an Architect by profession … a poet, a painter, a photographer, a
drummer and a blogger by passion.
Ashok’s lineage is from the village of Anaikkadu in Thanjavur district. He was born in Madurai where he grew up and is now living in
“Ashokism,” the blog, was born in 2005 to beat the boredom of a long snowy winter while Ashok was serving in Kabul for an American construction company. His “isms” in both Poetry and Art found their
expression in his multifaceted blog. This creative journey continued in Ashokism even after his return to India.
Ashokism 50 showcases 50 selected poems published in the blog Ashokism and is an attempt to give the readers a visual to Ashok’s writings with some of his own works of art to go alongside his verses.