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Tunku Varadarajan

Tunku Varadarajan /ˈtʊŋk ˌvɑrədəˈrɑːən/ (born Patanjali Varadarajan in 1962) is a Brooklyn-based writer and journalist, formerly editor of Newsweek Global and Newsweek International.[1] He is currently the Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Research Fellow in Journalism at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and a weekly columnist for The Daily Beast.

Early life and education

He attended Mayo College in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India with his brother Siddharth Varadarajan, as well as Dulwich College, London, where he finished high school. Tunku Varadarajan graduated from Trinity College, Oxford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in law in 1984.[2]

Career

Tunku Varadarajan left Oxford in 1993 to join the Times of London as a leader (editorial) writer under the editor, Peter Stothard. He specialized in international affairs, law, society, and culture. In 1996, he moved to Spain as the newspaper's Madrid bureau chief. In 1997, he was named the newspaper's New York City bureau chief.

In 2000, Varadarajan joined the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, under its editor, Robert L. Bartley. He worked there as a senior editorial writer, deputy editorial features editor, chief television and media critics, and, for five years, as the paper's editorial features ("op-ed") editor (a post to which he was appointed by the paper's editorial page editor, Paul A. Gigot.) In 2007, he served briefly as assistant managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, before joining New York University's Stern School of Business as a clinical professor. He was, concurrently, executive editor for opinions at Forbes Magazine, where he radically revamped the opinion section of Forbes.com.

In 2009, Varadarajan left Forbes for The Daily Beast, where he was appointed writer-at-large, tasked with writing opinion columns on politics, foreign affairs, and American culture. When Newsweek merged with The Daily Beast in December 2010, Varadarajan was named editor of Newsweek International by editor-in-chief Tina Brown. In December 2012, he became the first editor of Newsweek Global, the all-digital publication that took the place of the magazine's print edition. He resigned from that job in late April 2013.

Varadarajan has been associated with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University for several years, most recently as the Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Research Fellow in Journalism. He has also been an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism; the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism; and the Department of Journalism at New York University, where he is currently a Distinguished Visiting Scholar.

Personal life

A British citizen, Varadarajan and his wife Amy Finnerty live in Brooklyn with their three children.[3] He is a member of the Century Association in New York. Varadarajan is a passionate cricket fan, and his writing has appeared in The Picador Book of Cricket (edited by Ramachandra Guha). A fluent speaker of Spanish, he supports the Real Madrid football club.

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