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Keep them with Love by Pragati Chudhary for you!

Hey People,

after a long wait & a lot of Patience
My Poetry book “Keep Them with Love” is now live on Amazon!

Buying links are provided as under;
1) Amazon Kindle E-book;

2) Amazon Paperback;

3) Createspace Paperback;
https://www.amazon.in/gp/offer-listing/1547160683/ref=tmm_pap_new_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=new&qid=&sr=

Read it, Buy it and share with people who love Words.

These are Poems that could heal you and shine,
like a glowing lantern along the sky line
Listen to the numbness with which they speak
you will definitely resonate after a while

Pragati Chaudhary for you!

Sharmishtha Basu: What are you apart from being a poet Pragati?
Pragati Chaudhary:
I am an MBA in Finance, Currently working in the Finance Department of an Association.

Sharmishtha Basu: Is it your first published book? How does it feels?
Pragati Chaudhary:
Yes, it is my first self published book and it feels really great and exhilarating to be a part of this journey.

Sharmishtha Basu: Any big hurdle in the path of publishing?

Pragati Chaudhary: No big hurdle in Self publishing, everything is just a step by step process and I think it goes better with every step as you get close towards the book going Live. Editing I can say is bit of a procedure. Its time consuming and even one slight mistake could lead the book margin skip the borders.

Sharmishtha Basu: Why poetry? spill out your heart!  most people try stories! You know poets get less buyers for their books, right?

Pragati Chaudhary: Yes, I understand that Poets are not easily recognizable but, I choose Poetry because it comes naturally to me. I don’t have to struggle to write a Poem. I just grab one line and rest of the words comes to me tumbling down in the shape of a Poem. So, I enjoy Poetry. It matters a lot when People who aren’t even reader’s read your Poems and applaud.

Yes, I think it is difficult to grab the audience but Struggles are everywhere so I just want to keep going and I personally believe that Hope never hurts itself.

Sharmishtha Basu: Share the story of your journey of publishing a bit, from the scratch if  you have a little time to share, how the idea came, how you materialized, did you get anyone else’s help or hired an editor, illustrator.. how did your team worked if  you did?

Pragati Chaudhary: To began with, I wrote my first poem for My Father; after his death and that poem came out naturally, what I felt, what I believed, how he was as a person, the aura that he had. He was an avid reader. Since that day, I started writing. I really don’t know how, that shape started forming thereafter. I believe that your thoughts and beliefs, affirmations, nostalgia, the Love you get, the one you lose, a personalized Opinion about any specific thing forms into words; be it a Poem or an anecdote or a story it’s just instinctive.

No I don’t have any person behind me to guide. No editor, No illustrator No team. I work independently and whatever I am doing; It’s just the support of my family and close mates.

Sharmishtha Basu: It is too early to ask but is there another book in horizon? Poetry, story or non-fiction?

Pragati Chaudhary: Yes, another book would definitely be there
A Poetry book but, it would take time as I am not a full time Poet/Author. It’s just that I love writing and Penning down what I firmly believe.

Sharmishtha Basu: Any suggestions for other authors or wannabe authors?

Pragati Chaudhary: Be what you actually are and what you feel specifically when you write. Reality in writing comes through personal justifications provided you are giving that to yourself first.
Best wishes for those who want to step up in this journey of writing.

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Tuesday Star Brieuc Martin Onraet shares magic shots! 16.1.18

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 15.1.18

The authors of Magh Agnishatdal to be published on 16th January 2018 (Agnijaat is my solo venture you all know that):

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

Dominic Collucci

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

Raghunandan Kuppuswamy
https://ksriranga.wordpress.com

Sharmishtha Basu
https://agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com

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

Juliette Roques
https://helsinkibudapest.com

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

Finally you can buy these books by becoming my patrons in patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

The books will be uploaded there with other free gifts for patrons every month (at the max by 25th of English calendar), you will be able to download them from there through your patron account. It is free.

