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Agnishatdal Magh 1427, January 2021 critique by Labanya

Agnishatdal Magh 1427 January 2021
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Critique by Labanya

Agnishatdal Magh 1427, January 2021
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Hi friends, let us begin with a happy new year! Wish you all a very blessed new year 2021!

Magh issue begins with a colourful greeting followed by a tribute to Ramkrishna, grew up reading a lot about him, but it is always good to read a bit more!

Love by Scott Hastie- What a poem!

Of drum-rolls and Indians 2 by saptarchi: Harsh, sincere truths wish I could disagree or contradict but they are truth.

Fogline by Brieuc Martin Onraet 8: Another hilarious take on human physiology. How funny we may look to someone who is not at all familiar with human beings!

A secret revealed by Raghunandan Kuppuswamy: another piece sharing the love the son had for their father.

Planet fall by Troy David Loy: Great story of some of the characters of the author meeting for the first time.

Flight is light… by Dom Collucci: priceless beauty of a poem by a truly gifted, wise poet.

Bitter Pill dose 39 by Bitter Pill: Press: Great take on Indian mainstream press.

Lose the load 1 by Brendan: Great introspection on human society.

The Tilbaroo station by Pat Ritters 5: Another cute installment of the life of newlyweds.

Treats:

Beautiful greeting Sharmishtha!

5 cute shots- these too are from Agni’s December photography loved them all.

This month Linkedin Requests shares few more requests worth checking out [by authors].

The shearer by Pat Ritter: Read quite a bit of the story and it certainly will be a good one.

Pikatron by Troy David Loy sounds like a great reading material with fractals as added beauty!

SBs’ book in amazon, The prisoner of sand castle- sounds like an interesting read.

Star of the Month Ustad Shaukat Ali Khan- Never heard his name, will check out her videos in YouTube.

Star of West Emily Blunt: Have watched Devil wears Prada, can’t say I loved the character but she is a good actress for sure, will have to watch a few more before drawing a conclusion.

Star of east Nutan- She was a priceless gem. So beautiful, sweet and elegant! I absolutely adore this actress. She has starred in so many powerful roles!

Youtubia-Randy Rainbow- Will have to check!

Minutes Together: the gift from Agnimalya, patreon- human nature well captured!

Loved the Bengali poem and the hindi poem both. Thank you for adding my work poush sankranti in your ezine Agni.

Tripur- Bitter lesson for those who follow anyone blindly, even the wisest looking teacher can misguide you!

TnW- Indeed, there are those days when magic happens again and again!

Scaredy Stick- Good question!

The sketches all through the ezine were pretty, very colourful and lovely.

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

Yours sincerely,
Labanya

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Agnishatdal Magh 1427, January 2021 critique by SB

Agnishatdal Magh 1427 January 2021
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Critique by SB

Agnishatdal Magh 1427, January 2021
https://gumroad.com/l/FCZLU
https://shoptly.com/i/bp3o

By your good old editor! Few words about the works of my much cherished authors. So the critiques will be honest, short and sweet!

Poush Sankranti by Labanya: She is so right, I so miss those terribly sweet rosogollas and sandeshes of new molasses. Our health-conscious brethren have ruined Bengali sweets.

Love by Scott Hastie- Priceless poem, it takes you on a deep emotional journey and ends with hope.

Of drum-rolls and Indians 2 by saptarchi: This truly works in India, maybe in world too, people who can manipulate outshine worthy competitors. People who can scream lies silence truth.

Fogline by Brieuc Martin Onraet 8: Just loved the way angels were describing human beings to God, their boss. I am really loving these chit chats.

A secret revealed by Raghunandan Kuppuswamy: Their father should be very happy and proud to have sons like them, not one or two but three sons!

Planet fall by Troy David Loy: Meera, Agni, Tempest and Saru meet each other together. Saru and Meera most probably have already met, so most probably have Tempest and Meera, but this is the first time they are together at one place. What next?

Flight is light… by Dom Collucci: beautiful poem, let your soul lose its weight, take its flight!

Bitter Pill dose 39 by Bitter Pill: Press: Indian mainstream press has sunk so low that it will never regain its respect in the eyes of those who know what press is, and what it is supposed to do!

Lose the load 1 by Brendan: Great introspection on human society. How our lives are in society and how it is bent and transformed in it.

