Upinder displaying the flag of Bharat with pride at the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar (Kashmir), Bharat in 2018
Dr. Upinder Fotadar had his schooling at The Lawrence School Sanawar in India and higher education in Europe at the University of Ghent. Following this, he has held academic positions at some of the elite universities, such as the Rockefeller University, University of Texas, etc. Dr. Fotadar was a Guest Investigator (Faculty) at the Rockefeller University.
Dr. Upinder Fotadar has written extensively on political affairs and history in many Indian and international publications, such as The New York Times, Guardian, etc.
Upinder comes from a physically ardent family and he has been the University of Kanpur Lightweight and Middleweight weightlifting champion, and record holder during the period 1969-70.
Moreover, Upinder has been rather fortunate to have traveled extensively, at a young age, in different regions of the world. This has given him a bounteous understanding and appreciation of different people and cultures. He is a citizen of Bharat.
A Praudha Bharatvasi-Koshurbatta, Upinder follows the Rigvedic Lord Rudra of Haramukuta. He venerates Agun (Agni) and interestingly is also a direct descendant of Manu. He is also greatly influenced by Mahrana Pratap and Gandhiji.
"I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any".
-- Mahatma Gandhi