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Agnijaat Bhadra 1428, August 2021

Agnijaat Bhadra 1428, August 2021
https://sharmishthabasu.gumroad.com/l/LCkhlm
https://shoptly.com/i/bz6x

Agnijaat (Fireborn) is a monthly English Ezine that follows Bengali Calendar.

From Shraban 1428 onwards Agnijaat will be sharing stories, essays and poetries plus illustrations. The style of the Ezine has been changed quite a bit. I hope you will enjoy this new style.

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 sharmishthabasu@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 supporter here: https://buymeacoffee.com/sharmishthabasu to read them, buy a cup and leave a message there to tell me you want a copy of Agnijaat, I will mail it to you or you can write to me after buying the coffee @ sharmishthabasu@hotmail.com and tell me you bought me a coffee and now you want an issue of Agnijaat/Agnishatdal/Agnilipi/Agnimalya/Coming Kingdom/SBPnB

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 @ sharmishthabasu@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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SBPnB July 2021 in Patreon

SBPnB July 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
10.7.21
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

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Patreon August 2021 critique by Labanya

Patreon August 2021 critique by Labanya
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Hi friends, hope the weather is mild there, it is quite decent here this year, actually we have enjoyed quite a few pleasant days this summer and have not been roasted most of the time.

I have just finished reading the August bunch of Patreon books created/written by Sharmishtha Basu, sharing my honest opinion about them, hoping they will bring a few much needed patrons her way!

If you want them for free you will have to critique the Ezines for a year, loyally and faithfully, if you critique them for a year and send the critiques to Sharmishtha she will give you these five books for free next year. You can go on for years, I plan to!

How to get the Ezines? You can buy them directly from her [paypal] or through gumroad, shoptly. The second way is you can write/create for Agnishatdal, if you send 12 pieces you will get 12 issues of both Ezines, that is, annual subscription of both ezines. Pick up your way and start writing the critiques.

1. Agnilipi [writing/letter of fire]: It contains 10 gorgeous photographs taken by Sharmishtha Basu. They are pleasing and pretty to my eyes. My favorite is the white royal Bengal tiger or tigress this time! Last month it was yellow ones, my favorites among all royal Bengals.

2. Agnipat [portrait of fire]: It contains 10 cute paintings of alligators and crocodiles, loved almost all of them.

3. Agnimalya [garland of fire]: This month the book contains a set of stories of different length, micro fiction to short stories, there are ghosts, aliens, lovers and more. Thoroughly enjoyable!

4. Coming Kingdom: There were stories of different sizes, about ghosts, aliens and human beings. Loved the short story about a wronged husband who came back to give his wife her due dose of medicine.

5. SBPnB [Sharmishtha Basu’s Pen n Brush]: It contains 10 illustrated poems, the paintings are pretty and the poems are of various moods, light, dark and beautiful.

Will return next month with critiques, till then stay safe!
yours truly,
Labanya

It is my pseudonym and I write for Sharmishtha only, when I use social media I use my real name not Labanya. I really don’t have any plans of writing for anyone else at present. If I do I will start using my real name! If you like my works you can always send a few lines to Sharmishtha or write them as comments, she will tell me.

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Coming Kingdom July 2021 in Patreon

Coming Kingdom July 2021
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Kingmaker is stalled for this year. You can read part one of Kingmaker in Kindle if you are interested-

Lucifer’s Liegemen- Kingmaker
https://www.amazon.com/dp/b0876w7xbw

Upcoming Kingdom will share few shorties this month, supernatural stories mostly. Hope you are enjoying them!

Share your views, your tips and if you want me to add something in it, exclude something from it… feel free to tell me!

You have all the details in the final few pages! You know the drill about copyrights, these are my works, copyrighted so if you want to share them in your blog or site please ask me, and send me a link after you have shared it so I can use that for my promotional ventures.

Happy Reading!
Sharmishtha Basu
1.7.21

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Agnishatdal Bhadra 1428 August 2021 critique by SB

Agnishatdal Bhadra 1428 August 2021
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Critique by SB

Agnishatdal Bhadra 1428 August 2021 critique by SB
https://sharmishthabasu.gumroad.com/l/Ltbdj
https://shoptly.com/i/bz6y

By your good old editor! Few simple words about the works of my much cherished authors! So the critiques will be honest, short and sweet.

Shunyata by Labanya: Sad and almost heart breaking.

Ye reap…3 by saptarchi: Saptarchi is right again. Covid might have become an eye opener for Indians, but they love to keep their eyes shut tight! They are incurable! It is strange that after so many years of lie and deception they still fall for honey-tongued serpents.

Fogline by Brieuc Martin Onraet 17: Another piece filled with Brian’s fantastic humour! Weather department is same everywhere it seems!

A mix up by Vasu Srinivasan translated by Raghunathan Kuppuswamy: Loved it, I was not sure where it was going, the end was hilarious!

Cometh the Magnus by Troy David Loy: Fantastic piece!

You already are… by Dom Collucci: Very true words, if you think deeply!

Bitter Pill dose 45 by We are safe 2: BP is right again, if you read newspapers and other things where people either express their opinion or share things claiming that they are true, absolute truth, you will realize how one too many of them have Cyclops vision.

Gillu by Manju Balkrishna: Just love the writing style of Manju, there is so much warmth and beauty in this story.

Dream Angel by Pat Ritters 1: Looks like the narrator possessed gambling luck, but it is a very bad obsession, one should steer clear of it!

I believe that will be it for my critique as an editor, you will have to read the rest in Ezine. Of course there is truckloads of more works there!

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Agnishatdal Shraban 1428, July 2021

Agnishatdal Shraban 1428, July 2021
https://sharmishthabasu.gumroad.com/l/mWdYa
https://shoptly.com/i/bxom

Authors of Agnishatdal

Agnishatdal is an English monthly Ezine blessed with selfless affection of its creative group, these selfless authors, artists have shared their wonderful creation for free and no matter how much I try to thank them for this gift, it will be nothing! Here they are (No order please, just the names as they appeared in mind) :

Brieuc Martin Onraet https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com
Dominic Collucci: http://zen-inspirations.blogspot.com/
Raghunandan Kuppuswamy https://ksriranga.wordpress.com
Troy David Loy http://troythulu.net 
Pat Ritter http://www.patritter.com.au
Manju Balkrishna: https://beyondcbse.wordpress.com
Scott Hastie https://scotthastie.com
Labanya
Citizen Null
Saptarchi
Bitter Pill
and
Sharmishtha Basu
https://agnijaat.wordpress.com
https://agnishatdal.wordpress.com
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com
https://agnijashatadalama.wordpress.com

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Agnishatdal Bhadra 1428 August 2021 critique by Labanya

Agnishatdal Bhadra 1428 August 2021
( https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://gumroad.com/sharmishthabasu)
Critique by Labanya

Agnishatdal Bhadra 1428 August 2021 critique by Labanya
https://sharmishthabasu.gumroad.com/l/Ltbdj
https://shoptly.com/i/bz6y

Hi friends, let us begin!

Bhadra issue begins with another shot from Golconda fort, the tribute this month has been paid to Satyendranath Tagore and was full of fresh information about him, I have only read his name here and there.

Ye reap…3 by saptarchi: Saptarchi is right again. Covid might have become an eye opener for Indians, but they love to keep their eyes shut tight! They are incurable!

Fogline by Brieuc Martin Onraet 17: Very good observation of weather forecast.

A mix up by Vasu Srinivasan translated by Raghunathan Kuppuswamy: packed a good punch at the end.

Cometh the Magnus by Troy David Loy: Interesting piece. Surprise end for sure.

You already are… by Dom Collucci: Beautiful.

Bitter Pill dose 45 by We are safe 2: BP is very right about the half truth that has been recorded and fed to public since the day people started recording incidents.

Gillu by Manju Balkrishna: Don’t know Hindi.

Dream Angel by Pat Ritters 1: Interesting piece, great description, vivid and touching.

Treats:

Sfulingo and Agnidal 5 in Shoptly and Gumroad: Read them all. They were pure delight.

4 fantastic shots of sparrows and butterflies shared this month.

This month Linkedin Requests are worth checking out if you are a writer or artist.

UFO sightings by Graham Clingbine: It can be a great read!

Agni Kahini by Sharmishtha Basu: Watched the channel, and enjoyed it.

Agni Kahini by Sharmishtha Basu
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZae1W9SU3ZffO9DkbGDIjA
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZae1W9SU3ZffO9DkbGDIjA/playlists

Star of the Month Munni Begum- She is good.

Star of West: Nomadland: Sounds like a great movie.

