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Dilip Phansalkar

Editor-in-Chief

We are very pleased and privileged to introduce our Editor-in-Chief, Dilip Shripad Phansalkar, a long-serving journalist from Mumbai, India. His professional track record covers over 35 years. He has held diverse positions in a number of city newspapers and lifestyle and B2B magazines, handling portfolios such as Films, Fashion, Hospitality, Construction Industry, and so on.

Born in Kolhapur and educated in Pune in western Maharashtra state, India, his father was a Civil Judge, and mother Mrinalini a housewife-cum-Director of an advertising company in Pune.

As a young student of architecture and language, he grew up in Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales), the United States, Canada, and in connection with his interests had a brief sojourn in New York, London, Paris and Rome.

However, as destiny would have it, he became a journalist. It so happened that while on a visit to India, he met a friend from a publishing company in Mumbai, who was on the lookout for a person with strong English and asked him to be their assistant editor on their monthly magazine. He enjoyed the stint, and stayed on.

Then a journalist friend from a top Mumbai daily told him about an opening in a newly-launched first morning city tabloid. Meanwhile, he completed Diploma in Journalism.

One thing led to another, and he found himself well-established in the profession.

He is married to Vinaya, a retired medical professional, and has two daughters – the first one a teacher of science and mathematics, and the second one a law graduate working in a multinational company in Mumbai.

Now in retirement, he continues to be active in the profession he loves.

Dilip can be reached on dilip@thewomenz.com