Arun Ram is a science graduate with a Masters in Communication and Journalism. He has covered an array of beats including politics and science & technology, with several pieces of investigative journalism to his credit. The ISRO spy case was one of the first major stories he covered as an intern in his home town of Thiruvananthapuram in 1994. Twenty-three years later, ISRO remains his pet subject. A British Chevening scholar in print journalism, he is the 2004 winner of the Sarojini Naidu Award for best reporting on Women in Panchayati Raj. At present he is the Resident Editor of The Times of India in Chennai, where he lives with his wife and son.