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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.

स्वतंत्रता के प्रहरी – Independence Day Poem – Hindi

  विपक्ष के शोर और सत्तापक्ष की गर्जन, झुलसते मेघ और ठिठुरती धूप, पिघलते हिम और हिम-मग्न होता लावा, गतिमान पृथ्वी और अनंत आकाश साक्षी हैं इनके प्रताप के जिनके सिंह समान अडिग और अविरल साहस से समग्र संसार हतप्रभ और अचंभित है - यही तो हैं, यही तो हैं हमारी अमूल्य स्वतंत्रता के निःस्वार्थ प्रहरी! हर बाण के घाव से जिनकी चौड़ी छाती, शत्रुओं के इतिहास से गहरी जिनकी [...]

By | August 15th, 2019|A Poem A Day|0 Comments

I move on (every night) – A poem

  A can of RedBull (or mostly Monster), a few pages scattered on my table with MacBook Air emitting its low light and this is the usual sight on every usual night. A fight for survival or survival for the fight? Lust for the past and indifference to future make my life lifeless or just further my agenda to live. Unknown to me, stranger to myself, I move on (every [...]

By | August 6th, 2019|A Poem A Day|0 Comments

Awakening to the fall – a poem

Time flies, as usual, at its usual pace and hearts beat inside us all. We know the truth; we know what lies that side of the wall but still we vow to break it down. Yes, when we know truth is bitter, we just spit on its face and once again (like many times before) embrace the insidious lie and torture our poor little souls. It's good that we know [...]

By | August 5th, 2019|A Poem A Day|0 Comments

Join this self-publishing network and get your book published easily!

  Are you an author? Do you want to publish your book? Have the mainstream publishers rejected your manuscript? Yeah! All that happens with many of us and we cannot do anything about it. Hold on! That's the thing of past. Authors have many things to celebrate now! They can publish their works themselves and show the world what they are capable of. Are you ready to self-publish your work? [...]

By | August 3rd, 2019|Authors' Alert|0 Comments

Is teaching a profession? If yes, then how? If not, then why not?

A very significant and paradoxical question has recently surfaced among us - me and my friends. One friend of mine asked me whether teaching is a profession or not; if it is a profession then how and if not then why not. What do you think - is teaching a profession? At first look, yes, teaching is a profession. No one teaches for free and if someone accepts monetary or [...]

By | July 31st, 2019|Debate Issues|0 Comments

The Great Indian Bust: A coming of age fiction – Book Review

Book: The Great Indian Bust: A coming of age fiction Author: Rishabh Bhatnagar Published by: Amazon Kindle Publication Year: 2019 Formats: Kindle Ebook Genre: Coming of age fiction, semi-autobiographical, Reviewed by: Alok Mishra Rating: 3.8/5 stars It was on my reading list for long. And as I am known for not keeping dues for long, I had to read it. The novel appears significant from its title and the appearance [...]

By | July 30th, 2019|Books|0 Comments

Tatva, Soul & Karma by Tanuj Lalchandani – Book Review

Book: Tatva, Soul & Karma Language: English Author: Tanuj Lalchandani Published by: Author Publication Year: 2019 Formats: Hardcover Genre: Religious, Spiritual Reviewed by: Alok Mishra Rating: 5/5 stars   I have received this title a few days ago and just after I unpacked the book, I could not wait any longer to read it. However, for some reasons, I could not read it until this last Friday of July. And [...]

By | July 28th, 2019|Books|0 Comments

Best Books to Study American Literature: UGC NET, JRF English Literature Series

UGC NET examination (organised by NTA) has a very different pattern when it comes to the English Literature examination. English literature connotes a wide spectrum that comprises of literature produced in English (and even translated into English) by authors from many different countries, not only England. And a major part among those countries, after England, is played by America. And therefore, studying American Literature becomes very important for the aspirants [...]

By | July 22nd, 2019|NET Help|2 Comments

Life Lessons I have learnt recently #Part 1

As a child learning to walk, most of us must have heard the conventional words - life teaches us many lessons when the time comes. We learn to speak, walk, manage ourselves, manage others, and many more things as we move ahead. For a hypothetical moment, just imagine a child being a child forever and not moving ahead with time - what will happen? That particular child will remain a [...]

By | July 22nd, 2019|#WhenIamRandom|7 Comments

What form of literary criticism do we mostly use? Close reading method!

As a student of literature in the classroom, as a teacher of literature and also as a book critic, there is one common thing that I have always been doing – practising literary criticism. A student has to attempt a critical explanation, appreciation or analysis of given lines, extracts or stanzas. As a teacher (whatever position you are occupying – a professor, a tutor or an independent teacher), you have [...]

By | July 13th, 2019|Modern Criticism & Literary Theories|2 Comments