Juvenile Justice Act- 16 or 18?

The sentence of 3 years in the Delhi Gang Rape case, admittedly a pittance, has invoked public outcry about the age of juveniles under the Juvenile Justice Act. My own experience on the ground has indicated an alarming tendency for minors to commit grave offences such as murder and sexual assault. Where we are going wrong with…

Insights from Childline about CSA

I frequently mention, the fight against sexual abuse of children cannot be fought by the State alone or a few NGOs. It requires every individual to take up the mantle and keep his eyes and ears open. One of the biggest challenges to my work in the field of combating child sexual abuse is to first…

Lessons from Crowdsourcing

I had the opportunity to participate in the Crowdsourcing program organized by Sociobator Creatives which touched upon topics ranging from corporate governance to social innovation. The event boasted of a rather phenomenal set of speakers who highlighted the focus points around social innovation fairly well. I have to take this moment to acknowledge fate for…

When desperados vote

Today was a rare day when I was able to leave office as early as 8:30 in the evening. I have to confess that I have been in good spirits lately for a number of things which I would rather not name. So I decided to turn on the radio on the drive back home…