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

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

Two Cheers for Democracy – Book Review

Two Cheers for Democracy - how does this title sound to you? What it clicks in the processor of your mind? Will you retweet one title like this? Well, I will review this personal classic by E. M. Forster today. Forster is someone I admire, not for his fiction, for his writing style and his presentation skills - he presents things to his readers lucidly. So, let's dive very deep [...]

By | April 27th, 2018|Books|3 Comments

L.O.L Law of Luck – Natansh Goyal – Book Review

  What does LOL mean to you? Most of the times or maybe almost every time, it means only laughing out loud. However, for the author Natansh Goyal, it means Law of Luck - yes, the title of his very debut novel is L.O.L Law of Luck and the novel has been released recently and it is being received very warmly by the readers. Reasons are many and I have [...]

By | March 11th, 2018|Books|2 Comments

American Maharajah – review

American Maharajah is the second novel by American author Mark Steven Levy. Like his first one, this is also published by an Indian publisher and has been released exclusively to the Indian readers because it features Indian characters and a completely Indian story which revolves around deserts of Rajasthan. This 204-page novel is very interesting and a simple read and it took me about a day to finish it with [...]

By | March 4th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Little Maryam – book review

Hamid Baig's debut novel, Little Maryam, is very much a novel which depicts true love in the form of a story which touches your soul, without a doubt! Saadiq's character has been designed with all the possible elements which make him a hero in the truest sense - sensible, passionate, ambitious, freakish when alone and then a person with a very big heart! Maryam also wins the hearts with her [...]

By | February 24th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Beginning Theory by Peter Barry – book review

Alok Mishra reviews Peter Barry's book Beginning Theory. In this book review, he emphasises on the points which make Beginning Theory a must-have book for students. Can you ignore Peter Barry's magnum opus as a critic - Beginning Theory? I will directly say that this is the best book for the students of English literature and literary theories! There is no better book than Beginning Theory in the market which [...]

By | February 23rd, 2018|Books|1 Comment

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

The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems

After the collection I have read recently, Abhishek Goswami's The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems has come to me as a pleasant surprise because I often complain about the lessening interest in poetry writing in India. Abhishek's debut collection has 35 poems, to be exact about the numbers and it took me not more than an hour to finish his anthology because my speed and faculty of poetry reading accompany [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|Books|0 Comments