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First annual digests of Agnishatdal (Agnidal) and Agnijaat (sfulingo) in Amazon.

agnijaat ASIN: B073V1DJLR
Agnijaat Annual Digest 2017: Sfulingo 1

agnishatdal
Agnishatdal Annual Digest 2017: Agnidal 1

Agnijaat book details

Agnijaat’s Annual edition or quarterlies wont contain the usual things that the monthly Ezine holds, I will try to give it a little different taste, this edition will share you the type of works I will be publishing in future- some colourful illustrations, paintings, haiku, poems and microfictions are at your service this year. Hope you will enjoy them!

Agnishatdal book details ASIN: B073TZLPKQ

This is the first annual digest of Agnishatdal, it is a tribute to those who have made it come true- its creative group, so apart from photographs, artworks and poetry you will meet all its creators through interviews. It is a beautiful collection of splendid creativity for those who love beautiful things

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First annual digests of Agnishatdal (Agnidal) and Agnijaat (sfulingo) in Amazon.

agnijaat ASIN: B073V1DJLR
Agnijaat Annual Digest 2017: Sfulingo 1

agnishatdal
Agnishatdal Annual Digest 2017: Agnidal 1

Agnijaat book details

Agnijaat’s Annual edition or quarterlies wont contain the usual things that the monthly Ezine holds, I will try to give it a little different taste, this edition will share you the type of works I will be publishing in future- some colourful illustrations, paintings, haiku, poems and microfictions are at your service this year. Hope you will enjoy them!

Agnishatdal book details ASIN: B073TZLPKQ

This is the first annual digest of Agnishatdal, it is a tribute to those who have made it come true- its creative group, so apart from photographs, artworks and poetry you will meet all its creators through interviews. It is a beautiful collection of splendid creativity for those who love beautiful things

buy the Ezines Agnijaat and agnishatdal plus more from my Patreon (or Paypal) pages!

Well, I finally decided that it will be but intelligent to create an online store for my works, that will help me in selling Agnijaat, Agnishatdal and my other creations in future.

Mostly you will see the sample books in agnijashatadalama, and announcements of my Amazon and Patreon projects, but, any sample book you see there, if you want to buy a pdf of its style (with far better contents) you know the email id to contact, or you can hop over to Patreon and become my patron there! That will be more trustworthy for you I believe. You will see me there every month with new works and I sincerely wish to see you too!!

So, here they are for you- just the foundations, if you feel like it suggest me, anything you want! If you want to display your books/works let me know. You know my email ids: sermistabasu@gmail.com and agnijaat@hotmail.com

now the urls of Agnijashatadalama:

https://agnijashatadalama.wordpress.com
https://agnijashatadalama.blogspot.in
https://www.facebook.com/agnijashatadalama

I will be waiting for your comments!
Wish me luck and join me there!

If you want to encourage the struggling artist and writer with your huge-hearted generosity:
https://www.paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://www.patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

You will be able to buy the Ezines, and my other digital works, some are already up in Patreon, will be there regularly- every month, others are available in Agnijashatadalama, where you can see the samples, directly approach me and I will send you the pdf files after you pay through paypal!

Agnishatdal Shraban 1424 Critique by Troy David Loy

Agnishatdal Shraban 1424 Critique by Troy David Loy @ https://www.amazon.com/author/Troyloy

Mangal Pandey:
Here was a good soldier who nonetheless put his people first rather than obey orders he knew were wrong. Evil is actually pretty banal, not dramatic or spectacular because it doesn’t need to be. Some of the worst evils in history were committed by those who were “just following orders,” or going along with the crowd like lambs to the slaughter. Pandey was a patriot who followed his conscience rather than his chain of command, and his death was a ripple that in time became a tidal wave.

Balgangadhar Tilak:
Tilak was an accomplished man in many fields, and a true revolutionary. His work in mathematics served well in his writing regardless of his detractors, which doubtless were many.

Budapest Missives 4:
Julia’s image is haunting, with the close-up Moon in the background a very effective evocative touch.

