Alok Shukla

Surgeon, Author, Editor & Publisher, Motivator, Trainer, Blogger, IT Expert

  • Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Administration
  • Served as Deputy Election Commissioner of India
  • Served as International Election Observer in Australia, Venezuela, Egypt and Maldives
  • Chhattisgarh - Precursor of ASHA Programme of Government of India, Developed the Celebrated PDS and Paddy e-Procurement System of Chhattisgarh
  • Editor and Publisher of Chikitsak, First Medical Journal of Chhattisgarh
  • Editor and Publisher of Children's e-Magazine - Kilol, Publishes e-Books for Free Download
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Three things people don’t know about you?

I love cooking, I write software code, I cry during emotional movie scenes

What’s your greatest fear?

That I will grow too old to take care of myself

What is your greatest achievement?

Yet to come

High point of your life?

Yet to come

Low point of your life

I do not believe in low points

Which living person do you most admire?

My wife Rekha

Who is your favorite fictional hero?


Who is your favorite fictional villain?


Who are your favorite authors?

Acharya Chatursen, Devkinandan Khatri, Isac Asimov

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

I will name two- Vayam Rakshamah by Acharya Chatursen and Chandrakanta Santati by Devkinandan Khatri

Is there a book you love to reread?

Vayam Rakshamah

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Ben Hur, Gandhi, Anand, Mughle Azam and Harry Potter

One Superpower you wish you had?

Make someone fall in love

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

He is loved

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

Childhood – Hogwarts, Adolescent – Himalayas of the Vedic age, Adult Life – here and now, silver years – Never thought about it

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

Make someone fall in love

Which book you wish you had written ?

I would like to write my own book

When and where do you write ?

Mostly in my bed while listening to old Bollywood music

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

All is well

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?


What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Not likely to share it

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Follow your heart

DR ALOK SHUKLA is a surgeon and serving IAS officer. He was educated at Pt. J.N.M. Medical College,
Raipur. Following a distinguished academic career, he joined the IAS, serving as Collector at Shivpuri
and Sagar, in Madhya Pradesh, and Secretary in the departments of Health, Education, Revenue,
Disaster Management and Food. His contributions to elementary education and public health have been
highly acclaimed. In recognition of his work in computerising paddy procurement and PDS in
Chhattisgarh, he received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Administration (2010), the highest
award given to bureaucrats in India.
Between the years 2009-2014, Alok served as Deputy Election Commissioner, seeing at first hand two
national and several state elections. With his deep understanding of electoral systems, he served as an
International Observer at elections in Egypt, Venezuela and Australia, and led a mission to develop
electoral systems in the Maldives.
Alok’s first book, Ambush, Tales Of The Ballot (Platinum Press 2018), was published to widespread
appreciation. It brought to public attention the real life stories behind the holding of elections, and the
unsung heroes who conduct and secure them.

Alok can be reached at:

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