Rajinder Puri is a veteran columnist, former cartoonist and political activist. He was on the staff of The Hindustan Times and The Statesman as a cartoonist and writer. Earlier he worked in London for a brief time drawing cartoons for The Guardian, and later The Glasgow Herald. For over two decades he has been a freelance journalist and his work has appeared on regular assignment in all the leading dailies and weeklies of India. He has authored five books on Indian politics. He currently writes for The Statesman and for the website Boloji under his column “My Word”
Rajinder Puri was the founding General Secretary of the Janata Party in 1977 and was in charge of campaign publicity in the 1977 general election that brought the Janata Party to power. Later he was founder General Secretary of Lok Dal, then Member National Executive and Labor Cell-in-Charge of BJP. Since 1988 he has been attached to no political party.