Once upon a playroom

This work traces back to the attics in my maternal ancestral home, where as a child my discoveries were beyond my comprehension. Only that you had to tread carefully because of  mud and wood floor under your feet and copper vessels of secrets and palm leaves with stranger inscriptions.  They say an artist shouldn’t romanticise […]


Hand written text  ‘Memories of the outside world will never have the same tonality as those of home and, by recalling these memories, we add to our store of dreams; we are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost.’ Gaston […]

I stayed…

I stayed too long in the memory of kissing your neck. Memory as an accumulation, an excessive sensory repetition- that grows quite outside the reality.  Also, an exploration into multiple materials that supply necessary artifice and physical vulnerability in assemblage. 

Girlhood to Womanhood

All of it is a concrete box of social pretence performances nuanced for Gods pretending to be bulwarks.  Perfect it in your heart before you sing  Wound up dolls  Wound up wounds  Wound up farms  Wound up man designs Tell me not once but twice that I am born for no purpose of proving and […]

Mother, I need to hide

This body of work came into being from a consistent, yet unconscious witnessing of socio-political and cultural discourses that shape the citiscapes of Kerala. I have always derived my work from my own poetry, so the text or the context is given, then I moderate the material to match the aesthetic dimensions and density of […]


The world we know is constantly reshaped through digital feedback. Technology is the new religion that now accounts for both the participants as well as the absentees. The new cultures are fluid and they do not conform to a majority. They seem to pass from one orbit into another with lesser nostalgia each time. Decimation […]

How to put a word in a corner

What is the word for that fear of losing one’s home. What is the word for finding your loved one in a debris. What is the word for not ever getting respect because your skin is a colour closer to earth.  What is the word for the consequence of an unheard no.  What is word […]

Search history

How much of history is that which you know for sure and that which has been kept from you? And what of your history and the hordes of voices behind you? How loud can a secret get before history decides its fate?

Emotional Baggage

‘the Zeigarnik effect occurs when an activity that has been interrupted may be more readily recalled. It postulates that people remember unfinished or interrupted tasks better than completed tasks.’ In the wake of an heartbreak, there are both tangible and intangible things that need to be dealt with. The unexpected interception leads to an accrual of emotions that […]


Cultural fatigue meets enthusiastic technology.

With me/otherwise

With me/ Otherwise is breath held within the intricate design of human relationships. The poems hold a reticent astonishment at facts that occur around the world and transcribe them into emotional entropy.  The romance of emotional weight and the linear projections of them make up for the major theme. Often swinging with images, questions and […]