15 Sep 2016

#186 My Review of Bhadra issue of Agnishatdal

My Review of Bhadra issue of Agnishatdal

Agnishatdal is a collection of variety of literary work and art. One can find a mixture of mythological information, poems, interviews, photographs and digital paintings- all at one place- in this 122 page- long ezine. 

The opening note of the editor Sharmishtha Basu gives a brief insight about creating something beautiful. One can find an intelligent arrangement of digital paintings amidst the literary works. We can get to know about Rabindranath Tagore and Abanindranath Tagore. 

Then comes the section of stories, reflections and thoughts as illustrated by a well crafted digital painting by the creator herself.   An article entitling ‘A smile amidst the crowd’by Vishal Bheeroo can be seen as an inaugural one. It’s about an experience of the author meeting a stranger,a 9-year-old girl (might be a child labour),who smiled back at him confidently when he tried to a smile to show his sympathy.

A poem “Where is the truth?” by Ngobesing Romanus speaks about the quest for the ultimate truth of the life.

 Through her poem  ‘Prayer’ , the poetess Swati Sarangi wishes the almighty to be a torch bearer to guide her though the life.

 A poem ‘A genuine friend’ by Wendel A. Brown is a beautiful tribute to the wonderful friends we make in our life.

 ‘A partycrasher’ by Troy David Loy is a short fiction about the invasion of aliens. 

‘Life,love,wisdom by Lisa Ojanpera. 

‘Cheetah Reflection’ by Carolyn Page is a work to provide motivation to one self by drawing the inspiration from the animal Cheetah. 

Then comes a series of wonderful photographs of nature of Dominic S. Collucci.

 ‘How fate was overcome’ by Raghunandan Kuppuswamy is a story about getting over the curse given by a saint. 

‘Weep not ‘ by Lisa Ojanpera beautiful photography of nature supported by wise lines. 

‘Journey to end with light’ by Dominic Collucci creates a unique comparison between candle and the life of a human being.

 ‘One must sleep before they are awakened’ by Dominic Collucci is a spiritual poem about the awakening of human to his inner consciousness. 

‘Tomorrow’s end by Carolyn Page with excerpt of the book.

‘Addiqtd book of poetry- A small compilation by modern poems’ by Swati Sarangi and her interview.

Interview of the creator of Success Inspirer’s World- Ngobesing Romanus .

Interview of Vishal Bheeroo.

Song birds sings to sun by Sharmishtha Basu

Clouds play by Sharmishtha Basu is a short poem creating images about the movement of clouds that bring rain.

‘Krishnavarna Neelavasan’ is a poem by Sharmishtha Basu originally written in Sanskrit in Devnagri Script ,then translated in English.

A mythological tale of ‘Parvati Swayamvar’ by Sharmishtha Basu narrates the love story of Lord Shiva and Parvati from Hindu Purana.

‘Story of Bangla Calendar’ by Sharmishtha Basu gives knowledge about the influence of Muslim calendar on Bengali calendar.

‘India this month’ by Sharmishtha Basu is a list of Indian festivals to be celebrated in near future.

‘Bengal this month’ by Sharmishtha Basu is a similar informative article as above listing various festivals celebrated in the month of Bhadra.

‘Pieces of past’ by Sharmishtha Basu provides a list of various chronological events of history.

The ezine ends with few spoilers ,digital paintings and concluding words from the creator.

My views in brief: It’s an ezine dedicated to the Bhadra month(Monsoon)of Hindu Calendar  as one can find various  pieces of information from the creator on it. Apart from this, it is flooded with various literary works and art. I feel too honoured to find my writing in this ezine. Thanks to Sharmishtha Basu for giving me an opportunity  to publish my works in this ezine.

Swati Sarangi



  1. Appears to be a fabulous book. Thanks for sharing its review and details and good luck for its success.

  2. Thanks for all words of appreciation! :)