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Agnishatdal Agrahayan 1427, November 2020 critique by Labanya

Agnishatdal Agrahayan 1427 November 2020
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Agnishatdal Agrahayan 1427, November 2020
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Hi friends, let us begin!

Agrahayan issue begins with tribute to Subhaschandra Bose, one of the greatest leaders of Indian independence war.

Parasites Inc. by saptarchi: I agree with the authoress, the politicians should be legally bound to show the things they have done for their constituency before they could appear for the next election, after being elected once of course. They will have to legally explain why the promises they made were not kept. Then the public will decide whether or not it will vote for them again.

Fogline by Brieuc Martin Onraet 8: Another fun installment of human beings being created by God and angels in a laboratory.

A secret revealed by Raghunandan Kuppuswamy: Sounds like a beautiful story of a father and his three songs who truly loved him.

Fractal dawn by Troy David Loy: Yet another piece on Troy’s favorite, Meera, sounds like an interesting character. Fascinating piece this time.

Heart has love… by Dom Collucci: very beautiful poem, filled with beauty and joy.

Bitter Pill dose 37 by Bitter Pill: Secular India 4: Very valid points, maybe Indian politicians can think about writing some new rules, regulations and laws with the help of actual experts to make India a true secular nation. Not merely on paper.

Pilgrim by Brendan: Fantastic piece by Brendan.

The Tilbaroo station by Pat Ritters 5: The newlyweds pick up the spot for their new home. Very beautifully written piece, you can actually see them making their plans.

Treats:

Lovely greeting Sharmishtha!

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

This month Linkedin Requests shares Scott Hastle and firstgear’s social media details, will check them out!

Tilbaroo Station by Pat Ritter: Will absolutely check it out.

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

SBs’ book in amazon, The spirits of darkness and light sounds like a very interesting book, absolutely worth checking out.

Star of the Month Indubala devi- She is another legend of old times, will check out her videos in YouTube.

Star of West Rock: He is fun to watch, have watched two or three comedy movies of him all were fun.

Star of east Mina Kumari- She was a priceless gem.

Youtubia-Bharat Ek Mauj- Not bad at all, we need brave people like him in larger no.

Minutes Together: playful was a fun story. Loved it.

Loved the Bengali poem and the hindi poem both. Thank you for adding my work Holud sorsher phool in your ezine Agni.

Saubhari- Interesting story, can’t say that the modern woman in me loved the story but it was interesting all the same.

TnW- Sounds like a great day.

Scaredy Stick- True again Mr. Stick, your anger is quite valid.

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

Agnishatdal Book 13, Durgapuja 1427, Pat Ritter critique by Labanya

Agnishatdal Book 13, Durgapuja 2020
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Agnishatdal Book 13 (Durgapuja 1427)
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Agnishatdal book 13 Shares works of Mr. Pat Ritter, extremely talented Australian author. I really enjoy his writings. They are opening up an absolutely unknown world to me, Australia rural.

There are first chapters of his books in the book, check out the full books in his site https://www.patritter.com.au , encourage this extra-ordinary author!

Click goes the shears: It is the story of Joe and Hanna or so it seems, stuck in the turmoil created by strike of shearers, shearers are people who picked wool from sheep. The story has just begun, it is first chapter and very well written piece!

The full book is here

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/497192

The drover : The drover are those who transported herds of sheep from one place to other. This one is the beginning of the story of Harry, a boy who loved his job and shone well, the story is very interesting.

The full story is here:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95766

The shearer: It is the story of another drover, sounds interesting till the end. The thing I love most about these stories is the glimpse they give in Australian past, something we don’t see anywhere else.

The full story is here:

SMASHWORDS: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/395642
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HR5E8QI/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i5

Tilbaroo Station: A cute and heartwarming beginning of a newlywed in old era in Australian outback, they have been gifted a lucrative property by the bride’s father to build their world. Loved the warmth and tenderness of the story!

The full story:

Available ebook formats: epub mobi pdf lrf pdb txt html
Buying Link: http://www.patritter.com.au/
Tilbaroo Station
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The year that never was: This seems another chapter from the newlyweds of Tilbaroo station, revolving around a challenging year when drought struck hard Australian outback, the couple taking a walk down the memory lane!

The full story:

TO PURCHASE THIS BOOK: CLICK ONTO THESE LINKS: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/758644.

