Indic Scholar Network

Indic Scholar Network seeks to promote connections, cooperation and collaborations between Universities and Academics.

Towards this goal, Indic Academy sponsors the travel costs of academics invited by a member University for a guest lecture to address their students and research scholars. Within a country IA will sponsor the economy class to and fro air ticket and in situations where an interim overnight stay is inevitable, hotel accommodation will also be paid for. It is expected that the host University will receive the guest speaker, provide him the necessary hospitality and conduct the lecture at their own expense. The talk will be publicised as a joint event between Indic Academy and the host University. Recording of the lecture shall be done and made available on youtube channel of Indic Academy.

Overseas travel together with internal travel will also be sponsored by IA, provided the speaker has fixed engagements in at least 5 Universities in the host country. Invitation letters from the Universities will have to be submitted along with the proposal for the travel grant.

IA will be inviting select Academics and Universties to mark its Google calendar and share it with Indic Academy. Two calendars are to be made by each Academic :

  1. Calendar showing the periods they are willing to host a guest speaker
  2. Calendar showing the periods they are willing to travel and speak at other Universities.

The choice of invitation of Academics and Universities to be part of ISN is at the sole discretion of Indic Academy.

Abhinav Agarwal

Abhinav is a technology professional with over twenty years in the software industry, the technical editor of a book published by McGraw-Hill, a prolific writer on areas on technology and Indology. He is a computer engineer and holds a post graduate diploma from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Anuradha Goyal

Anuradha Goyal is the author of The Mouse Charmers - Digital Pioneers of India. She authors IndiTales - a leading travel blog from India, and AnuReviews - a book reviews blog with over 600 books reviewed across genres. In her earlier avatar, she has worked in IT industry for 12 years & led business innovation initiatives. She has lived across 15 cities in India and abroad before choosing to live in Goa with her library.

Avatans Kumar

Avatans has masters degrees in Linguistics and in Business Administration. He is passionate about Indic Knowledge Tradition and frequently writes on the topics of language, culture, history and current affairs. Many of Avatans' Hindi poems have also been published.

Dimple Kaul

Dimple is a Learner, Writer and Life Enthusiast. She writes on various issues across genres on her blog (www.dimplehere.com) and other portals. She has also authored two anthologies of poems.

She volunteers for Indic Academy as Director - Indic Author Network.

Gayatri Iyer

Gayatri Iyer is the curator for CreativeIndia and Indic Academy, plus an eternal artist & traveler with a mission to discover the unknown, lost and beautiful parts of herself while also discovering the true meaning of her roots of being an Indian in today's context. A free spirited yogini with a deep love for yoga, India, theater, food, watercolors, story-telling evident through her book, Life's Macchiato: A collection of your stories. A lot of her passions saw the light through her start-ups of Chef In A Box, Ahem Stationery & Arts, theater production Unrest, travel and creative consultancy. The list has not ended and would never end!

Hari Kiran

Founder Indic Academy

Hari Kiran is an investor, activist, seeker and an aspiring artist.

Nithin Sridhar

With a degree in civil engineering, and having worked in construction field, Nithin Sridhar passionately writes and teaches on Dharma and Vedanta. He is based in Mysore, India.

Srinivas Udumudi

Srinivas Udumudi heads India's premier genetics and genomics research and services organization based out of Hyderabad. Srinivas did his B.Tech in Computer Science from REC Warangal (now NIT) and Masters in CS (Artificial Intelligence) in the US, and has over 25 years of industry experience. He has deep interest in carnatic music, Indian philosophy, Western continental philosophy, and intellectual history of India and the world.

Vipul Kocher

Vipul Kocher is an entrepreneur by compulsions of heart, a software tester by profession and IA national coordinator by destiny.

Yogini Deshpande

Dr. Yogini Deshpande is a practicing Civil Engineer by profession. She has degrees from Mumbai University & Purdue University & diverse experience in academia, research & consulting. She has been associated with Indic Academy since it’s inception and is it’s Mumbai Chapter coordinator.. She is the Editor-in-Chief for Indic Today portal. She is an avid reader, Indian Classical Music aficionado & keen political observer.

Dr. V. Anantha Nageswaran

Ananth is an MBA from IIM (A) and a PhD in Finance from the University of Massachusetts. 

He is an adjunct faculty with the Singapore Management University and Nanyang Technological University. 

His co-authored book, ‘Economics of Derivatices & Can India grow?  He writes for MINT, an (www.livemint.com) and  blogs at www.thegoldstandardsite.wordpress.com.

D V Sridharan

D V Sridharan was a sea going engineer in the 1960s. For the last 40 years he has been passionate about the environment, especially water conservation and eco-diversity. He's currently in the second decade of his land regeneration work at pointReturn, 100km south of Chennai