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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.

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

The Evening by Phidalia Toi

Phidalia Toi is back with another stunning analytical book on the NDA government's fourth year at the centre. The Evening is the fourth and penultimate instalment of the series Marathon Race to Acche Din by the author from North-East India and like all the previous ones, this book also shows an inclination towards maturity as well as a subtle attitude in analysing the various issues that rocked the scenes in [...]

By | December 1st, 2018|Books|1 Comment

Pattern of Life… a poem

It strikes; you wish or not. It does strike - the vehement anguish of knowing everything that was, is and will be ahead. I saw your rise. I see my fall. Surmise. I knew always. My truth is beyond your lies. You still rise. I still fall. I have never been. I have seen it all already.  

By | November 18th, 2018|A Poem A Day|0 Comments

If I am Born Again, Lord Please… book review

I have always been a fan of poetry and reading new poetry collections has always been a hobby of mine. And this time, I have stumbled upon a collection which is rather sentimental and based on true incidents - incidents of falling in love and getting to a different destination thereafter. If I am born again, Lord Please... is a poetry collection by Shopone, a poet who is liked to [...]

By | November 10th, 2018|Books|2 Comments

Elephants in the Room – Book Review

Before I get into the details, let me share some facts about Suraj Laxminarayanan's debut novel, a crime thriller piece of fictional literature. The first important thing that a reader should know is that the author has taken almost 3 (even a little more than that) years to complete this novel. Elephants in the Room by Suraj is the result of constant cleansing, curating and bettering a creation of words [...]

By | November 7th, 2018|Books|3 Comments