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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.

The Perfect Couple by Sunain Banga – Book Review

Alok’s opinion on the novel, The Perfect Couple by Sunain Banga, in a nutshell: "The book is a contemporary romance. But that's not all... The Perfect Couple has an instant connect with the young readers especially. Even though I don't read much of the contemporary romantic novels, I was compelled to read it! Like it? Yeah, I liked Ananya's attitude and Raman's passion..." Sunain’s novel, the second one, The Perfect [...]

By | March 13th, 2019|Books|0 Comments

Love is too bright to be dark… a poem by Alok Mishra

A heart too big? A mind too narrow? A life seemingly unending? A world too daunting to live? Where is the truth I was looking for? Does love end? Does love fail? Seldom often rarely never always Yes, a hiatus a look away a pause in the incessant stroll and it will roll once again towards the destination, a destination that's destiny too, perpetually there, always true. Only lovers know. [...]

By | March 8th, 2019|Love|0 Comments

Man vs Wife by Ashish Srivastava – Book Review

Man vs Wife - doesn't it sound poetic? However, the concept behind this phrase is horrible as well as humorous at the same time. If humour wins over the horrible thought, it can be enjoyed. However, if it is literally what it seems, Man vs Wife, then one has to be very cautious; lives are at stake, a family is at the betting line and too many emotions as well. [...]

By | March 7th, 2019|Books|0 Comments

Janardhan Talbot Vol I – Book Review

Mohan Timmaraju's debut novel Janardhan Talbot had been a curious case for me until I read it recently - the past week. It a voluminous novel when you are reading it in a Kindle format and it will take a little time. Therefore, one has to be patient enough to let the chapters move and comprehend the story which is very interesting and full of surprises - sometimes expected and [...]

By | February 27th, 2019|Books|1 Comment

Why do we celebrate Holi? by Anitha Rathod – Book Review

Why do we celebrate Holi? For grown-ups like us, this is a very simple question. We can tell the stories related to this Hindu festival and walk away. However, when a child asks the same question, it becomes very important to satisfy his or her curiosity effectively. What children learn in the early days remain with them forever. So, what should be the best way to tell a child about [...]

By | February 21st, 2019|Books|1 Comment

Greed Lust Addiction by Ravi Dabral – Book Review

Before we begin: Greed Lust Addiction by Ravi Dabral is a novel that perfectly suited my thinking, my vision and my expectations from Indian English literature. It has that serenity, a class and also the modern share of thrill and 'fiction entertainment' that the readers of young age need in a novel. Ravi Dabral has been wonderful most of the times except making this novel a little oversimplified at places. [...]

By | February 20th, 2019|Books|2 Comments

फिरसे एक महाभारत अब ठन जाने दो! (a poem in the memory of Pulwama martyrs)

The Episode of Pulwama Terror Attack फिर से निकलीं कुछ अर्थियां हैं उसी रास्ते, जिस रास्ते कुछ गये थे शायद पिछले माह ही और फिर जायेंगे कुछ किसी दिन और सही। उदित नहीं हुए होंगे कुछ सूर्य फिर कभी और कुछ ऑंखें नहीं देखेंगी चंद्र-प्रभा आने वाली पूर्णिमा की। पिता की छाती और माता का आँचल ... पुत्रों की निश्छल अश्रु-नयनों से अर्धांगिनियों की पोंछ रहा मांगें अब जल।   [...]

By | February 16th, 2019|Hindi Poems|2 Comments

निर्वाण – Hindi Poem

जैसे निर्वाण मिला हो मेरी मोक्ष की महत्वाकांक्षा को बस एक बार जो छू लेते हैं लब तेरे मेरे प्रफुल्लित अधरों को जो बस अंकुरित से हुए हैं प्रेम की बारिश में! मेरी इच्छाओं की धुंध पे पड़ती हैं जब धुप तुम्हारी मुहब्बत की सिहर उठता है मेरा मन, एक आवेश में और छूट जाता है तन पीछे, कोसों दूर कहीं प्रकाश, तेज, नूर… कहीं ये मिलन तो नहीं व्याकुल [...]

By | January 17th, 2019|Love|0 Comments

Mumtaz and Taj Mahal – Book Review

Pravin Anand's latest book, Mumtaz and Taj Mahal, is more about retelling a tale of love, a monumental love that saw the Taj rising. He has used his imagination to colour the realities into a realistic-fiction in which he glorifies the love of Mumtaz and her king, Shahjahan. Moreover, as the ease is too easy and the book can be read by teenagers, youths, young and grown-ups, the book has [...]

By | December 27th, 2018|Books|3 Comments

प्रेम, तुम, मैं और हम…

मेरे स्वप्नों को वसंत-स्वप्न के बाहर प्रेम-सत्य की धरा पर, कुछ ऐसे तुमने उतारा है, प्रिये, मानो जीवंत हो गए हों पुनः वो सारे पुष्प जो मुरझाये से थे रेतीले सागर के गहराई में, पीड़ित,वंचित और उपेक्षित से। छूकर प्यार को, प्यार के एक स्पर्श मात्र से ह्रदय तले, किंचित कुचले स्वरों में सरस्वती का पुनः वास हुआ और आकांक्षाएं रूप लेने लगीं मेरी नजरों में - बस तुम्हारी छवि [...]

By | December 22nd, 2018|Hindi Poems|0 Comments