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AGNIJASHATADALAMA, PATREON and PAYPAL- The next leap!

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!

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:
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Indie Adda’s facebook group

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Indie Adda’s facebook page

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AGNISHATDAL

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AGNIJAAT

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KAI Presents… Sharmishtha Basu!

Thanks a million times my dear friend!

BOOKS & MUSIC

Kev’s Author Interviews Presents:

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Sharmishtha Basu

Introduction:

Well, I am a very ordinary human being, who stumbled upon the key to El Dorado when I started writing. My friends, who has always been the wind beneath my wings became the gentle breeze that fanned the flame ’til it became everlasting one. From an accidental writer I have become an obsessed writer and illustrator. I have published my works and am still hungry for more outlets. The reason my Ezines came to life is to provide an everlasting outlet and satisfy my hyperactive muse.
img_0025-sharmishtha-17-2-16-smMy hyperactive muse is inspired by everything- the cloud in sky, the stray cat snoozing on the rooftop across the road, the book I am reading, the song playing on music system or the movie I am watching… everything stirs my muse and quite often I shush her and forget what she was babbling. Then regret of…

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Bengali Warrior ~ Sharmishtha Basu

Priceless gift from a priceless friend.

ABC of Spirit Talk with Carolyn Page

Bengali Warrior (Sharmishtha Basu)  (Listen while you read)

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Sharmishtha (Trisha) is a warrior of high esteem. Her role is to bring truth to the fore.

Being afraid is not a part of Trisha’s personality; time and experience have moulded her character to one of strength, determination, and grit.

Shall she succeed? Indeed she shall. And what will she succeed in bringing to the fore?

~ Absolute truth and justice ~ is to be her watchword.

Will others allow her truth? Not always; no.

However, Trisha’s personality will garner strength from her adversaries. Not only will she garner strength from her opposition, she will bring their strength to a decline by usurping their power and presenting it to them in a fashion they will not match; no, dear friends.

To her adversaries ~ Know that Trisha will not only utilise your energies for the good, she will also drain you of the…

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Critics views about Bhadra Agnishatdal and Agnijaat for you!

Swati Sarangi
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Agnishatdal is a collection of variety of literary work and art. One can find a mixture of mythological information, poems, interviews, photographs and digital paintings- all at one place- in this 122 page- long ezine. The opening note of the editor Sharmishtha Basu gives a brief insight about creating something beautiful. One can find an intelligent arrangement of digital paintings amidst the literary works. We can get to know about Rabindranath Tagore and Abanindranath Tagore. Then comes the section of stories, reflections and thoughts as illustrated by a well crafted digital painting by the creator herself.

An article entitling ‘A smile amidst the crowd’ by Vishal Bheeroo can be seen as an inaugural one. It’s about an experience of the author meeting a stranger, a 9-year-old girl (might be a child labour),who smiled back at him confidently when he tried to a smile to show his sympathy.

A poem “Where is the truth?” by Ngobesing Romanus speaks about the quest for the ultimate truth of the life.
Through her poem ‘Prayer’ , the poetess Swati Sarangi wishes the almighty to be a torch bearer to guide her though the life.

A poem ‘A genuine friend’ by Wendel A. Brown is a beautiful tribute to the wonderful friends we make in our life.

‘A partycrasher’ by Troy David Loy is a short fiction about the invasion of aliens.

‘Cheetah Reflection’ by Carolyn Page is a work to provide motivation to one self by drawing the inspiration from the animal Cheetah.

Then comes a series of wonderful photographs of nature of Dominic A. Collucci.

‘How fate was overcome’ by Raghunandan Kuppuswamy is a story about getting over the curse given by a saint.

‘Weep not ‘ by Lisa Ojanpera beautiful photography of nature supported by wise lines.

‘Journey to end with light’ by Dominic Collucci creates a unique comparison between candle and the life of a human being.

‘One must sleep before they are awakened’ by Dominic Collucci is a spiritual poem about the awakening of human to his inner consciousness.

Clouds play by Sharmishtha Basu is a short poem creating images about the movement of clouds that bring rain.

