He is a poet, novelist and journalist from India. His collections of poems include Posthumous Poems, Canaries on the Moon and Portraits of the Space We Occupy. Available Light is his fifth volume of poetry and consists of 120 new poems and 220 old poems. His first novel An Iron Harvest, about the Naxalite uprising in Kerala, was published in 2006. His novella Retard is scheduled to come out early next year. He is currently giving the finishing touches to his fifth novel Ceremony of Innocence.His last novel, Hadal, was shortlisted by Crossword as one of the best five novels to have come out of India last year. He is a former editor-in-chief of DNA.