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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!
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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

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Agnishatdal 18.6.18

Agnijaat And Agnishatdal 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.

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

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 16.6.18 U.Srinivas

Uppalapu Srinivas (28 February 1969 – 19 September 2014) was a virtuoso Indian mandolin maestro and composer belonging to the classical Carnatic musical tradition. Srinivas was one of the most globally beloved South Indian musicians and is regarded as the Mozart of classical Indian music.” Over his career, he toured across the world, and collaborated with John McLaughlin, Michael Nyman and Michael Brooks. At a very young age he was internationally viewed as the successor to Pandit Ravi Shankar.

He was awarded the Padmashri in 1998d and Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 2009.

Srinivas was born 28 February 1969, in Palakollu in Andhra Pradesh. At the age of five, he picked up his father U. Satyanarayana’s mandolin, after he heard it being played at a concert he attended with his father. Upon realizing the talent of his son, his father, who had studied classical music, bought him a new mandolin, and started teaching him. Guitarist Vasu Rao, introduced seven-year-old Srinivas to western music in 1976. Soon, Satyanarayana’s guru Rudraraju Subbaraju, (disciple of Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar) who had also taught Srinivas’ father and Vasu Rao, recognized the astounding potential in the child Srinivas and started teaching him. Since Rudraraju Subbaraju did not know how to play the mandolin, he would just sing pieces from the Carnatic classical repertoire, and U. Srinivas, all of six, would play them on the mandolin, thus developing a phenomenal style of playing entirely his own, and astonishingly, on an instrument that had never been played in the rigorous and difficult Carnatic style before. Soon, the family moved to Chennai, the mecca of Carnatic music, where most Carnatic musicians live. When Srinivas gave his first performance it led to him being compared to the world’s greatest prodigies: “Some of you have heard or read about exceptionally gifted children, our own Mandolin Srinivas, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Beethoven, Sir Isaac Newton, Picasso, Madam Curie, the list is endless.”

He made his debut public Carnatic concert performance in 1978 during the Thyagaraja Aradhana festival at Gudivada in Andhra Pradesh. Thereafter, at age eleven, in 1981, he gave his first public concert in Chennai at the Indian Fine Arts Society during the December Music Season, and never looked back. The skeptics were convinced and soon mesmerized, connoisseurs fell in love with him, and patrons of the arts could not have enough of him. At age eleven, a star was born, who was both revered and adored. He started off playing the acoustic mandolin, but he later switched to the electric mandolin as he felt it allowed the playing of lengthy, sustained notes – the quintessential component in classical Indian music – in addition to making them clearly audible. George Harrison’s favorite piece of Indian music was Mandolin Ecstasy. “It was, like, my dad’s favourite album of all time,” says (Dhani) Harrison. “U Srinivas is 27 now and still making music. He plays an electric five-string mandolin, he’s fantastic….”

Srinivas married U. Sree, daughter of a vigilance officer from Andhra Pradesh, and veena player, in 1994. The couple had a son, Sai Krishna (also known as Nani Krish), and were divorced in 2012. After their divorce U. Sree received custody of their son.

A non-smoker and vegetarian all his life, Srinivas had undergone a liver transplant on 11 September 2014 and was recovering when complications arose on the evening of 18 September. He died at 9.30AM on 19 September 2014, due to liver failure He is survived by his parents, sisters, brother Mandolin U. Rajesh, his former wife and a son.

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

Tuesday Star Brieuc Martin Onraet magic shots 12.6.18

Brian Martin-Onraet was born of French parents in Pakistan, a few years after the Partition. He was later raised in Africa and educated in France and America. A marketing consultant by trade, he has taken writing as a hobby. He now lives in Mexico with his wife, a researcher, and their cat Miao Zedong. You can visit Brian’s blog at:

https://equinoxio21.wordpress.com/

Few Words from Agnishatdal ( aka her creator Sharmishtha Basu):
Brian is well… what can I say about a person with such amazing talents? He is a brilliant writer, an enviable photographer with eye for the very best models! You will have to read his blogs to enjoy his way of telling stories- adding magical photographs (his collection is downright enviable) to go along. If you love photographs and different cultures his blog is your dream destination.
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Agnishatdal 11.6.18

Agnijaat And Agnishatdal Ashar will be published on 16th June. Jyeshtha issue were published on 16th May.

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.

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

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 9.6.18 “mandolin”

A mandolin (Italian mandolino) is a stringed musical in the lute family and is usually plucked with a plectrum or pick. It commonly has four courses of doubled metal strings tuned in unison (8 strings), although five (10 strings) and six (12 strings) course versions also exist. The courses are normally tuned in a succession of perfect fifth. It is the soprano member of a family that includes the mandola, octave mandolin, mandocello and mandobass.

There are many styles of mandolin, but three are common, the Neapolitan or round-backed mandolin, the carved-top mandolin and the flat-backed mandolin. The round-back has a deep bottom, constructed of strips of wood, glued together into a bowl. The carved-top or arch-top mandolin has a much shallower, arched back, and an arched top—both carved out of wood. The flat-backed mandolin uses thin sheets of wood for the body, braced on the inside for strength in a similar manner to a guitar. Each style of instrument has its own sound quality and is associated with particular forms of music. Neapolitan mandolins feature prominently in European classical music and traditional music. Carved-top instruments are common in American folk music and bluegrass music Flat-backed instruments are commonly used in Irish, British and Brazilian folk music. Some modern Brazilian instruments feature an extra fifth course tuned a fifth lower than the standard fourth course.

Other mandolin varieties differ primarily in the number of strings and include four-string models (tuned in fifths) such as the Brescian and Cremonese, six-string types (tuned in fourths) such as the Milanese, Lombard and the Sicilian and 6 course instruments of 12 strings (two strings per course) such as the Genoese.There has also been a twelve-string (three strings per course) type and an instrument with sixteen-strings (four strings per course).

Much of mandolin development revolved around the soundboard (the top). Pre-mandolin instruments were quiet instruments, strung with as many as six courses of gut strings, and were plucked with the fingers or with a quill. However, modern instruments are louder—using four courses of metal strings, which exert more pressure than the gut strings. The modern soundboard is designed to withstand the pressure of metal strings that would break earlier instruments. The soundboard comes in many shapes—but generally round or teardrop-shaped, sometimes with scrolls or other projections. There is usually one or more round holes in the soundboard, either round, oval, or shaped like a calligraphic f (f-hole). A round or oval sound hole may be covered or bordered with decorative rosettes or purfling

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