A few stood out to me in particular.
Farmers of India: When I read this, I immediately looked up a reference on Wikipedia on Indian farmer suicides, here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmers%27_suicides_in_India, and found that a number of unfounded reasons have been proposed for those (like Bt cotton growing), when your explanations have a much broader, much more realistic approach that explains all of the data, rather than relying simplistically on a single root cause for all of it. Your solutions are much more realistic as well, and you note several very good explanation why those are not implemented.
Indian Subcontinent….Glimpses of Indian History: Also notable. The last part made me think of a likely exception to traditions of Indian spirituality, a materialist sect called the Charvakas that was active in ancient India, ca. 6th century B.C.E. with its Wiki entry here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charvaka As I understand it, their central text now exists only as fragments in the commentary and criticism of their opponents. They are to my knowledge unique in India as a philosophical school.
I read through all of the stories and found them delightful. Two of them, I couldn’t help but notice, each involved werewolves, and that makes me jealous😉 as I’ve written only one such tale, here: kestalusrealm.wordpress.com/2014/11/14/frigas-day-flash-fiction-howl-at-the-stars/.
I loved the verses, and Galactic Gypsy stood out as scientifically insightful as well as poetic; If you don’t mind me saying so, I’d even compare it to the writings of one of my favorite authors, Carl Sagan.
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~For this month’s edition here is what I have to say~
~I have noticed how much talent you have brought to your ezine, very professional people~
~there are a lot of great writers here and each story they have is a beautiful creation from within their Soul*s~
~I thank you for your additions of your paintings to my poetry~
~once again it is informative about your culture in India your stories, time frames of the history and the calendar~
~as always your work in creating your stories and poetry really are seen from your heart and another thing about them as it seems that there was no need for editting once again~
~looks like you have a great ezine here~
~keep up the good work indeed~
love you love you love you a lot!!!!! thanks a ton!
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~love you too my Precious Flower~enjoy and Happy New Year as well~ 😀