The Tilbaroo station by Pat Ritters 5: Lovely moments of a newly-wed couple’s live who are very much in love.

I believe that will be it for my critique as an editor, you will have to read the rest in Ezine. Of course there is truckloads of more works there!

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Agnijaat Magh 1427, January 2021 critique by Labanya

Agnijaat Magh 1427 January 2021
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Critique by Labanya

Agnijaat Magh 1427, January 2021
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https://shoptly.com/i/bp3n

Agnijaat Poush begins with republic day greeting, a beautiful greeting. It is high time Indians should start talking about their rights in this country that is heading straight towards autocracy.

Indie Author Speaks: good tips on editing your own works. This is something we all can use, writers or not.

FTQFS: Getting rid of envious women means living in a place where women don’t exist!

Techbabble: manual vs. auto mode- will keep in mind if I ever buy a digital camera!

Corona diaries 5: Feku and co. is leading this country straight to hell. It is interesting though how casual Indians are about all this. Maybe, they have finally got the political party they deserve!

SOS: Well said, jealousy truly can be felt, even if it is hidden behind fake smile and compliments.

Intriguing Tales: Light- Ah we grew up hearing the story of Mother Goddess Durga’s birth, and we never grow tired of this story. It is priceless!

History of India: Interesting piece from India’s past.

My Pen: wake up India 5: We really need a brand new party led by a good leader and followed by decent people. Maybe in an interim election, if this party stays in power for another four years India will never recover from damages it will cause.

Fun and Frolic section:

The suffragette by Pat Ritter: Pat’s books sound more like historical novels. This one is about women’s fight for the right to vote. Glad that Indian politicians were far more liberal than many when it comes to women but hey! We are now snatching away rights from women in 21st century, like what religion they will follow or who they will marry!

Sharmishtha Basu’s Pen n Brush book 7 ocean blue: Sounds like beautiful book of paintings and verses.

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

10 horror movies I hated: Keep them in mind if I watch horror movies, I am not a big fan of horror movies, most are boring!

Indian Raga Now: Amirbai Karnataki- discovered few of her songs in YouTube, she certainly was really gifted.

SPOTLIGHT ON- Glenn Campbell- He certainly had a magical voice, his songs are very touching too!

Window to West – Abbott and Costello meets Jekyll and Hyde: I wonder why more movies were not made with this couple. Maybe they did not showed up in India or YouTube. These movies are simply awesome!

Poush Shots: Five cute shots from home-front, they are lovely.

Youtube channel: Already checked them all out.

Storytime: The passage from SBPnB Patreon: Sounds like an interesting fantasy story is about to begin.

Sakat Chauth: Learned about a new festival.

Theme: Gargoyle- Seven beautiful paintings.

The cartoon Mr Stick: very true. Things would have been different had covid-19 been covid-18! Politicians would have been serving the public hands and feet!

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,
Labanya

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Agnishatdal Poush 1427, December 2020 critique by SB

Agnishatdal Agrahayan 1427 November 2020
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Critique by SB

Agnishatdal Poush 1427, December 2020
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https://shoptly.com/i/b28b

By your good old editor! Few words about the works of my much cherished authors. So the critiques will be honest, short and sweet!

Sheeter rod by Labanya: What a beauty. The winter sun is delicious!

Of drum-rolls and Indians by saptarchi: Harsh, sincere truths by Saptarchi. It is sad how the loudest drums subdue truth in every country!

Fogline by Brieuc Martin Onraet 8: Loved the way human body parts were described by the angel.

A secret revealed by Raghunandan Kuppuswamy: Beautiful and heartwarming piece.

Gods of Terra by Troy David Loy: Sneak peek behind the curtains of Gods of Terra.

Heaven takes a trip… by Dom Collucci: priceless poem, just loved it.

Bitter Pill dose 38 by Bitter Pill: Secular India 5: There is no denial of the truth that the politicians have turned Hindus into the thugs they are now. We don’t want fanatics of any type!

Energy by Brendan: Heartwarming and beautifully written. One heart looking for another.

The Tilbaroo station by Pat Ritters 5: I am really enjoying these pieces from the lives of the newly-weds! Great pieces Pat.

I believe that will be it for my critique as an editor, you will have to read the rest in Ezine. Of course there is truckloads of more works there!

