Dileep Padgaonkar began his career in journalism at the age of 24. After receiving a Ph.D. 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.
Radha Kumar holds a Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi and an MA and BA from Cambridge University, UK. She was associated with peace and conflict studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York (1999-2003), the Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution at Jamia Millia Islamia University, Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly in Prague (1992-1994) and Institute for War and Peace Studies at Columbia University (1996-8). A specialist on ethnic conflicts and peace processes she has written several books many of them dealing with conflicts of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kashmir.
M.M. Ansari holds a Ph.D degree in Economics, Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Finance, M.A. Economics from the Universities of Buckingham (England) and Aligarh. Prof. Ansari is Information Commissioner of the Central Information Commission. He is an Economist and Education Specialist. He was associated with Hamdard University, 2004-05, IGNOU, 2000-03, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), 1996-97; Association of Indian Universities (AIU), 1985-94; and National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), 1984-85. He also served the Planning Commission, Government of India, 1981-84. Dr Ansari has completed research projects sponsored by ICSSR, DST, and Planning Commission. MHRD, COL and UNESCO. He is author of several research papers/ articles (110) in professional journals and books/monographs.