Agnijaat Bhadra 1426 Critique:
By Troy David Loy https://www.amazon.com/author/troyloy
Agnijaat Bhadra 1426, August 2019
Agnijaat Bhadra 1426, August 2019
Vanakkam. Naandaan Troy. I’m pleased to review the most outstanding points of Agnijaat’s Bhadra 1426 issue, so let’s begin our virtual trip to India with…
…Let the Journey Begin*
Which shows a really cool-looking digital painting involving mostly neutral shades, black, greys, and white. It offers a lot of good contrast and definition of shape, given its neutral tones rather than the chromatic shades of a color spectrum. Nice!
Indie Author Speaks: Few tips 4:
While enjoying what you love is fulfilling, here, the Authoress suggests ways of doing that while also making enough to keep the lights on and food on the table. Little is less enjoyable or fulfilling than working a drudge-job to pay the bills, and getting no meaning out of it!
India now: Building Cages:
Here, the Authoress discusses the precarious choice made when we sacrifice our freedom to move about and direct our own lives for a little, just a little, additional security and safety, or when that’s imposed on us by the authorities “for our own good” when we get neither freedom nor security.
This is interesting, and something I recall only dimly from my learning of professional mourners in ancient and medieval times. That it is still practiced is unsurprising, whatever fakery and annoyance it may involve. My first search for a wider worldwide and historical context brought up this Wiki article, though take from it what you will, and always check the references for accuracy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_mourning
Spotlight on: Lionel Richie:
Here is a piece on an icon of the 70s and 80s, in which the Authoress relates her love for his music, and the legacy he left in Western culture. I rather enjoyed much of his music myself, even after I developed a taste of the melodic strains of Metal.
Window to West: Dexter’s Laboratory:
I’ve never watched this series, as I seldom watch television, especially when it originally aired, but I have read the comic book of Dexter’s misadventures. Here, the Authoress notes the intelligence that went into the show’s writing, even with its depiction of the Scientific Super-Genius trope!
Sweet Memories: Butterflies
Here, we are treated to an anecdote from life on the beauty (sometimes) of butterflies, and the joy they can bring by merely fluttering about on their business. Short-lived they may be, but lovely to look at they almost always are, depending on local conditions!
Dahi Handi 21.8.19:
So, here’s a sporting event involving tricksy means to reaching highly-placed dairy items using human pyramids! How cool! It’s amazing how the different elements of culture interact and result in fascinating events like this! I love how ancient stories can inform popular activities in this way!
With  a cinqku, on its power and invisibility,  a haiku on the power of a thunderstorm,  a cinquain, on wind and lightning during a storm at sea,  a quintilla, on a sudden storm at sea,  a quintain, on the effect of wind on fire,  a diamond on the terror of a tornado, as opposed to a sharknado, which is just silly, and  Seventeen verse, on a ship in the midst of a storm, the theme for Bhadra is …Air!
Fir milenge – Till we meet again*
Here we see a lovely image with lots of browns and yellows for a more earth-toned look. I like the way the colors are arranged!
Here, the Authoress gives us a cartoon strip, noting the tricky ways crucial information can be stolen with a seemingly “innocent” thing like a cell phone – 21st century mobile wiretapping, anyone?
That’ll be it for Bhadra’s issue. Do join me next time to review Ashwin 1426’s issue of Agnijaat, and until then…
…Vanakkam, and in abbreviated Soruggon…
…Tf. Tk. Tts!