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Addicted to reading and love encouraging writers and artists?

Addicted to reading and love encouraging writers, artists?

I was one of them when I was employed, I used to buy books and cassettes by dozens and books on painting, photography were my favorites. I could never have enough of them! Since becoming dependent I get my quota from blogs and YouTube. But if I start making my own living I will again start buying books and audios.

Are you in my league and wont mind spending a few dollars each month?
You can check out my profile in Buy me a coffee
https://buymeacoffee.com/sharmishthabasu
or
My patreon pledges are at your disposal in that case:

My profile there:
https://www.patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

If you pledge $1 per month Agnilipi every month
If you pledge $2 per month Agnipat, Agnishatdal every month
If you pledge $3 per month Agnilipi, Agnipat, Agnimalya every month
If you pledge $4 per month Agnilipi, Agnipat, Agnimalya, Sharmishtha Basu’s Paint and Brush every month.
If you pledge $5 per month Agnilipi, Agnipat, Agnimalya, Sharmishtha Basu’s Paint and Brush and glimpses of my upcoming books in form of another mini book every month.

There are two more pledges go to the profile and check them out from there if you are feeling interested.

Agnimalya contains stories
Sharmishtha Basu’s Paint and Brush contains you can guess fully illustrated works of any possible type I can create!
Coming Kingdom will share pieces of upcoming books.
Agnilipi will share my new passion, selected photos.
Agnipat will share few paintworks each month

Patreon 5- Agnilipi, Agnimalya, Agnipat, Coming Kingdom and SBPnB

Agnilipi
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Agnilipi will share a set of photography each month, they maybe versatile or one single topic. Do share your views after checking them out.

I am not a great photographer, let me tell you, just an amateur one armed with a point and shoot camera most of the time and am honing my skill on a DSLR lately but am far from getting satisfied with my handling it yet!

Agnimalya
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Agnimalya is a book of stories, some old stories and mostly new stories are included in it. The mood depends on the stories included- that is- they are unpredictable! I try to make them as versatile as possible and sometimes throw in some flash-fictions lavishly illustrated for you!

You will have to check out a few copies to get the feel. But just as I said I try to add all genres but not in the same book, and I don’t really stick to one genre for one book mostly, maybe I will in future, but not at present. Most probably you will enjoy a dose of love in the February Issue or Durgapuja in autumn….

Agnipat
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Agnipat will share a set of digital paintings each month, will decide each month the contents to be shared. If you like my clumsy paintings you will like this book.

Coming Kingdom
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Coming kingdom at present is sharing stories of upcoming books, right now it is sharing stories from the books to be published (republished) in Amazon Kindle. Every month it will share few stories.

Check out the stories and share your views!

SBPnB
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

SBPnB is a book of illustrations mainly. As you can guess from the name the priority has been given to the illustrator inside me! I love to paint and this is the book through which I am sharing my paintings with you.

Sometimes you will get them with quotes, sometimes with poems or flash fictions. But whatever will be there the size of the words will be quite short, so that each post’s length is one page. Sometimes they may get longer but not necessarily!

There are more pledges, if I start getting patrons that will give more than $5 each month I will love to include them, right now I am waiting for a miracle that will give me 2 dozen $5 patrons 🙂 before 2021 is over. Be a part of that miracle!

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Labanya’s disclaimer [?]

Disclaimer: Agni [Sharmishtha Basu] has recently texted me how all of a sudden her cyber-world is coming across Lavanya and Labanya named persons.

She might have seen them before but ignored them but now she is noticing them because of me.

I will simply want to say one thing loud and clear to my readers, hoping I have a few admirers in Agnishatdal readers that I strictly keep away from blogs, facebook, linkedin and other social media sites. I have a life, full-fledged one and I want to keep my writing ventures away from it. Labanya is my pen name, borrowed from Rabindranath Tagore’s Shesher Kabita.

I don’t have any plans of publishing outside Agnishatdal yet. If I do I will introduce myself to you.

Till then … none of the Labanyas in Sharmishtha Basu’s world outside Agnishatdal is me!

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Manju Bal Krishna- new face in Agnishatdal

Few words from Manju Bal Krishna, the new face in Agnishatdal. She is an amazing artist, author and poet. Some of her works are in English, some Hindi and some are of course universal- artworks! It is truly an honour to have the creators like her in Agnishatdal for both the Ezine and its creator.

School and graduation- JNU, New Delhi
I am a Humanities student with deep interest in History.
Higher education from Europe in Philology.
Worked as high school teacher and taught English
Have been working as school administrator for 12 years
Languages known – Hindi, English, Russian and Punjabi
I also work as a content developer and content reviewer for school textbooks.
Authored books on English grammar and Value Education
I translate from Hindi to English and vice versa and Russian to English/ Hindi

Other interests apart from teaching- writing, gardening, cooking and learning new things.
Best teacher award for outstanding board results
Best Principal award from MF
Dronacharya award for best administrator

Regards
Manju Bal Krishna

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Photography trip 0 2.2.2020 Dakshineshwar Temple shot 2

Like these simple artworks? Enough to buy a few each month?

A select set of my photographs and paintings will be available to my patrons in patreon from January 2021
$1 patrons will get a set of photographs
$2 patrons will get a set of photograph and paintings.

Become my patrons and make me happy!

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

Sharmishtha Basu

https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu
https://www.amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu/

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Agnilipi March 2021

Agnilipi, March 2021
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Agnilipi will share a set of photography each month, this month the shots of are from Alipore Zoo Kolkata. Do let me know if you liked them or not. I have quite a collection of photos at my disposal, so I am open to demands!

