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Agnijaat Jyeshtha 1428 May 2021 critique by Labanya

Agnijaat Jyeshtha 1428 May 2021
( https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu )
https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
Critique by Labanya

Agnijaat Jyeshtha 1428 May 2021 critique by Labanya
https://gumroad.com/l/ihKEm
https://shoptly.com/i/bsh2

Agnijaat Jyeshtha begins with a fun Jamai Shashthi cartoon. Well, let us hope that things will get better after vaccination. Let us simply pray that things will get better and people won’t starve.

Indie Author Speaks: Reading and writing- A good author must be a good reader. A good speaker should be good listener.

FTQFS: There is a beautiful world outside kitchen.

Techbabble: Microsoft products are really becoming more and more user unfriendly and irritating.

India Now: Indian Hypocrisy 2 – Another harsh and true piece. Really grim side of Indian society has been shown in these two pieces.

SOS: Million dollar truth- worst people are those who hide their fury, venom behind sweetness and charm.

Intriguing Tales: Never ever judge a book by its cover!

History of India: Interesting piece about entry of Aryans in India.

My Pen: of journalists 2: If we don’t stand up for honest journalists we are digging our own grave.

Fun and Frolic section:

New pic for the section, a cute hedgehog! it was followed by a pretty painting and a beautiful photograph.

New Poetry by Scott Hastie: Mr. Hastie’s poetry is really fabulous.

Corona virus pandemic poem by Graham Clingbine: Wonder if it is grim or just multicolored observation.

Pikatron November 2019 critique by Editor: Will have to get the newsletter from Troy or Agni.

X files : Never liked the series. I utterly dislike the lead actors, both of them!

Indian Raga Now:

Krishna Chatterjee- Just love her.

SPOTLIGHT ON- Jackie Chan- Have watched a few movies by him, he is really good!

Window to West – King Lear: I really want to watch some good portrayals of Shakespeare works, not cheesy, altered ones, genuine ones so look for this one.

Baishakh Shots: Four lovely shots!

Youtube channel: Already checked them all out.

Storytime: poetry from Patreon: great message.

Ganga Saptami: Another river’s birthday, this time Ganges. Beautiful story of her descent, I have read them all before but not at one place.

Theme: lillies- Seven exquisite paintings.

The cartoon Mr Stick: Another dose of reality. How our politicians change colour after being elected.

In the end quite enjoyed the Ezine, and its colourful sketches/paintings especially they are refreshing and pretty!

That is it I guess! See you again next month, and thank you Agni/Sharmishtha for translating my works!

Yours sincerely,
Labanya

By the way if you see any other Labanya in Sharmishtha’s social circle that will not be me. I don’t use my pen name [Labanya] in social media, use the real one.

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Agnishatdal book 15, ponchishe boisakh 2021 critique by SB

Agnishatdal Book 15, Ponchishe Boisakh 2021
( https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu )
https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
Critique by SB

Agnishatdal book 15, ponchishe boisakh 2021 critique by SB

Agnishatdal book 15, ponchishe boisakh 2021
https://gumroad.com/l/diElB
https://shoptly.com/i/bshp

Agnishatdal book 15 shares a bunch of Labanya’s fantastic poetry, the poems are as always exquisite and beautiful. If you know Bengali you will truly admire them. These poems are about different things.

They are accompanied by my translation of those poems and a set of my artworks. You will find these works in my artwork stores too in case you feel like buying a print or two.

1. https://sharmishthabasu.artweb.com
2. https://zazzle.com/store/sharmishthabasu
3. https://www.redbubble.com/people/sharmishthabosu/shop

Do share your views if you pick it up and read it!

Love.
Sharmishtha Basu
7.5.21

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Agnishatdal book 15, ponchishe boisakh 2021 critique by Labanya

Agnishatdal Book 15, Ponchishe Boisakh 2021
( https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu )
https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
Critique by Labanya

Agnishatdal book 15, ponchishe boisakh 2021 critique by Labanya

Agnishatdal book 15, ponchishe boisakh 2021
https://gumroad.com/l/diElB
https://shoptly.com/i/bshp

Agnishatdal book 15 shares artworks of Sharmishtha Basu with my poetry- What can I say about my poetry? Nothing! These works revolve around things that touch me, move my heart or make me think.

The artworks painted by Sharmishtha that are added with my poems are gorgeous, you will find these works in her artwork stores too in case you feel like buying a print or two and support the artist, authoress in serious need for a paying career.

1. https://sharmishthabasu.artweb.com
2. https://zazzle.com/store/sharmishthabasu
3. https://www.redbubble.com/people/sharmishthabosu/shop

I will love to thank Sharmishtha for translating the works and this critique and including my works in the Ezine.

