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A little help from you will help me more than you can imagine! It will help a desperately struggling author, artist survive.

Situations are not in our hand, so instead of working 9 to 5 in an office, earning money through menial or mental labor which sort of sounds easier to do if you ask me when it comes to earning money! Boring, frustrating, cumbersome but you know what is expected from you to get your salary, but life won’t permit that easy way out to me so here I am desperately trying to make something out of my writing and painting.

I write, paint and photograph [for own recreation] a lot in my own independent style. I have been desperately trying to make something out of these because I don’t have any other means of income, situations won’t allow that, even though I always wanted to be a career woman.

I write whatever I feel like [poetry, story, essays etc], paint and photograph everything that impresses me and is in my capacity and then put them together as books and try selling them.

But you know how hard it is without marketing, and for marketing you have to give too much money and that is something I absolutely don’t have. I can assume that many of you supporters are here to give chance to authors/artists like me who can’t afford to market their art/passion and don’t mind trying out authors/artists you have never heard of. Actually I am desperately counting on that adventurous, generous side of you!

So, if you will kindly browse through my membership and other plans I will be truly grateful and if you decide to help even a bit I will be forever in debt.

https://buymeacoffee.com/sharmishthabasu

Membership Plan

$50 [annual] Any five of Agnijaat/Agnishatdal/Agnilipi/Agnimalya/Coming Kingdom/SBPnB-

Agnijaat and Agnishatdal

are monthly English Ezines, both in English, Agnijaat contains only my creations and Agnishatdal is created by a group of authors and artists.

Agnilipi

Agnilipi will share a set of photography each month, they maybe versatile or one single topic. Do share your views after checking them out.

I am not a great photographer, let me tell you, just an amateur one armed with a point and shoot camera most of the time and am honing my skill on a DSLR lately but am far from getting satisfied with my handling it yet!

Agnimalya

Agnimalya is a book of stories, some old stories and mostly new stories are included in it. The mood depends on the stories included- that is- they are unpredictable! I try to make them as versatile as possible and sometimes throw in some flash-fictions lavishly illustrated for you!

You will have to check out a few copies to get the feel. But just as I said I try to add all genres but not in the same book, and I don’t really stick to one genre for one book mostly, maybe I will in future, but not at present. Most probably you will enjoy a dose of love in the February Issue or Durgapuja in autumn….

Agnipat

Agnipat will share a set of digital paintings each month, will decide each month the contents to be shared. If you like my clumsy paintings you will like this book.

Coming Kingdom

Coming kingdom at present is sharing stories of upcoming books, right now it is sharing stories from the books to be published (republished) in Amazon Kindle. Every month it will share few stories.

Check out the stories and share your views!

SBPnB

SBPnB is a book of illustrations mainly. As you can guess from the name the priority has been given to the illustrator inside me! I love to paint and this is the book through which I am sharing my paintings with you.

Sometimes you will get them with quotes, sometimes with poems or flash fictions. But whatever will be there the size of the words will be quite short, so that each post’s length is one page. Sometimes they may get longer but not necessarily!

For the cuppas:

If you are offering a cup or more than a cup of coffee, pick up any of the creation for each cup please! [one creation for 1 dollar], I will send it to you! If you want you can give $10 and get the one of your choice for a year, you know the math, if you want two it will be $20. Leave the name of the ebook/pdf file in your comment so I can send it to you.

Few samples for you:

SBPnB JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/sbpnb-january-45788053
COMING KINGDOM JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/coming-kingdom-45788022
AGNISHATDAL JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/agnishatdal-magh-45787977
AGNIPAT JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/agnipat-january-45787954
AGNIMALYA JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/agnimalya-2021-45787928
AGNILIPI JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/agnilipi-january-45787892
AGNIJAAT JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/agnijaat-magh-45787832

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Agnimalya August 2021

Agnimalya August 2021
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

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 natural, supernatural stories.

