“Man is a travelling social animal.”
This book has three well-constructed finely crafted stories to offer, all set in Namma Madras which is represented as an enigmatic microcosm of today’s world. The design of this book is predicated on the truism that human progress is the intractable notion of moving forward.The protagonists of the three stories accordingly endure an existential soul-searching journey that is equally physical and metaphorical in nature: a travel from their pasts toward their futures.
The first story is a fast-paced love poem about two children who wander the streets of Madras, hopping around like modern day nomads.
The second story is high intensity drama, very much on the lines of a courtroom drama, except that here, the action takes place in a police station.
The writer community would appreciate the third story,for they may have gone through the much-despised “writer’s block” themselves… A young writer is on the verge of an emotional breakdown on account of his sudden inability to unclog the intricacies of his emotions on paper – how is that not hilarious!
As you turn the pages, Vanakam Cosmos is all about the profundity of the ineluctable fledgling worlds of people and undiscovered emotions.