Photograph of VT Joshi

Introduction to VT Joshi

More than forty years of experience as a journalist. During 1985-89 he was Special Correspondent of THE TIMES OF INDIA in Pakistan. Chief Editor of Manuj Features.

Vaman Tammanrao Joshi by name
Chief Editor (formerly) of Manuj Features
Special Correspondent (formerly) of The Times of India
Special Correspondent (formerly) of The Hindu
Author of "Pakistan - Zia to Benazir"
Co-author of "India at Crossroads"
Born on 25 Dec 1925
Passed away on 20 January 2008


MANUJ FEATURES, (Sponsored by Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism) Chief Editor; From Jan 2002 to date; Manuj Features is a bilingual feature service in English and Hindi. MF has a panel of eminent writers and distinguished columnists who regularly contribute articles and features, which are circulated to about 50 Hindi and 20 English newspapers and peiodicals across the country. MF is an important adjunct of the University, which is the only university in India exclusively devoted to journalism.

THE TIMES OF INDIA , Editorial Staff; From 1954 to 1989; Experience of covering a large variety of regional, national and international events of social, political, economic, legislative and developmental import and significance; Written several hundreds of special articles, newsletters, spot stories etc.; Worked in Bombay, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Lucknow; Final assignment in Pakistan from 1985 to 1989 as Special Correspondent.

THE HINDU, Special Correspondent, Bhopal; From 1989 to 1993.

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA Sub-editor and Field Reporter in Bombay and Pune; From December 1950 to March 1994.

POONA DAILY NEWS Worked under the editorship of the late Mr. T.V. Parvate.


PAKISTAN - ZIA TO BENAZIR The book was "dedicated to the common people of Pakistan whose unalloyed love and affection for the people of India has survived the vicissitudes of politics and history". It is a ringside view of the momentous events spanning Zia-ul-Haq's military regime and Benazir's democratic interlude in Pakistan. The book was reviewed widely in both India and Pakistan.
Published by Konark Publishers Private Limited, Delhi.

INDIA AT CROSSROADS Coauthored with GG Puri, Chairman of Resource Development Institute.


Hails from a distinguished family of lawyers, teachers and doctors of Karnatak, noted for their active participation in the freedom struggle of the country since early 1920's. Uncle, late Narayanrao Joshi, was the Deputy Speaker of the Bombay Legislative Assembly when GV Mavlankar was the Speaker and BG Kher was the Chief Minister of undivided Bombay state from 1937 to 1939.

Married to Shobha; Two sons (one of them living); A grandson, two grand daughters.

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