N. Ravi is a Director of Kasturi & Sons Ltd. He isEditor-in-Chief of The Hindu, and has been in journalism since 1972.
N. Ravi holds a Master’s degree in Economics and a degree in Law, and was a Fellow at the Harvard Law School in 2000 and Shorenstein Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 2004.
He was Editor of The Hindu from 1991 to 2011. Joining The Hindu in 1972, he had earlier served as Reporter, Assistant Editor, Washington Correspondent, Deputy Editor and Associate Editor. His special areas of interest and writing include constitutional and political issues, economic policy, international economy, free speech and human rights, and India-U.S. relations.
He is the recipient of several professional awards, including the G. K. Reddy Memorial Award and BREAD Role Model Award, and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. Among his other interests, he was President of the Federation of Amateur Radio Societies of India, and of the Tamilnadu State Aquatic Association.
He is currently a member of the National Integration Council, and between 2006 and 2008 was a member of the National Security Advisory Board of the Government of India. He is a member of the governing board of the International Press Institute (IPI), Vienna, and is the Chairperson of the India Chapter of IPI. He was the Chairman of the Press Trust of India (PTI), India’s premier news agency, and is currently a director of PTI. He is President of the Editors Guild of India.
Who but 'The Hindu' can one expect to embark on establishing a platform for reviving the people's ebbing faith in India's democratic systems, reduce social inequalities and keep up the pluralistic nature of Indian society. It is indeed a vast canvas; but 'The Hindu' with its long heredity and vast resources, men and material, can certainly achieve it. One can only pray and hope that they take a balanced view of issues and not a prejudiced one as some are prone to. Wish you all the best.- Subramanian M P
It is a very noble initiative from a newspaper. When most of the bright fellows are taking engineering and medicine as their career, the research in arts subjects is dying. This initiative will certainly help people who have interest in the subject. A branch of the institute can be opened in Delhi to provide easy access to north India.- Abhinav
A welcome move. I guess The Hindu will in future come up with such Centres in each of the States it is operating. Waiting for the website.- Arun Kumar