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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 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|0 Comments

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|0 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|0 Comments

एक बरस निकल गया – Hindi poem on love’s journey

  कुछ तो था कहीं न कहीं अधूरा मुझमें, और शायद तुम में भी। वर्षों की तन्हाई, एक लम्बी जुदाई, अलग-अलग राहों पे अपने-अपने सफर, अनजान, खोये अपने जीवन में हम-तुम कुछ तो हुआ तुम्हें और फिर मुझे भी की रुकी तुम फिर से उसी मोड़ पे और पुकारा मुझे फिर से गहराई थी, एक ठहराव सा तुम्हारी आवाज में, मानो वर्षों की कहानियाँ कह दी हो तुमने एक लम्हें [...]

By | October 31st, 2018|Love|1 Comment

13 Untitled and Weird Poems – my new poetry collection

Hello friends, I hope you all are well and waiting for the festivities to begin - Durgapuja and then a small wait for Diwali. Meanwhile, I have composed a few poems and created a poetry collection. The collection has been published as a Kindle E-book on Amazon. For the lovers of strange and weird poems, the collection will certainly be readable. I have put the title as 13 Untitled and [...]

By | October 8th, 2018|Books|1 Comment

Sons and Lovers – Book Review

Sons and Lovers, the novel, holds a very important place in my life. I have read it as a student and then studied it as a grown-up man having literary occupations. Both the times, I had that mesmerising effect which is conventional as far as the novels of this quality are concerned. D. H. Lawrence becomes as detailed as Thomas Hardy and as philosophical as Aldous Huxley; it purely depends [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Nothing will be the same again – poem

  The street lamp emits white and cold light tonight, as usual. It's 2 AM. Dogs bark and tear the breast of silent street, like every other night. I explore the corridor occasionally. Either happiness or sadness embraces my heart when I look down from the second floor. Tonight, the white light is dark to me. Noises are silent and the wind is still. No moon shines. No stars glitter. [...]

By | September 18th, 2018|A Poem A Day|1 Comment

प्रेम बस पाना ही तो नहीं! कविता

  अब कौन कहाँ है? किसे देखूं? प्रश्न किससे करूँ? जख्म हरा है भर जाये शायद, आज कल, महीनों या वर्षों में। पर कौन होगा अब सम्हालने मेरी बिखरती उम्मीदों को? कौन समझेगा मेरे सपनों को? याद है मुझे (तुम्हें भी तो याद होगा ही) कैसे अश्रुधार में, डबडबाती आँखों से देखा था हमने एक-दूसरे को जब हाथ छुड़ाए हमने परिस्थितियों से हारके। सहज सरल सरस बस समझ गए हम [...]

By | September 16th, 2018|Love|3 Comments

when we lost – a poem

That helpless memory of helpless me and you too, helpless and just nothing could we do about it when we had to exit our dreamy world and embrace the rotten garden; yes, once again!   for us both, forever

By | September 14th, 2018|Love|0 Comments