Agnishatdal Boisakh 1427 April 2020
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Critique by Labanya
Hi friends, let us begin!
The ezine begins with a tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri, I am quite an admirer of this man with grits, and am pretty sure that he was murdered.
Farce in the name of justice by saptarchi: These are the news items that make conscientious people without the heart of Mother Teresa wish human beings are wiped out of earth for good!
Fogline by Brieuc Martin Onraet: Mr. Onraet is a great storyteller, and an interesting mytho-sci-fi is in making I think. The names of the characters at least hint that! What is inside that lab?
Vikrama aur betala by Raghunandan Kuppuswamy: Smart sculptor. Power mostly corrupts so it is smart to stay away from power-plays for your own sake! Great story Mr. Kuppuswamy!
Gardens of Sarusammog 2 by Troy David Loy: Saru meets Korravi! Great piece Mr. Loy, Saru is like selfish giant of a story I have read as kid. No one enters my garden uninvited!
The dark made its mark by Dom Collucci: Wise words. Everything indeed came out of pitch darkness! Great words of wisdom Mr. Collucci.
Bitter Pill dose 29 by Bitter Pill: politics 5: Politicians indeed use media as their court poets in India. Indian media is thoroughly corrupted, despicably corrupted!
Prophets of God by Brendan: This is one hell of a piece of writing! We human beings will certainly either kill or perform character-assassination if Jesus or Buddha shows up to save us! Look at those who have tried to warn us against high and mighty crooks these days- Edward Snowden for example.
The shearer by Pat Ritters: Well the jailbird walks out of the jail, the bartender refuses him entrance, admonished by him he scampers away to his lodging. What next?
five lovely shots- from Agni’s photography trip!
In the treats section Lucifer’s liegemen links and short description have been provided.
Click goes the shears by Pat Ritter: short description of links of the book about shearers of Australia, sounds quite interesting.
Love of my life by Dom Collucci-Sounds like a warm, romantic read.
Pikatron by Troy David Loy sounds like a great reading material with fractals as added beauty!
SBs’ book in amazon, The heart beats on – a collection of poetry, sounds good! Will be checking on them, maybe grab a copy and critique them too!
Sitara Devi- Her name I have heard and if I am not wrong watched her performance in TV too! Will have to check out in YouTube to see if there are any!
A haunting: Watched quite a few episodes in TV, they are spooky for sure! Their quality is better than many horror movies too!
Balraj Sahni- he is one of my favorite actors in Hindi movies. He has performed in many black and white movies, and was a really natural actor for sure!
Youtubia-One step beyond- Will check out! Thanks for adding a bit about the story. You forgot to change the title though, I was surprised a bit but then thankfully the name was right at the beginning of the post.
Minutes Together: this month’s story “You drank my poison” was Karma dishing out the right dish to the right recipient I guess.
Loved the Bengali poem and the hindi poem both. Thank you for adding my work in your ezine Agni.
Sukanya and Sage Chavan- A story that might have been tragic took a lovely turn, cute story.
Words- difference- Agreed, a good camera does magic on photos.
Scaredy Stick- This type of incidents makes pandemic-time scarier! An educated [highly educated ones] struts about the entire city’s crowded places with their infected son, spreading a deadly disease.
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!