Kumar Ketkar


Kumar Ketkar is a journalist and an author. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Dainik Divya Marathi, the Marathi-language daily of the Dainik Bhaskar Group of Newspapers. Prior to this, he has been editor for leading dailies such as Loksatta, Maharashtra Times, and the Lokmat Group of Newspapers. He is a recipient of the C.D. Deshmukh Award for Excellence in Economic/Financial writing, the Giants International Award for International coverage, the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Media, and the prestigious Padma Shri award, the fourth-highest civilian award bestowed by the Indian government.

His international assignments include the coverage of the Presidential elections in the US, collapse of the Soviet Union (from Moscow), liberalisation in Vietnam and elections in the UK.

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14 August 2013 Gateway House

Liberalism is not post-modern opportunism

Over the past 30 years, Indian liberals have shed their values of tolerance, reason and dialogue. The rise of fundamentalism, strident socio-political discourse, and post-modernist individualism also indicate the decline of the liberal ethos. This is a threat to India’s vibrant philosophical liberal tradition