Gautam Adhikari has put in his papers at The Times of India, where he was Editor, Edit Page. He is moving back to the US. He had re-joined the Times Group in 2007 as Editorial Advisor and Dean of The Times School of Journalism and was based in Delhi. At the Times Group, Adhikari was reporting directly to Vineet Jain, Managing Director, Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd. Prior to this he was Chief Editor with Daily News & Analysis (DNA) for a few years.
It is understood that Swagato Ganguly, Deputy Editor, Edit Page, will take over for now.
Adhikari has over the years played a key role in benchmarking TOI’s national and foreign news coverage with international standards. From 1987-88 he was Resident Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He spent a number of years as TOI’s Washington correspondent starting 1988. From 1992-94, he worked for the World Bank and was a visiting faculty at well-known universities like George Washington University and George Mason University. He returned to Delhi as Executive Editor of The Times of India in the mid-nineties. After a three-year stint, he returned to Washington in 1997, functioning as a World Bank Consultant and being a part of various American think-tanks.
Adhikari had moved to DNA from The Times of India, and under his leadership DNA grew to become the No. 2 newspaper in Mumbai.