The subtle voice of intelligence

Written on December 2, 2016 by Susana Torres Prieto in Conference, IE University

11428Dileep Padgaonkar, former editor of The Times of India, passed away in Pune last Friday November 25th.

Dileep was our guest in Segovia during the last Hay Festival and during his conversation he could expose his particular view of India’s current challenges in view of the changes undergone by the country in recent decades. For someone who has been on the forefront of journalism for more than four decades, it might seem something easy to do. But Dileep not only had a special talent to see the dots between questions that most of us missed, and formulated the most poignant questions, he also had the special charm of someone who is equally comfortable, and competent, discussing the future of the Congress Party in India and the nature of love and sexual drive in both Western and Eastern literary traditions.

His exquisite education, by Jesuits, as he liked to point out, his many years spent abroad and his witnessing the second half of the last century, with its many lights and shadows, gave him a rare capacity for understanding the many depths of the human soul. He was a delight to listen to, he was a breadth of fresh air mixed with calmed wisdom, he was the West and the East in one (a clear proof that intelligence does not know any geographical borders). And he will be much missed.


David Miano December 11, 2016 - 7:03 pm

Dear Professor Torres Prieto,

I wish to contact you, but I am unable to locate your email address. Could you let me know how I might reach you?

Many thanks,
David Miano
Cognella Academic Publishing

Ramon February 8, 2017 - 7:25 pm

Para mi punto de vista y entrando a comentar los retos actuales de la India, esta claro que este país por desgracia su situación actual es mas que pésima y como todos los países que están empezando a desarrollarse, el desequilibrio entre sus habitantes es abismal a parte de la pobreza extrema de mas de dos tercios del país. Dicho todo esto me quería referir al señor Dileep para que una persona con su inteligencia pudiera ayudar mas a toda esta gente que viven prácticamente sin ningún recuro. Saludos

Ramon March 12, 2017 - 2:02 pm
John March 15, 2017 - 7:54 am

Dileep Padgaonkar is a very big name in the world of print media and digital media. Dileep Padgaonkar has very attractive way to present their words and people are fan of that. It’s very sad to hear that he is not more. He is also a part of Immigrationcomplaints.com for very long time.

vodakar August 17, 2017 - 9:32 am

Dileep Padgaonkar was true writer and Padgaonkar had work for poor people and students bcsng.com

Tejaswi Stall February 13, 2018 - 1:26 pm

Dileep Padgaonkar is really very honest person, many time they have helped me http://tejaswi.co.in/

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