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About Alok Mishra

First and foremost a poet, Alok Mishra is an author next. Apart from these credentials, he is founder & Editor-in-Chief of Ashvamegh, an international literary magazine and also the founder of BookBoys PR, a company which helps writers brand themselves and promote their books. On this blog, Alok mostly writes about literary topics which are helpful for literature students and their teachers. He also shares his poems; personal thoughts and book reviews.

Poetry Day 2018 – my contribution

My words are not poetry; My life is. Through ups and downs, calm and chaos, suffering and pleasure, and my every strife is poetry.

By | March 21st, 2018|Caprice|0 Comments

English Literature – UGC NET, July 2018 – Tips, Books & Resources

UGC NET Examinations are once again knocking the doors of the future educators. I am once again addressing the English Literature aspirants who want to clear the UGC NET examination in July 2018, organised by CBSE across the nation. Are you ready? The system of the examination or in better words, the pattern, has been altered. Now, aspirants will have to appear in two papers only; previously there used to [...]

By | March 17th, 2018|NET Help|2 Comments

What did I lose? a poem

I have lost something, somewhere in the rush, on the road, to my office, in a city, in a country, in the largest continent, on the earth. Amid dearth and mirth; death and birth I am troubled. I am worried. Because I cannot find myself. Overwhelmed or underwhelmed; I can never be myself again. Pleasure or pain, on my way to the office once again. (What did I lose? No [...]

By | March 17th, 2018|A Poem A Day|0 Comments

L.O.L Law of Luck – Natansh Goyal – Book Review

  What does LOL mean to you? Most of the times or maybe almost every time, it means only laughing out loud. However, for the author Natansh Goyal, it means Law of Luck - yes, the title of his very debut novel is L.O.L Law of Luck and the novel has been released recently and it is being received very warmly by the readers. Reasons are many and I have [...]

By | March 11th, 2018|Books|2 Comments

American Maharajah – review

American Maharajah is the second novel by American author Mark Steven Levy. Like his first one, this is also published by an Indian publisher and has been released exclusively to the Indian readers because it features Indian characters and a completely Indian story which revolves around deserts of Rajasthan. This 204-page novel is very interesting and a simple read and it took me about a day to finish it with [...]

By | March 4th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Little Maryam – book review

Hamid Baig's debut novel, Little Maryam, is very much a novel which depicts true love in the form of a story which touches your soul, without a doubt! Saadiq's character has been designed with all the possible elements which make him a hero in the truest sense - sensible, passionate, ambitious, freakish when alone and then a person with a very big heart! Maryam also wins the hearts with her [...]

By | February 24th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Beginning Theory by Peter Barry – book review

Alok Mishra reviews Peter Barry's book Beginning Theory. In this book review, he emphasises on the points which make Beginning Theory a must-have book for students. Can you ignore Peter Barry's magnum opus as a critic - Beginning Theory? I will directly say that this is the best book for the students of English literature and literary theories! There is no better book than Beginning Theory in the market which [...]

By | February 23rd, 2018|Books|1 Comment

Vision, day and night

The clock ticks time passes and sound fades into the vacuum of the night. Electric bulb glows but not like a day’s sun. A limited light, yes, it offers a vision with more limits. I cannot see beyond my roof unless the moon appears at night and sun shines through the day; have I really lost my way?

By | February 23rd, 2018|A Poem A Day|1 Comment

Is Instagram Useful for Book Marketing? Alok Mishra Answers

Instagram is a great tool. Or, is it great at all - even near to being good? People keep checking the photos by others; at times, they also try to look good themselves by clicking their selfies in various positions and applying various filters. It's fun, isn't it? However, is Instagram a good tool for the authors to promote their books? People have been arguing it and some 'influencers' claim [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Influencer Marketing|1 Comment

Doubts – a poem

Is the world real? Are the sages true? Am I what I am? Doubts The more I inquire more do I despair but inquiry is freedom - freedom takes me to slavery. Am I free? Ever Doubts   by Alok

By | February 18th, 2018|A Poem A Day|0 Comments