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Meet and Greet Citizen Null, the new member of Agnishatdal!

Who, or what, is Citizen Null? From the East Coast of the United States comes a shadowy figure, but who uses their ability for good, not evil; shining light on the people, places, history, and other matters of their beloved country. In the growing darkness of national turmoil
and divisive, bitterly partisan politics, Null is here to make things clear in no-nonsense terms.

Think clearly. Love the Good. Be vigilant……and be excellent to each other!

Citizen Null is watching.

Agnijaat Boisakh 1424, April critique by Troy David Loy

Agnijaat Boisakh 1424 Review by Troy David Loy
https://exohumanjournal.wordpress.com/,

Indian Raga Now:
Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui… here are two actors worth watching. The four others noted are more established, but worth checking out just the same! Good stuff, as I’ve seen some of their movies on YouTube.

Spotlight On Shivkumar Sharma:
This is…cool! I’m listening to recordings of his as I write this. His santoor playing is absolutely marvelous! I must also check out his partner’s music! I’ll make that tonight while writing.

Nurjahan:
This woman, who reined in, possibly being one of the factors the brought about the end of the Mughal empire. What a remarkable human being!

Other side of the **** world:
Bloodhounds: Privacy is a big issue in today’s Internet, and so is the intrusiveness of editing programs. Some good warnings of what to expect when interacting online.

Caste System 4:
Offering government stipends to the socio-economically disadvantaged sounds like a good idea, along with better educational opportunities without quotas. This I think is worth considering, at least trying out to see if it works, though my hopes aren’t high that it will be implemented!

Nature @Kolkata in Biosakh:
From dangerous storms to sweltering heat, summer is NOT a good season there, even dangerous without air conditioning or a sturdy constitution.

Clear your attic:
An uncluttered, clear, and healthy mind is a good one, and much more useful than when it’s filled with detritus. Maintain it well, and it will serve you well.

Bhakti Saints: Madhavacharya:
born in medieval India during the 13th century, this man had some interesting views on the nature of souls and God. I’ll have to pour through my podcasts on Indian philosophy to get a more thorough look at them.

Story Time:
Unique rebellion:
This is a fun one that I’ll enjoy reading in its entirety. Humorous, with commentary of human exploitation of our own private moments on film!

Jewels of Madhulipi:
A really cool ghost story, with a surprisingly happy ending! excellent!

Nabobarsho:
With the onset of the new year in Bengal, there is much to celebrate and many ways for celebration. Much more colorful and interesting than New Year’s Day in the West!

Let us begin:
I loved the images and verse of this section! Among my favorites are One, Three, Four, Six, while the image for Two, the story from Five and the narrative from Seven: ‘To stay or to leave’ stood out as well. I love it when an artist evolves her craft!

Thus Spake Hypocritananda:
Good commentary in verse form!

I look forward to the Jyeshtha issue of Agnijaat!

Agnishatdal Boisakh 1424, April critique by Troy David Loy

Agnishatdal Boisakh 1424 Review by Troy David Loy
https://exohumanjournal.wordpress.com/,

Rabindrajayanti 9.5.17:
So, the 9th of May (Indian date) is the iconic polymath’s birthday! I have a few Ingreji
translations of his works, and know of his famous meeting with Einstein when the two
discussed science, philosophy and spirituality, a true meeting of minds! May the great
scholar remain always in the hearts and minds of those around the world as a tribute to
humanity!

Jamini Roy:
Now here was a painter of some note. His innovations on traditional art styles make his
work especially interesting!

Budapest Missives:
Juliette here gives an account of her youth in Hungary. How fascinating to those of us
unlucky enough never to leave their country of origin, at least in their early years!

Dear Zindagi:
Sweta writes a letter of thanks and appreciation for the meaningful things in life, that
made and make it worth living indeed for her.

I Am Watching. I Am Citizen Null:
Our new arrival, Citizen Null, offers a stern commentary on the state of his country. I’m
interested to see what more he has to say.

