Agnishatdal Bhadra 1426 Critique:
By Troy David Loy https://www.amazon.com/author/troyloy
Agnishatdal Bhadra 1426, August 2019
Agnishatdal Bhadra 1426, August 2019
Vanakkam. Naandaan Troy. This time I offer some of the the most cool things of Bhadra 1426’s Agnishatdal, so join me in this look at my favorite eZine! There’s much to see here!
Let us begin… Our virtual trip to India*
This image shows a fair-skinned girl carrying a dish of what could be spice or even powdered vermillion. It makes goos use of well defined forms, and shows a nicely subtle variation in the two shades of blue used.
I can imagine that watching this playwright’s dramas when they were originally performed must have been quite an experience – I think it a worthy goal for any enterprising time-traveler.
A Bunch of Hypocrites:
S4 has stern words for the corrupt of society, whose rhetoric serves only the base political goal of divide and conquer, turning the people against each other for the benefit of corrupt higher-ups in ill-gained positions of authority.
Berlin 2 Part 2.5:
Brieuc continues his mother’s story, of boarding an American-built plane for a new mission following the Second World War. In the early years of what would soon become the Cold War, what is going on that the brass isn’t telling her?
Tenali Raman turns to sleuthing 2:
Rhagu continues the tale of our crafty Raman, who investigates the home claimed in a property dispute between two women. His findings gathered, what will transpire from this? What will the outcome of this trial be? Find out, next issue!
Universal law to receive from:
In this verse, Dom waxes on the Law of Attraction, a concept that evokes both great appeal, and great skepticism, to different people at different times. But this is a very, very nice way to explain it as an idea!
Bitter Pill Dose 22: Religion 5:
BP blasts YouTube anti-theists and their attacks on religion, instead targeting the darker side of human nature as the rightful enemy instead. I tend to side with BP on this, though I identify as a skeptic, these others do not speak for me, nor I for them.
Here’s a piece for Freya’s book, as the first sentence describes, “a collection of poems inspired by myth and legend,” and well worth reading! delve into mythical traditions from around the world; you won’t be disappointed!
Look for Me Under the Rainbow:
Here’s another book by Bernard Jan! When a seal pup is endangered by hunters seeking his pelt, and those of fellow seal pups, will Helen of the Rainbow warriors be able to save him? Find out!
YouTubia: Ghost Mother
Hmm. I’ve checked this out, link below, for this Thai film. It seems to use supernatural elements combined with psychological suspense, all in an extremely watchable film, despite my utter ignorance of the language. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
A Kathakali musician and singer with no shortage of talent and skill. I’m impressed that he has ample creative ability to truly innovate for the style. While creativity probably can’t be taught with a simple cookie-cutter template, I’m convinced that it can be improved with the right mindset and learning skills, and he’s got both!
I remember seeing Tom in Castaway, and if memory serves me correctly, he also appeared in the DnD scare movie Monsters and Mazes during the height of the Satanic Panic of the 1980s. I enjoyed Castaway much more though, especially the imaginary companion he created by marking a volley ball with a face as a way to keep himself from going mad from loneliness during his time on the deserted island!
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma:
The Authoress presents us with another santoor artist! Finding him online was a breeze, with a link below. I like the strains his instrument plays, and seem to have found another software instrument to look for in GarageBand’s sound library, which I’ve restored to my laptop proper.
Here’s a full album online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36yTMJQBhiU
True Treasures: Toni Art and Craft
One of my current loves is calligraphy, as I strive to make full use of a medieval memory technique called a visual alphabet, though mine will be based on the Tamil script, not the Roman alphabet. Toni’s site looks like the perfect place to jumpstart my progress on the basics for even better results!
Pieces of Past: Glimpses – Ancient Religions:
This is pretty cool, for here, we discuss Egyptian religion, with its colorful deities and fascinating view of the afterlife. It’s a few that’s led to astounding architecture, mummification, and a mystique and magical traditions that captivated the intelligentsia of Europe for hundreds of years!
Story from Ved and Purana: Atreya Tirtha
good stories teach, and this one too has a lesson: never try to copy the home decor of a god just because you are an envious little git, as you can very easily irk the wrong beings, like giants and demons, far outside the qualifications of mere humans to deal with, save perhaps powerful sorcerers, and of course, gods!
The Authoress offers a set of cartoons, here of an unethical and downright mustache-twirling instructor who turns poor people into very, very bad people! And here we part! join me next month as I review Agnishatdal for Ashwin 1426, so until then…
…Vanakkam… and in abbreviated Soruggon…
Tf. Tk. Tts!