Indic Academy is a registered trust in Hyderabad, Telangana. The trustees are K.Aravinda Rao and Hari Kiran Vadlamani.
Indica Inc is a Delaware registered not for profit company with an 501 (1) (3) exemption from IRS. The office bearers are a. Avatans Kumar as President, b. Hari Kiran Vadlamani as Secretary and c. Vishal Agarwal as Director
My name is Deepa Vaitheeswaran. After completing my post graduate degree in Computer Science, I
worked in Citibank, Chennai for a decade. I relocated to Pondicherry for personal reasons and set up
my own software firm after taking a break of 3 years.
In Pondicherry, I discovered Kalarigram, which is a school of Kalaripayattu and Ayurveda. I started
learning Kalarpayattu there around five years back. Being a gurukulam, Kalarigram has provided me
the space and opportunity to volunteer for them as part of my training.
Our focus at Kalarigram is to revive our cultural practices related to the art of Kalaripayattu and
Ayurveda. It is our endeavour to make it a center of learning where people come to share their
knowledge in our culture and traditions. It is with that intent that we seek to start the Pondicherry
chapter of the Indic Book Academy.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
Founder Indic Academy
Hari Kiran is an investor, activist, seeker and an aspiring artist.
Jijith Nadumuri Ravi
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.
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.
M Pramod Kumar
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.
Shashi Kiran G M
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
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
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 is an entrepreneur by compulsions of heart, a software tester by profession and IA national coordinator by destiny.
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.