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First gear published my second article on 3rd October, after giving it a nice title [at my request]. Check it out and share your views.

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Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Almost There…

gorgeous artworks!

Kendall Kessler Art

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

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Still trying to get to finish line on my latest painting of a Blue Ridge sunset but I am at the most difficult stage, at least for me.  I don’t want to lose what I have achieved but I do want to modify a few areas.  It is so hard not to add  more paint everywhere which would just create more areas that need tweaking.

Today the light was okay but my glasses were rather dirty so the colors came out stronger than I wanted them to.  I think I will work in areas for one more day and then let it live. 

It is always important to get away from a painting and then check it out later.  Usually, it looks great after it ages so that is what this one is going to do unless someone…

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Black day for India!

30th September 2020 was a black day for India in my eyes. For two ghoulish reasons-

one, a nineteen year old girl working with her mother in field [most probably in broad daylight] was abducted by four MFBs and was violated and tortured with the ghoulishness that only human beings can inflict on others, we will wait and see if these four so called high-caste MFBs will get their dues as quickly as those four bus helpers and their friends got in notorious Delhi case. Because these MFBs too tortured that child with the same ghoulishness with which the Delhi girl was, the step that everybody’s favorite U.P. police did was beyond words! They burned the girl’s body without allowing her family to be there.

Second is after all the bloodbath and destruction caused by post-babri mosque demolition the same UP government has given clean chit to those who have been caught in the act by TV camera.

One truly wonders if our current government is being paid by someone to absolutely destroy the law and order of this country and prove to the entire world that this country is being run by thugs and ruffians and those who obey the masters will get away with every thing! Including rape, rioting, murder and embezzling lot of public money!

When they came for the darkies, I didn’t say anything
for I was not a darkie.
When they came for the low castes, I didn’t say anything
for I was not a low caste
When they came for the maimed, I didn’t say anything
for I was not maimed
When they came for the women, I didn’t say anything
for I was not a woman
When they came for the minors, I didn’t say anything
for I was not a minor
When they came for the weak, I didn’t say anything
for I was not weak
When they came for me, no one said anything
for there was no one left to speak!



Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Waiting for the Light and Two by Two…

Gorgeous artworks!

Kendall Kessler Art

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!


I don’t have a lot to say today.  I couldn’t paint because it is just too dark.  My Daylight Fluorescent lights aren’t good enough when it is very dark. I can’t see the warm colors well enough so they would be too strong if I worked this morning. It is still very dark. I hope I get some light tomorrow.

I want to add my latest floral to my website and include it in my newsletter.  It has been quite an experience.  I am very pleased with how it turned out considering I was quite discouraged in the beginning stages.  I just have a little more to do. 

Be sure to check out this week’s demo youtube above and Safe Grocery shopping if you haven’t seen it yet.  Experts are predicting a second wave of Covid-19. 


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Agnijaat Ashwin, September 2020

Thanks a lot Kid!

Hemdiva Dev

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Agnijaat Ashwin 1427 September 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 […]

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Hemdiva’s very own ‘Newspaper’

This is an amazing accomplishment! Hope and pray it will reach the entire nation one day at their doorsteps!

Hemdiva Dev

I created my own newspaper ‘Indian Times’ as a part of an assignment for my journalism class.

My Professor inaugurating my newspaper "Indian Times" The newspaper is present on his mobile screen My Professor inaugurating my newspaper “Indian Times” The newspaper is present on his mobile screen


And the same has been mentioned in “Thane Times” and “Dainik Global Times”

My newspaper "Indian Times" is mentioned My newspaper “Indian Times” is mentioned
My newspaper "Indian Times" gets mentioned My newspaper “Indian Times” gets mentioned

I’m so proud at this moment! It feels so Awesome! Fantastic! Cool! Thrilling!
My mom is proud of me!
I thank my professor for the support and motivation.
I thank myself for trying, just did the entire newspaper by myself in 3 days!
I thank my Mummy for encouraging to give it a try.
Have a look at my newspaper, It’s in Marathi. The articles are all written by me. Specially, the one about “Nirbhaya’s Case”. I hope it reaches more and more people and changes their views. I hope it helps…

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Thank you first-gear!

Well, the editor of requested me for few of my works and I sent him/her one that s/he kindly accepted it. Published it in their site after giving it quite a nice title too [at my request], then the “all-knowing” Indians unleashed their politically motivated [or financially] wrath on it. Trying to prove that they are the ones who know it all, everyone else that talks against their words are serving half-cooked truth. I am strictly averse of gossip-mongering, have always been and will always be, that is why I never believe any news unless of course I read it in at least two or three reliable sources, so, when I heard a Magsaysay award winning journalist saying similar things [I am not a parrot, I added my own views but based on facts supplied by him in NDTV- Ravish Kumar] and an ex senior journalist of Times of India [Akash Banerjee] and an ex senior journalist of Anandabazar [Abhisar Sharma] I felt they were speaking the truth and honestly I have been watching a lot of their programs and I don’t think they lie or gossip-monger.

I am not the cracker-bursting and Ram Temple building elite class, I only picked up my pen for the migrant labourers and poor men and women who are suffering in this country and these liars who have the audacity of calling other names reminded me how useless it is to try to wake the privileged class of Indians up when they are so happy with selling their morals and country for few more bucks. Honestly, I don’t have time for writing for such losers! I will rather write for people who have brain and have the guts to accept truth when it is dancing in front of their nose!

Here is the article, read it, assess it and then read the comments, will be looking forward for your views!

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