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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 am Love & She is Loved – a long poem

  Long ago, the story began with a pretty maiden and a faithful, lunatic man. Entirely unknown to each other, they knew the wishes of fate neither. The moon was there to soothe and the Sun was meant to shine - every morning and die in the evening every day. If love strikes when we desire the least to decay, believe me all, it is meant to go all the [...]

By | April 22nd, 2019|Love|0 Comments

Sunday Shayaris – Episode one

थोड़ी तुम हो, थोड़ा मैं हूँ और थोड़ी ज़िन्दगी है। आह! कौन जान सका है इसे? अधूरा मैं हूँ, अधूरी तुम हो और अधूरी ज़िन्दगी है! ******************** शायद उस रूह के रहनुमाओं को इस आत्मा से गुरेज़ था, वर्ना कहाँ ज़िन्दगी को प्रसन्न्ताओं से परहेज था! ********************   अब तो नींद से जाग ए ज़िन्दगी कब तक गिरे दीवारों में कमरा तलाशेगा तू? ******************** कुछ तो बात थी हमारे टूटे [...]

By | April 20th, 2019|Sunday Shayaris|0 Comments

Dear life, can you wish me a silent death sooner? A poem

Avowed and yet disowned; won and yet lost; flying and yet trapped; loved and yet alone; a silent tongue that makes much noise and defeats my deaf ears, and my body that does not soothe my soul anymore but still, I live without a cause and without promises to keep. Dear life! Can you promise me a silent death sooner?   by alok mishra

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

Literary Theory and Criticism by Patricia Waugh – Review

Studying Literary Theory and Criticism has always been a difficult task for Indian students of English literature. It is because of many reasons and today I am not in that leisurely mood to discuss all these. I am writing this article just to ensure that I convey my thoughts about Patricia Waugh's edited book Literary Theory and Criticism, published by Oxford. The book is costly (Indian standards), respected among the [...]

By | April 15th, 2019|Books|0 Comments

फिर चला हूँ अपने पथ पर… Hindi Poem

  मैं चला था अपने पथ पर, गंतव्य की खोज में निकला था। मुड़ा फिर, अचानक, हँसा, रोया। फिर मुड़ा हूँ अभी, पड़ाव का अंत! फिर चला हूँ अपने पथ पर और बिना मुड़े अब पहुँचना है, भाग्य-निहित गंतव्य तलाशना है मुझे!   a poem in Hindi by Alok Mishra

By | April 8th, 2019|A Poem A Day|0 Comments

Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy – Book Review

So, today I finally decided it. I will be sharing my review of Thomas Hardy's famous novel Far from the Madding Crowd today. This novel is very close to me and I have read it many times. First time this novel came into my life was during graduation, at Nalanda College Biharsharif in the year 2009. Moreover, there are many other memories associated with this work by Hardy. Coming back [...]

By | April 8th, 2019|Books|1 Comment

A dip in the Holy Ganga – my experience – a poem

Had the opportunity to take a dip in the holiest of the rivers in the world - Ganga. We all worship our mother Ganga and respect it as a lively Goddess who is holy enough to wash away the sins of the sinners just by touching their soul once a person enters into the water. Confusion before I touched her feet: Limitless you are and I am nothing, mother. I [...]

By | April 7th, 2019|A Poem A Day|0 Comments

हे गंगा माँ, विराग दो! – Ganga Stuti Hindi

  गंगा, निर्मल, अविरल, निश्छल, शीतल, उज्जवल स्वर्ग-जलधि, पाप-संहारिणी, करूँ मैं यदि सर्वस्व-समर्पण करेगी तू मेरा पालन-पोषण? हे माँ, विराग दो! अब बंधनो से निकल जाने दे। कितने ही हस्तिनापुर बन गए हैं मन की दुर्गम खोहों में, स्वार्थ और मोह की भावना जकड़े रखती है मेरे स्वछन्द विचारों को - प्रेम का मार्ग दिखा अब मुझे स्वयं से मिला करता हूँ मैं तेरे चरणों में नमन; हे माँ, विराग [...]

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

I also slept with Rashmi Verma – Book Review

Book: I also slept with Rashmi Verma Author: Sexthon (pseudonym) Publisher: Self-published Pages: 90 Genre: Erotic Campus Fiction Rating: 3/5 stars A line: It serves the purpose it intends to serve - keeps the readers engaged and entertained. I have read some of the erotic fiction. Some written by well-known authors and some by newcomers while some by just someones somewhere. However, each of these works has something different to [...]

By | April 4th, 2019|Books|6 Comments

I’ll defeat my pain – a poem

I know it’s difficult. I really do know that because I have felt that too. However, to wake up in the morning and smile to the rising Sun will not take away anything from you. If you do it, I promise, you will feel light even after waking up with tons of pain in your heart. Sometimes, Sri Krishna has different goals for you to achieve rather than your ignorant [...]

By | April 3rd, 2019|A Poem A Day|1 Comment