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Myriad colous of earth 2019

Myriad colous of earth 2019
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To this beautiful planet that makes every breath worthwhile. This beautiful planet so full of beauty and music, she makes our human life an unforgettable experience by decorating every single day with unique beauty, no matter how long we live no two days are never same, everyone is different from the other, in one way or another, thank you our beautiful home.. Keep my eyes and heart blessed forever, for one life is too small to celebrate you! Sadly we have but one! So keep reminding me that and allow me to soak in every single second of my life!

This book contains a set of poems about human existence, its darkness and how to face it, rise above it, its behavior good and bad! These are pieces of my journey in a very choppy ocean and the thoughts that came crowding in my mind as I tried rowing my boat to the elusive shore.

You know, explaining poetry is a dicey game, so check them out and see what you can gather from them.

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Friday Journals 3.4.20

have a great day full of joy and laughter!
lots of Love.

Sharmishtha Basu

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Agnijaat Falgun 1426, February 2020 critique by Labanya

Agnijaat Falgun 1426, February
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Critique by Labanya

Agnijaat Falgun 1426, February 2020
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Indie Author Speaks 11: This month it is about blurb writing, I am absolutely lousy at this art, that is, I have never written a book blurb but scored miserably at their academic counterpart-gist. Never scored more than 2/3 in 10 marks! I certainly may end up practicing the skill. It may be fun.

Acid tongue: I don’t think men are as jealous of other men as women are of other women, I believe inferiority complex and weakness are basis of this trait and women have been abused too long thus have mastered these two vices real well. No matter how much they succeed they rarely let go these two vices.

Techbabble: Microsoft Word editors are horrible! Honestly!

Hell Houses: Modern builders really don’t know how to build houses that will last, be comfortable and suitable for the area in which they are built! I can vouch on that too! They just use same materials and other things everywhere I suspect!

SOS: Not very fond of manipulators, too gullible thus really hate them!

WOW: Oh yes! Anyone who has conquered desire and anger is blessed and indeed a sage! Are there any?

History of India: Harappan civilization is fascinating, but it is still being unraveled, a meticulous book on this topic written by an actual historian will be really cool!

Bhaiphonta: Apparently Agni was in real hurry last month, I skipped it in the first miss but now I think I will point it out, hey! You did not changed the titles of the essays twice- first in techbabble and then in my pen, well, I know all about bhaiphonta. One of the favorite festivals of Bengalis!

Fun and Frolic section:

Closing the gap by Pat Ritter: This one sounds like a story written by a noble heart, it is sad when parents fail and kids run away from home and end up in hell, not always are the children responsible and other way round. But before becoming parents adults should do some soul-searching whether or not they are really parent materials! Kids are not pets or toys, play with them and then just feed them or pack them up in boxes! These days if you observe kids you will know one thing-most parents are worthless! Sorry parents! You guys are mostly pitiable or worse, despicable!

Agnijaat and Agnishatdal Book 11: Both pieces are pretty serious! BP talks against brainless mingling of everything and everyone, FTQFS is about bestial nature of human beings. This month we got the buying links of the books too and the actual covers.

Pikatron July 2018 critique by Editor: Will have to get the newsletter from Agni.

10 unforgettable movies: Will check them out!

Indian Raga Now:

Amit Kumar- I too like Amit Kumar’s singing more than I like Kishor Kumar’s.

Anil Chatterjee- He was a very talented actor, wish he had acted in many more movies.

Zootopia: sounds like a fun movie.

Sweet blessings: I too feel envious of those who took birth on special days, especially Hindu religious dates I mean.

Youtube channel: Already checked them all out.

Storytime:

Wolves: This one was downright creepy! Honestly, who knows who is picking up the phone or answering our smses! Creepy pasta!

Shivratri: I sort of love Lord Shiva. He has sacrificed so much, so many times for us, human beings, it is impossible to not love him!

Theme: moon- show me a person who is not goo goo eyes about moon! I will feel a bit sorry for him or her.

The cartoon blackhole: hilarious and hatrick! You did it again Agni, congrats! You did not change the title!  good that you changed it in the index, I had to crawl back there to see the name of the cartoon!

In the end quite enjoyed the Ezine, and its colourful sketches/paintings specially!

