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About Alok Mishra

Alok Mishra is a poet, author of Being in Love, philosopher and Editor-in-Chief at Ashvamegh International Journal. He is also the founder of opinion platform ILN - India Latest News. Alok's poems have been published in several journals and online literary magazines as well as in various Indian and other anthologies. His works have been appreciated by his college faculties and others. In particular, he writes about literature, politics, spirituality and world affairs. You can read his posts here on various topics.

Soulless, am I?

Did not murder; did not commit some crime. Never abducted the wants of my neighbours and nor did I hunt a tree in its prime. Even on the crossroads, I did not make any deal! Where is my soul? Where is it gone? I do not feel; I do not sympathise; I do not cry when my brothers die and my sisters raped. Where is my soul? Am I the [...]

By | August 19th, 2017|English Poems|1 Comment

The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter: Review

The longer we suppress something mightier the explosion is. Do mind that I am using the term explosion in a metaphorical sense and this is strictly metaphorical only. India is a country of peace and chaos; and mind you, they both remain in this nation at the same time! If you see the Indian subcontinent from the moon, you will believe that 'God in his heaven and all is right [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

Paradigm Shift – A Poem

  Paradigm Shift I see there; I see the light evoking my steps which are caught, tied and stopped by none but myself. I see there; I see the light urging my soul to free itself. But with scars of the fresh wounds on my body, it cannot travel. I see there; I see the light pleading my 'mind' which is at peace with war, almost in an ineffable way [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|English Poems|0 Comments

Forever and a Little More

Forever and a Little More... the very title of this novel excites the reader! Yes, of course, the reader must be thinking that this is a romance which will take away the mental stress after reading and offer a perfect weekend if you finish this by the Saturday night... here is the catch, Praneet Dabral, the author of the book, hasn't planned the things you might have anticipated! His novel, [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

Getting MAXIMUM Out of Your Reading Habits!

There has not been any era in the history of mankind when reading and writing were not practised. Be it on the stones or be it on the LED screens of the Kindle devices, humanity goes hand in hand with the noble practice of reading and writing. Ordinary men read; extraordinary men produce what ordinary men read; above extraordinary men write on what the extraordinary men write… and the cycle [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Reading Tips|0 Comments

Shilpa’s The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter Launching Tomorrow

Shilpa Raj's memoir The Elephant Chaser's Daughter, which happens to be her debut book as well, is going to be launched on 28 July 2017, tomorrow. The book is already in the bookstores as well as on Amazon online store. Highly anticipated, this memoir has already started selling copies in bulk! Shilpa's debut work has become the centre of the buzz because of the author's background as well as her [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

The Village Blacksmith: Poem Analysis & Summary

I am a huge fan of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow outside the ambit of the literary circle and a great admirer of him within it. He is a poet who acts often as a preacher always telling us which way to go in life. If you are a Christian, you must have read the Psalms in The Holy Bible. However, if you are a student of literature, you must have read [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|Poetry Analysis|0 Comments

Lamchwa

Set in the distant lands of North-East, some village linked to Shillong, the novel by D. R. Michael Buam narrates a heart-touching story of a man named Lamchwa. The title of the novel is also Lamchwa and it is about this young man of talent and heart. After the death of his father, Lamchwa becomes the guardian of his family and he makes sure that his younger ones have the [...]

By | July 16th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

Shilpa Raj – rise of an author for the have-nots!

Authors do not come from other planets nor are they special species. They are very much a part of our human race and the very society we live in. Nevertheless, there is a thin line of distinction which separates those who do write - they think different. Authors look towards events, social causes, international issues, justice-injustice and other human concerns with entirely different perspectives. And because authors are creative, they [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

The World So Far… A Poem

The World So Far... by Alok Mishra   The edge of the earth isn't horrible as the centre has become. We slay just for food as we do for modern faith. Who cares the water on Mars except those who ignore blood on our earth. Countries, continents, wall, newspaper and television all linger through the day but we tend (or pretend?) to forget that old, hungry, feeble man whom we [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|English Poems|2 Comments