From a very young age I was in love with poems and songs. Before I reached the 6th standard I wrote two poems in Malayalam and had them ‘published’ in the Kaiyyezhuthu Masika (Handwritten Magazine which was a popular medium of youngsters who were imagining themselves to be in the footsteps of literary men) named ‘Tharakaramam’ (Garden of Stars) edited by my elder brother.  All the contributors to the magazine were school students of my neighbourhood.

I wrote poems in English during my teens and saw them published in some magazines which were connected with the Salesians of Don Bosco who ran the High School in which I studied from the 7th to the 11th standards.  ‘FDS’ (Friends of Dominic Savio), ‘Youngsters’, ‘Don Bosco’s Madonna’ and ‘Our Lady of Bandel’ were those magazines.

In the 1970s, 80s and 90s I wrote poems in Malayalam, which were published mainly in the Magazine ‘Revenue Service’, which was the official magazine of the Kerala Land Revenue Officers’ Association, the departmental organisation in which I was a member during my service in the Revenue Department of the State Government of Kerala.  I was lucky to see two or three poems published in Kala Kaumudi Weekly and Kunkumam Weekly.