I write like Dan Brown

“There was a time when we mocked their beliefs!” the professor said, adjusting his tie to ease his neck. Perspiration was forming on the forehead of students and teachers alike. There was a ruckus going on in the college, two kids were caught kissing in the bushes, both were boys! Had one of them been girl things might not have become this tumulus … but what is reality is reality!

Majority of teachers were liberal, but the parents and quite a huge number of students were not. The professor was talking about tribals, the mural behind him had one in it.

“We mocked and taunted on their fondness of powers of nature, worshipping them, showing gratitude to them!” he said, “We destroyed their cultures. Then with time we realized how much spontaneous was their devotion, how deeper was their wisdom selfless was their thinking.”

“John Lennon sang in 19th century…Imagine no possession, I wonder if you can! Sioux Red Indians did not believe in material possessions, millenniums prior to that!”

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I write like Margaret Mitchell

“If my love can’t accept your religious belief, the things that you grew up believing in, I truly doubt my love for you!” he said, holding her hand softly, “That can only mean that I don’t love you, I love my own imagination, figment of imagination!”

“Our religion, culture is a part of our personality, I wonder if we can remove it without causing serious damage to the entire package!” he continued. “So under no circumstances will I hope or think that you should sacrifice your belief for mine!”

“But your family?” she asked.

“They are not marrying you, I am marrying you!” he shrugged.

“What if they don’t accept our union?” her lips were trembling softly. She knew his family members were quite powerful. Hers were just ordinary middle class folks.

“Even if they don’t accept our marriage they won’t do anything mean! I can guarantee you that! They will just walk away from me, and taunt me if our love goes awry!” he laughed a little, “So… smile!”

The author blushingly says:

I stumbled upon this site, through a post of someone else, I have forgotten whose I am sorry! But I had some really cool critiques for my writing style there check them out:

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I write like Leo Tolstoy

Remorse? He did not knew the spelling of that word.

His brother was against his nephew’s lover, he was totally against it! Adamant like hell!

His nephew begged him to soften him, he introduced him to his lover, he brazenly got after her, so shamelessly that the girl kicked them both out of her life because his nephew could not object the behavior of his lecherous uncle.

He married elsewhere but the old lecher kept stalking the girl, harassing her in every possible way using his fat wallet and wicked connections.

His nephew returned to his hometown after years, his friends told him what his uncle has been doing all the while, the poor fellow tried to confront him this time, now he was older and he has seen his handiwork, the way he has ruined his lover.

It was futile. The lecher knew no shame!

He killed himself, aghast at the turn that the things took!

People thought that the lecher will follow him too, they were absolutely wrong.

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I write like Stephen King

Tick tock tick tock…

The steady rhythm of the clock was soothing, she looked at it, fourteen years! It has passed fourteen years with her, travelled all across the world, now settled in her small flat, its ticking reminded her through changes there are things that stay steady.

Nothing changes them!

Like time, that will pass in its rhythm, no matter what happens, it won’t change, it won’t stop, it will move only in one direction, forward, in the same speed!

It was beating in rhythm with her heart, just another fourteen years older than it. It too ran smoothly without a hiccup, but was unpredictable, not at all like time, any day, anytime it may stop ticking like the clock, and then it may never tick again!

She pulled the extra pillow to her bosom and hugged it, time to sleep! Philosophy is really bad idea at bedtime, it ruins the sleep, crowds the mind with all sort of silly thoughts and results in a sleepy day at work!

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I write like Margaret Mitchell

“What a lover!” the boy sitting opposite to her exclaimed, she lifted her eyes and followed his gaze.

“Baby don’t leave me!”

Someone has written the line on a hill! She looked at the construction site. The workers were busy building the factory premises.

One of them was Rupesh, she picked up her bag, the station was five minutes away.

“You were going to Delhi?” the woman next to her asked, “Were not you?”

“I have left something important behind… will have to collect it first!” she answered with a smile.

“Ask someone to courier it….” The woman suggested. “You will return back to home, collect the thing, then return Delhi, courier will be cheaper.”

“Too big to be sent by courier!” she smiled wider.

“Kids these days! “ the woman remarked to her husband, “Check their belongings when the train is hundred mile away from home!”

She fished out the engagement ring from her bag and slipped it in her finger, how could she be mad at him anymore?