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
10.8.21
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
https://buymeacoffee.com/sharmishthabasu

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Agnilipi, August 2021

Agnilipi, August 2021
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Agnilipi will share a set of photography each month, this month the shots of are from Alipore Zoo Kolkata. Do let me know if you liked them or not. I have quite a collection of photos at my disposal, so I am open to demands!

I used to give Agnijaat for $1 before. You can buy Agnijaat 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!

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.Buy me a coffee or two and get them from buymeacoffee- https://buymeacoffee.com/sharmishthabasu

5. 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 @ sharmishthabasu@hotmail.com) 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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Agnijaat Bhadra 1428, August 2021

Agnijaat Bhadra 1428, August 2021
https://sharmishthabasu.gumroad.com/l/LCkhlm
https://shoptly.com/i/bz6x

Agnijaat (Fireborn) is a monthly English Ezine that follows Bengali Calendar.

From Shraban 1428 onwards Agnijaat will be sharing stories, essays and poetries plus illustrations. The style of the Ezine has been changed quite a bit. I hope you will enjoy this new style.

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 https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu and send me your email id sharmishthabasu@hotmail.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.

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 supporter here: https://buymeacoffee.com/sharmishthabasu to read them, buy a cup and leave a message there to tell me you want a copy of Agnijaat, I will mail it to you or you can write to me after buying the coffee @ sharmishthabasu@hotmail.com and tell me you bought me a coffee and now you want an issue of Agnijaat/Agnishatdal/Agnilipi/Agnimalya/Coming Kingdom/SBPnB

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 @ sharmishthabasu@hotmail.com) 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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Patreon August 2021 critique by Labanya

Patreon August 2021 critique by Labanya
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Hi friends, hope the weather is mild there, it is quite decent here this year, actually we have enjoyed quite a few pleasant days this summer and have not been roasted most of the time.

I have just finished reading the August bunch of Patreon books created/written by Sharmishtha Basu, sharing my honest opinion about them, hoping they will bring a few much needed patrons her way!

If you want them for free you will have to critique the Ezines for a year, loyally and faithfully, if you critique them for a year and send the critiques to Sharmishtha she will give you these five books for free next year. You can go on for years, I plan to!

How to get the Ezines? You can buy them directly from her [paypal] or through gumroad, shoptly. The second way is you can write/create for Agnishatdal, if you send 12 pieces you will get 12 issues of both Ezines, that is, annual subscription of both ezines. Pick up your way and start writing the critiques.

1. Agnilipi [writing/letter of fire]: It contains 10 gorgeous photographs taken by Sharmishtha Basu. They are pleasing and pretty to my eyes. My favorite is the white royal Bengal tiger or tigress this time! Last month it was yellow ones, my favorites among all royal Bengals.

2. Agnipat [portrait of fire]: It contains 10 cute paintings of alligators and crocodiles, loved almost all of them.

3. Agnimalya [garland of fire]: This month the book contains a set of stories of different length, micro fiction to short stories, there are ghosts, aliens, lovers and more. Thoroughly enjoyable!

4. Coming Kingdom: There were stories of different sizes, about ghosts, aliens and human beings. Loved the short story about a wronged husband who came back to give his wife her due dose of medicine.

5. SBPnB [Sharmishtha Basu’s Pen n Brush]: It contains 10 illustrated poems, the paintings are pretty and the poems are of various moods, light, dark and beautiful.

Will return next month with critiques, till then stay safe!
yours truly,
Labanya

It is my pseudonym and I write for Sharmishtha only, when I use social media I use my real name not Labanya. I really don’t have any plans of writing for anyone else at present. If I do I will start using my real name! If you like my works you can always send a few lines to Sharmishtha or write them as comments, she will tell me.

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Agnishatdal Bhadra 1428 August 2021 critique by SB

Agnishatdal Bhadra 1428 August 2021
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https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu)
Critique by SB

Agnishatdal Bhadra 1428 August 2021 critique by SB
https://sharmishthabasu.gumroad.com/l/Ltbdj
https://shoptly.com/i/bz6y

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

Shunyata by Labanya: Sad and almost heart breaking.

