Smt. Jayalakshmi Narasimhan

नास्ति मातृसमा छाया नास्ति मातृसमा गति:

नास्ति मातृसमं त्राणं नास्ति मातृसमा प्रपा ।।

Naasti matrisama chaya naasti matrisama gati

naasti matrisamam tranam naasti matrisama prapa

There is no shade like a mother, no resort like a mother, no security like a mother, no water house like a mother.

Mothers hold a special place in our hearts. On this Independence Day we are extremely honoured to announce a special endowment for women constituted by Sri D. V. Sridharan a long time supporter of Indic Academy in the memory of his beloved Mother Smt. Jayalakshmi Narasimhan. Smt. Narasimhan was born in 1923 and lived a short life of 23 years in this world. Her untimely death at the tender age of 23 in 1946 left the young Sridharan with a poignant memory of her adherence to a frugal Dharmic life.

Sri D.V. Sridharan has given an endowment of Rs. 10 Lakhs to be spent over an indefinite time following these guidelines:

  • It is intended exclusively for women authors, activists or researchers and those working in the field of arts and culture.
  • Grants will not exceed Rs.50,000 at a time.
  • Every grant is expected to result in a tangible work, like an article, a report, a short film, a paper, a book, always relevant to Indic Culture, Indic History or Indic socio-economic interests with first publishing rights to Indic Academy.
  • Indic Academy should be free to non-exclusively use the material in any way it deems fit. The recipient will be required to submit a report to Indic Academy for its record.

Interested parties can submit a detailed proposal outlining the statement of purpose for the grant and expected funds to indictoday@gmail.com at any time of the year.

Reports by the Recipients

  1. Pavithra Srinivasan received a travel grant from the endowment to perform at the World Hindu Congress 2018 held in Chicago. She wrote about her experiences here
  2. Jahnavi Bidnur received a travel grant from the endowment to present a paper at the World Sanskrit Conference 2018 held in Vancouver. She wrote about her experiences here
  3. Kavita Varma a student of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth received a scholarship grant from the endowment. She wrote about her experiences here

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

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Padmavathi S. Bhat

Padmavathi S Bhat is a Computer Science Engineer by education and an entrepreneur by compulsion. She is a teacher and a student of Astrology & Vastu. She is an activist, seeker and an avid reader with keen interests in Indian History & Philosophy. She is the Mysuru Coordinator for Indic Academy.

Neha Srivastava

 

Shailendra Marathe

 

Shashank Davanagere

 

Shalinee Pandya

Author of “Nanhe Vivekanad” and "Geetakanika" Director and founder of Sankalp Institute of Innovation and Technology, Founder of Chaitanya Parishad Associated with Rashtra Sevika Samiti. Engineering Graduate, Graduate in major Sociology, Masters in Sociology, Pursuing Ph d on “Motherhood and Nationalists” Professional Academic and Poet by hobby. Hobbies: Traveling, Writing and development of Softwares.

Somanjana Chatterjee

Somanjana Chatterjee is SF Bay Area based thought leader, initiator to various global projects in the area of media, education, inter-faith and community engagement, building coalitions around shared values and goals. Producer, editor KTSF Channel 26 for community TV talk shows, Diversity Ambassador (editorial) for India Currents publication, Fellow (Self Enquiry Life Fellowship, Hansavedas under the tutelage of His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda, highly ordained Vedic monk combining the Himalayan traditions of Sanskrit heritage and Yogic practices), community outreach coordinator for HAF (Hindu American Foundation). For more info: www.somanjanachatterjee.com

Soma Chatterjee

Ram attaches great importance to the impact his work has on people’s lives. Be it selecting a family vacation destination or cooking or solving a problem at work, he gets immense satisfaction when they enjoy the experience.

Ram is an IT Management professional with a Big4 background. A devotee of Ilaiyaraja songs, non-fiction reader, former cricketer, traveler, photographer, Indic learner and an evolving writer. He usually brags about the Chicago Bulls & the Michael Jordan era.