Do share your views if you pick it up and read it!

Best regards,
Labanya

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Agnijaat book 15 Ponchishe Boisakh 2021 Critique by Labanya

Agnijaat Book 15, Ponchishe Boisakh 2021
( https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu )
https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
Critique by Labanya

Agnijaat book 15 Ponchishe Boisakh 2021 Critique by Labanya

Agnijaat book 15, Ponchishe Boisakh, 2021
https://gumroad.com/l/BpoHGD
https://shoptly.com/i/bshv

Agnijaat book 15 shared some quotes that are published under the header of FTQFS- From the Quill of Feme Sole in Agnijaat’s monthly issues. The quotes are different degrees of thought provoking.

They are accompanied by a set of gorgeous paintings, you can buy the way check out these paintings or buy them from Sharmishtha’s Artwork stores.

1. https://sharmishthabasu.artweb.com
2. https://zazzle.com/store/sharmishthabasu
3. https://www.redbubble.com/people/sharmishthabosu/shop

See you again with critiques of the Ezines and from this month onwards a new addition, Sharmishtha’s Patreon books I have procured in lieu of critiquing them.

Hope you will check out the book, maybe buy it and encourage the author.

Best regards,

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Join Agnishatdal!

Have 12 works that you can share in return of 12 issues of two ezines? that is 1:2 ratio, give me 12 of your works and you will get a one year subscription of Agnijaat and Agnishatdal.

I am not at all fussy, I have few rules only, you can share anything you want as long as it reflects good taste! It can be an essay, article, artwork, critique, story, poem, cartoon…. the list is long.

you can send the works in my email id (sermistabasu@gmail.com and agnishatdal@hotmail.com) or if you are in linkedin [ https://in.linkedin.com/in/authorsharmishthabasu ] you can share there, it allows doc files and pdf files, I can convert pdf files into doc files don’t worry, but before you do that copyright your works! That way no one will steal your work.

You can get the details of rules here:
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com/to-writecontribute-in-agnishatdal/

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Addicted to reading and love encouraging writers, 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 buy me a coffee or become my supporter in buymeacoffee.com
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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My firstever attempt on animation

Buy me a coffee:
https://buymeacoffee.com/sharmishthabasu

A little help from you will help me more than you can imagine! It will help a desperately struggling author, artist survive.

Situations are not in our hand, so instead of working 9 to 5 in an office, earning money through menial or mental labor which sort of sounds easier to do if you ask me when it comes to earning money! Boring, frustrating, cumbersome but you know what is expected from you to get your salary, but life won’t permit that easy way out to me so here I am desperately trying to make something out of my writing and painting.

I write, paint and photograph [for own recreation] a lot in my own independent style. I have been desperately trying to make something out of these because I don’t have any other means of income, situations won’t allow that, even though I always wanted to be a career woman.

I write whatever I feel like [poetry, story, essays etc], paint and photograph everything that impresses me and is in my capacity and then put them together as books and try selling them.

But you know how hard it is without marketing, and for marketing you have to give too much money and that is something I absolutely don’t have. I can assume that many of you supporters are here to give chance to authors/artists like me who can’t afford to market their art/passion and don’t mind trying out authors/artists you have never heard of. Actually I am desperately counting on that adventurous, generous side of you!

So, if you will kindly browse through my membership and other plans I will be truly grateful and if you decide to help even a bit I will be forever in debt.

Membership Plan

$50 [annual] Any five of Agnijaat/Agnishatdal/Agnilipi/Agnimalya/Coming Kingdom/SBPnB-

Agnijaat and Agnishatdal

are monthly English Ezines, both in English, Agnijaat contains only my creations and Agnishatdal is created by a group of authors and artists.

Agnilipi

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

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

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

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

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!

For the cuppas:

If you are offering a cup or more than a cup of coffee, pick up any of the creation for each cup please! [one creation for 1 dollar], I will send it to you! If you want you can give $10 and get the one of your choice for a year, you know the math, if you want two it will be $20. Leave the name of the ebook/pdf file in your comment so I can send it to you.

Few samples for you:

SBPnB JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/sbpnb-january-45788053
COMING KINGDOM JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/coming-kingdom-45788022
AGNISHATDAL JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/agnishatdal-magh-45787977
AGNIPAT JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/agnipat-january-45787954
AGNIMALYA JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/agnimalya-2021-45787928
AGNILIPI JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/agnilipi-january-45787892
AGNIJAAT JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/agnijaat-magh-45787832

and
SBPnB April 2021
https://www.patreon.com/posts/50096303
Coming Kingdom April 2021
https://www.patreon.com/posts/50096275
Agnipat April 2021
https://www.patreon.com/posts/50096225
Agnimalya April 2021
https://www.patreon.com/posts/50096201
Agnilipi April 2021
https://www.patreon.com/posts/50096180
Agnijaat Boisakh 1428, April 2021
https://www.patreon.com/posts/50096114
Agnishatdal Boisakh 1428 April 2021
https://www.patreon.com/posts/50096244

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Want to spend some money on encouraging creativity?