The entire collect of Ezine Special issues in Kindle:

Book 1

Agnijaat Book 1 (1423)

Agnishatdal Book 1 (1423)

Book 2

agnijaat book 2

agnishatdal book 2

Book 3:

The ponchishe Boisakh issues of Agnishatdal and Agnijaat:
Book 3 Agnishatdal:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/b075tyqjvx
Book 3 Agnijaat:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/b075vq2lsd

Book 4:

The Sharadiya Issues of Agnishatdal and Agnijaat:
Book 4 Agnishatdal:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/b075vpbts5
Book 4 Agnijaat:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/b075tzkjb9

ANNUAL DIGESTS (17.7.2017):

Agnijaat Annual Digest 2017: Sfulingo 1

Agnishatdal Annual Digest 2017: Agnidal 1

Saturday Korcha 13.1.18 Amaan Ali Khan

Amaan Ali Khan
Born 12th July 1977
Genre: Indian classical music mostly
Instrument: Sarod

I recently heard a few pieces of Amaan and Ayan Ali Khan’s sarod recital, they both are amazing! They not only played classical music but fusion too, blending modern and traditional.

They are gifted with the same dedication and sweetness (of fingers on string, not only face) with which their father is gifted.

Check them out in Youtube or his site below:

https://www.amaanalikhan.com

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I will be posting pieces from Agnishatdal and Agnijaat here, if you like them and check out the Ezines you can now buy them from two spots:

1. directly from paypal (each issue costs $1
https://paypal.me/sharmishthabasu

2. Indirectly from my patreon profile:
https://patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

Few talks about some favorite stars, irrespective of their field of music, art.
They are collected from various sites or are just my view of them. You will know
the difference when you read the post, most are from wikipedia.

These are from the fun section of the Ezines.

I dont know, being me I may have missed mentioning it, do remember one thing,
as you read these works, some of these are my personal views and whatever data,
you see in these are collected from various sites of internet, mostly
wikipedia, famouspeople.net and quite often from the sites of the artists
themselves.

You know I dont know everything right? I am just a student who is sharing her
notes with you!

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Editorial Fridays by Troy David Loy 12.1.18 Transfiguration

Transfiguration

There was something wrong with his skin, seriously wrong. Oh, not its shade, as his usual olive tones were the same as always, and no signs of his allergy were apparent The wrongness came instead from its structure.

He stared disbelievingly at the thick, spiky hairs which had apparently grown from his arms overnight, like those of some monstrous insect. He had thought back to the drug ampoule he had been stabbed with only the night before. It contained a new nano-drug using DNA taken from beetles, designed to transpose with human DNA and enact the changes not only genetically, but in phonotypical trait-expression as well.

It restructured his body over time with its army of injected nano-bots, like a sadistic horde of tiny surgeons with instructions to alter him completely, or put another way, to rebuild an engine while it ran.

And it wasn’t just the hairs, but the increasing hardness of his skin, as he was growing a chitinous shell from his fingertips, already beginning to spread across his hands and wrists, with no end in sight. It grew even as he looked at it in horror.

He looked desperately about, to try to bandage his hands and arms to hide his deformity. But the room was empty. They had locked him in a cell, he suddenly realized. They knew this would happen, and were using him as a guinea pig! They knew!

He looked about and struggled to his feet. He screwed up the courage to look at himself in the mirror at the other end of his cell. Oddly, his vision had fragmented into something grainy, with multiple images, and as it continued, he looked closer, trying to focus.

And so looking, he saw himself in full.

And he screamed.

Copyright © Troy David Loy, 2017

Troy David Loy is an eternal student, a writer, and blogger owned by two cats, Ricky and Eccles. He is co-author with Miss Sharmishtha Basu of two published books, and solo author of three books on Amazon for Kindle, with a fourth book on the way.

He lives with his family and values his friends, family, and the flourishing and the well-being of his species in dangerous times.

He seeks one overarching goal: to help make the world a better place in his own tiny, drop-in the- ocean way, one piece of fractal artwork, essay, or story at a time. He battles the Forces of Darkness™ from his secret volcano lair in Virginia as Troythulu while his eldritch tentacled servitors from beyond time and space keep the lab in good condition.

He may be found online at:
https://kestalusrealm.wordpress.com
https://troythulu.blogspot.com
on Tumblr at https://troythulu.tumblr.com
and on Twitter, @Troythulu
His Amazon author page is at: https://www.amazon.com/author/troyloy