Ye reap…3 by saptarchi: Saptarchi is right again. Covid might have become an eye opener for Indians, but they love to keep their eyes shut tight! They are incurable! It is strange that after so many years of lie and deception they still fall for honey-tongued serpents.

Fogline by Brieuc Martin Onraet 17: Another piece filled with Brian’s fantastic humour! Weather department is same everywhere it seems!

A mix up by Vasu Srinivasan translated by Raghunathan Kuppuswamy: Loved it, I was not sure where it was going, the end was hilarious!

Cometh the Magnus by Troy David Loy: Fantastic piece!

You already are… by Dom Collucci: Very true words, if you think deeply!

Bitter Pill dose 45 by We are safe 2: BP is right again, if you read newspapers and other things where people either express their opinion or share things claiming that they are true, absolute truth, you will realize how one too many of them have Cyclops vision.

Gillu by Manju Balkrishna: Just love the writing style of Manju, there is so much warmth and beauty in this story.

Dream Angel by Pat Ritters 1: Looks like the narrator possessed gambling luck, but it is a very bad obsession, one should steer clear of it!

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 Bhadra 1428, August 2021 critique by Labanya

Agnishatdal Bhadra 1428 August 2021
( https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu)
Critique by Labanya

Agnishatdal Bhadra 1428 August 2021 critique by Labanya
https://sharmishthabasu.gumroad.com/l/Ltbdj
https://shoptly.com/i/bz6y

Hi friends, let us begin!

Bhadra issue begins with another shot from Golconda fort, the tribute this month has been paid to Satyendranath Tagore and was full of fresh information about him, I have only read his name here and there.

Ye reap…3 by saptarchi: Saptarchi is right again. Covid might have become an eye opener for Indians, but they love to keep their eyes shut tight! They are incurable!

Fogline by Brieuc Martin Onraet 17: Very good observation of weather forecast.

A mix up by Vasu Srinivasan translated by Raghunathan Kuppuswamy: packed a good punch at the end.

Cometh the Magnus by Troy David Loy: Interesting piece. Surprise end for sure.

You already are… by Dom Collucci: Beautiful.

Bitter Pill dose 45 by We are safe 2: BP is very right about the half truth that has been recorded and fed to public since the day people started recording incidents.

Gillu by Manju Balkrishna: Don’t know Hindi.

Dream Angel by Pat Ritters 1: Interesting piece, great description, vivid and touching.

Treats:

Sfulingo and Agnidal 5 in Shoptly and Gumroad: Read them all. They were pure delight.

4 fantastic shots of sparrows and butterflies shared this month.

This month Linkedin Requests are worth checking out if you are a writer or artist.

UFO sightings by Graham Clingbine: It can be a great read!

Agni Kahini by Sharmishtha Basu: Watched the channel, and enjoyed it.

Agni Kahini by Sharmishtha Basu
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZae1W9SU3ZffO9DkbGDIjA
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZae1W9SU3ZffO9DkbGDIjA/playlists

Star of the Month Munni Begum- She is good.

Star of West: Nomadland: Sounds like a great movie.

Star of east: Amrita Shergil- I will have to check out her paintings, I have only heard her name, the painting shared was gorgeous.

Youtubia-PBS Space Time- fascinating.

Minutes Together: Liberated was spooky and sort of possible.

Loved the Bengali poem and the hindi poem both. Thank you for adding my work Shunyata in your ezine Agni and translating it for me.

Upamanyu- Have read it before but not the full story. Touching and sweet.

TnW- Let Go- good suggestion!

Bhandananda- Men will be men, women should start uniting and standing firm against bullying.

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

By the way if you see any other Labanya in Sharmishtha’s social circle that will not be me. I don’t use my pen name [Labanya] in social media, use the real one.