I used to give Agnijaat for $1 before. You can buy Agnijaat from my bookstores in shoptly and gumroad.

Agnijaat (Fireborn) is a monthly English Ezine that follows Bengali Calendar. You will get lots of illustrations, poems, stories, thoughts, light and serious essays, cartoons, and a dash of spiritualism in this ezine, every month. I try to keep it as versatile as possible because I love creating different types of things! So when it comes to writing or painting I play by the same rule. Just check out a few to understand their worth! Subscribe for a year, it won’t burn your pocket I promise!

One Year subscription for Agnijaat/Agnishatdal is $10. If you Subscribe for both it will be $17. You will get the Ezines each month and the quarterlies and annual issues for free.

Price of each issue is $1 for each Ezine.

If you want to read it you can try one of these methods:

To subscribe:

1. You will have to pay via paypal https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu and send me your email id sermistabasu@gmail.com informing me about your payment and how many issues you want to buy. I will send you your Ezines in that email id.

2. Or you can buy the issues directly from https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu Or Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu after I put them up there each month.

2. They cost $1.00 each issue and $11.00 for annual subscription via paypal. That will include free quarterlies and annual digests.

3. You can also become my patron here: https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu to read them, the site will allow you to download.

4. Or buy the books directly from me https://www.paypal.me/sharmishthabasu (don’t forget to mention the book you are paying for in case you use paypal @ sermistabasu@gmail.com) I will send you the pdf file of the book. They cost $1.00 each issue.

Drop me a line after reading them!

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Photography trip 0 2.2.2020 Dakshineshwar Temple shot 1

Like these simple artworks? Enough to buy a few each month?

A select set of my photographs and paintings will be available to my patrons in patreon from January 2021
$1 patrons will get a set of photographs
$2 patrons will get a set of photograph and paintings.

Become my patrons and make me happy!

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

Sharmishtha Basu

https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu
https://www.amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu/

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Agnijaat Chaitra 1427, March 2021

Agnijaat Chaitra 1427, March 2021
https://gumroad.com/l/imVkE
https://shoptly.com/i/bruo

Agnijaat (Fireborn) is a monthly English Ezine that follows Bengali Calendar. You will get lots of illustrations, poems, stories, thoughts, light and serious essays, cartoons, and a dash of spiritualism in this ezine, every month. I try to keep it as versatile as possible because I love creating different types of things! So when it comes to writing or painting I play by the same rule. Just check out a few to understand their worth! Subscribe for a year, it won’t burn your pocket I promise!

One Year subscription for Agnijaat/Agnishatdal is $10. If you Subscribe for both it will be $17. You will get the Ezines each month and the quarterlies and annual issues for free.

Price of each issue is $1 for each Ezine.

If you want to read it you can try one of these methods:

To subscribe:

1. You will have to pay via paypal https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu and send me your email id sermistabasu@hotmail.com informing me about your payment and how many issues you want to buy. I will send you your Ezines in that email id.

2. Or you can buy the issues directly from https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu Or Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu after I put them up there each month.

They cost $1.00 each issue and $11.00 for annual subscription. That will include free quarterlies and annual digests.

3. You can also become my patron here: https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu to read them, the site will allow you to download.

4. Or buy the books directly from me https://www.paypal.me/sharmishthabasu (don’t forget to mention the book you are paying for in case you use paypal @ sermistabasu@hotmail.com) I will send you the pdf file of the book. They cost $1.00 each issue.

Drop me a line after reading them!

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Sneak Peek – my new book in Kindle

Sneak Peek
https://www.amazon.com/dp/b08v8gxv5h

Story one: The lunatic-

Scratching sound on her window woke her up. Mina opened her eyes, it was dark outside but she could see vaguely because of the streetlight. Someone was standing at the window, slowly running her finger on the glass, looking at her.

An old woman with disheveled hair and hungry eyes, she was staring at her like she wanted to devour Mina with her eyes!

She woke up in her bed with a bad taste in her mouth. Her husband was sleeping by her, like a baby. One arm wrapped around her waist. She gently freed herself and went downstairs for a cup of tea.

A strange feeling of gloom took over her whenever she dreamt about this old woman. Sometimes she will dream that she was stalking her in a deserted road, sometimes she would be in a strange place with strange people, people who seemed known to her then this woman will show up and they will disappear.

The story of a young woman and her nightmares, how they became real in most horrific way!

Story two: The old graveyard

She fell asleep thinking about the song and had a strange, scary dream. She was walking alone in a deserted road, it was dark and the streetlights were really faint, most probably hundred watt bulbs. Huge, bushy trees were on both sides of the road, softly shaking in the wind. They looked like ghosts or monsters standing there, watching her, about to pounce!

Suddenly she heard that song, this time louder and clearer, she followed it and soon was standing at the gate of a graveyard. The sound was coming from inside the cemetery. She opened the gate and entered it. Like a dreamer does without thinking about the consequences, then she started looking for the singer.

Story of a young girl in college, when she heard that song for the first time her very soul froze, as if a dark clammy hand from her past reached out and touched her unleashing stark horror.

More stories in the book!

Sneak Peek is a brand new book with brand new stories, the stories of this book has not been published before. Actually these were written for this book specially, I also decided to include it in Amazon’s pentopublish competition for fun. The stories are my favorite genre of course, spooky and mystery. Hope you will check them out and enjoy them!

Don’t forget to share your views after reading.

I will be waiting!