‘Krishnavarna Neelavasan’ is a poem by Sharmishtha Basu originally written in Sanskrit in Devnagri Script ,then translated in English.

A mythological tale of ‘Parvati Swayamvar’ by Sharmishtha Basu narrates the love story of Lord Shiva and Parvati from Hindu Purana.

‘Story of Bangla Calendar’ by Sharmishtha Basu gives knowledge about the influence of Muslim calendar on Bengali calendar.

‘India this month’ by Sharmishtha Basu is a list of Indian festivals to be celebrated in near future.

‘Bengal this month’ by Sharmishtha Basu is a similar informative article as above listing various festivals celebrated in the month of Bhadra.

‘Pieces of past’ by Sharmishtha Basu provides a list of various chronological events of history.

The ezine ends with few spoilers ,digital paintings and concluding words from the creator.

My views in brief: It’s an ezine dedicated to the Bhadra month(Monsoon)of Hindu Calendar as one can find various pieces of information from the creator on it. Apart from this, it is flooded with various literary works and art. I feel too honoured to find my writing in this ezine. Thanks to Sharmishtha Basu for giving me an opportunity to publish my work in this ezine.

Dom Collucci

~I have noticed how much talent you have brought to your ezine, very professional people~
~there are a lot of great writers here and each story they have is a beautiful creation from within their Soul*s~
~I thank you for your additions of your paintings to my poetry~
~once again it is informative about your culture in India your stories, time frames of the history and the calendar~
~as always your work in creating your stories and poetry really are seen from your heart and another thing about them as it seems that there was no need for editting once again~
~looks like you have a great ezine here~
~keep up the good work indeed~
~is there a spot where I can write what is above?~

Troy David Loy

Agnijaat:

Gurupurnima 19.7.16
This was fascinating; a holiday for three separate occasions on the same date. As a student myself (a poor one in my youth) I can see the wisdom in respecting teachers, given the time and trouble they go through to instruct their charges and hold their attention. A teacher can make or break a class or course subject, but students who fail in doing their part in the exchange are at fault as well when learning doesn’t take place.

Sati:
This filled in a lot of gaps in my understanding of this unfortunate custom, and of the British and native Indians who worked to end it. To end a woman’s (often young) life on the funeral pyre of her husband must have been a horrific experience, not to mention the social penalties used to impose it on those who refused to conform.

Red Carpet:
I couldn’t help but feel a bit unsettled about this piece. Why on Terra would a legitimate employer need pinpoint location of prospective employees’ homes when the basic data should be enough? I got the impression from this that something shady might be at play.

Youth of India:
This roused me to anger, that any nation should both squander and exploit the young of the nation for the sake of the old and moneyed. It reminds me of the situation on my own country, where millennials are stuck with enormous student debt and lack of good paying jobs, often forced to work long hours on several jobs just to make ends meet.

Cheriyal Art of Warangal….Glimpses of Indian History:
A fascinating discussion of a dying art form that may yet be saved through digitization. It seems evocative of even more ancient styles to my eyes, and that’s a good thing. If you follow the link provided there are excellent examples to see. The dolls and masks speak to something not easily described. Beautiful stuff!

The Bean Stalk: This is a cute story, brief, but humorous. I almost felt sorry for the poor giant, mentioned but unseen, castigated by the thunderous voice for his negligence, pointed out by a little girl…

The remaining stories are good as well, very much in the vein of modern fairy-tales, some in more modern guises, but still with a hint of magic, and in one, a bit of horror.

The verses along with the stories are by far excellent, and I await the next issue, with patience of course; a virtue if ever there were one!

Now for Agnishatdal:

The pieces on Rabindranath and Abanindranath Tagore, both creative prodigies, were illuminating and filled many gaps in my knowledge. The one a poet, the other an artist, and both of them writers and teachers, Abanindranath is almost unknown in the West. Good on you for writing this, and for the beautiful sample of his dreamlike art.

A Smile Amidst The Crowd: This story is a really effective means of maintaining one’s faith in humanity. Wonderful, and very discouraging of curmudgeonly cynicism, and for that matter, pessimism. Good work, Vishal!