The author blushingly says:

I stumbled upon this site, through a post of someone else, I have forgotten whose I am sorry! But I had some really cool critiques for my writing style there check them out:

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Agnishatdal Bhadra 1424 critique by Troy David Loy

Agnishatdal Bhadra 1424 Critique
By Troy David Loy
https://www.amazon.com/author/troyloy

Mother Teresa:
An impressive biography of a woman not without her detractors. I’m reminded of the scathing critique by the late Christopher Hitchens in particular, though her supporters are firmly in the majority. But even with critique, valid or not, she’s racked up quite a list of accomplishments in her work with the poor and destitute. I confess to being a little skeptical of the process and criteria for sainthood, but then the Roman Catholic Church is a religious organization, not a scientific one, and so holds its process to different standards.

Satyajit Ray:
Truly one of the greats of movie-making, with classic films under his belt. I’ve seen at least one so far, and the rest are on my bucket-list to view. Even more fun, they are good tools for learning Bengali in its proper pronunciation even with the mistakes that can occur with just audio-recordings included with textbooks I’ve encountered on my own! His films have spurred a recent and timely revival of motivation for my study of Bangla, which will permit demonstrable progress.

Budapest Missives 6:
Juliette offers an image featuring a Ferris wheel in the distance with trees in the
foreground. An abandoned amusement park? A carnival scene during twilight?
Something else perhaps? Whatever the case, it gives me pause just looking at it.

Red Heels Pt. 6:
Our heroine finds herself the recipient of an . . . unconventional birthday celebration via her friends and some guys with hoods, oh, and a washing machine, which really spoils the mood for the occasion. Warning: someone gets punched for this!

What you get is what you give:
Raghunandan relates a tale of good fortune for a man after one of his lives, as a
scorpion testifies to an act of unintended “kindness” that nonetheless saved its life and eased passage for the party in question.

Happy birthday with Lotus*
A lovely bit of verse and picture celebrating the birthday of . . . someone very special! Dom does it again with touching imagery, both visual and verbal, that really shows he cares, as should we all!

A Ranch Bordering the Salty River review:
The Authoress herself critiques this book by Stephen Page. I’m putting this book on my list of things to read for the next few months!

P.T. Usha:
A skilled athlete with many medals under her belt, Usha certainly gets my attention for sports hero(ine)ism this month for the adversities she overcame, and challenges she met in doing so!

Rick Astley
Here’s a singer I’ve heard previously, and I’m glad of this timely reminder! I remember him from the 1980s, a favorite formative musical period for me, as I grew up at the time. He’s good, and here’s a link to one of his songs (Be warned, there will be some delay until after the ad plays!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

K.S. Chithra
I’m listening to her now as I type this. Fantastic stuff! I’m better acquainting myself with South Indian singers I’ve not heard before, so hearing her and Ustad Sultan Khan is a real treat! Here’s a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFT2niDEy28

Bhadra Recipe: pumpkin specials 2
Yum! Something to try out when this Halloween comes around, or perhaps even
Thanksgiving celebrations here in the States when pumpkin-eating is more common, hence in-season at the local markets. But as a curry, this will be quite tempting. I’ll have to show this one to friends, and maybe bribe them into helping me try it!

Good business (Agnimalya story)
From a recent book posted on the Authoress’s Patreon page! A seemingly abandoned castle isn’t so deserted after all, as the unsuspecting buyer finds out! But in a lucky turn of fate, the actual resident spares him from an unpleasant end, as the real-estate agent is soon to discover as a permanent occupant!

Bhandananda Uvach – Thus Spake Hypocritananda: good advice for the men of
society – stop blaming women for your misbehavior! And this applies even more so to the enablers of such men in high political office.

Chander alo – moonlight
Bangla verse, with Ingreji translation, on the magic of moonlight in lonely places.
Wapas – reclaimed

Hindi verse, on the starlight in the eyes of childhood, and reclaiming what we’ve lost.

This month’s festivals, Bakrid, Vishwakarma Puja, and Teacher’s Day, the last
celebrated in schools, all mark this month in Bengal. Teacher’s Day strikes me as very appropriate given the amount of work educators do in instructing those of us of later generations in the tools of learning. As a tradition, it could bear some time in my country as well, given the difficulties teachers go through to practice their craft!

Pieces of Past: Chanakya
The advisor to the emperor Chandragupta Maurya, this man was the intellect behind the Mauryan empire, one of the largest ever to dominate the Subcontinent in its early history! With an elaborate system of governance, he made possible the longevity of the empire and its golden age of literature and learning!

Story from Ved and Purana: Harishchandra
It’s always a good idea to find out what’s really going on in a situation before acting, as this tale of a pious but doomed king in an act of rashness illustrates! but the story has a happy ending – sort of – and shows that while not always rewarded on Earth, virtue has its perks!

Well, that’s that for Bhadra 1424’s issue! I’ll see you next month for this Ashwin’s
critique!

Tf. Tk. Tts.

