Wipe out every tree Mr. Modi!

IF IT IS TRUE THEN IT IS WHAT WE NEED IN TODAY’S WORLD! AN UNHOLY UNION THAT DESTROYS THINGS THAT IT CANT CREATE-

Fifty-five-year-old Gautam Adani is not just amongst the richest Indians – being the owner of Adani Group that among other things operates India’s largest private port and is India’s largest private electricity producer – but he is also perhaps the most powerful and politically influential man in the country.

His rise has corresponded with that of Narendra Modi. Their cordial relation has come under much public scrutiny and yet it has flourished despite critical attacks from opposition. The mutually beneficial relation has again come under the scanner with the Business Standard reporting how Rs 200 crore fine on Adani has been withdrawn by the Prakash Javadekar-led environment ministry.

The rest is here:
http://www.dailyo.in/politics/gautam-adani-narendra-modi-vibrant-gujarat-corruption-acche-din-mundra-project-sbi-coal-mining-chhattisgarh-tribal-rights-rs-200-crore/story/1/11531.html

Did you submitted your work for Poush (December) Agnishatdal???

Did you submitted your works for Poush Agnishatdal? The last date for submission is 30th November, if you have not then send it to me, ASAP- agnishatdal@hotmail.com/agnijaat@hotmail.com and sermistabasu@gmail.com.

I am waiting for your works🙂

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Grab your issues from : sermistabasu@gmail.com/agnijaat@hotmail.com/agnishatdal@hotmail.com

I guess you guys already know that the issues upto Ashwin, September is now available in Amazon, selected parts, as ebooks.

Also Know that Agrahayan, November Issue was published on 17th November.

The authors of the 17th November, Agrahayan issue are:

agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/carolyn-page/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/dominic-collucci/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/raghunandan-kuppuswamy/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/sharmishtha-basu/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/swati-sarangi/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/troy-david-loy/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/Freya-pickard/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/Zelda/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/doug-hemmingplay/

Now the repeat telecast, if you want a copy of the ezine(s) mail me, in agnijaat@hotmail.com and agnishatdal@hotmail.com send a copy to sermistabasu@gmail.com, I will send you a copy (ies) if you promise me a review/critique.

You can do me a big time favour by posting that in your blog, that will be so cool! Or simply in the page of the concerned Ezine-

https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/readers-comments-and-suggestions/
or
https://agnijaat.wordpress.com/readers-and-critics-please-share-your-views/

If you want to make me happier by buying the first quarterly:

Agnijaat
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MECSEJ3

Agnishatdal
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MCRGSJE

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Agnijaat and Agnishatdal Agrahayan Issues were published on 17.11.16

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Agrahayan Agnishatdal and Agnijaat were published on 17.11.16.

If you want a copy of the Ezine(s) in pdf format, write to me, it costs 1$, I can gift them to you every month, all I will ask in return is critiques for every issue, in your blog or mine! Plus you will have to email me a copy of the critique too, so that I can include it in the next month’s issue, your critique will have to be submitted by the month-end.

https://agnijaat.wordpress.com/readers-and-critics-please-share-your-views/
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/readers-comments-and-suggestions/

Agnishatdal and Agnijaat First Quarterly is in Amazon,

Agnijaat
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MECSEJ3
Agnishatdal
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MCRGSJE

The quarterlies will follow this pattern:

October = July+August+september (selected works)
January = October+November+December (selected works)
April = January+February+March (selected works)
July = April+May+June (selected works)

If you are interested in advertising write to me, or if you want to read/buy the books-

agnishatdal@hotmail.com/agnijaat@hotmail.com and send a copy to sermistabasu@gmail.com (Must)

Authors of Agrahayan, 17th November Issue:

agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/carolyn-page/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/dominic-collucci/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/raghunandan-kuppuswamy/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/sharmishtha-basu/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/swati-sarangi/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/troy-david-loy/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/Freya-pickard/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/Zelda/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/doug-hemmingplay/

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Agnijaat November Issue’s critique by Troy David Loy @kestalusrealm.wordpress.com

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Here’s the review for Agnijaat Agrahayan!

https://agnijaat.wordpress.com (if you want a copy write to me sermistabasu@gmail.com)

This issue for the month of Agrahayan opens with…

…the Kalipuja Foursome, a quartet of celebrations including:

Dhanteras, or Dhan Trayodashi, in which Lord Kuvera and Goddess Lakshmi, the Lord and Goddess of Wealth are honored. Given India’s historical past, this comes as little surprise, but that’s not all!