Where is the truth?
I find myself in complete agreement with Ngobesing’s sentiment here. Truth matters, whatever the means of finding it, as are any facts at hand that may bear out that truth. Important and also mentioned is intellectual courage, the willingness to speak the truth, often to power, and frequently at great risk. Socrates. Giordano Bruno. Galileo. While not mentioned here, these figures stand out to me as those who put their lives and liberty on the line for the truth, with two being put to death for doing so, the third put on house arrest and forced to recant. Excellent.

A Prayer: Stylistically, this evokes Tagore’s poetry, or at least the Ingreji translations of his work I’m reading. At the same time this piece evinces Ms. Sarangi’s own unique style, the result quite easy on the eyes in both form and execution. Very good.

A Genuine Friend: Wendel’s poem says much to consider on the human condition, particularly the title subject. The necessity of caring to friendship or any positive human relationship, in any real sense, shows quite nicely here.

Life, Love, Wisdom: Lisa’s photograph seems to me a photographic poem. It shows rather than just tells, always a sign of good artistry.

Cheetah reflection: Carolyn’s piece I found interesting, and easily intuited as to meaning.

Dom’s contributions here are many and varied, whether photo or text, and well-worth looking at from the scenery evoked from either.

How Fate Was Overcome: Raghunandan’s piece is one of my favorites from this issue. The farmer who plows his field during drought and provides compelling reasons for doing so is one smart cookie. The fact that his gambit worked is even better.

Weep not: Another good one by Lisa, open to many interpretations, including the light of God and to me, the lights of reason and science.

The interviews were fascinating, with new and interesting people, and the paintings, stories, and verse following had an excellent ‘feel’ to them. ‘Enchanted island’ stood out as particularly memorable.

Parvati Swayamvar – A Love Story From the Hindu Purans: This is a good retelling, and a fascinating look at the relatable personas of Hindu deities. It is easy to see why many are so popular. It reminds me of the movie and book ‘Life of Pi,’ in which the title character describes the Gods in super-heroic terms, at the same time clearly beyond Western superheroes.

India This Month: So many holidays in Bhadra! I’d not thought that so much could go on in only a single month, but seeing India’s incredibly diverse multicultural heritage, this should not surprise me.

I especially like the story of and dream sequence about Lord Ganesha. Very relatable, very personable. Easily my favorite deity. Even as a non-Hindu.

Pieces of Past: Prehistoric India and Harappa civilization: This made me think of one of the major reasons for the scarcity of ancient Indian records, even from only a few hundred years ago; that many written texts were made by stylus from a common and easily prepared resource: palm fronds, which most Indian scripts are well-suited for. It is also a very perishable means of writing, and books using this must be over time continually copied and recopied from older text, leaving much room for copy errors, as the Indian climate tends to degrade the medium that the originals are written on.

In any event, a fire has definitely been sparked for the next installment, both the eZine as a whole and this article series!

Troy David Loy

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Well, I have been mulling over the idea whether or not I will say something about the works of Agnishatdal, then I realized I can, that won’t be bragging, because I will be complimenting the works of others or criticizing them! So from this month onwards I will add my words to the opinions of others too.

Shravan Issue:

I will never be able to thank Kazi Anirban enough for that amazing bio he gifted me of Kazi Sabyasachi. I tried to upload it in wiki but could not understand their rules and regulations, will have to try again or get help.

Adarsha the watersaver by Hemdiva Dev- This is a fantastic story, a story with some lessons and brilliantly written if you consider that the writer is just a child. One can feel this girl is going to shine as a writer.

Monkey Incident by Brieuc Martin Onraet- Now this is ONE scary and hilarious incident, honestly I wont like anyone being chased by a big or small monkey, a kid especially. It was terrifying yet fun to read- the way Brian tells stories is amazing!

Carnation flower and Tiger reflections by Carolyn Page- What can I say about Carolyn and her reflections? She is like a flower herself and her works are gems of wisdom. I absolutely ADORE the depth of her wisdom and keen study of human nature.

