Agnishatdal Falgun 1427 February 2021
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Critique by Labanya
Hi friends, let us begin!
Falgun issue begins with a beautiful photograph from Golconda fort, the tribute this month has been paid to Raja Ram Mohan Roy, every bengali is familiar with this great soul who has saved women from being burnt alive with their husbands. I have read about him so a little of this article was new information but quite a bit was known already.
Soul’s Journey by Scott Hastie: Beautiful, deep and thought provoking.
Of drum-rolls and Indians by saptarchi: Well Saptarchi certainly sounds quite right when s/he says that Indian minority may be cowering before thugs of present rulers but they were not very helpless under our previous rulers, since independence. It was the other way round then!
Fogline by Brieuc Martin Onraet 11: Brilliant piece.
A secret revealed 4 by Raghunandan Kuppuswamy: beautiful ending of a beautiful story.
The null dance prologue by Troy David Loy: Another well-written story.
Drowning in a tear… by Dom Collucci: what a beauty!
Bitter Pill dose 40 by Bitter Pill: Press 2: Educated India will never forgive the press under Indian Nazi regime. The way they have sold their souls and are betraying their country and its people is a real shame!
Lose the load 2 by Brendan: very beautifully written.
The year that never was by Pat Ritters 1: A new story begins, sort of sounds like pre-covid and covid-regime! Everyone thought that it will vanish with 2021, it very much stayed!
Wish you all a happy Saraswatipuja, lovely greeting Sharmishtha!
5 lovely shots- from Agni’s zoo trip loved them all, specially the elephant one.
This month Linkedin Requests are worth checking out if you are a writer or artist.
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, waves that became songs- love the name! Will check out the book in Amazon.
Star of the Month Ustad bade fateh ali khan- Never heard his name before, will check out his songs ASAP in YouTube.
Star of West Bill Nighy: Have not watched any movie by him, nor have I heard his name before, will check out.
Star of east Nargis- A great actress with ethereal beauty! Her performance in Mother India is mind-blowing!
Youtubia-Sampat Saral- He is really witty and brave! God keep him safe from thugs and goons!
Minutes Together: The gift was a sad story that reflects human nature quite correctly.
Loved the Bengali poem and the hindi poem both. Thank you for adding my work Falgun in your ezine Agni.
Bali- It is a beautiful story about a noble king. I have only heard his name never thought he was so amazing!
TnW- we change- Absolutely true!
Scaredy Stick- Horrible incident!
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!