Red Heels Pt. 5:
An invitation to a date at a Cuban restaurant turns bad as our heroine suffers a
kidnapping attempt on the way there. Dressed to kill, with weapons-grade heels in her defense, she attempts to fend off her assailants…

Patterns:
Eleanor’s image shows some interesting repeating symmetries with some subdued and very earthy tones.

Breaking a windfall:
Raghu tells a story of a lucky old man who finally wins big, much to the distress of his doctor, which winds up hospitalizing someone, and not the one you would expect given one’s age!

Night in love with a dream*:
Dom’s verse touches both heart and mind, and makes use of repetition and form in very effective ways, as good verse does.

Kevin Cooper’s Interview with Steve Page was interesting, and I’m intrigued about the idea of a full-length novel written entirely in verse as Page has done.

Vishwanathan Anand:
Here was until only within the last few years a world champion chess-player, and in any event, world-class. While I’m behind on my practice, this is good encouragement to take up Mac Chess again, if nothing else for the cognitive exercise it affords!

Night M. Shyamalan:
I’m unfamiliar with most of his movies, having only seen Lady in Water with friends one evening. I enjoyed that at the time though, and will check out the others on IMDB.com

Abhijeet Bhattacharya:
I’m listening to his music as I type this, and find it not bad at all, quite good in my view. There is that recent controversy of his on Twitter, but I prefer to separate the art from the foibles of the artist. It broadens horizons. There’s a link to a playlist of his songs here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtrnPKaGBgs

Shraban Recipe: pumpkin specials 1
Pumpkin is good stuff, and this recipe gives a great way to prepare it Bengali-style! Will add this to my repertoire of tasty pumpkiny treats if I can draft Christopher into lending his skills and spices to the effort!

The Chase:
A thief gets into a tight spot during a heist in this story from an upcoming book. The authoress shows her narrative skills in playing out the man’s predicament, and the outcome of his task!

Bhandananda Uvach 4:
Hatemongers are ubiquitous in politics, as the current excuses for leadership in many countries show. It’s a call for the sane among us to take notice and act, before it’s too late!

Harini: The doe, & Gharonda – the nest:
Two nice pieces of verse, in Bangla and Hindi respectively, making effective use of form and theme, which can be taken any one of different ways depending on perspective

Bengal & India This Month:
With Rakhi, Jhulan, Indian Independence Day, and Janmashtami being celebrated this month, the first of these is by far my favorite, and the third a sound reason for learning history, not the revisionist facade often presented in the media, but a good, solid time spent studying the best examples in the field.

Pieces of Past: Chandragupta Maurya
As the first emperor of nearly all of pre-colonial India during the late centuries BCE, he must have been quite an effective ruler. Interesting that he decided to liberate himself from the world, to put it one way, by starving himself once embracing Jainism.

Story From Ved and Purana – Mysteries of Draupadi:
Very interesting tale here, as it further illuminates a better understanding of how Vedic cycles show the relatable nature of Hindu gods, making it one of my favorite South Asian religions!

That about wraps things up for this month, so, my fine humans, I’ll see you again the very next!

Tf. Tk. Tts.

From the Editor-creator of the Ezine aka Sharmishtha Basu:

If you want to encourage the struggling artist and writer with your huge-hearted generosity:
https://www.paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://www.patreon.com/sharmishthabasu
The first annual digests of the Ezines:

Agnijaat Annual Digest 2017: Sfulingo 1

Agnishatdal Annual Digest 2017: Agnidal 1

Agnijaat Shraban 1424 Critique by Troy David Loy

Agnijaat Shraban 1424 Critique by Troy David Loy @ https://www.amazon.com/author/Troyloy

Self Publishing Ideas 2:
This relates some very useful information for post-secondary students interested in getting their poetry published, with submission guidelines included.

diary entries of an accidental home minister: 1
Good advice that calling oneself by the tired word “unemployed” is overrated, and that “home minister” is much better as well as more reflecting one’s actual residential duties. Hear, hear!

Cellphone spy software:
A dark side of coding, in the creation and use of malware for remotely surveilling other peoples’ phones by enterprising hackers. In some parts of the world it’s a thriving Internet business!