From the Editor-creator of the Ezine aka Sharmishtha Basu:

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The first annual digests of the Ezines:

Agnijaat Annual Digest 2017: Sfulingo 1

Agnishatdal Annual Digest 2017: Agnidal 1

Agnijaat Bhadra 1424 critique by Troy David Loy

Agnijaat Bhadra 1424 Critique
By Troy David Loy
https://www.amazon.com/author/troyloy

Indie Author Speaks 3 – myriad hues of Indie Publishing: The Authoress discusses her journey in self-publishing to the present, the ups and downs, and thoughts on the trade, especially marketing.

diary entries of an accidental home minister: 2
The Authoress details her thoughts on her early adult ambitions, and how things turned out, and might have, had circumstances been different.

A sobering talk on what can happen no matter one’s station in life!

One corrupt employee is enough:
Those who spy on private information are not always those we would least expect, but those in a good position to access our data!

Indian farmers – why are they not thriving? – 2
This discusses the need for better use of water resources in farm crops, as the trade is beset by a dependence on local natural conditions by state. It’s got sound suggestions of a way to work around this, and in part at least, offset the woes of farmers.

Those labels….
No one likes being called names – they are often meant to hurt after all – but those who do gleefully apply harmful names are often beset with issues of their own, deep personal issues with no way of their own to resolve them in dying, broken hearts.

Words of the wisest 2:
One of the major problems religions face is the mutual inconsistencies of scripture. Here is a brief, but easy solution for those to whom non-belief is too extreme.

Nature @Kolkata in Bhadra:
This month’s image catches the season well, especially given the torrential rains of Bengal! The two festivals of the month, other than Teacher’s Day, are Bakrid and Vishawakarma Puja, one for Muslims and the other for Hindus!

Censoring movies on Internet…
Sometimes, online movies can be tasteless, beyond merely pushing boundaries and driving those boundaries screaming into fits of Dire Awfulness in the age of the Internet. Sometimes, the Authoress suggests, a line should be drawn, and at least some movies ought to be restricted access for disturbing content!

INDIAN RAGA NOW – Hindi vs Bengali Songs:
A talk on the failings of songs in contemporary Bangla language movies, exceeded in quality of lyrics by those films in Hindi.

Spotlight On – Tracy Chapman
The Authoress talks about a good Western artist, and here’s a link to her song Fast
Car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTIB10eQnA0 With her clear voice it’s a good listen!

Window to West – When a monster calls & the search for wilderpeople:
I’ve not seen these two movies, but the third discussed, Miss Peregrin’s Home for
Special Children sounds extremely cool. I myself confess to having been biased by
decades of exposure to American comic books to movies like Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, so despite my enjoyment of them, that’s hardly a point in their favor! The Authoress has a point that the quality of superhero movies has gone way down, with too much of the same recycled tropes! The two movies of this post’s title sound interesting, and must be watched!

Sweet Memories – Manush Jhulan:
A remembrance of the celebration of Janmashtami in Burdwan, and a tradition that hopefully still goes on there to this day…

Sharmishtha Basu talks to Suman
An interview with the Authoress herself, and what writing and painting mean and have come to mean to her. Here she talks about their role in making her who she is today, including the community of fellow writers she’s met on WordPress.

18 Destiny:
It’s a sad story, with a not-so-sad ending. Good micro-fiction, here!

Theme for Bhadra is Living vs Breathing:
This month, the admonition is to live . . . because life comes only once!

One:
A painting of a miniature monsoon cloud watering the Earth, held in the hand.

Two
Another painting, this time a man descending from the sky with what could be a cape or wingsuit, amid the clouds skydiving.

Three:
Diamond verse on the importance of being moved by life.

Four 7 x 2 = diamond:
The beauty of a flower, in a bit of verse which tells how deeply the little things can
enrich our lives, and life’s brevity.

Five:
A sad story of a mother who could never make the time for her young daughter . . .until it was too late!

Six:
Good verse on the journey we call life, and how it differs from merely going through the motions.

Seven: Live!
Good advice, in a time when life is often wasted in conceding ground to those who would dictate our course for us!

Aaand, that’s it for Bhadra 1424’s critique! I’ll see you same time, same channel, for Ashwin’s critique! Stay cool!
Tf. Tk. Tts.

From the Editor-creator of the Ezine aka Sharmishtha Basu:

If you want to encourage the struggling artist and writer with your huge-hearted generosity: [You can buy Agnishatdal and Agnijaat from my patreon account]:

https://www.patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

The first annual digests of the Ezines:

Agnijaat Annual Digest 2017: Sfulingo 1

Agnishatdal Annual Digest 2017: Agnidal 1