Agnishatdal Ashar 1426 Critique:
By Troy David Loy @ https://www.amazon.com/author/troyloy
Agnishatdal Ashar 1426, June 2019
Vanakkam. Naandaan Troy! The old volcano lair is being set up for relocation to another state further south than Virginia, but while that bit of insanity is going on, here’s an eZine critique for Ashar, 1426. I hope you are well this month, so read on as I give the high points of this month’s issue!
Let us begin… Virtual trip to India:
I like this painting, of a woman in dupatta, seen as though encircled. Lovely balance of colors, not too sparse, and not too busy looking.
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan:
Here was an outstanding man, who achieved much though suffering for it too. My brother was born on the same year his memoirs were published!
Here is a new column by the mysterious S4. (Welcome!) In this, S4 criticizes the vileness of Indian politicians, and the craven clown-horn pandering they engage in. Hear, hear!
An Unexpected Trip:
Brieuc relates more of his mother’s tale, of her time toward and during the end of the war in Europe. This continues, of course, and I await what comes next!
Faith accompli 2:
Raghu completes the story, as the outcome of the dispute between neighbors is decided by divine intervention, favoring the faithful over that not so much!’
You are meant to be within*:
The universe gives what you put into it, in this verse by Dom. Always the better idea to have a flexible mindset than not!
Religion 3: Bitter Pill Dose 20:
BP notes the prevalence of religious extremists in India, and the irony of those who lack any sense or appreciation of irony!
River of Dreams:
Lisa gives a beautiful painting of floral shapes and deep blue leaves with slashes of pale crimson. This has a surreal feel to it, but that’s a good thing!
Click go the shear:
Pat’s story continues as the man jailed for the crimes of another tells his reasons for the sacrifice, and tells Hannah to move on, and take his horse and saddle in the process!
Cynicism: Just Another Bias:
Null finishes last month’s piece, on the ways in which contemptuous cynicism is so useless to their worldview, and in any event bad practice for a healthy mind!
Happy birthday this month for Raghu, eZines Agnijaat and Agnishatdal, and Miss Sharmishtha Basu herself in less than a week’s time!
Chow Yun Fat:
I’ve seen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and a wonderfully done film it is, seen from a disc lent to us by my brother. Just a point of film trivia here, but one of the actresses, Michelle Yeoh, plays the Mirror-Universe Emperor in the recent Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery!
True Treasures: Kalamandalam Geethanadam
Agreed. Some pass from the world far too soon, and this is just such a case for the gifts this performer bestowed us through his art.
Bengali: 7: from the collection Trishakti, this is a bit of verse dedicated to the Goddess Kali. I enjoyed this one a lot!
Hindi: 7: a verse on lost love, and its effect like fire from a kiln on clay on character development and resilience.
Story From Ved and Purana: Indra Tirtha:
A bit of wisdom, when Indra is defeated by a giant, and then gets his revenge, that it’s a good idea not to leave an enemy alive if it’s avoidable!
Words: Bay leaf slaughters mosquitoes:
Hmm. This is something worth trying out, as we prepare to move further down South after leaving our current residence. Our new home will carry plenty of mosquitoes, and alligators too!
So, that’s it for the month! Be safe, be well, be brilliant as the stars, or in abbreviated
…Tf. Tk. Tts!