Utpal Kumar is the opinion editor at News18 and Firstpost. In his two decades of journalistic experience, he has worked with several media houses in the country. He started his career at the Pioneer and went on to work at the Hindustan Times, Mail Today (India Today Group) and the Sunday Guardian. Kumar has written hundreds of articles for reputed newspapers and magazines. He is among the most trenchant nationalist voices in mainstream media. Bharat Rising: Dharma, Democracy, Diplomacy is his first book.