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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.

Stranger – a poem

Stranger, why does your shadow linger day and night and reminds me of the super-subconscious desire? Do I know you? Don't I really know you? Stranger, why does your silhouette appear even in the shadowy evenings when eyes seldom differentiate between red and green? Were there some questions you asked and I didn't answer? Were there some answers you couldn't find to meet my queries? Have we ever met before? [...]

By | November 2nd, 2017|English Poems|2 Comments

Greco’s Game: An Aleksandr Talanov Thriller – review

It was a fantastic read, to be sure! The character Talanov is designed in a fashion that it will surely take a hold of the reader’s mind until the novel ends and only to be continued in the further instalment of the series! Greco’s Game: An Aleksandr Talanov Thriller is a novel by well-known novelist James Houston Turner, a US novelist famous for his thrilling fiction. This novel has everything [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

When I am random… thoughts and recollections

A window seldom opens when a gate is closed. I have been through this darker phase, at times, and felt the darkness so closely, dearly! Who cares for the light when darkness accommodates the calm of the soul which almost fears to lose the argument to the light which itself is ignorant of the brightness but just lights it up for the sake of doing so. Strange case but classic [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|#WhenIamRandom|2 Comments

मेरे शब्द | My Words | Poem Two

  वो खास पल भी और घड़ियाँ भारीपन के बस ऐसे ही निकल से गये जैसे रेत हाथों से और पतझड़ में वृक्ष से पत्ते। दिन और रात की आँख-मिचौनी, सूनेपन और अपनेपन की बीच का वो फासला, 'मैं' और 'मेरे' बीच की वो दिवार - हाँ - जिंदगी तो रही निकलती बस कुछ ऐसे ही ... फिर से बैठा हूँ आज चाँदनी रात में साथ उनके जो हमेशा मेरे [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|#MyWords Poetry Series|2 Comments

Ghostbusters and Other Stories | Book Review

Short stories are surely the most challenging form of prose fiction because an author has to convince the readers in the fewest of the pages ensuring that he provides entertainment, enlightenment, poetic justice and also the reading satisfaction. Those who read the short stories in plenty must know that why the likes of Anton Chekhov and Saki are adored by the readers! In India, though, there has been a constant [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Books|1 Comment

मेरे शब्द | My Words | Web Poetry Series – Poem One

  जाने क्यूँ ये शब्द मेरे व्याकुल हैं तुम्हारे सान्निध्य को, एक बार फिर से? तुमने ही तो ठुकराया था इन्हें, अपनी ख़ामोशी से जब मैंने पूछे थे कुछ सवाल। मैं तो शायद समझ भी लूँ अपनी विवशता और मौन हो जाऊँ फिरसे पर ये शब्द मेरे तो बंध नहीं सकते किसी मानव बंधन में! स्वतंत्र हैं स्वाधीन थे स्वाभिमानी ही रहेंगे और पिरोते रहेंगे एक एक करके कविताएँ कल [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|#MyWords Poetry Series|1 Comment

Bleeding Queens

Bleeding Queens is a not a super-woman novel that a reader can find if the pleasure of Wonder Woman movie could be transferred to a novel of the same name. Neither is this a fiction book featuring the typical Chetan Bhagat style heroine whose only job is to somehow get along with the nincompoop or extraordinary looking male counterpart. Bleeding Queens has been written with a purpose which is wider [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Books|0 Comments

The Journey Continues… a poem

Trouble, only trouble for my soul I bring knowingly when I let my heart astray and walk along the way which leads nowhere but dilemmas and dismay (which we all know well). For the human I am, I will err. For the divinity made me, I can be better! A new morning with the constant Sun and a night with the moon will surely come, like yesterday. And I promise [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|English Poems|2 Comments

Books & Tips for CBSE NET English Literature

  So much has changed about the UGC NET Examination. Hold on; the CBSE NET Examination I should say. And recent developments have confirmed that after this November 2017 examination, aspirants will have only one time a year party hosted by the CBSE authorities - a single time NET examination in a year. Moreover, this new decision also ensures one thing that the NET aspirants will have to work very [...]

By | September 23rd, 2017|Books, English Literature Notes|6 Comments

You reach or Love comes? | Poem

  "No! I shall never go back! "Never shall I! "I never shall go "to that street again!" Firm was his choice and flawed was his fate. Who could ever rejoice standing on the heaven's gate? Tell me any single soul unaffected by that Cupid's bow; show me that virgin heart ever unpierced by his arrow; "I know! Now I know! "I know for sure what you mean. "Time may [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|English Poems|0 Comments