He loves code as much as an ode

By Nitin Gupta
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Pratyoosh Mishra performing at a Kavi Sammelan

The poetic journey of IT professional Pratyoosh Mishra

“Poetry is the art of saying the right words in the right manner so it reaches the heart of your reader,” says Pratyoosh Mishra, poet and IT professional.

Pratyoosh grew up in “Lalganj”, a small town in the Raebareli District (Uttar Pradesh), India, which is famous for being the political bastion of Gandhi family. He always had a penchant for poetry but it was when he was in college at MIET, Meerut, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, he got the opportunity to listen India’s top poets and his love for poetry grew more intense.

“College life is incomplete if you do not find your love,” says Pratyoosh, who also met the love of his life in college. Though he wrote his first poem when he was in class 12, Meerut was where he started writing poetry on a regular basis.

“Poetry is an art that cannot be learned, cannot be taught; it can only be realised from within. However one can learn/study the various formats but not the emotions”

“My work did not get much traction and appreciation initially, but I persevered,” says the IT professional. Being in the tech world, Pratyoosh says it is always a challenge to manage both worlds. “I keep myself motivated with the proverb, ‘Where there is a will, there is a way’,” he says.

His journey from a small town Lalganj, to Los Angeles as an IT professional has been exciting, says Pratyoosh. He stayed in the US for three years and along with his wife, went on road trips from the east coast to west coast.

Now he is back in India and focusing on both poetry and his IT career. He loves writing in “Veer Ras” and “Shringaar Ras”. He wrote a couple of bhajans and also tried his hand at rap.

“Poetry is an art that cannot be learned, cannot be taught; it can only be realised from within. However one can learn/study the various formats but not the emotions. Gurus share their experiences and the technicalities of this art but emotions are something you get within,” says Pratyoosh.


The writer is a former ministerial adviser and a guest columnist for The Indian Sun

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  1. Pratyoosh has great energy. He is actually quite funny but also very serious when it comes to poetry. All his poetry has deep meaning and emotions. I wish him all the success in life.

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