Although both China and India are emerging as likely 21st century superpowers, they still have little knowledge of each other. As a result, old stereotypes and suspicions remain. A modern understanding of China, based on an ethno-biological and psycho-social model drawing deeply from language and culture, can help to answer questions like: Do Chinese think differently from Indians, if so why? Why do they excel in infrastructure and manufacturing? How can Indians and Chinese people reach win-win solutions? Will China ever be a democracy? What do the Chinese think of India? Can China and India together create a more peaceful and prosperous world?
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Mr Ravi is the Founder and Chairman of Manas Advisory, a Consultancy practice focusing on Leadership Coaching and India-China business relations.
He 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, UK, as also an AMP from Harvard.
Ravi Bhoothalingam serves on the Boards of Directors of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd, Hyderabad and Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd, New Delhi. He has been President of The Oberoi Group of Hotels, Head of Personnel Worldwide with BAT plc [London], Managing Director of VST Industries Ltd [Hyderabad] and Director, ITC Limited [Calcutta]. Significant portions of his career at senior levels were spent in Human Resource Development (HRD) and with Hotels.
He has traveled extensively in China, Mongolia and the Silk Route to China and Central Asia, across Tibet to Mount Kailas and Lake Manasarovar, and within Inner Mongolia and Southwest China. He is Convenor of the Tourism Task Force for the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Forum (“the Kunming Initiative”). He writes and lectures regularly on China, especially on creating win-win partnerships with India.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi University, India, Visiting Professor, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, and an international Moderator for the Global Leadership Initiative programmes of the Aspen Institute, Colorado, U.S.A.
He speaks English, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, French and basic Mandarin.