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

Yours sincerely,
Labanya

Of dreams and reality 2019

Of dreams and reality 2019
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Life and its myriad tugs and pulls that bring out the best and worst of imagination, experiences. We all start our lives with dreams in our eyes and hope in our hearts. Believe me! The broken hearts and souls you see around you are the ones beaten by themselves or the world! Some pieces of those dreams, hopes and turmoil are wrapped inside these covers for you. Hope you will enjoy them!

You can guess by the name that this book contained a set of poems about human existence, its vices and virtues, its behavior good and bad! Then this year I added a bunch of poems of various mood and topics, written in my own style seventeen. Now the mood of the book has changed substantially so check out and see what you can gather from them.

Hope you will enjoy it.

Do drop a line after reading them please!

Thursday Fun n Frolics 2.4.20

A wild gust blew away a dazzling paper rose
Away from her vase to a garden of roses
The paper flower scorned the real ones
Said your colours are so dull and bland.

All of a sudden a butterfly came flying
The paper rose told him “Come to me!”
“For I am the most beautiful one here.”
The butterfly sighed, “Yes, but you have no honey!”

25.05.09, Garia, Kolkata

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Some of these poems have been removed, some are still in the book this year, the contents keep changing from 2018, and will change every year. Hope you like the style, if you do the link is added below in case you want to check out the book.

Butterflies from life’s garden
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Patreon October 2019 Critique by Troy David Loy

Patreon October 2019 Critique by Troy David Loy
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Agnimalya October 2019 Critique

Duties Tandra has a problem relating to her husband. In this piece, her sister Chandra gives her advice on how to fix that. I liked this one, particularly the wrap up at the last line.

Elevator Sanjay and Debotosh have an interesting relationship, one is the braggart, the other the passive listener. When Sanjay claims to have come to great wealth through marriage, Sanjay’s colleagues get suspicious. What’s really going on here? What of Sanjay’s bride, Ragini? What of Sanjay’s ambitions? Debotosh gets the better deal out of this, while Sanjay crashes and burns! Exceedingly cool!

Evil Python Three older women tell the tale of an evil fellow and a virtuous girl, of how he hounded her, and failed to snag his prey. Interesting.

Eyes Tilak and Chandan work together, and when a girl at the office starts messaging Chandan, Tilak decides to steal the girl for himself! It doesn’t work out very well for Tilak and Chandan becomes his boss years later, when Tilak’s deceptions are exposed! Chandan is the one who wins out here!

Fairy Bride A fellow hangs out at an enchanted lake, and hatches a plan to wed a fairy by first stealing her wings. His idea works, at first, but his bride is miserable, and he’s not doing well either. This ends poorly for the fellow when the fairy bride turns on him and his neighbors in a most unpleasant way!
Faith Abhirup and Sunetra have a discussion of on the matter of romance, one with a questionable woman that both know to varying degrees, with the higher degree being Sunetra’s knowledge. But is this really the case? Abhirup finds out in a pleasant way when the evidence speaks for itself!

Fake Pearls Mrs. Majumdar has difficulty marrying off her son, on account of his preferences, and hatches an extortion scam to fix this! This was enjoyable, even with difficulty telling who was who toward the end.

Fake Tapan, Debam, and Debamita are involved in a complicated dance of romance and deception. When Tapan enlists his brother to help him rope in Debamita, things go bad for Tapan, when Debam and Debamita fall for each other, leaving Tapan out of the equation, and loveless as a deceptive, scheming little brat.

Fateful evening Sithi is suddenly worried for her marriage after a phone call seemingly from an old flame of her husband’s, and an unexpected taxi trip causes her to fear for her and her daughter’s lives! But this one ends well, with a nice twist at the end – well done!

Father Mr. Mitra’s children, now adults, are angry, among other less pleasant feelings for their father, over, of all things, his desire to remarry in his later years. But young Tina puts their selfishness in full view with a few harsh but well placed words. This one ends nicely!

Oh father! A scheming daughter and equally scheming father hatch a plan, but does the daughter consent to the plot? She does, and this opens the possibility of a further instalment.

Coming Kingdom October 2019 Critique

Fire Shanta is experiencing strange things, while her husband Mridul dismisses them, but soon he begins to see, hear, and feel the same things! Who, or what, is their ghostly visitor, and what does it want? In an apparently cursed flat, the couple decides to leave, and move somewhere safer!