There’s also Bhootchaturdashi, a night in which ghosts both benign and malignant wander the Earth to clear the way for Mother Goddess Kali in her purging of evil. Also known as Indian Halloween, the similarity with Halloween in the West is remarkable, though also strikingly different in its significance and means of celebration. I’ll add that the leafy veggies eaten this night are probably much more healthful than copious mass-produced bags of sweets as done in the West!

The next in line is Kalipuja, the actual worship of Mother Goddess Kali, and sometimes, Dipawali as well, though otherwise that happens the next night, which celebrates Lord Rama’s return to Ayodhya from exile. I was struck by the means of celebrating the latter, and I imagine that the display of lights and crackers this night must be dazzling!

Then, there is: Razia Sultana

Whose time as Empress of India was, I think cut far too short given her evident ability as a ruler. Truly an iconic figure for women’s liberation, and a remarkable leader.

Myriad ways of hackers: Here is something that will really make you wary! I’ve heard that there are only two kinds of computers: those that have been hacked, and those that will be.There’s good advice here to consider when wandering about online!

Gangajamuni Culture: describes the blending of cultures that’s bound to happen in a region as diverse as India, and certainly there has been a cross-pollination of ideas between religions on the subcontinent since the very beginning. Here, there is a hopeful note for the same sort of thing in our species’ not-too-distant future.

Nature @Kolkata in Agrahayan: Mmmm! Now this is something I must look for in local Bengali markets here in the States! Here is a yummy description of three sweets, Sandesh, Rasogolla, and Moa, seasonal, of course but very tempting to try if they can be found at the right time of year!

Sin of father: All too often I hear people invoke this as an excuse for scapegoating, victim-blaming, and retributive *ahem* ‘justice’ in most criminal legal systems, depending on the level of callous disregard for others involved. It’s not a stretch here to say that silence conveys assent.

Bhaktivad or Bhakti movement: Fascinating that this development in Indian religion, returning first in South India, has become so popular, but understandably so! There are many ways to worship, all of them speak to our humanity, and they are often shared by religions around the world. I’m reminded of the late George Harrison of the Beatles, and his devotion to Lord Krishna.

I loved the stories, but Treacherous Sands was particularly notable, and as an excerpt from a new novel, I eagerly await adding it to my collection! It sounds scary, and worth writing a full review on!

Chhathpuja: this one is a tale of the worship of Lord Surya and Goddess Usha by an ancient king seeking a son to inherit his kingdom. It’s brief, but there’s a lot in it for the words in which it is written!

I liked both of the stories from the authoress’ collection, Spirits of Darkness and Night. The Town of the Doomed stood out as downright dark!

For the verses, Rukminiharan: Kidnapping Rukmini was a nice take on a mythological tale of romance, with some very upset greedy suitors, too!

The image-verses I rather enjoyed, with The Painter being my favorite, as I rather loathe ‘debates’ about religious topics in person, and try to avoid them online as well.

‘Are we welcome’ stood out as another good one, brief, but very cosmic in perspective!

Shots from Kolkata, at the very end, is a wonderful collection of photos, showing the authoress’s artistic side (like the verse-images and throughout this issue) quite nicely with interesting shifts of focus and use of lighting.

I rather enjoyed this one, and I await its return in the month of Poush!

Love, and deep regards,

Troy David Loy
kestalus@verizon.net
https://www.amazon.com/author/troyloy

Goodreads Group Sharmishtha Basu’s Indie Adda, join us!

After much thinking I decided to start a group in Goodreads, I really like that platform, it is a very good place for readers and writers.

Now, I have one simple goal behind opening that group, to bring authors and readers together, so that they can contact each other for books, reviews etc.

Same for Authors and bloggers too, they too can do the same, contact each other for books, reviews, interviews.

If goodreads allows then it will stay that way. Join me if you too are hunting high and low for reviews like I am for Agnishatdal and Agnijaat. Most groups in Goodreads don’t allow review swap, I allowed that, hope goodreads wont mind!

The group address:
goodreads.com/group/show/200142-sharmishtha-basu-s-indie-adda

Indie Adda’s facebook group

facebook.com/groups/sharmishthabasu

Indie Adda’s facebook page

facebook.com/checkoutourbooks

AGNISHATDAL

facebook.com/agnishatdalezine
and
facebook.com/agnishatdal

AGNIJAAT

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Write for Poush/December Agnishatdal!

