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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.

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    • Splendid work by The Hindu. It shows how serious the organization is about making change in all areas of importance. By starting the Hindu Centre, a think tank in the public policy field, it will help in formulating a more pragmatic framework for development in India. Congrats for such a wonderful initiative.

      - Khurram Sajjad
    • Understanding the inter-disciplinary and composite nature of public policy coupled with its analysis on a regular basis shall lay the grounds for an efficacious focus on policy making and implementation. Administration of justice and enforcement is set to better itself when there is a strong emphasis on a policy that takes into cognizance various facets of our society. I hope that this centre should try to incorporate undergraduate and graduate students too, so that public policy and management takes a key shift from being passively bureaucratic functions to an everyday affair for individuals . Such a policy initiative will generate a bunch of policy makers, analysts and researchers who will contribute in making India free of the enforcement fallacies it is stuck up with.

      - Anunay Sahay
    • Wonderful. Also some research should be conducted on The Hindu culture and their industrial relations. It is worthwhile to emulate in all industries. as for Mr. Victor, I may suggest the weekly edition which I used to get every week while at Gorakhpur, U. P., a place where there was no newspaper in English except Pioneer which was also reaching one day late in the fifties!

      - N. Ramaswami