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Making a Poem by Vihang Naik – Review

I read - Making a Poem Who wrote it? Vihang Naik What Genre? Poetry Pages - 50 Publishers - Authors Press Rating - 5/5 stars I have been a reader of poetry for ages now! Relax, I am playing with metaphorical language these days. The one that caught my eyes this time is Vihang Naik's poetry collection Making a Poem. A very thin book, physically, contains 25 poems by the [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

A Dowryless Wedding by Merlin Franco – review

Book: A Dowryless Wedding Author - Merlin Franco Publisher - author UPFRONT Pages - 225 Year - 2018 Rating - 3.7/5 stars A wedding that is dowryless seems quite refreshing, ideal and also relaxing - even if we just think something as such. However, is it even possible? You need to ask this to comrade Franklin and you will get the answer - never ever ask me about marriage, be [...]

By | July 7th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Fear of Life – Perspective Poetry

Life in me, at times, fears the life in you. Though I do surmise but you can find it true for obvious reasons. You have life; I have too. Still, life in me fears the life in you.   by Alok Mishra dedicated to all those who 'fear'

By | July 1st, 2018|Caprice|0 Comments

कविता तुम हो – Hindi Poem

  कवि हूँ या नहीं मैं दुनिया बाद में निर्णय कर ले पर मेरी कविताओं की तो आत्मा तुम हो शब्द मेरे भले ही उभरते कागजों पे हों एक-एक शब्द की वासना तुम हो तुम हो तो मैं हूँ और है मेरी कविता इस प्रेम के सूरदास की उपासना तुम हो!   by Alok Mishra  dedicated to M

By | June 23rd, 2018|Love|2 Comments

Such is Her Life – Reecha Goyal – review

Book - Such is Her Life Author - Reecha Agarwal Goyal Publisher - Fingerprint, 2018 Pages - 178 Occasionally, I hit the deck and find a strange coin with, either, two same faces or none at all. This time, the coin is named Such is Her Life by Reecha Agarwal Goyal. This book, which I fear to call a feminist book, is strange because it has many faces. There are [...]

By | June 19th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

The Autumn – #WeirdShortStories 2

The Autumn - Weird Short Story 2 The night was still young and the stars were quite excited by then. Moon was nowhere seen; perhaps, she was sleeping by then or had already slept. Mr B was returning, on that dark night, from his work. It was more than late that night because he had to manage some extra duties pressed on him by his seniors. As expected, he could [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|Short Stories|2 Comments

Best Book for IAS Interview (UPSC)

Civil Services or the IAS exam is the toughest exam, perhaps, in the world. The most interesting fact about this exam is that not only the different stages of the exam - preliminary and mains, but also the interview is supposed to be tricky and difficult. For those aspirants who have the ambition of seeing themselves at that stage, the interview chamber for the IAS honour, knowing about nature and [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|Books|2 Comments

Complicated Poetry

  Honestly, when was I last seen? Heard? Vacant ecstasy shallow joy emptiness stuffed; when did I last feel? Eternity lamb shepherd flow reel. Who cares what!   by Alok Mishra  

By | June 8th, 2018|Caprice|5 Comments

The Gunpowder Prince by Michael Archer – book review

Book: The Gunpowder Prince Author: Michael Archer Published: 2018 Format I read: Kindle E-Book Pages: 145 Highlight - love reading about international wars and the hidden truths between the lines? there you go! I am, to be honest, very little interested in reading the books which don't offer anything interesting. And the ones that offer me a lot to be interested in, I rarely miss. Likewise, recently, I came to [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Kohinoor in You – review

Book: Kohinoor in You Author: Mukesh Kumar Shahi Publisher: Evincepub Publishing Review by: Alok Mishra "Life is all about learning the new-new things. Never stop learning if you want to be energetic throughout your life. People will cheat you, snatch you, beat you, rape you, fuck you, kill you but a good book will always help you to transform yourself and develop many qualities in life." In chapter 25 of [...]

By | May 16th, 2018|Books|1 Comment