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Ravi V. Chhabra

Top journalist based in New Delhi, India. Leading digital and print media content provider, online English & soft skills teacher: writing skills, photo-journalism, interviewing,  public relations consultant and corporate film-maker. 
I am a second-generation senior journalist who conceptualizes, ideates, creates content, edits and writes for print, online and new media on a wide range of subjects. I have been a columnist with niche magazines and produced many B2B/trade magazines and 'show dailies' ranging from cold chain industry, alcobev, defense and textiles.  Fresstyle jazz composer, bard, interior decorator, kanokalScat inventor, judoka, karateka, JKD. Curator at large. By the way, I wear many hats!

I was the only speaker in the discussion to fully extol that digital is going to decimate the print and soon!

MY STRENGHTS
Ambition

I'm passionate about what I do and  never do things halfhearted. My professional credo is perfection! Money doesn't drive me...
Accuracy

I believe it's futile to do something if you're not going to do it well. I expect the same of those I deal with.
 Assertive

 I'm fearless in asking the difficult questions. My black  humour works!
MY EXPERIENCE


Journalist with leading national & overseas newspapers: The Patriot, Hindustan Times, The Pioneer, Asian AgeDNA, India Abroad (New York) and India Post (Toronto Bureaux)


Associate Professor & Visiting Faculty: JIMS & Rai University
Media Studies/Creative Writing
Jan 2003-2007 - Freelanced: SUN tabloid, City Observor, American Express in-house magazine, Today's Traveller, City Scan (tabloid), Bureaux Chief, New Delhi for South Asia Times (southasiatimes.com.au), past author at https://completewellbeing.com/, food  critic/columnist FLAVOURSOME for Car N Style magazine supplement with Motown India - leading automobile magazine with dedicated youtube channel.
Freelancer: I wrote political opinion pieces and reports on most recent political events. My goal was and is to bring articles and news without partisan bias while offering insight and analysis. Interviewed the maestros and achievers in their fields.

On-Site Journalist
Jan 2018 - Feb 2019
I have mentored many news online portals such as news24online.com,  indiabiznews.com (defunct), efytimes.com, fnbworld.com

EDUCATION
University of Delhi
BA in English Literature - 1982-1985
(Hans Raj College magna cum laude)
Diploma in Public Relations - 1986
Diploma in Journalism-1987
Diploma in Travel & Tourism (1988)
(All recognized by Government of India)
Masters in mass communication 1995-1997

AWARDS
Journalistic Excellence
Edited fiction novels
Creative inputs: First encylopedia of Islam
Participated in first panel discussion in Delhi Literature Festival on digital media future -  2014
Visiting faculty in leading Mass Communication institutes in Delhi & NCR
TV Panel Debates
News7 and other TV channels
A BIT OF MY WORK
Ravi V. Chhabra during my interview with Deep Purple Rock Group
(Below) A few samples of my photography
Almirah Collage by Ravi V. Chhabra





 





My Almirah Collage & my abstract sketch on mini-blackboard
A window at Agra Fort; Photo by Ravi V. Chhabra














Salim Chisti's Mazhar, Agra
My group at facebook: MUSIC NOMAD
Photo: visualization of self for my facebook group:
MUSIC NOMAD

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3350039935102044

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TESTIMONIALS
Dave Latchaw/Pianist-Music Teacher, USA
Alumni - Berklee College of Music
Ravi's wide knowledge of music is impressive. Many times he has enlightened me to music that I was unaware of. I appreciate his keen sense of curiosity. A kindred spirit in wanting to know more.

https://latchmusic.com/


Bijaya Jena/ Award Winner, Actor-Director,Mumbai
Ravi Chhabra is a very good journalist, music critic who has a command over the English Language and can put across his thoughts effectively.


Hermann Andrade/ Music Freak, Mexico

Todo mi respeto para su excelencia señor Ravi.

M.L Hind/Senior Journalist, Hindustan Times, New Delhi 
Ravi's adroitnesses at headlining and repartee makes him truly world class. I can just say that it's always great to have a friend like Ravi. He is always ready to help people. I have always been impressed with his sense of humour. Most often than not, Ravi helps people without thinking of the consequences. Another important aspect of his personality is that he is never cheap and petty. I always like his company.

My erotica-romantic poetryblog: http://ravivchhabra.blogspot.com/


Amit Goel/Senior Journalist, New Delhi
 Associated with The Pioneer and India Ahead News
Ravi is one of the finest writers I have known. Have worked with him in the business bureau of The Pioneer and found him to be a thorough professional , responsive, personable and taking pride in his work. Very witty and extremely good with words. On personal level I have known Ravi for more than two decades and I consider myself fortunate to have him as a friend, someone I can depend on.


Vishal Thapar/Group Editorial Head (Defence, Security & Police), BW Businessworld, New Delhi

Former Editor (Defence), CNN-IBN; Defence & Strategic Affairs Correspondent, Hindustan Times; Editor (Defence & Strategic Affairs), NewsX
I’ve known Chhabra as the witty scribe of the Hindustan Times in the 1990s and 2000s. He was a star, a livewire of the News Desk and later, the Business Bureau of what was then the largest-circulated and most influential newspaper in New Delhi. Passionate about news and newspapers, but more importantly, about the people behind news and newspapers. A people’s man, Ravi brought a smile to everyone’s face with his wit, humour and good nature. He was also a very popular journalists’ representative in the editorial for three consecutive years (elected unopposed). 
He transitioned from the News Desk to Business journalism very quickly, finding his feet in no time and becoming a valuable asset for the Hindustan Times Business Bureau. Ravi is extremely knowledgeable about western music, and could have been India’s foremost music journalist but for the content limitations of Indian journalistic platforms of the 1990s. He introduced me to the sublime jazz of Miles Davis. 
Ravi is also passionate and extremely knowledgeable about food, an authority on Delhi’s eateries. He is also a go-to person for all things epicurean!  Good luck, Ravi, may your tribe increase!

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