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Agnishatdal Poush 1427, December 2020 critique by Labanya

Agnishatdal Poush 1427 December 2020
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Critique by Labanya

Agnishatdal Poush 1427, December 2020
https://gumroad.com/l/yjTMY
https://shoptly.com/i/b28b

Hi friends, let us begin!

Poush issue begins with tribute to Ramanuja, I have only heard his name, now I know a bit about him.

Of drum-rolls and Indians by saptarchi: Harsh, sincere truths.

Fogline by Brieuc Martin Onraet 8: Another hilarious piece of an angel explaining human body as a lab rat’s features!

A secret revealed by Raghunandan Kuppuswamy: Well, with sons like them he should feel blessed not angry!

Gods of Terra by Troy David Loy: Background story on Gods of Terra, quite an interesting piece.

Heaven takes a trip… by Dom Collucci: beautiful poetry by a truly gifted poet.

Bitter Pill dose 38 by Bitter Pill: Secular India 5: Valid points again, Hindus should stop being thugs and Indian politicians should start treating them like equals with followers of other religions, neither superior nor inferior.

Energy by Brendan: Beautiful piece, a piece about a soul looking for soulmate.

The Tilbaroo station by Pat Ritters 5: Another cute installment of the life of newlyweds.

Treats:

Lovely greeting Sharmishtha!

5 lovely shots- these too are from Agni’s November photography loved them all.

This month Linkedin Requests shares few more requests worth checking out [by authors].

The proposition by Pat Ritter: Sounds like new type of story.

Pikatron by Troy David Loy sounds like a great reading material with fractals as added beauty!

SBs’ book in amazon, The bridge of her dreams- sounds like an interesting read.

Star of the Month Kanan devi- She is another legend of old times, will check out her videos in YouTube. Have heard one or two already!

Star of West Whoopy Goldberg: Just love this actress.

Star of east Nanda- She was a priceless gem. So beautiful, sweet and elegant!

Youtubia-Vinod Dua- He is great!

Minutes Together: interesting story from mythology.

Loved the Bengali poem and the hindi poem both. Thank you for adding my work sheeter rod in your ezine Agni.

Kuvera- It was a cute story about a man getting jealous of Goddess Durga.

TnW- good suggestion!

Scaredy Stick- Good question!

The sketches all through the ezine were pretty, very colourful and lovely.

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

Yours sincerely,
Labanya

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Agnijaat Poush 1427, December 2020 critique by Labanya

Agnijaat Poush 1427 December 2020
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Critique by Labanya

Agnijaat Poush 1427, December 2020
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Agnijaat Poush begins with christmas greeting, a cute greeting of which we Indians know almost nothing, we never hang our stockings on Christmas eve or whenever they are hung, to most of us Christmas is synonymous to cakes and pastries!  Wish you all a very blessed 2021!

Indie Author Speaks: four good tips for Indie authors, to be a successful indie author you have to work hard! Talent, luck and toil will certainly take you to high places.

FTQFS: True words about single life. It is made hard by society but if you can ignore it or rise above it, you are in heaven!

Techbabble: I never noticed this part of camera vs. smartphone photography, they do never talk about the “zoom”, that is a huge advantage of cameras if you ask me. Way too huge!

Corona diaries 4: It is really scary to realize how lie and liars are controlling this country now. Rapidly and steadily they are taking the country to hell and Indians being themselves are sitting on the couch and watching the decline.

SOS: Absolutely! Take out some time to do the things you love!

Intriguing Tales: Light- Ah we grew up hearing the story of Mother Goddess Durga’s birth, and we never grow tired of this story. It is priceless!

History of India: Interesting piece from India’s past.

My Pen: wake up India 4: Indian opposition was never good, it was not good when Congress ruled the roost, and it is miserable when BJP is ruling the roost. They are pathetic. India should have gone for a bi-party system like USA, that might have saved the public from parties popping up like jack in the box and destroying the political system of the country.

Fun and Frolic section:

The shearer by Pat Ritter: Sounds like an interesting story about shearer’s strike of Australia. This one was an unfamiliar term!

Urania’s table 2: Sounds like an interesting sci-fi story, the kind many of us love, ah, wont I love to travel through the universe and visit new planets!

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

Bad PRO: Honestly if people watch movies and believe in them, most of them will not visit middle-east or USA, or dream of settling in any of these two countries! 

Indian Raga Now:

Rajkumari- She sang like a nightingale, found a few of her songs in YouTube.