Aryabhata by Troy David Loy- well, honestly I do read quite a bit about India history and its past glories but Troy taught me about Aryabhata, I knew nothing about him but his name. It is one article, full of information. His way of writing is, and will be amazing always, that is added bonus.

Lisa Ojanpera’s poems and photography- She is a brilliant author and fantastic photographer, artist. I am so grateful that she shared her works with us.

Dom Collucci’s photographs- his photography is amazing!

Midnight tolls and Platitudes by Gayle Walters Rose- Gayle is an amazing writer, her talent is beyond measure, I have been reading her works for years and they are mind-blowing, just like these two.

The rock of statecraft by Raghunandan Kuppuswamy- He is full of wisdom, knowledge and his works are real gems if you are looking for true wisdom. This story is just one of his gems!

Monkharaper chithi and China mobile o ekti meye by Arjo Dasgupta- I wish he could share the translation of these two amazing works in Bengali- they are brilliant! Fantastic, superb!

Bhadra Issue-

A smile amidst the crowd by Ranveer Vishal is a beautiful, heartwarming story of courage, how starkest condition cannot steal the joy of some people! It is a humble reminder to us to thank God for so many things we have. Vishal is a very talented writer, his stories, poetry and critics are priceless!

Where is the truth by Ngobesing Romanus is a brilliant poem, his words are very wise and deep.

A prayer by Swati Sarangi is a beautiful surrender to God, the supreme being, an earnest request for God to become mentor and guide, just loved it!

A genuine friend by Wendel A. Brown is amazing! I am a big admirer of his spiritual works, they are so very priceless, I read them whenever I am in my blogs! They are true gems.

Partycrashers is ONE STORY by Troy David Loy- I love his wisdom, knowledge in science, and just loved this story with a brand new twist in it!

Life, love, wisdom by Lisa Ojanpera is a work of art with wisest words.

Cheetah Reflection by Carolyn Page is another gem from her box of gems, the reflections, another insight into human nature, just can’t have enough of these!

Growing in the USA, Journey to the end with light, One must sleep and photographs by Dom Collucci are fantastic example of his multidirectional talent! I loved those poems for their depth, beauty and wisdom, his photographs are amazing, they always are and his memoir was beautiful, heart-warming!

How fate was overcome by Raghunandan Kuppuswamy- an amazing story indeed, a reminder that sometimes dedication can make fate change its ways! A very true, wise story for young people out there struggling to make a mark for themselves.

write for Kartik Agnishatdal!

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Kartik Agnishatdal submission’s final date is 30th September 2016.

The Ashwin ezines will be published on 18.9.16, if you want to buy a copy write to me or wait till October, from October Agnishatdal and Agnijaat will be in Amazon, three months compiled as one ezine, the price will be $3.5, if you get the pdf files, the price will be a little less:)

The writers of Agnishatdal:
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Join us in Kartik Issue, 18.10.16:)
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the address for the mails- 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!
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The pages of authors of Shravan (17.7.16) Bhadra (18.8.16) Ashwin (18.9.16) Issues:

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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/

… Have a great time!

write for Indie Adda!

Indie Adda is an attempt to build a platform for Indie authors, their interviews, critics for their works are posted here, will love to have some guest bloggers there!

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Right now I can’t pay you anything monetarily but will love to write for you in return if you want.

Apart from that, your post will be shared in Indie Adda’s facebook page.
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If you allow me, it can be added into the Agnishatdal Ezine too.

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If you have something to say about Indie publishing or Writers we will love to hear that!

* Anything that will help an Indie author.
* That will stimulate the muse.
* That will entertain the author or the muse.
* That will benefit the author or the muse.
* You have some service, product that will benefit Indie Writers- I am not against advertising your products, services, I know how tough it is to reach out to readers, so if you are an editor, an agent, a publicist, a website owner, a blogger you can introduce yourself, your services in the form of a blog post and place your request, I will gladly publish it for free.

or last but not the least

* Anything you have to say to other writers/ Indie publishers.

Write to me-

agnijaat@hotmail.com and send a copy to sermistabasu@gmail.com (MUST). I always acknowledge mails, if I don’t like them I will tell you.

before you send them to me copyright them!

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