Red Heels Pt. 2:
Brieue continues from last issue with this narrative tour of the bright side of life in smalltown America from a shoe aficionado.

Haunting:
A notably interesting image and missive by Eleanor Leonne Bennett –
fascinating work!

Cultivation:
Excellent food for thought by Swati on the power of thoughts over perceptions, selfperceptions, and suffering.

Praise:
Wendell offers a paean to devotion. Good use of form. Excellent phrasing, and without
use of rhyme; that would have hindered the message.

Tenali Raman And The Vidooshak:
Raghunandan tells the story of a plot to bring down a wise man using a king’s court
jester. I love that Raman so easily bested them despite being forced by circumstances
to play along!

Lost outside looking in:
Dom offers some brief but poignant verse.

Treats of the Month:
The Rainbow Horizon – Karen S. Cole:
Here, Karen talks about her book, with an interesting cast of characters and lots of
satire.

Hemdiva Dev’s interview was illuminating, showing her talent for prolific storytelling. Her energy for writing is to be admired!

KJ. Yesudas: The Celestial Singer:
A remarkable voice this man has! I’m listening to one of his songs as I write this. I could
never match this level of vocal skill!

This month’s recipe should be a quick preparation once I can get the ingredients. I have a friend who knows how to make it, has made it, and has all of the needed spices to boot! This will be tasty!

Creator’s Quill:
The rookie:
A cute story about a young spider learning the ropes to proper spiderin’.

Thus Spake Hypocritananda:
An enjoyable new installment. Especially so, as the worst evils often get free rein, not by the actions of evil people, but by the silence of good ones!

India This Month – Biosakh 1424
And so, the new year begins! May it be better than the last (and fewer good people die,
too)! With both poila boisakh and Rabindrajayanti to celebrate this month, Bongs have
much to keep busy! With Buddhapurnima falling afterwards, and then…May Day
followed by the hot, sweltering doomy doom of summer!

Pieces of Past: Gautam Buddha:
The life of the founder of Buddhism, both in history and shrouded by legend, happened
in an interesting time, when new movements and philosophical awakenings were going
on around the world. It’s no surprise to me that many of Buddhism’s mindfulness
techniques are used today, and adapted for modern life.

That’s it for now! I await the Jyeshtha issue!

Gehenna Parables and Not from this world two books in Troy’s store

This is a dark book, all stories are dark, the cover is still being finished by the master, Troy. So that will be a surprise, this one is a mere token!

This one is all about beauty and fun of fantasy land. this too is a token cover.

You will be able to buy these two books and all old issues of Agnishatdal and Agnijaat from Troy’s Store excluding the two quarterlies October 2016, February 2017- those four are Amazon’s property!

Troy’s Store’s address:
https://exohumanjournal.wordpress.com/,

Troy David Loy’s store for you!

Looking for a few alien-looking and cool fractals as free downloadable wallpaper, or for sale as print products in various media, sizes and aspect ratios? Curious to check out a budding writer’s latest fiction on Amazon for Kindle? Want to connect with their creator on social media?

Come to Troy David Loy’s page at https://exohumanjournal.wordpress.com/, where the top post links to his DeviantArt gallery, his Amazon store, his Facebook profile, and as the site matures, even more for the latest post updates and news of new releases!

FINALLY YOU CAN BUY AGNISHATDAL AND AGNIJAAT

Agnijashatadalama

Shubho Akshayatritiya, May your life fill up with abundance only.

Om Shree Ganeshay Namah! Let us begin the Journey Troy.

Troy David Loy has allowed me to sell my works through his site, and we are on another joint venture too, writing together.

So you will be able to buy all issues of Agnishatdal, Agnijaat from Troy’s Store, excluding the two + two quarterlies of last year, 1423 (the October and January 2017 quarterlies- they will sell from Amazon)

Apart from this Me and Troy will be publishing many books together, the first two are already available with him:

Gehenna parables

and

Not from this world

Check them out in Troy’s Blog

Troy David Loy’s page at https://exohumanjournal.wordpress.com/

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