Ravi Bhoothalingam, Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi; Founder and Chairman, Manas Advisory, Gurgaon. With a B.Sc. Hons in Physics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, Ravi holds an M.A. in Experimental Psychology from Cambridge University, UK, as also an AMP from the Harvard Business School. He was trained by famed scientist and Sinologist Joseph Needham in Psycholinguistics, the Scientific Method and Chinese culture.
His 32-year career in industry in India and abroad includes stints as President of The Oberoi Group of Hotels, Head of Personnel Worldwide with BAT plc, London, Managing Director of VST Industries Ltd., Hyderabad and Director of ITC Ltd., Kolkata.
Ravi Bhoothalingam has served as an independent director on several corporate boards including those of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd. and Kuoni India Ltd. He has been a member of the Court of Governors of the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad and on the Advisory Boards of Genesis India Ltd and Transearch India. For 7 years, he was a Moderator certified by the Aspen Institute, Colorado, USA for its Aspen Leadership Seminars in India. Currently, he is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London, Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi and on the Editorial Boards of China Report and World Affairs. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Global Risk Management Institute, Gurgaon, India, and is a member of the China Core Group of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Ravi is Founder & Chairman of Manas Advisory, a Consultancy practice which focuses on Top Management Coaching, integrating psychological science with on-ground management experience. This approach clarifies perceptions, stimulates creativity and helps to resolve differences.
Ravi has written extensively about how the application of science and psychology can enhance understanding between India and China.
Two hundred years earlier, the Martians had found that the water sources and canals on the surface of their planet had started drying up. But the Martian polity—divided by ethnicity, race and tribe
In 2016, as Donald Trump was campaigning for the US election, one priority was to “start reversing” the US trade deficit with China.
India today faces a ‘triple whammy’: the Covid crisis, the economic downturn and the China challenge. To confront these issues and emerge successful will require a massive and well-considered effort of national mobilisation. The key driver has to be the economic front; only the enhancement of India's
Dr Jabin Jacob and Mr. Ravi Bhootalingam in conversation with C Uday Bhaskar about the latest political developments relating to the troubled India-China dynamics.
Economic delinking with China makes no sense for India; investment, growth and public welfare will suffer.
Here's how COVID will further complicate the emotionally complex India-China relationship
Should not civilised societies prioritise human security which includes - but is not limited to - national security? Ravi Bhoothalingam
Breaking down India's existential issues regarding the BRI.
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If a more inclusive and flexible BRI emerges out of the second Forum, it could be an opportunity to re-imagine South Asia.
Does the game we play influence the way we think? Or does the way we think cause us to choose our preferred game?
What the trade war might offer for India-China economic engagement
An unholy combination of unquestioning fervour of Chinese bureaucrats in implementing Xi Jinping’s BRI, poor diligence on all sides in project feasibility and allegations...
Does the wide linguistic gulf between India and China indicate that the two countries are doomed to live in a state of eternal contention?
With a change in mindset, the two countries can carry out both in tandem. Are we bold enough?
The author explains why a Sinophobic public climate can damage our own public interest
What Kautilya Tells Us About India-Pakistan Relations
India has to improve its connectivity with growth markets and link into Asia’s production and supply chains.
As ties between the two countries deepen, our capabilities to manage disputes will increase.
The joint statement issued at the conclusion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to China had one significant omission...
Will the various Silk Roads proposed by China … offer India beneficial ways to engage with China and the world?
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