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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.

I-Spy: A Peep into the World of Spies – Amit Bagaria – Review

There are different layers of non-fiction and arousing non-fiction, I say, is the most active art of writing non-fiction. So, what is that you may ask. For me, a book in the non-fiction genre that lets your hair rise and allows your mind to become super active is arousing non-fiction. I have read many books in this category and recently I have read a number of books that I can [...]

By |2019-11-17T02:47:42+05:30November 8th, 2019|Books|0 Comments

The Bestselling Bad Literature – what one should read – modern Indian Literature

I have been constantly raising my voice that a genre called 'casual literature' does exist and it's rather popular compared to the traditional writing we call 'literature' in general. Why do I say so? Look around yourself and try guessing the names of five popular novelists. What do you find? Your list, most probably, would reflect the names (if not all) like Chetan Bhagat, Amish Tripathi, Ashwin Sanghi, Ravinder Singh, [...]

By |2019-11-16T23:30:49+05:30November 5th, 2019|Reading Tips, Writing Tips|0 Comments

Intelligent or Intelligence – which came before? A Poem

silence is all the noise I can hear; nothingness is all the pain I can bear; the coat is tattered I wore, and I have nothing that I can tear. unholy. evenly rude and corrupt. can I even curse my fate? ah! it harps again and my ears burn; my eyes cannot speak, ah any more! the ever-rising ocean drunk all it could. who is still alive at the shore? [...]

By |2019-11-16T04:37:58+05:30November 1st, 2019|A Poem A Day|0 Comments

India, The West, and International Order – Book Review

It has been long since I read something of serious nature in terms of 'true non-fiction'. Recently, I asked the Orient BlackSwan for a copy of India, The West, and International Order, edited by Kanti Bajpai and Siddharth Mallavarapu. Published in 2019, the book is very different in nature. The book takes the readers into a world of original Indian thought - thoughts that originated in India and became internationally [...]

By |2019-11-16T02:04:22+05:30October 24th, 2019|Books|0 Comments

Demythsifying Myths: Demystifying 18 Myths about India – Review

  What has been the 'best' lie you have been told at your school? What has been the biggest secret kept from you as an Indian citizen? What do you think are the greatest jobs of deception Indian governments have been doing all these years post-independence? Have you heard the murmurs of the political streets? Have you heard about the 'family secrets' in your locality? What if I tell you [...]

By |2019-11-01T05:30:37+05:30October 13th, 2019|Books|0 Comments

History of Early India – Romila Thapar – Book Review

  The history of a nation is important. The sense of history in the people of a country is equally important. A country that rests on the pile of guilts of its own historical sense can never prosper; and we have too much to learn from the countries like America and China and even Japan, in this context. The history of India is very important for the world and the [...]

By |2019-10-31T04:49:09+05:30October 5th, 2019|Books|0 Comments

American Heroes: In the Fight Against Radical Islam – Book Review

It was not long ago that I last read some book. However, it was certainly long ago that I read a good book. And I was too eager to pick up some well-known, versatile and bestselling titles to quench my reading appetite. My look-up notices finally found a reciprocation in the form of Oliver North's American Heroes: In the Fight Against Radical Islam, a war history book that chronicles the [...]

By |2019-10-30T21:45:29+05:30September 27th, 2019|Books|0 Comments

The Beauty of Human Heart – A poem

  No pain is greater than the beauty of human heart! It carries on - stagnates, falters but carries on. Moving on might be difficult for the prisoner trapped in the clay of earth and caricature of mirth; but oh, human heart! You being the idea in imagination control the original idea... perfection of God's art - No pain is greater than the beauty of human heart!   alok mishra [...]

By |2019-09-17T02:09:25+05:30September 17th, 2019|A Poem A Day|0 Comments

Should I self-publish my book?

Dear authors, it is the dream of all of us - publishing a book and making the ideal readers read it ideally. Am I wrong? However, after all the hard work and those sleepless nights, all that many of the authors get today is rejection emails. Rejected by Penguin, by Collins, by Oxford and even by smalltime publishers who otherwise publish crap - what will an author do? Where will [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:07+05:30September 8th, 2019|Authors' Alert|1 Comment