Buy me a coffee:
https://buymeacoffee.com/sharmishthabasu

A little help from you will help me more than you can imagine! It will help a desperately struggling author, artist survive.

Situations are not in our hand, so instead of working 9 to 5 in an office, earning money through menial or mental labor which sort of sounds easier to do if you ask me when it comes to earning money! Boring, frustrating, cumbersome but you know what is expected from you to get your salary, but life won’t permit that easy way out to me so here I am desperately trying to make something out of my writing and painting.

I write, paint and photograph [for own recreation] a lot in my own independent style. I have been desperately trying to make something out of these because I don’t have any other means of income, situations won’t allow that, even though I always wanted to be a career woman.

I write whatever I feel like [poetry, story, essays etc], paint and photograph everything that impresses me and is in my capacity and then put them together as books and try selling them.

But you know how hard it is without marketing, and for marketing you have to give too much money and that is something I absolutely don’t have. I can assume that many of you supporters are here to give chance to authors/artists like me who can’t afford to market their art/passion and don’t mind trying out authors/artists you have never heard of. Actually I am desperately counting on that adventurous, generous side of you!

So, if you will kindly browse through my membership and other plans I will be truly grateful and if you decide to help even a bit I will be forever in debt.

Membership Plan

$50 [annual] Any five of Agnijaat/Agnishatdal/Agnilipi/Agnimalya/Coming Kingdom/SBPnB-

Agnijaat and Agnishatdal

are monthly English Ezines, both in English, Agnijaat contains only my creations and Agnishatdal is created by a group of authors and artists.

Agnilipi

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

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

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

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

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!

For the cuppas:

If you are offering a cup or more than a cup of coffee, pick up any of the creation for each cup please! [one creation for 1 dollar], I will send it to you! If you want you can give $10 and get the one of your choice for a year, you know the math, if you want two it will be $20. Leave the name of the ebook/pdf file in your comment so I can send it to you.

Few samples for you:

SBPnB JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/sbpnb-january-45788053
COMING KINGDOM JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/coming-kingdom-45788022
AGNISHATDAL JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/agnishatdal-magh-45787977
AGNIPAT JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/agnipat-january-45787954
AGNIMALYA JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/agnimalya-2021-45787928
AGNILIPI JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/agnilipi-january-45787892
AGNIJAAT JANUARY
https://www.patreon.com/posts/agnijaat-magh-45787832

and
SBPnB April 2021
https://www.patreon.com/posts/50096303
Coming Kingdom April 2021
https://www.patreon.com/posts/50096275
Agnipat April 2021
https://www.patreon.com/posts/50096225
Agnimalya April 2021
https://www.patreon.com/posts/50096201
Agnilipi April 2021
https://www.patreon.com/posts/50096180
Agnijaat Boisakh 1428, April 2021
https://www.patreon.com/posts/50096114
Agnishatdal Boisakh 1428 April 2021
https://www.patreon.com/posts/50096244

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Sharmishtha Basu’s Artwork stores and freelancing profile

Well, after being encouraged by compliments from those who have checked out my paintings I decided to open art stores [things are quite grim down here lately, so all possible options are getting tested!]

The paintings are sold as stickers, tote-bags and other stationery, you can check them out without buying and leave your views.!

https://sharmishthabasu.artweb.com
https://zazzle.com/store/sharmishthabasu
https://www.redbubble.com/people/sharmishthabosu/shop

If you are looking for a multilingual author or translator [Bengali, English and Hindi] You can check out my freelancer profile:

https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01873ccd4b48c7e20c?viewMode=1

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SBPnB June 2021

SBPnB June 2021
Sharmishtha Basu’s Pen n Brush
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

This month SBPnB will share a bunch of illustrated poetry.

Don’t forget to share your views, suggestions without any hesitation. My contact details are at the end of the book.

As you all know these are my creations, copyrighted works, you are free to use them as long as you treat them as my property-mention my name as the creator and leave a link to my blog and inform me with the details of your use (non-profit) or discuss the financial side if you like them enough to publish them in your ezine, blog etc to sell.

With best regards and wishes.
Sharmishtha Basu
16.6.21
You can buy my book(s) from here too : https://Shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu
https://www.amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu