Agnishatdal Kartik 1427 October 2020
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Critique by Labanya
Hi friends, let us begin!
Ashwin issue begins with tribute to Nagarjuna, have heard his name many times but did not have any clue about what his field of accomplishments was, now I know.
Will Bengal shine again by saptarchi: Well chances are really slim and it will become negative if saffron brigade wins in next elections, they are already instigating violence in the state, heaven only knows what they will do if they grab the power!
Fogline by Brieuc Martin Onraet 7: Thank God that we don’t have feathers!
Faithmark by Raghunandan Kuppuswamy: This was a cool story, hope he won’t become greedy!
Passing of the torch by Troy David Loy: Yet another piece on Troy’s favorite, Meera, sounds like an interesting character. I will really love to read more stories about her.
Heart has love… by Dom Collucci: another wise and beautiful poem by Dom Collucci.
Bitter Pill dose 36 by Bitter Pill: Secular India 3: India’s secularism needs a makeover, it has been seventy years since those laws have been written, lot has changed ever since, so maybe the appropriate scholars sit down with these laws and see which one should stay and which one should go. Not politicians- scholars should write the new set down.
The return by Brendan: Great piece.
The Tilbaroo station by Pat Ritters 4: This piece takes a walk with the young couple as they assess their new lands, a good gift from father in law it seems!
Wish you all a happy festive season, lovely greeting Sharmishtha!
5 lovely shots- from Agni’s October photography loved them all.
This month Linkedin Requests shares poet Miguel’s social media details, will check them out and see if they are in English!
The drover by Pat Ritter: Sounds like a good story.
Pikatron by Troy David Loy sounds like a great reading material with fractals as added beauty!
SBs’ book in amazon, The child of woods sounds like a nice fantasy story, absolutely worth checking out.
Star of the Month Angoorbala- I guess most Indians have heard her name, she is a legend, will check out her songs ASAP in YouTube.
Star of West Denzel Washington: He is one handsome guy, some of his movies are too violent for me but his roles always leave a mark.
Star of east Shabana Azmi- A great actress with great soul. She is quite brave and sort of activist.
Youtubia-Abhisar Sharma- He is really brave! God keep him safe from thugs and goons!
Minutes Together: Good evening miss was a really sad story with a very good message for teachers.
Loved the Bengali poem and the hindi poem both. Thank you for adding my work Kalipuja in your ezine Agni.
Revati- Thoroughly enjoyed the story! Have read it as a child, enjoyed it back then and now too.
TnW- true, there is nothing wrong in stealing a little time from one task to do another task.
Scaredy Stick- True again Mr. Stick, your fears are quite valid.
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!