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WordPress returned access to “Agnijashatadalama”!

believe me I am not even the least amused! But last week I accidentally clicked on the link and noticed that the site is back to life! I don’t know if it will stay alive or wordpress will snatch it back but I have scheduled some posts there, so if you see posts there don’t be alarmed, I posted them!

so ha ha and ha ha ha…

https://agnijashatadalama.wordpress.com
and
https://agnijashatadalam.wordpress.com

both are my blogs right now! don’t poke fun! ok?

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Agnijashatadalama (fireborn lotus) the English, monthly newsletter for you!

It will start its journey on 1st day of Bengali New Year, 15th April 2018 if you want it send me a mail (sermistabasu@gmail.com) or leave your email id here, in the comments section, whichever you prefer.

It is free.

it is in English.

Very small in size (in case you are intimidated by my huge Ezines)

It will contain spoilers from the Ezines and my other books. Hope you will enjoy them!

This one will follow English Calendar.

I will keep the email ids for permanent, if you want your name off you will have to again write to me and tell me you want your name to be removed from the email list!

have a great day!
Love.

Sharmishtha Basu
https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu
https://www.amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu

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chuck “payhip” from my past, present, future links PLEASE!

Without bothering to send me a one line email to save my toil in advertising my books (plus their site) payhip just deleted my account out of blue. So you will see links directing to their *** site but please ignore them and if you like those books buy them through my paypal account.

https://www.paypal.me/sharmishthabasu

Send me the payment, the list of the books you want I will send you the pdf files.

These books will be slowly republished in shoptly.com, but give me some time! you can check the site from time to time and see, I will share the links here too!

https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu

Love.

Saturday Korcha 21.7.18 Palghat R. Raghu

Palghat R. Raghu (9 January 1928 – 2 June 2009) was a Carnatic Musician and percussionist. He was awarded the Madras Music Academy’s Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 2007.

Palghat Ramaswamy Raghu was born in Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar) to Palghat Ramaswamy Iyer and Ananthalakshmi Ammal. As a child, he was immensely talented and inducted into mridangam lessons very early in his life. His first mridangam lessons were from Tinniam Venkatarama Iyer and Trichy Raghava Iyer. Later he learnt the art from Palghat T.S. Mani Iyer to whose niece, Swarnambal, he was married. He was a graduate of mathematics.

You can check out more in Wikipedia from where the article has been copied.

Agnishatdal 16.7.18

2nd Annual digests of Agnijaat and Agnishatdal will be published on 17th July 2018. Yippee! Love you and God bless you my friends, because you made it real!

Agnijaat and Agnishatdal Book 6 were published on Tagore birthday 7th May 2018.

You can buy them from shoptly.

The links of the books:
https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu

Agnijaat And Agnishatdal Shraban will be published on 18th July. Ashar were published on 16th June.

You can buy these books by becoming my patrons in patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

or the fresh issues from

https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu

or if these two don’t work out for you can pay me via paypal and get the pdf files directly.

When you use paypal remember one thing- SEND ME YOUR EMAIL ID AND BOOKLIST in the comment that I am almost sure paypal allows you to add with your payment, if I am wrong, even then send me your email id and booklist (with payment details) in my email : sermistabasu@gmail.com.

The books will be uploaded in shoptly and patreon every month (at the max by 25th of English calendar), you will be able to download them from both sites directly.

Authors and Artists of Agnishatdal (Agnijaat is my solo venture you all know that):

Troy David Loy
http://kestalusrealm.wordpress.com

Brieuc Martin Onraet
https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com

Dominic Collucci
http:// wrotethesequotes.blogspot.com
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-tree-becomes-a-soul/15647591?productTrackingContext=author_spotlight_14739082_

Raghunandan Kuppuswamy
https://ksriranga.wordpress.com

Hemdiva Dev
https://momsprincesspari.wordpress.com

Sherri
 https://sherriofpalmsprings.wordpress.com/

Sharmishtha Basu
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com

Bitter Pill and Citizen Null are pseudonyms! So… no blogs assigned to them Very secretive couple!

Saturday Korcha 14.7.18 Palani Subramaniam Pillai

Palani Subramaniam Pillai was born on April 20, 1908. He was born to his mother, Unnamulai Ammal, and his father, Muthaiah Pillai who was also a mridangam players. He learned mridangam under the tutelage of his father. He was also influenced by a renowned mridang player Dakshinamurthy Pillai. Pillai in return showered great love and affection on young Palani, whom he looked upon as his own son. Before he turned twenty, Palani had the good fortune to accompany stalwarts like Kanchipuram Nayana Pillai, Mazhavarayanendal Subbarama Bhavathar and Mudicondon Venkatarama Iyer. In the next decade others who preferred his accompaniment were Chittoor Subramanya Pillai and importantly Alathur Brothers whose Guru (father of Alathur Subbier), Alathur Venketesa Iyer was a great admirer of Palani. It was because of Palani that the brothers shifted base from Trichy to Madras and formed a successful team, the team broke once for ten long years but got back together again.

