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.
This is a great initiative. For a democratic country like ours, we need a platform where we can hear and respond to the voice of the general public and media to bring about policy-level changes for better governance. Hope The Hindu Centre will be this catalyst.- Hemachandran
Yes, there is a wide gap between approach, thinking, planning and implementation on any issue in public welfare. Especially with our contemporary politicians, no one is an exception in their mouth-full of promises and inactivity. In this context, I welcome the great initiative of 'The Hindu'. I hope this initiative will bring much clarity on public policy issues and fruitful action will result.- Selvaraj
Congratulations: Very first initiative by a giant in the Indian Media.
Now we can say that India is moving in the right direction in public policy area. I would like the Centre to lay emphasis on higher education, child labour, corruption, dowry, Indigenous, agriculture and Industrial policy, saving, preserving, educating maintaining and restoring our vast cultural, architectural heritage with public fees or donations. Implementing and monitoring of your research results in real world is important. Otherwise there are a lot of research papers sitting on the bookshelves all over the world about your initiative.