What ails India’s Juvenile justice system

New Delhi: Public opinion on crimes against women has pushed for stronger legislation when it comes to juveniles accused of heinous crimes. But the men I met only had gratitude for the current juvenile system that focuses on rehabilitation. They fear that ratcheting up punishment will not address crime. Read it at this link: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/blink/know/no-age-of-innocence/article8077747.ece


Reply To All

New Delhi, India: A profile of the man behind the 1982 technological invention none of us can live without- the email- on inventing it the age of fourteen, and fighting to own it. The story was published in Times of India’s Mirror editions. Read it at this link: http://www.mumbaimirror.com/others/sunday-read/Reply-to-all/articleshow/32095184.cms

VA Shiva Ayyadurai by Ajay Gautam

VA Shiva Ayyadurai. Photo credit: Ajay Gautam

Life Gets A Long Rope

New Delhi, India: OPEN Magazine’s cover story this week is my story on the recent Supreme Court verdict commuting fifteen death sentences to life imprisonment. In it, I talk about how the judgement is nothing short of a miracle, yet it is macabre because it seeks to bring more efficiency to the process of execution. Read it at this link: http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/nation/life-gets-a-long-rope



This story was published as part of the cover-story at Kindle Magazine on 1 October 2013. It contains excerpts of my interview with Milind Deora, Minister of State for Communications and IT in India. He talks about India’s Central Monitoring System, which is being compared with USA’s PRISM surveillance programme. Read it at this link: http://kindlemag.in/private-public-private/

Kindle Mag cover Oct 2013