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Critique Digest of Agnishatdal and Agnijaat Boisakh (April 2017) to Falgun (Feb 18)

I thought it will be better to share it as a pdf file, so that you can download and read them at your leisure!

https://agnijashatadalam.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/critique-digest-boisakh-to-falgun-1424.pdf

YOU WILL SEE PAYHIP MENTIONS IN THE POSTS, JUST IGNORE THAT PART.

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Coming Kingdom is only for my patrons in patreon!

coming kingdom is for the patrons only book, it contains my upcoming novels, piece by piece, sort of trying to entice my patrons into sharing their invaluable opinions about the pieces so i can modify the novels! writing alone can get boring if the story is long!

I sincerely hope to see you there! The stories of this book will come up as books in future. When they do i will announce their publishing!

To get it every month become my patron in patreon:
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SBPnB for my patrons in patreon!

Sharmishtha Basu’s pen and brush on the other hand is all about illustrations, I mostly select short, very short poem and illustrate them for this book. Sometimes there are quotes or micro fictions too. The main idea behind this book is illustration, the contents are picked up to fit with the illustration hungry pages of the book!

I sincerely hope you will enjoy them!

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Agnimalya for my patrons in patreon!

Agnimalya is a book of stories, mainly, it will contain an illustration or two once in a while but dont count on that.

You will get both short and long stories divided into different issues. Stories of all types are its target of writing. Hope you will enjoy it!

To get it every month become my patron in patreon:
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or buy the ones that will be published in shoptly from shoptly or via paypal. If you buy via paypal don’t forget to send me the name of the book if paypal allows you to add a comment, or simply send me an email @sermistabasu@gmail.com with the list of the book(s) you have purchased via paypal.

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Agnishatdal Boisakh 1425, April 2018

Agnishatdal is a joint creative effort, its authors are scattered all over the world, by name they are (for this issue) Troy, Raghu, Dom, Hemdiva, Sherri, Brieuc, Bitter Pill, Citizen Null and Sharmishtha.

they try to keep this monthly english ezine as versatile as they can for you. You will see all types of stuffs inside it, if you miss something tell us we will try! You will get stories, poems, artworks, satires, cartoons, serious/nonserious essays….

Agnijaat

https://shoptly.com/i/24b

Agnishatdal

https://shoptly.com/i/243

Agnijaat Boisakh 1425, April 2018 in Shoptly

Agnijaat is a monthly English Ezine, created by Sharmishtha Basu, who tries to keep it as versatile and good as she can. Your suggestions for further improvement are really welcome!

You will get stories, poems, paintings, light essays, serious essays and all types of stuff i can create and they are ever changing (hopefully).

Agnijaat

https://shoptly.com/i/24b

Agnishatdal

https://shoptly.com/i/243

Agnishatdal Chaitra, March review by Troy David Loy

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Agnishatdal Chaitra 1424 Critique
By Troy David Loy https://www.amazon.com/author/troyloy

Bah! This will be my last piece for the year 1424 for Agnishatdal, so I’ll try to make it a good one!

Shraddarghya — Salutations:
Here we have an image with a really nice selection and balance of color. The authoress is really upping her game with this and other of her recent pieces! It features a flower blossom centered in a stylized heart. Simple, and good!

Dr Meghnad Saha:
That this man contributed as much as he did to the scientific process is impressive, and not at all surprising to me. Pre-Independence India has produced many great scientists, while modern India continues to. Thumbs up!

Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay:
Hmmm. I’ll have look for Ingreji translations of this author’s books. If not there are bound to be copies online in the original language for me to practice on during study. For one whose life took a darker turn much of the time, his writings are with little doubt bound to be insightful.

Happy Holi:
Hemdiva’s story is a sound warning of the celebratory hazards of careless or harmful pranks during an otherwise enjoyable and generally fun festival.

The future looks bright from here:
Null gives a bright perspective this month on teenage advocates of social change.

The Black Queen, Piece 3:
Brieuc’s serial adventure in French Indochina continues, with a bit of foreshadowing into a darker turn of events.

Pritamji and his Nuskas 2:
Verbal mischief rears its lighthearted head, with strike and counterstrike in a
conversation about remedies among friends. Fun stuff!

A dot signs the page:
Dom gives here a verse on cold weather, the snowstorms following the nightfall.

K 3 OF KOLKATA:
BP speaks of lecherous old men being, well, lecherous old guys toward younger, often much younger, women, but worsening the matter by not acting their age.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan:
Here is a good singer to look up online. If he’s anywhere near as good as suggested here, it’ll be well worth it!

Pandit Raghunath Seth:
I love flute music. I don’t know why, but I do. Perhaps it was during an episode of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, but nonetheless, this artist’s stuff sounds delightful.

Creator’s Quill:
This is a really cute digital painting of a lion cub. Good separation of colors here, even without a gradient mapping.

Minutes Together …:
This digital painting shows a girl reading with a rabbit nearby. Simple color selection, with sparing use of outlines.

The Lotus of Fire 2018 book—few works
Here are a few interesting digital paintings with poems. Four in all, they show a good choice of colors, shades, and font selection to allow easier reading against the image background.

Shukatara — Morning star & badal ka saya — shadow of clouds:
Good reads, both of these photo-poetries. I’ve saved them to Evernote for further reading during study days.

Basantipuja:
EXCELLENT digital painting this month, for the eponymously named festival. Lots of colors in this one, and VERY well arranged.

Pieces of Past — Bairam Khan:
Not unlike nowadays, dirty politics has always been a frequent companion to leaders, as this bit of history from the Mughal empire shows.

Story from Ved and Puranas — Two Ganges:
The origin story of the Two Ganges Rivers, the Godavari and the Ganges, is told.

Modern Lovers (!!):
Two cartoon pics of typical guys turning down possible brides for underhanded reasons. For stick figures, these are very expressive in their body-language.

Final Image:
This one shows a girl in green with fawns. Nice one!

That’s it for this year! I’ll see you again next month now that are into the BS 1425, so do take care, and in abbreviated Soruggon….
Tf. Tk. Tts.