Agnijaat Book 13, Durgapuja 1427, 2020 critique by Labanya

Agnijaat Book 13, Durgapuja 2020
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Agnijaat Book 13 (Durgapuja 1427)
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Agnijaat book 13 shared a set of paintings about Durgapuja and Mother Goddess Durga. Rather enjoyed the beautiful paintings and few photographs that were added in.

Will be looking forward to next year’s sketches, Durgapuja and Mother Goddess Durga holds such a place in our Bong hearts that everything about Her tastes sweet!

Agnishatdal Bhadra 1427 August 2020 critique by Labanya

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Hi friends, let us begin!

Shraban issue begins with tribute to legendary writer Michael Madhusudan Dutta. I have not read any of his works outside the ones that were in text book, am not a big fan of his writing, the only reason is I can’t understand his works!

Paise hotel salesman by saptarchi: This is exactly the level to which Indian politicians have reduced themselves during last election and they have gone so much lower since then!

Fogline by Brieuc Martin Onraet 5: It would have been nice if there had been no human babies, mother earth would have been really pleased!

When Gold went on a trip by Raghunandan Kuppuswamy: This was a smart twist in the story, let us see where it leads the story.

Split impunity by Troy David Loy: Dr. Jeckyl and Miss Hyde? Will love to read more of this one.

I see it NOW… by Dom Collucci: another great poem Mr. Collucci, beautiful words of wisdom. Simple and beautiful.

Bitter Pill dose 34 by Bitter Pill: Secular India 1: Hindus are the huge majority of India, but that did not prevented Indian governments for decades to subdue them and neglect them, turning them into the thugs they are now.

Crows 4 by Brendan: Beautiful peace. The feelings of the narrator could be felt so vividly. Well written!

The Tilbaroo station by Pat Ritters 2: Beautiful story of a newlywed couple’s new life!

Treats:

5 lovely shots- from Agni’s July photography, a cute selfie and a beautiful set of pix.

It is a very nice gesture to share the request made by her friends in Linkedin, you can never tell who may get interested in one of their offers. I just sifted through them, not into this line so…

His life worth living by Pat Ritter: Sounds like a good story.

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

SBs’ book in amazon, Moments from the Journey and butterflies for life’s garden, two books in Amazon. Will be checking on them, maybe grab a copy and critique them too!

Interview with an intercultural person Kiran Bhat, great interview, thanks for sharing Agni. Kiran certainly has lived a full life! His book sounds interesting if not cheerful!

Rasoolan Bai- Never heard her name before here. Heard a few songs in YouTube and liked them.

Linda Blair: She was quite an actress. Wonder what prevented her from becoming a star.

Girish Karnad- Always loved this actor. He was so gentle, sophisticated and sweet!

Youtubia-Dhruv Rathi- Watched a few episodes, he is smart and the type of person India really needs these days.

Minutes Together: The slap is hilarious.

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

Shatadhanu- Being born as a dog only for talking with a hypocrite! Really harsh punishment!

TnW- good tip!

Scaredy Stick- True again Mr. Stick, your fears are quite valid.

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

Agnijaat Bhadra 1427 August 2020 critique by Labanya

Agnijaat Bhadra 1427 August 2020
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Agnijaat Bhadra 1427 August 2020
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The fourth birthday of Agnijaat was on 17th July! The annual issues were received and read, the critiques are out!

The ezine starts with reminder of upcoming Mahalaya, there is a malmas or a month in which there won’t be any auspicious activity after Mahalaya, so Durgapuja will happen in end October. I don’t recollect it happening ever before.

Indie Author Speaks 15: Genuine booklovers are vanishing from India, most probably the mindset of Indians has changed or they just picked up the habit from British. After all, had Indians been fond of reading books there would have been books in India. Lot more in no. before British showed up.

FTQFS: Let the world be, precisely, no matter how much we wish or try we rarely can change others, so, as long as they are not harming, meddling let them be.

Techbabble: Agreed again! If one checks out the critiques of different things one thing is crystal clear, a huge percentage are from paid critiques.

Corona diaries and Kolkata blues: The failure to take necessary steps was the first step of worthlessness of the government, they are now proving they are not only incompetent but remorseless monsters. When the country is dying for medical facilities these ghouls are building temples and celebrating that by decorating the city with light!

SOS: Liars certainly sometimes convince themselves that they are saints or victims or innocent.

