Fifty-three-year-old Ravi Kishan is a real man of stature. Having made himself a promise at the age of 15, to make a life for himself, he set out from his Western Nepal home in 1978. Years later, from 1993, he found himself in Vembar, a remote and desolate fishing village in Tamil Nadu, still in search of that increasingly elusive dream.
The Bay of Bengal stands witness to his struggle, as the erstwhile glimmer in his eyes have been replaced by a rather melancholy and grim face. He soldiers on to the future. As we sat down for a chat, his preoccupied demeanour was tough to ignore.