Va Mu Komu is the pen name of VM Komakan from Erode district of Tamil Nadu. He is a poet and a regular writer in the literary magazine Sugan which also brought out his first collection of stories Azuvachi Varuthunga Sami (I feel Like Crying, Sir). His second collection Mann Bootham (Demons of Sand) came out in 2006 and a novel Kalli (Thief) in 2007. Sollak Koosum Kavithaikal (Poems You Cringe from Uttering) and a third collection of stories, Thavalaikal Kuthikkum Vayiru (Jumping Frogs in the Stomach) came out in 2008. His unabashed language and the manner in which his stories speak about sex and sexuality broke all rules of sophistication and “dignity” associated with creative literature. The youth in his stories are constantly dealing with notions of love and the reality of sex, deceit and disease. There is a feeling that he writes to shock people out of their delusions. I find his language deliberately merciless for the lives he is dealing with lack the luxury of “grace” and “dignity”.