Star of east: Amrita Shergil- I will have to check out her paintings, I have only heard her name, the painting shared was gorgeous.

Youtubia-PBS Space Time- fascinating.

Minutes Together: Liberated was spooky and sort of possible.

Loved the Bengali poem and the hindi poem both. Thank you for adding my work Shunyata in your ezine Agni and translating it for me.

Upamanyu- Have read it before but not the full story. Touching and sweet.

TnW- Let Go- good suggestion!

Bhandananda- Men will be men, women should start uniting and standing firm against bullying.

The sketches all through the ezine were pretty, very colourful and lovely.

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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Agnipat July 2021 in Patreon

Agnipat, July 2021
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Agnipat will share a set of digital paintings each month, this month a gallery of babies. Hope you will enjoy these colourful sketches.

I used to give Agnijaat and Agnishatdal for $2 before. You can buy them 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!

Agnishatdal too is a monthly English Ezine created by a group of wonderful artists and authors from all across the world. The contents of this ezine is versatile like its authors.
Brieuc Martin Onraet https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com
Dominic Collucci: http://zen-inspirations.blogspot.com/
Raghunandan Kuppuswamy https://ksriranga.wordpress.com
Troy David Loy http://troythulu.net 
Pat Ritter http://www.patritter.com.au
Manju https://beyondcbse.wordpress.com
Scott Hastie https://scotthastie.com
Labanya, Citizen Null, Saptarchi, Bitter Pill, and Sharmishtha Basu
https://agnijaat.wordpress.com https://agnishatdal.wordpress.com
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com https://agnijashatadalama.wordpress.com
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.
3. They cost $1.00 each issue and $11.00 for annual subscription via paypal. That will include free quarterlies and annual digests.
4. You can also become my patron here: https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu to read them, the site will allow you to download.
5.Buy me a coffee or two and get them from buymeacoffee- https://buymeacoffee.com/sharmishthabasu
6. 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 @ sharmishthabasu@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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Agnijaat Bhadra 1428 August 2021 critique by Labanya

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

Agnijaat Bhadra 1428 August 2021 critique by Labanya
https://sharmishthabasu.gumroad.com/l/LCkhlm
https://shoptly.com/i/bz6x

Agnijaat Shraban begins with a beautiful sketch of Lord Ganesha.

Agnijaat has gone a complete makeover from July 2021. It is now distributed in three primary sections, stories, poetry and essays. There are the usual delightful illustrations too.

ESSAY SECTION:

New Parliament House: Things Indian politicians do and get re-elected after that!
Making rich richer: The policy of politicians all over the world.
Making poor poorer: This is a specialty of third world countries, India at present may be one of the top ranking ones in this game.
Deadly: is a piece of chilling, terrifying reality.
Suicidal business strategy: Very true. First learn business ethics like international companies then see whether or not people buy your “Desi” things.
SOS: Embrace: You can’t run from life, accept all its colours, embrace only positive ones. Good suggestion.
FTQFS: back to caves: The cavemen are trying their level best, the question is will women scurry back to caves and rot?

POETRY section:

Beautiful pic of a fairy as section image.

After that there were ten poems and ten fantastic drawings of poppies and they all were gorgeous, there is something about red flowers! Loved the ninth poem the most, sort of nostalgic and haunting.

Then there was an announcement of Agni’s new graphic story channel in YouTube, check it out if you can, it is good.

Agni Kahini by Sharmishtha Basu
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZae1W9SU3ZffO9DkbGDIjA
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZae1W9SU3ZffO9DkbGDIjA/playlists

Next there were four gorgeous photos of one of the prettiest birds that can be found in cities, woodpecker.

STORY TIME:

A set of stories from Black Mist and other stories:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ontgsbe

Ten fantastic stories about things that go bumping in the night but of different types, loved them all. They all had different things to talk about. Being a ghost story fan I have no reason to complain.

After that there were critiques of previous month’s Ezines and Patreon books, some by me of course, some by SB.

The cartoon Mr Stick: Another dose of reality!

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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Agnimalya July 2021 in Patreon

Agnimalya July 2021
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Hope you are enjoying the stories, do let me know if you want something in particular. I will try!

This month Agnimalya contains a bunch of natural, supernatural stories.

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. Just let me know!

Happy Reading!

With best regards and wishes.
Sharmishtha Basu
10.7.21
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
https://buymeacoffee.com/sharmishthabasu