Coming from the laid back town of Tripunithura in Kerala, Vighnesh strongly believes that his hometown crystallized his love for history. As an enthusiast of military, urban and environmental history, he wants to explore the development of Kochi and its suburbs during the Second World War by looking at its hydro-politics and hydro-social conditions.
He was part of his university football team and represented the University in various quiz competitions. In his leisure time, he reads, conducts experiments in cooking and sings. Vighnesh takes inspiration from the leadership qualities of Napoleon Bonaparte. He thinks that Napoleon’s interest in history made him a great leader, and it is his wish to visit Napoleon in Les Invalides in Paris one day.