Bachelor with honours, Delhi University, 1948.
Resident editor, The Statesman, New Delhi, India, 1973-1975;
cief editor, The Statesman, Calcutta, 1975-1979;
editor-in-chief, Indian Express, New Delhi, 1981-1982;
founding editor, The Indian Post, Bombay, 1987-1988;
director, Press Institute of India, New Delhi, 1992-1994;
editor, Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, since 1994. Syndicated columnist, New Delhi, 1980-1981, 88-92. Senior associate Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, New York City, 1982-1984.
Project director Twentieth Century Fund, Paris, 1984-1986.
Member India International Center, Press Club of India (president 1994).
Married Geertje Nihal Zuiderweg, November 4, 1957 (wid.).