As Palani’s playing in the early part of his career was robust and laya-oriented with extensive calculations, many vocalists of the time did not feel comfortable with him except for the few mentioned earlier. It was one of the most popular among the doyens of yesteryears, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar earlier responsible in advancing the careers of artists like Palghat Mani Iyer took to promoting Palani. There were numerous concerts in which he gave Palani opportunities to play three of four “Thanis” or solos in a concert. It is said that in a concert in Shanmukhananda Sabha in Mumbai he asked Palani to play in each of the five nadais, Chatusram, Tisram, Misram, Kandam and Sankeernam. It was he who also persuaded Palani to tone down on the laya intricacies and increased the “sowkya” or aesthetic content in his playing. Palani, probably with considerable regret in having to shed his specialization and scholarship abided by his mentor’s suggestion, not only because of the practicality but also because of his great respect for Chembai who was his elder by several years. Bhavagathar’s advice stood Palani in good stead.

His lifestyle in the 40’s and 50’s was the envy of other musicians. Always dressed in white muslin shirts and snow white Khadi Dhoti – carefully and painstakingly groomed – he was among the handsomest among musicians. Unlike many other musicians, he lived in a spacious Bungalow and owned the latest model in cars (he changed them every two years ). He himself drove the car and did not allow anyone else to drive his car.

Palani’s partner in life was Rajammal (who along with her sister constituted a popular singing duo called ‘Kolar Sisters’ in her younger days). The pair had a daughter named Vimala. She married Srinivasan and they had five daughters named Banu, Malathi, Meera, Geetha and Vasanthi. They were brought up by Rajammal after the death of Srinivasan.

At any given time at least three to four students resided in Palani’s house undergoing Gurukula system; with passage of time there were day-scholars also. He gifted India with many talented artists.

Read the rest from the article in Wikipedia from where it is copied!

Agnishatdal 9.7.18

2nd Annual digests of Agnijaat and Agnishatdal will be published on 17th July 2018. Yippee! Love you and God bless you my friends, because you made it real!

Agnijaat and Agnishatdal Book 6 were published on Tagore birthday 7th May 2018.

You can buy them from shoptly.

The links of the books:
https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu

Agnijaat And Agnishatdal Shraban will be published on 18th July. Ashar were published on 16th June.

You can buy these books by becoming my patrons in patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

or the fresh issues from

https://shoptly.com/sharmishthabasu

or if these two don’t work out for you can pay me via paypal and get the pdf files directly.

When you use paypal remember one thing- SEND ME YOUR EMAIL ID AND BOOKLIST in the comment that I am almost sure paypal allows you to add with your payment, if I am wrong, even then send me your email id and booklist (with payment details) in my email : sermistabasu@gmail.com.

The books will be uploaded in shoptly and patreon every month (at the max by 25th of English calendar), you will be able to download them from both sites directly.

Authors and Artists of Agnishatdal (Agnijaat is my solo venture you all know that):

Troy David Loy
http://kestalusrealm.wordpress.com

Brieuc Martin Onraet
https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com

Dominic Collucci
http:// wrotethesequotes.blogspot.com
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-tree-becomes-a-soul/15647591?productTrackingContext=author_spotlight_14739082_

Raghunandan Kuppuswamy
https://ksriranga.wordpress.com

Hemdiva Dev
https://momsprincesspari.wordpress.com

Sherri
 https://sherriofpalmsprings.wordpress.com/

Sharmishtha Basu
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com

Bitter Pill and Citizen Null are pseudonyms! So… no blogs assigned to them Very secretive couple!

Saturday Korcha 7.7.18 Mavelikkara Velukutty Nair

Mavelikkara Velukutty Nair

Mavelikkara Velukkutty Nair was born on 2 October 1926 in Chettikulangara (near Mavelikkara), Alleppey district, Kerala. He had undergone preliminary lessons in Mridangam from father Mridanga Vidwan Muthukulam S. Kumara Pillai. Later undergone advanced training from Maestro Sangeetha Kalanidhi Padmabhooshan Palghat Mani Iyer under Gurukula system for a period of 8 years. Late Palghat R. Raghu and Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman were also disciples of Palghat Mani Iyer along with him.

He joined the Kerala State Government Service as Teacher of Mridangam at Sri. Swathi Thirumal College of Music Trivandrum in 1959. He has the distinction of being the first teaching faculty at the mridangam department there. He retired as Professor and Head, Department of Mridangam from the same college in 1982. He had been Visiting Professor during 1984–85. Had been imparting advanced training to students from across the country with Government of India cultural scholarship. The curriculum on mridangam developed by him is still being followed in all the three music colleges in the State. He was an avowed vocalist too. He was one of the very few mridangam artists who had proved both as a brilliant performer as well as a great guru.

He died on 24 July 2012. He is survived by wife Rajamma, three sons and five daughters. His son N V Babunarayanan is a noted violinist (Staff Artist, All India Radio, Trivandrum). His daughter R. Rajalakshmi is Asst. Professor (Veena) in Sri. Swathi Thirumal College of Music Trivandrum.

You can check out more in Wikipedia from where the article has been copied.