Alok Mishra tells the students of English literature why do they need a good dictionary of literary terms and literary theory. Read this article to understand the need for a specialised dictionary of literary vocabulary. Having a dictionary is always a cool idea as a student. However, most of the students of literature don't usually think it cool to have a literary dictionary or a dictionary of literary terms. And [...]
Alok Mishra reviews the book Treasure Trove of Zodiacs written by popular astrologer Tanuj Lalchandani. This book details the personality of people belonging to various zodiac signs. I am not a huge fan when it comes to the horoscope predictions for the day based on your zodiac signs. I usually skip the part of the pages with horoscope details and enjoy reading other stuff because I firmly believe that you [...]
I wasn't aware when death threw her silky snare and neither did I try to realise when I died eventually. Dilemma delusion dogma and never I knew when was last that I lived either.
After the collection I have read recently, Abhishek Goswami's The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems has come to me as a pleasant surprise because I often complain about the lessening interest in poetry writing in India. Abhishek's debut collection has 35 poems, to be exact about the numbers and it took me not more than an hour to finish his anthology because my speed and faculty of poetry reading accompany [...]
Well, in the circles which I am known and the intellectuals who know me they know very well that how much unsatisfied I am with the current education policies in the country (India of course). If one scrutinises and tries to reach a final conclusion, believe me, only amusement or entire bizarre might be the end result! It is reaching nowhere; it is moving towards no destination; it's just rolling [...]
And it begins once again like a usual pain which puts my heart on the altar of a calendar change every last day of a year. Whom are we fooling?
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer is a very famous sonnet written by the celebrated romantic poet John Kets. It was composed in October 1816 by the poet and the inspiration for the poem came to Keats when he studied Homer's epics which were translated by a renowned Elizabethan literary figure known for his plays and poems and for being a scholar. Ironically, this scholar's fame rests widely upon his [...]
"पथ पर चलते चलते ही वह राह बन गया, तिल-तिल कर जलते जलते ही दाह बन गया, वह कैसा था भक्त स्वयं भगवान बन गया कुम्भकार की कीर्ति बन निर्माण बन गया!" जब भी अटल जी पुरुषार्थ से भरी कवितायेँ सुनता हूँ आज के लम्पट कवियों की फौज महज एक हुजूम सी लगती है जो शायद कविता करना ही भूल गए हैं! मैं भी अपनी कविताओं को अटल [...]
Uske Hisse Ka Pyar is the debut book by Ashish Dalal - an author from Gujarat who is interested in producing meaningful short stories and occasional poetry. He has been writing for many years for the Hindi newspapers and magazines and his literary creations have been praised by the readers because of their relevance and the depth. Inspired by all these, Ashish Dalal has finally decided to come with his [...]
Sunshine the winter sky blue and wide blue wind rushes sweeping the lousy leaves fallen off trees and my memories too. Life - loss and gain pleasure and pain draught and rain and every summer is followed by this winter, calm and sane. The films are patchy, yet alive; we sat together seeing the winds rubbing the earth and raindrops offering the pats of love; we sat for hours and [...]