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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.

Literary Entrepreneur: what it takes to become one?

Literary Entrepreneur There might be nearly one lac definitions of an entrepreneur in the modern context. However, if I twist the question and mix two breeds together - a literary person & an entrepreneur, what do we get? We get a literary entrepreneur and the definition of this hybrid personality, I believe, is tough to find out. So, what does it take to make a literary entrepreneur? No no, certainly, [...]

By | February 19th, 2017|Start-up Observations|2 Comments

Books on my reading list for February-March 2017

What am I reading right now? As a fellow reader, if you too have the same question to be asked from no other than yourself, you are an inspired reader who cares to read new things as well as learn. As a literary entrepreneur (sounds good and new? no, I didn't coin it), I do have to invest my time in different things - planning, executing and planning again... Nevertheless, [...]

By | February 18th, 2017|Reading Tips|1 Comment

19th Akshauhini algorithm of the Gita Simplified | Review

What could be a day more auspicious than this day - Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja. On the one hand, we welcome a new season - the king of all the seasons, the spring and on the other, we worship the goddess of wisdom and intellect, Devi Saraswati. I chose this day to write once again about a wonderful book on Gita that I have received from Haribakth, the author [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Books|1 Comment

Saraswati Vandana Poem in Hindi

वीणावादिनी, स्वरा, विद्यादायिनी देवी ज्ञान की विवेक की जननी शत शत नमन तेरे चरण माँ सरस्वती। मृदु स्वर कंठ को विवेक मन को सुविचार जन जन को पुन्ज ज्ञानप्रकाश की क्लेषित जीवन को सदा तू देती। शत शत नमन तेरे चरण माँ सरस्वती। कुंठित मानव, रुदन क्रदन कुंठित हुए हैं जन भाव अज्ञानता के वन में विचरण कर रहे कृतियाँ और काव्य! तेरे द्वार खड़े हैं हम लेकर अपनी व्यथा [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Hindi Poems|0 Comments

Book Promotions & Marketing: Online Reviews, Digital Space & All You Need to Know

Book Promotions & Online Platform: My Experience It has been two years since I started working in the field of book promotion & author marketing, back in January 2015. In my journey as a promotion specialist, I have come across different kinds of challenges. The most common among them is the challenge of giving a book the right kind of digital treatment it requires. Which is, if you know the [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Books, Digital Branding|0 Comments

Blood in the Paradise | Book Review

Blood in the Paradise: Book Review How much can you suppress something which is meant to bounce back, to say, a spring? When the energy within reaches the zenith, it bounces back and bounces back with such a strength that the person who has suppressed cannot resist! Something like this you will get to read in the book by Madhav Mahidhar, the author of Blood in the Paradise. This is [...]

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

New Year Resolutions & Change: Make Your 2017 Happy!

The year is almost done. We are ready to enter a fresh new year called 2017 with new aspirations, hopes, anticipations, fear, enthusiasm and worries. Calendars hanging on the walls will change; some new décor will come; maybe some set ups and look & feel will also change. You might move table in your study room to that side and push your bookshelf to the left. You may have your [...]

By | December 30th, 2016|Motivation|0 Comments

EcoCriticism Theory in Literature: Introduction & Analysis

“The poetry of earth is never dead” Poets die; genres change or modify; writing style sees many changes over time; literary trends might change usually… however, the poetry of earth did never die; cannot die ever! This belief of John Keats was justified. Earth has seen ages; the earth has seen civilizations emerging and dying; the earth has seen bombings; the earth has seen disasters… it still stays. Anytime you [...]

By | December 26th, 2016|Modern Criticism & Literary Theories|2 Comments

The Allegorical Expedition by P Satyadeep: Book Review

"This is why Dhyana is so important, it allows you to know who you are as a person, and what you are capable of and what's the right thing for you to do." Now, believe me, I wasn't at all hoping to have a chance to read a novel which lets me explore my inner self so passionately like this novel The Allegorical Expedition (a quest for truth) by P [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Books|0 Comments

Jai Jawan | Hindi Poem on Brave Indian Army

ये वामपंथ क्या है? कोई मुझे समझाएगा? देशभक्ति का जूनून और उसमें घुलता लहू, मेघ सी हुंकार और सिंह सी गर्जना, ये तो कर्मवीर हैं जानते हैं बस सर्वस्व समर्पण करना। अब वामपंथी हमारे, बड़े विचारों वाले सिखाएंगे तोप चलाने वालों को संयम से संवाद करना? अपनी ही माता के मष्तक की संधि करना? विचारकों, खिंच लो कदम पीछे छुप जाओ किसी कोने में ये वही वीर हैं भारत के [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Hindi Poems|0 Comments