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Is teaching a profession? If yes, then how? If not, then why not?

A very significant and paradoxical question has recently surfaced among us - me and my friends. One friend of mine asked me whether teaching is a profession or not; if it is a profession then how and if not then why not. What do you think - is teaching a profession? At first look, yes, teaching is a profession. No one teaches for free and if someone accepts monetary or [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:07+05:30July 31st, 2019|Debate Issues|0 Comments

What Indian readers read at different ages? Opinion

Though I have long been a reader of fiction, the critical reading of Indian writers only began after 2014 when I completed my master degree in English Literature in December 2014. I was like breaking free. Leaving the boundaries of reading only limited books so that I could score better in the examinations felt good. 5 years ago, Indian English literature was different. Right now, it is full of opportunities, [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:09+05:30June 15th, 2019|Articles|1 Comment

Join the first Indian forum for English Literature!

Hello, dear literature lovers! How many of you badly want a web-platform to discuss English literature with other enthusiasts like you? I see 1, 2, 3 and awww! So many hands go up in excitement! That's a good news because I have brought a platform for the English literature lovers - English Literature Forum. Yes, this is a discussion board where you can register yourself and start engaging with other [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:15+05:30September 5th, 2018|Education|1 Comment

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 |2019-09-13T05:12:24+05:30January 31st, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

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 |2019-09-13T05:12:24+05:30January 24th, 2018|Writing Tips|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 |2019-09-13T05:12:25+05:30January 20th, 2018|Reading Tips|0 Comments

Why UGC NET for English Literature is absurd? My Take

Well, in the circles which I am known and the intellectuals who know me they know very well that how much unsatisfied I am with the current education policies in the country (India of course). If one scrutinises and tries to reach a final conclusion, believe me, only amusement or entire bizarre might be the end result! It is reaching nowhere; it is moving towards no destination; it's just rolling [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:25+05:30January 4th, 2018|Education|5 Comments

अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी जी और उनकी कवितायेँ!

"पथ पर चलते चलते ही वह राह बन गया, तिल-तिल कर जलते जलते ही दाह बन गया, वह कैसा था भक्त स्वयं भगवान बन गया कुम्भकार की कीर्ति बन निर्माण बन गया!"     जब भी अटल जी पुरुषार्थ से भरी कवितायेँ सुनता हूँ आज के लम्पट कवियों की फौज महज एक हुजूम सी लगती है जो शायद कविता करना ही भूल गए हैं! मैं भी अपनी कविताओं को अटल [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:26+05:30December 25th, 2017|Motivation|2 Comments

Mythological Fiction: How much becomes very much? Writes Nidhi Sharma

Hey, guys! I have been writing for long and for a break, I have given the floor this time to Nidhi Sharma, founder of The Book Blog and a respected senior to me in every possible way. Please enjoy this wonderful article by her!     Have you ever visited your old school or your grandparents home after a long gap? Well, if yes, you are likely to find a [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:30+05:30September 2nd, 2017|Books, Debate Issues|1 Comment

Getting MAXIMUM Out of Your Reading Habits!

There has not been any era in the history of mankind when reading and writing were not practised. Be it on the stones or be it on the LED screens of the Kindle devices, humanity goes hand in hand with the noble practice of reading and writing. Ordinary men read; extraordinary men produce what ordinary men read; above extraordinary men write on what the extraordinary men write… and the cycle [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:31+05:30July 31st, 2017|Reading Tips|0 Comments