Fluffy Young Rick is being followed by something…a hungry puppy he feeds outside of his community’s gate, and with moving impending, he decides to adopt him. All went well with this one. Very heart-warming!

Game of Love Shruti decides to play with a colleague’s heart to clear the field for her own romantic designs on her boss. Entrapping young Shree, and tampering with her work, things look pretty grim for Shree’s situation. When their plan involves playing with her boss’s heart, Shruti wins out…or DOES she? Years later, the payback hits when Shruti’s husband learns the whole story.

Ghouls Mr. Ramatosh has a problem; his daughter has been abducted, and the threats for silence keep coming in. When he sees her in a newspaper a year later, he reads of her death.

Give and Take Jyotika and Pallavi talk of marriage and unrequited love from an old flame. It does nothing to sway Jyotika, nor is it intended to. Some conversations need to be had nonetheless!

Golden Dreams When Deepak lands a job in Afghanistan, things seem well for his future, and in finding a husband for his sister back in India. But something is terribly amiss when it becomes obvious that things are not as they seem! Can it be that he was lured to Kabul by unscrupulous men, to be dumped after falling into a trap?

Grandpa Little Mina needs a present for her Grandpa, something pretty with a flowery fragrance! This one ends on a happy note!

The Great Outing When a married couple decides not to have children, all seems well for them, until their second honeymoon, when they find–gasp–actual children during the trip!

Greed A widower wants to remarry, and he knows who he and his daughter love, but his mother and sister reject her for another, one with a larger dowry. Lust for wealth can be the downfall of any arrangements for a spouse!

Guilt A hit and run accident spurs a while spent elsewhere for safety. While the guilty party avoids even the long arm of the law, this proves an exercise in character building he won’t forget!

Handcuffs A “family business” of questionable ethics winds up getting a lot of people in deep trouble, only to have one of their own land in the hands of the police.

Handsome Conjuror Shilpi meets a handsome photographer, and suddenly, her husband’s bank account is haemorrhaging money! What’s going on here? It turns out that Shilpi’s been blackmailed, and the photographer is a bit looser than he appears when first met, but Shilpi’s husband comes to the rescue once he gets the full story. I rather enjoyed this one!

SBPnB October 2019 Critique

Hatred Raj and Arindam are colleagues, and rivals, the one hot-tempered, the other a venomous schemer. What happens when that rivalry leads to broken hearts, and whose?

He An abandoned man, homeless and hungry, wanders the roads begging for alms. But one day he comes upon a home whose residents change his life, and this time for the better!

His choice Jyotishko, Ramendra, and Debesh are close friends. When Ramendra dies, leaving behind his only daughter, Tamalika, his two living friends seek a suitable husband for her, a thing that despite a few setbacks with Debesh’s sons, works out well by the end!

Holding hands Mehul runs into trouble on a rainy day, trouble addressed by a protector, who becomes much more to her months afterward. Excellent!

Ideal match The Wicked Three tell the story of a marriage that may or may not last, with interesting relationship dynamics!

Imitation The Wicked Three make another appearance, this time gossiping over a rivalry between two younger women, and a mimicry of one by the other out of malice!

Innocent love Animesh and Rita have an unusual marriage, one with open secrets if there be such a thing! Rita misses her husband deeply, and finds out more of her husband’s past, a story that leads to a happier outcome!

Insane A marriage can be a complicated thing. When one man falls in love with another woman, he suffers, but endures, loyalty to his wife despite loving another woman. Is his wife truly insane for letting him go? NOT!

It’s my life Reshmi and Prabhat are asked to marry, but tragedy strikes in their relationship, and Reshmi marries another. With a sick mother and sister, Prabhat recovers, and falls for his nurse Maya. Will he marry an older woman, however young she looks? This one ends happily!

When the clouds dance 2019

When the clouds dance 2019
https://www.amazon.com/dp/b0105j2jko

Listen and you will hear the symphony of world, and you will see the dance divine of life!

This book initially contained a set of poems about human existence, its vices and virtues, its behavior good and bad! In few words about humanity and the earth that surrounds it.

Then this year I have added a big bunch of poems written in my style, seventeen. These poems are about many things- nature, life etc-etc. You know, explaining poetry is a dicey game, so check them out and see what you can gather from them.

Hope you will enjoy them. Do write a few lines after reading them to share your views with the author!