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.
In keeping with the tradition of The Hindu, the newspaper has yet again come up with something of utmost relevance to the society and the nation at large. Such an initiative may not have been thought about by any other newspaper in this country. Kudos to The Hindu and wishing the team best.
All the best to the team. The Hindu has always been an example of mature and responsible journalism and now with the start of 'The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy' it establishes a platform for a more responsible journalism. Thanks to The Hindu group for providing this space, away from sensationalism and close to the facts and realities of the real world.- gaurav singh
Only if organisations like yours who had all the expertise and resources to wear this mantle to cope wih the challenges of giving direction to public policy in an unlettered democracy earlier when the world had started to swerve into the direction of chaos which has manifested today, not only India but the world would be in better shape. With no powerful public policy organization, puppets in the political parties assumed the role of friends, philosophers and foes at the same time with no credential or tools on the basis of rigged and bought elections bringing India and the world into this mess. Better late than never.