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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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    • This is a good initiative. If systems are strong, even corrupt politicians and bureaucrats cannot do any harm. I suggest that The Centre encourages research in development of a foolproof political system and bureaucracy. In addition to individual research, I suggest you look into alternatives, where educated people can come together on an issue, debate and brainstorm. Two such issues that need to be debated are: 1. Which political system is suitable for India? A multi-party system or a limited (two or three) party system? 2. What are the main reasons for wastage of Parliament time? How do we stop this? I wish you the very best in your endeavours.

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