SPOTLIGHT ON- Roger Whittaker- What a voice, what a singer! I really loved the lyrics of quite a few of his songs.

Window to West – Dracula dead and loving it: This one is an utterly hilarious movie! Just loved watching it, watched it twice already!

Agrahayan Shots: Five beautiful shots from home-front, they are lovely.

Youtube channel: Already checked them all out.

Storytime: haiku from Patreon: This time a poem, a haiku for a change, about life.

Christmas: I will someday love to attend a full Christmas celebration, starting from scratch to end.

Theme: Centaur- Seven cute paintings.

The cartoon Mr Stick: The story continues. Now our “servants” are looking the other way when farmers are dying under the open sky right in front of their noses. That includes our “head servant”! Where is this country heading?

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,
Labanya

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SBPnB January 2021

SBPnB January 2021
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A little gift for you on new year, the book I gift to my patrons in patreon: https://mydomainpvt.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/sbpnb-january-2021.pdf

This month for a change bunch of haiku for you. Let us begin the year with colours, shall we? I am sure you will love them too, after 2020!

Don’t forget to share your views, suggestions without any hesitation. My contact details are at the end of the book.

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.

Happy Reading!

With best regards and wishes.
Sharmishtha Basu
1.1.21
You can buy my book(s) from here too : https://Shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
https://www.amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

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Coming Kingdom January 2021

Coming Kingdom January 2021
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A tiny gift for you on new year, the book I gift my patrons in patreon- https://mydomainpvt.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/coming-kingdom-january-2021.pdf

This month for a change bunch of haiku for you. Let us begin the year with colours, shall we? I am sure you will love them too, after 2020!

Don’t forget to share your views, suggestions without any hesitation. My contact details are at the end of the book.

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.

Happy Reading!

With best regards and wishes.
Sharmishtha Basu
1.1.21
You can buy my book(s) from here too : https://Shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
https://www.amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

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Agnishatdal Magh 1427, January 2021

Agnishatdal Magh 1427, January 2021
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Authors of Agnishatdal

A little gift for you, this month’s Ezine on new year:

Click to access agnishatdal-magh-1427-january-2021.pdf

Agnishatdal is an English monthly Ezine blessed with selfless affection of its creative group, these selfless authors, artists have shared their wonderful creation for free and no matter how much I try to thank them for this gift, it will be nothing! Here they are (No order please, just the names as they appeared in mind) :

Brieuc Martin Onraet https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com
Dominic Collucci: http://zen-inspirations.blogspot.com/
Raghunandan Kuppuswamy https://ksriranga.wordpress.com
Troy David Loy http://troythulu.net 
Pat Ritter http://www.patritter.com.au
Brendan https://paddypiccasso.wordpress.com
Scott Hastie https://scotthastie.com
Labanya
Citizen Null
Saptarchi
Bitter Pill
and
Sharmishtha Basu
https://agnijaat.wordpress.com
https://agnishatdal.wordpress.com
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com
https://agnijashatadalama.wordpress.com

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Agnipat January 2021

Agnipat, January 2021
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A little gift for you on new year, the book I give to my patrons in patreon: https://mydomainpvt.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/agnipat-january-2021.pdf

Agnipat will share a set of digital paintings each month, this month the shots of are from Agnishatdal, will decide each month what to share!

I used to give Agnijaat and Agnishatdal for $2 before. You can buy them from my bookstores in shoptly and gumroad.

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!

Agnishatdal too is a monthly English Ezine created by a group of wonderful artists and authors from all across the world. The contents of this ezine is versatile like its authors.
Brieuc Martin Onraet https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com
Dominic Collucci: http://zen-inspirations.blogspot.com/
Raghunandan Kuppuswamy https://ksriranga.wordpress.com
Troy David Loy http://troythulu.net 
Pat Ritter http://www.patritter.com.au
Brendan https://paddypiccasso.wordpress.com
Scott Hastie https://scotthastie.com
Labanya, Citizen Null, Saptarchi, Bitter Pill, and Sharmishtha Basu
https://agnijaat.wordpress.com https://agnishatdal.wordpress.com
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com https://agnijashatadalama.wordpress.com

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 https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu and send me your email id sermistabasu@gmail.com 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 https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu Or Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu after I put them up there each month.

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

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

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

Drop me a line after reading them!