One is straight away struck by the paucity of words availed to expound this chanced-upon poiesis born in the crevasses of cultural hybridity and nourished in the no man's lands of ascetic transmutation...

The work place

We took the room where Rene stayed most on his winter retreats in Northern Kerala.

Though our motives were mixed, our aims were specific. We had come on a formal fact-finding tour to track the impressions and traces of data with regard to the tenuous details surrounding the demise of René Laubies on 13 November 2006 at Wenlock Hospital, Mangalore; and what is more, to hermeneutically decipher the seaside villages of Kotikulam and Palakunnu and sumptuous Kappil Beach. We would furthermore explore a train-hour north around the seaside communities of Manjeshwar, Kanwatirtha and Bangra.