Join us in Poush Issue, 17.12.16:), final date for submission 30.11.16 (TODAY)
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/to-writecontribute-in-agnishatdal/

the address for the mails/contributions- agnishatdal@hotmail.com/agnijaat@hotmail.com and copy to sermistabasu@gmail.com BOTH IDS PLEASE!

Please leave a message in the comment/reader’s page after reading the ezines!!! Encourage the praise hungry creators, or if you want some change in the ezines, their contents!

agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/readers-comments-and-suggestions/

The pages of authors of Shravan (17.7.16) Bhadra (18.8.16) Ashwin (18.9.16), Kartik (18.10.16) Issues:

agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/arjo-dasgupta/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/brieuc-martin-onraet/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/dominic-collucci/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/gayle-walters-rose/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/hemdiva-dev/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/lisa-ojanpera/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/ngobesing-romanus/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/raghunandan-kuppuswamy/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/vishal-bheeroo/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/sharmishtha-basu/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/swati-sarangi/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/troy-david-loy/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/wendel-a-brown/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/freya-pickard/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/aayush-maurya/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/sayak-banerjee/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/Zelda/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/hemmingplay/

… Have a great time!

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I guess you guys already know that the issues upto Ashwin, September is now available in Amazon, selected parts, as ebooks.

Also Know that Agrahayan, November Issue was published on 17th November.

The authors of the 17th November, Agrahayan issue are:

agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/carolyn-page/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/dominic-collucci/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/raghunandan-kuppuswamy/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/sharmishtha-basu/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/swati-sarangi/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/troy-david-loy/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/Freya-pickard/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/Zelda/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/doug-hemmingplay/

If you want a copy of the ezine(s) mail me, in agnijaat@hotmail.com and agnishatdal@hotmail.com send a copy to sermistabasu@gmail.com, I will send you a copy (ies) if you promise me a review/critique.

You can do me a big time favour by posting that in your blog, that will be so cool! Or simply in the page of the concerned Ezine-

https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/readers-comments-and-suggestions/
or
https://agnijaat.wordpress.com/readers-and-critics-please-share-your-views/

If you want to make me happier by buying the first quarterly:

Agnijaat
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MECSEJ3

Agnishatdal
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MCRGSJE

Write for Poush/December Agnishatdal!

Join us in Poush Issue, 17.12.16:), final date for submission 30.11.16
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/to-writecontribute-in-agnishatdal/

the address for the mails/contributions- agnishatdal@hotmail.com/agnijaat@hotmail.com and copy to sermistabasu@gmail.com BOTH IDS PLEASE!

Please leave a message in the comment/reader’s page after reading the ezines!!! Encourage the praise hungry creators, or if you want some change in the ezines, their contents!

agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/readers-comments-and-suggestions/

The pages of authors of Shravan (17.7.16) Bhadra (18.8.16) Ashwin (18.9.16), Kartik (18.10.16) Issues:

agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/arjo-dasgupta/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/brieuc-martin-onraet/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/dominic-collucci/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/gayle-walters-rose/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/hemdiva-dev/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/lisa-ojanpera/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/ngobesing-romanus/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/raghunandan-kuppuswamy/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/vishal-bheeroo/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/sharmishtha-basu/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/swati-sarangi/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/troy-david-loy/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/wendel-a-brown/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/freya-pickard/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/aayush-maurya/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/sayak-banerjee/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/Zelda/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/hemmingplay/

… Have a great time!

copy-the-link-n-click-the-pic-to-activate

I guess you guys already know that the issues upto Ashwin, September is now available in Amazon, selected parts, as ebooks.

Also Know that Agrahayan, November Issue was published on 17th November.

The authors of the 17th November, Agrahayan issue are:

agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/carolyn-page/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/dominic-collucci/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/raghunandan-kuppuswamy/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/sharmishtha-basu/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/swati-sarangi/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/troy-david-loy/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/Freya-pickard/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/Zelda/
agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/writers-of-agnishatdal/doug-hemmingplay/

If you want a copy of the ezine(s) mail me, in agnijaat@hotmail.com and agnishatdal@hotmail.com send a copy to sermistabasu@gmail.com, I will send you a copy (ies) if you promise me a review/critique.

You can do me a big time favour by posting that in your blog, that will be so cool! Or simply in the page of the concerned Ezine-

https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/readers-comments-and-suggestions/
or
https://agnijaat.wordpress.com/readers-and-critics-please-share-your-views/

If you want to make me happier by buying the first quarterly:

Agnijaat
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MECSEJ3

Agnishatdal
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MCRGSJE