V. Venkatesan


Mr. Venkatesan is a pioneer of legal journalism with over 30 years of experience, including 27 years with the Frontline. Before joining Frontline in 1993, he worked as an Assistant Editor at The Times of India, New Delhi for three years. Since his retirement from Frontline as its Senior Associate Editor in 2020, he has been contributing to The Wire, as its Legal editor, on contemporary legal issues. For The Wire, he authored the multi-part series on Justice Arun Mishra’s tenure in the Supreme Court, and on the Basic Structure Doctrine, published last year, which received overwhelming response from all corners.

He has authored a book, Constitutional Conundrums: Challenges to India’s Democratic Process, published by Lexis Nexis. He has also been associated with the law blog, Law and Other Things since 2006.