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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.

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


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

Beat My Drum Alone Poem

  Beat My Drum Alone I beat my drum alone most often. Sometimes I tried playing with another and others, but, the tone was sad and dull. Now, I beat my drum alone most often. I walk my road alone most often. Sometimes I tried walking with others, measuring their steps with mine. But the path became tedious, and I walked ahead. Now, I walk my road alone most often. [...]

By | June 24th, 2017|English Poems|3 Comments

The Dawn: Marathon Race to Acche Din

With a splendid foreword by Purno A. Sangma, the former Speaker of Lok Sabha, the dazzling book by Phidalia Toi - The Dawn: Marathon Race to Acche Din is the first installment on the governance of the Modi-led NDA government in the centre. The Dawn annunciates the beginning of a new era in the politics of India where a man of determination becomes the commander-in-chief of a nation which is [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|Books|2 Comments