Ravi Kumar, Founder, Hindi Center
With More than 15 years of industry experience as Translator, Reviewer and Quality Control Expert Mr. Ravi Kumar is Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Modlingua Group a leading translation company with 500 clients spread across the globe. He is Founder of Modlingua Group, Hindi Center, Hispanicindia and HRLINGUA. With his M.A and M.Phil in Spanish and Latin American Studies, Mr. Kumar served as a Visiting Professor for Spanish and Latin American Studies at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi, ranked amongst Top 10 Business Schools in India.
Apart from being specialist in translation for Spanish<>English, English <> Hindi, Portuguese>English language pairs, Mr. Kumar has played leadership role in uniting translators of India. As the Founder President of Indian Translators Association, Mr. Kumar has been actively involved in promoting translation as an Industry. He was elected in Shanghai in 2008 as Council Member of International Federation of Translators connecting more than 110 associations of the world coming from 72 countries. Mr. Kumar is also Co- Founder of Asian Association of Translation Industry, Bangkok and India representative for International Medical Interpreters Association, USA and he has been given special recognition by BhashaIndia (Indic language division of Microsoft India) for contribution and promotion of localization and translation activities in India.
Mr. Kumar has been regularly organizing national as well as International Conferences, the last one being International Conference on Translation, Technology and Globalization in Multilingual Context, organized in close cooperation with Spanish Cultural Centre and Punjab Technical university June 23-26, 2012, New Delhi.
Mr. Kumar has supervised more than 300 research papers at MBA level on various themes related to Spain and Latin American Countries.
Mr. Kumar has also authored series of books on translation studies inlcuding Role of Translation in Nation Building, Joy of Translating Indian Literature, Theoretical and Emperical Approaches to Translation, Machine Tools and Translation Processes respectively.
In addition, Mr. Kumar regularly writes for series of National as well as International journals and Magazines including Diplomatists, Academic Press, American Journal of Translators, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Institute of Translating and Interpreting (ITI), London, Management Kompass and Inttranews etc.
Mr. Kumar has special interest in Entreprenuership and research related to Business school approach to translation.
Om Gupta, Director, Hindi Center
With more than 40 years of experience, Om Gupta is a noted journalist and mass media professional. Before joining Hindi Center as Director and Mentor, Mr. Gupta served as Dean for four leading Media and Management Schools in India. Mr. Gupta started his media career with India Today, and also worked for Times of India, Indian Express and Pioneer group of publications in senior positions till 2004.
Mr. Gupta has published 23 books in Hindi and English on various themes related to mass media and training. A few of the well-known books are: मीडिया और सृजन, मीडिया और समाचार, मीडिया और विचार, मेरे पंद्रह नाटक, Media Writing, Diplomacy, G-15 etc. In addition, he regularly writes plays, anthologies and organizes training programs on Mass Media in Hindi and English.
Mr. Gupta also has directed many TV shows and documentary films including पूर्वी वसंती, धूप की लकीरें, जल, एक मूलभूत अधिकार etc.
Mr. Gupta has also worked as literary translator and has translated Cien años de soledad” by the noble laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and other books such as चीनी लोक कथाएँ etc. Mr. Gupta is passanate about promoting Hindi journalism.