Caste system:
The authoress concludes this segment with this, for the moment, final installment on the politics of the scheduled and higher castes.

Indian farmers – why are not they thriving? – 1:
The plight of those in the agriculture trade and the failure of government to address their problems is discussed. Its lack of organization, small crop yields, looting, inequity in support for farmers, and neglect for the general image of peasants, spells issues the government must in time face to feed an ever-growing population of more than a billion on its own.

Trojan Horses…:
Stalkers are a frequent problem online and in this case, IRL. The authoress relates the things she’s gone through over more than two decades in dealing with her own, with a warning.

Bhakti Saints: Kabir:
Striving for spiritual unity in his teachings, this man espoused a universalist philosophy in his pursuit of the Infinite. I’ll have to look up his couplets, as the insights could be valuable, even to some nonbelievers.

Nature @Kolkata in Shraban:
With torrential rain and four widely celebrated festivals, while the rain reminds me of the nor’easter just this weekend at my locale, but with no comparison here in the festivals. Indian festivals are colorful, and doubtless fun!

Words of the wisest:
Three hymns from the Bhagavad Gita, with the words of Lord Krishna in verse
discussed, along with their context in instructing his friend Arjuna in following through with his dharma.

INDIAN RAGA NOW:
Suman Chatterjee, Nachiketa Chakraborty, and Hemanta Mukherjee are singers well worth looking into, for the post-Rabindrasangit period of Bengali music, singers who performed their art with style and subtlety in their day!

SPOTLIGHT ON – Richard Clayderman:
I’ve listened to Clayderman’s music, and blast, it’s good! I’ve found a link here for a good listen to some of his best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65EE7hTWq18 I’ve asked my brother if he knows him, and gave a “no” to that but forwarded me the URL for Richard’s website: http://www.clayderman.co.uk/ Check it out!

Window to West – Finding Dori:
A movie I’ve not seen, but worth viewing anyway when I get the chance! I’ll watch
Finding Nemo too, as we keep a cloth toy of Nemo in the family car.

Sweet Memories – A gentle heart:
The authoress recounts some of the truly good people she’s met and dealt with, not just gentle, though, but also altruists in a genuine sense.

Story Time: Crazy
Here is a cute little piece of flash fiction with an ominous start and a little surprise at the end!

Theme Shraban is Monsoon:
This month, there’s a couple of lovely digital paintings: the first of a goddess reclining on a rain cloud, the second of a girl on the earth below wading through life-giving monsoon flooding. Three is a well-formed piece of diamond verse on the soft sound of cooling rain. Four is 7×2 diamond verse on the final end of summer and the onset of the rainy season. Five is a flash fiction tale of a crew of three boatmen on a river who encounter a storm on their journey, far from the comforts of home and family. Six is a bit of verse welcoming the monsoon season and its respite from the harsh heat of summer. In seven, the authoress recounts experience with the rainy season in previous residences, and the benefits of the current situation.

That’s about it for this month! I’ll see you next month, O fine humans, and may you enjoy what left of this one!

Tf. Tk. Tts.

From the Editor-creator of the Ezine aka Sharmishtha Basu:

If you want to encourage the struggling artist and writer with your huge-hearted generosity:
https://www.paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://www.patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

The first annual digests of the Ezines:

Agnijaat Annual Digest 2017: Sfulingo 1

Agnishatdal Annual Digest 2017: Agnidal 1

Today is our (Sharmishtha, Agnijaat and Agnishatdal’s) birthday!

All your loving prayers and wishes are cordially welcome! we love it! We have a tiny gift for you, if you will like to have it and make us happy drop a line @sermistabasu@gmail.com and make us happy, do demand your gift with full authority or else we may think that you are there to say happy birthday! 🙂

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAGHU!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAGHU! may your life become a journey full of joy and love, with boat full of blessings and bliss!

Today is Raghu’s birthday, what are you waiting for? go to his blog and wish him the very best 🙂

he blogs at: https://ksriranga.wordpress.com