(born 1960) is a Mumbai
-based writer and journalist. He writes about social and political causes, with a left-centrist, liberal perspective, as well as some travel and current affairs articles. <!-- He is a follower of Che Guevara about whom he has written glowing words. --> His columns have appeared in The Sunday Observer, Rediff
, Hindustan Times
() and others.
A column by him about two young engineers from Kerala who built a dam in rural Maharashtra and supplied electricity where there was none, provided the inspiration for a key segment of the 2004 movie Swades
directed by Ashutosh Gowariker Rediff.com
, December 15, 2004.
D'Souza's father was former Maharashtra Chief Secretary and activist J.B. D'Souza (died September 2007 ). D'Souza did a BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani
(1976–81) and an MS in Computer Science from Brown University
(1984). Brown University
He married French language teacher Vibha Kamat in 1993, and they have two children, son Sahir, born 1999 and daughter Surabhi, born 2004. He studied and worked as a software engineer in United States from 1981 to 1992 when he returned to India to write full time..
As an alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science
, he is dedicated to alumni activities and has come over many times to his alma mater. He was there in February 2010 to promote... Read More