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N. Ravi

  • 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.

    Your Say

    • Kindly accept my heartiest congratulations on the successful inauguration of the unique think thank "The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy", by the Hon'ble President of India.
      It is a great idea, whose time has come. Such an institution is badly required at this critical point of history in our great nation.

      - D.R. Kaarthikeyan
    • Also, could you please write another article about the requirements of an individual to be a part of this institute. How does it work and what are the necessary qualifications. Is it open for young students or only for professionals like journalist, IAS, IPS etc?
      The Hindu must educate citizens about how people can make their contribution.

      - John
    • As the Dean of a School of Government and Public Policy, teaching the first batch of students in India who expect to obtain a Master's degree in public poliy after two years, I welcome this innovative initiative of The Hindu. Much good can come of this, and much more good through collaboration with other instituitons working on public policy in India.

      - R. Sudarshan