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I live like this!

Read the poem I live like this by Alok Mishra below. Make sure you add a comment if you have something to say. I live like this! betrothed to life and flirting with death, days pass by; I live and I will die. poem for 9th February 2018 Alok Mishra

By | February 9th, 2018|Caprice|1 Comment

Deconstruction – meaning & theory in literature with examples

For the past few days (which formed many months), I have been constantly trying to write an article about Deconstruction (only within the ambit of literary theory) for many students who have requested me to do so. However, Deconstruction is not so easy to construct! To write something about this is a highly risky job and before doing it, I wanted to be completely sure of myself and my research [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Modern Criticism & Literary Theories|5 Comments

That February – a poem

December has gone, long ago, and I am alone once more because you have turned your eyes from me once again. January passed like a feeble man on death bed passes away sans noise and movement. And February is here, my love. You are there. I am here. And sadly, We are nowhere! for M

By | February 4th, 2018|English Poems|0 Comments

IIJNM Bangalore – is it the right choice for journalism?

Is IIJNM a good place to study journalism? Can I get an admission in IIJNM for my course in broadcast journalism? What is the average package of the outgoing students at IIJNM Bangalore? And numerous questions like these I have been seeing and answering some of them too (on Quora). However, that won't help unless I answer all of them together in an appropriate way. And today, I will be [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

You say you love; but with a voice – John Keats – Poetry Analysis

"You say you love; but with a voice" is a love poem by John Keats which is believed to be composed in the year 1817 most probably while some scholars also claim that the year may well be 1818. There might be reservations and speculations about the composition year of the poem but there is no ambiguity whatsoever that this is a love poem by John Keats probably addressed to [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Poetry Analysis|1 Comment

How to Become an Author? a beginner’s guide to a successful writing career

Alok Mishra writes on how to become an author and pursue a successful writing career. Anyone can become an author who has great writing skills and the patience to work hard and rework harder and continue. Read this wonderful article below! Authors always have a tough time if they are just beginning their career. They have to get their book noticed by the publishers; accepted by one of them; published [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|Writing Tips|0 Comments

मेरी कहानी, मेरा फ़साना (meri kahani, mera fasana) – a poem

  कह दूँ भी तुम्हें तो किन अल्फ़ाजों में की दिल ने मेरे बस कैसे चुना है तुम्हें? अब तो प्यास भी जैसे सुकून सी लगती है जबसे तुम्हारी धड़कनों में भी अपना ही नाम सुना मैंने! अब तो तुम हो और मैं हूँ बस और ये ख़्वाब जो बुना है मैंने! मिटा भी दे कोई अब हस्ती मेरी तो कैसे रोक पायेगा मेरे इश्क़ की आग से उठाया जो [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|Hindi Poems|0 Comments

Dictionary of Literary Terms – why you need one

Alok Mishra tells the students of English literature why do they need a good dictionary of literary terms and literary theory. Read this article to understand the need for a specialised dictionary of literary vocabulary. Having a dictionary is always a cool idea as a student. However, most of the students of literature don't usually think it cool to have a literary dictionary or a dictionary of literary terms. And [...]

By | January 20th, 2018|Reading Tips|0 Comments

Treasure Trove of Zodiacs – book review

Alok Mishra reviews the book Treasure Trove of Zodiacs written by popular astrologer Tanuj Lalchandani. This book details the personality of people belonging to various zodiac signs. I am not a huge fan when it comes to the horoscope predictions for the day based on your zodiac signs. I usually skip the part of the pages with horoscope details and enjoy reading other stuff because I firmly believe that you [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|Books|1 Comment

Life and Death – a short poem

I wasn't aware when death threw her silky snare and neither did I try to realise when I died eventually. Dilemma delusion dogma and never I knew when was last that I lived either.

By | January 5th, 2018|English Poems|1 Comment