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Salutes to brave souls who are out there helping others!

Salutes to healthworkers, voluntary organization workers and cops, people who are out there risking their lives to serve others, save others!

These days we are seeing a very beautiful side of Kolkata Police department, their very humane side! They are helping people in distress in every possible way! Hats off! May God keep them safe and healthy!

The sacrifice that doctors, nurses and everyone involved in healthcare industry is beyond words, may God keep all these noble souls safe and healthy!

Some of the movie stars are shining bright these days, Sonu sood opened his hotel’s doors to accomodate doctors and healthcare people, Shahrukh Khan turned his house’s part as shelter, Hrithik Roshan is feeding lakhs of people- these are the people who know the real use of money! Hats off guys! May God return to you in thousandfolds what you are giving to hapless people!

Pure Haiku Open to Submissions #2

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Goddess Painting by Elisa Choi Ang

Here is the second theme for 2020. Write up to 5 haiku inspired by this beautiful painting by Elisa Choi Ang.

Don’t just take a quick look at it and fire off 5 haiku. Really look at the painting. See what’s in it, what’s behind it. Why has the artist used red and blue palettes? Who is the dancing figure? Show me things I haven’t yet seen in it!

There will be 35 slots for individual haiku plus space for up to 5 days for a single featured haiku writer.

The DEADLINE for submissions is 21st February 2020 at midnight.

Haiku written in English in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) and based on the above painting will be posted on this site between July and September 2020.

How to submit to Purehaiku

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Meet Labanya, the new face in Agnishatdal

Labanya keeps her social media private, she writes in Bengali and I love her poems very much. She has joined the ezine from Kartik 1426, October 2019. Hope she will stay for the longest time.

You too can join the Ezine if you want to write for free, as remuneration you will get free copies of two Ezines each month, and their quarterlies and annual digests.

There is one thing though, you will have to join for a year minimum, I will need twelve month worth work before I start publishing you, they will have to be copyrighted and will be approved by me on criteria like violence, obscenity or derogatory contents etc. You can send art, essays, stories, poetry any thing, the languages are hindi, english and bengali.

join in and make me happy!

Welcome Labanya!

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Labanya keeps her social media private, she writes in Bengali and I love her poems very much. She has joined the ezine from Kartik 1426, October 2019. Hope she will stay for the longest time.

You too can join the Ezine if you want to write for free, as remuneration you will get free copies of two Ezines each month, and their quarterlies and annual digests.

There is one thing though, you will have to join for a year minimum, I will need twelve month worth work before I start publishing you, they will have to be copyrighted and will be approved by me on criteria like violence, obscenity or derogatory contents etc. You can send art, essays, stories, poetry any thing, the languages are hindi, english and bengali.

join in and make me happy!

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Meet Bitter Pill the new kid of Agnishatdal!

Meet the new author of Agnishatdal, s/he is writing for two months now, his/her works are really powerful or strong I will say! Its hard to tell after two posts, here is the author’s self introduction for you:

Who, and What, is the Bitter Pill?

I’m the Bitter Pill, an ordinary scrivener who’s dealt with all kinds of crap from the worst people and finally found a voice to speak out. I’m a remedy for an ever-increasing tide of social BS from silly people who manipulate and exploit others for power.

I welcome any viable challenge offered to what I write, to any facts-based valid argument showing I’m biased or just plain wrong. No other comers will even get to step into the ring. No, so-called “alternative facts” will not even be entertained, not worth my time. Failing valid, accurate critique, readers can take these missives as yr. humble svt’s personal experiences, observations, and conclusions.
I’m a great admirer of those figures like Socrates and Chanakya with the courage to call things as they are, who spoke truth to power at great risk of personal danger.

Suicidal? Possibly, but the pursuit of truth has always been dangerous to those given to abuse their ill-gotten power!

Meet Brieuc Martin Onraet the new Saturday King!

Brian Martin-Onraet was born of French parents in Pakistan, a few years after the Partition. He was later raised in Africa and educated in France and America. A marketing consultant by trade, he has taken writing as a hobby. He now lives in Mexico with his wife, a researcher, and their cat Miao Zedong. You can visit Brian’s blog at:

https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com/

Few Words from Agnishatdal ( aka her creator Sharmishtha Basu):
Brian is well… what can I say about a person with such amazing talents? He is a brilliant writer, an enviable photographer with eye for the very best models! You will have to read his blogs to enjoy his way of telling stories- adding magical photographs (his collection is downright enviable) to go along. If you love photographs and different cultures his blog is your dream destination.
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