After 32 years in business and industry in India and overseas, Ravi Bhoothalingam is currently Founder and Chairman of Manas Advisory, a Consultancy practice focusing on Leadership Coaching as well as on business and cultural relations with China, Mongolia and Myanmar. He is an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi.
Ravi is a B.Sc Hons in Physics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and holds a Masters degree [M.A. Cantab] in Experimental Psychology from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, where the renowned Sinologist and scientist Joseph Needham was Master of the College. He also holds an AMP from Harvard. Ravi Bhoothalingam serves on the Boards of Directors of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd, Hyderabad, India and Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd, New Delhi, India.
Ravi has traveled extensively in China and its neighbourhood, and is active in Track-II initiatives in the region. He is a member of the 4-country Joint Study Group examining the feasibility and scope of a Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) Economic Corridor. Ravi is also a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Core Group on China and sits on the Editorial Boards of China Report and World Affairs, two international journals published out of India. His interests also cover the history and practice of Confucianism, Sino-Indian business and economic ties, and adventure travel in the remote regions of China.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London, and a member of the Court of Governors of the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India.
Breaking down India's existential issues regarding the BRI.
Over the years, India has persistently run a bilateral trade deficit with China. Would not all-round economic engagement between China and India be in the mutual interest of both nations?
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?
Industry, trade and management,Travel and tourism, Confucian philosophy, Chinese culture, Tibet, Mongolia, Myanmar
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