Intriguing Tales: This one should be a lesson to copycats! If you copy someone too well you may attract his/her enemies too!

History of India: Interesting part about why only few cities are more than few centuries old.

My Pen: Migrant lives matter: We do love to scream hoarse about injustice that has happened in other countries, but say nothing about the things that is happening around us. In our own country.

Fun and Frolic section:

The shearer by Pat Ritter: This one sounds like a nice story again.

SBPnB Book 8 Desert and Rain: Sounds like a beautiful book with lots of illustrations. Maybe, I will ask for these books in return of critique.

Pikatron February 2019 critique by Editor: Will have to get the newsletter from Agni.

Top ten books: Well, have read few of ten favorite books of the author, will check out the rest.

Indian Raga Now:

Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan- He was a great singer, there is no doubt about that, heard a few in YouTube, will check out more.

Helen- The dancing diva of Hindi movies, no one can snatch that title from her.

Twilight Saga: Have heard so much about this series that I will certainly check out a few episodes in YouTube.

Shraban Shot: Four beautiful shots, maybe Agni should add a few more from the next issue onwards.

Youtube channel: Already checked them all out.

Storytime: Sednians from Patreon: Great story, yes, the aliens should be scared of human race. The way we treat earth is despicable.

Dahi Handi: Watched a few hindi movie songs about this festival, it needs a lot of acrobatic and balancing skill.

Theme: Leprechauns- cute set of paintings.

The cartoon Mr Stick: Hope that was temporary, the last thing one will like during lockdown is horrible things going outside the house. It is quite interesting how governments allow chickens to be slaughtered in residential areas.

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

Agnishatdal Book 12 25she Boisakh 2020 citizen null critique by Labanya

Agnishatdal Book 12 25she Boisakh 2020
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Agnishatdal book 12 shares works of Citizen Null.

Both feet grounded: I am not much aware of the political condition of USA, heck I don’t know much about Indian politics, but it seems misguiding people is the latest trick of politicians.

Returning to enlightenment value? : This one is a scary piece, a story how people are being turned against each other AGAIN and AGAIN by politicians.

The challenge now and ahead: no wonder #45 and Feku are buddies, their way are eerily similar.

Should we punch Nazis?: The Nazis should be punched but not physically by exposing their intentions and the effect of their actions on society!

When weaponized church conquers Government: It becomes modern day India!

Cynicism just another bias: Cynicism is limited. It is narrowed point of view mostly.

Horror and hope when the world is on fire: The way it seems the politicians all over the world are desperate to turn people against each other and ultimately destroy this world!

I see you: It seems #45 and Feku and co. had similar modus operandi, destroy the countries that blundered by electing them and get filthy rich too!

Let the senate confirm him: The patterns of USA and India are spookily similar. The government is slowly swallowing the courts via judges. We had faith on Supreme Court before Feku and Co. grabbed the throne, but not anymore!

The future looks bright from here: Not knowing the issue being talked about I will simply say that if children are wiser than adults that means there is hope for the future.

The game gets serious: Well at least #45 is getting exposes, Feku and his bought media is ensuring that he never gets exposed!

Very serious pieces but gave some solid insight about USA’s present political, social condition and that is so like India!

Agnishatdal Book 11 saraswatipuja 1427 critique by Labanya

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Agnishatdal Book 11 shares a set of works by author Bitter Pill.

Twain Shall never meet- Talks about BP’s belief in the words of old wisdom that said good and evil should not mingle too freely, too much. I sort of agree with that, because being good does not means we are saints, we too can get tempted and fall!

These abused victims- Not everyone who is labeled a victim is always a victim, sometimes wolves do wear sheep skin to trick.

Shapeshifters- In this world of stolen identities this one seems quite possible.

Sita was a rare soul- Quite true, even though Indian women quite believe that they are angels incarnate, and men often say so if not believe, but in reality they are just human beings capable of doing the worst and the best.

Kolkata Kulture- Little blunt but true.

Khoka Khuki- Again, blunt but quite true.

Third K of Kolkata- Oh boy, anyone with ear will agree to this article!

Get ‘em boys- It may be true or not, if it is true then Hindu men should start treating their women right, stop asking for dowry and see what happens next!

Haters aplenty- well, check out social media platforms and you will agree with the words.

Religion- A long article divided in parts about religion. It is pretty interesting read.