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Dileep Padgaonkar began his distinguished career in journalism at the age of 24. After receiving a doctorate in humanities from the Sorbonne in June 1968, he joined the Times of India as its Paris correspondent. He served the paper in various capacities before he was appointed its editor in 1988, a post he held for six years. In between, from 1978 to 1986, he also worked with UNESCO in Bangkok and Paris.

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How Modi's India Is Reshaping Asia

(4) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 11:56 AM

NEW DELHI -- During his spirited campaign for parliamentary elections held earlier this year, Narendra Modi, the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, hardly spoke about foreign policy issues. Other than a few sharp barbs he aimed at Pakistan, China and Bangladesh -- favorite targets of "nationalist Hindus" --...

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India's Tectonic Shift

(11) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 10:45 AM

NEW DELHI -- For the first time since it became an independent nation in 1947, India has elected a right-wing party to power with an overwhelming majority in the Lower House of Parliament. Not one even in the ranks of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had expected such...

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India Swerves to the Right

(3) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 12:23 PM

NEW DELHI -- The world may soon have to contend with a new Indian prime minister who is poles apart from the one it has known for the past decade. All opinion polls and media reports from the field indicate victory for the National Democratic Alliance led by the Hindu...

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Ominous Dance of Indian Democracy

(8) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 9:44 AM

Dileep Padgaonkar, former editor of the Times of India, is a member of The WorldPost editorial board.

New Delhi -- Until a fortnight ago, the name Wendy Doniger didn't ring a bell beyond a small circle of experts on India. But now, this distinguished American scholar of Hinduism, who has...

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All Our Challenges in the Next Decade Are Interlinked

(4) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 2:35 PM

Dileep Padgaonkar began his distinguished career in journalism at the age of 24. After receiving a doctorate in humanities from the Sorbonne in June 1968, he joined the Times of India as its Paris correspondent. He served the paper in various capacities before he was appointed its editor in 1988,...

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