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Dr Nagaraj Paturi
Dr Nagaraj Paturi trained in Sanskrit and Advaita Vedanta by his hyper-polyglot, polymath and spiritually accomplished sakala-shaastra-paarangata father, late Sri Paturi Sitaramanjaneyulu garu, he is seriously committed to the transmission of Vedic sciences to the present generation.
He designed a very big number of courses of contemporary applications of Vedic Sciences and has been successfully teaching them and getting them taught.
Presently he is Director, Inter-Gurukula - University Centre for Indic knowledge Systems of Indic Academy
Distinguished Professor, Curriculum Designer, Executive Committee Member and Member, Board of Studies, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune.
Member, Board of Studies for Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth,
Kavikulaguru Kalidasa Sanskrit University,
Veda Vijnana Gurukula.
Senior Professor of Cultural Studies
FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of Liberal Education
Former Visiting Professor, University of Chicago, US)
In his PhD (1998, UoH) Developed Indic Model of Myth Criticism of Literature. MPhil (1987, UoH) Brought out Vakyapadiyam as theoretical foundation of Ashtaadhyaayee
Around 50 publications, around 60 conference /seminar/ workshop papers.
Consultancy to numerous culture research and theater and dance innovation projects.
Scores of creative writing works for Classical Dance, Modern Theater and magazines.
Several series of talks and other programs on Radio and Television channels.
Hari Kiran Vadlamani
Hari Kiran Vadlamani ( Hari) is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and a serial entrepreneur, having been involved in four ventures in Technology and Energy sectors.
He is deeply passionate about Art, Philosophy and Indian Cultural Heritage and is a Dharmic- Indic Liberal.
In 2015 he transformed himself into a Social Entrepreneur pursuing the preservation, protection and promotion of Indian Heritage. He founded INDICA ( www.indica.in) and NICE (www.niceorg.in) , both not for profits in the area of Cultural Education and Entrepreneurship.
Hari brings in an entrepreneurial mindset to his work of delivering indigenous knowledge as a service, product or an experience by incubating a portfolio of ideas, rapid prototyping, absorbing failures, applying a three horizon framework, thinking of scale etc.
Having the mindset of a venture investor, Hari is focussed on backing passionate individuals. He encourages, enables and empowers them to discover, nurture and express their creative potential. He believes in transforming the narrator and not the narrative.
A strong advocate of pluralism, Hari envisions a vibrant ecosystem of diverse set of players and ideas and seeks to build the enabling infrastructure.
Hari believes that Indian thought and the indigenous way of life from various global traditions have solutions to some of the key challenges we face today, especially sustainability, happiness, well-being and peace. He is working on developing the requisite institutional mechanisms that can transform a billion global consumers into conscious thinkers, entrepreneurs, leaders and most importantly seekers.
He has developed a unique six dimensional integral strategy for pursuing this vision.
Krishna Kavita is a student of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati ji, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, and has continued her Vedanta studies with Swamini Svatmavidyananda ji and Swami Sadatmananda ji. She enjoys writing and teaching about Indic language, culture, and thought
Nithin Sridhar has a degree in Civil Engineering, and having worked in the construction field, he passionately writes about various issues from development, politics, and social issues, to religion, spirituality, and ecology. He is currently Editor of IndiaFacts- a portal on Indian history and culture; He is Chief Curator of Advaita Academy dedicated to the dissemination of Advaita Vedanta. He is a Consulting Editor to Indic Today Magazine. He is based in Mysuru, Karnataka. His first book "Musings On Hinduism" provided an overview of various aspects of Hindu philosophy and society. His latest book 'Samanya Dharma' enunciates upon general tenets of ethics as available in Hindu texts. However, his most widely read book is "Menstruation Across Cultures: A Historical Perspective" that examines menstruation notions and practices prevalent in different cultures & religions from across the world. His upcoming book is an English commentary on Ishavasya Upanishad. He tweets at @nkgrock.
Prasad is a CEO Coach and advisor living in Campbell, CA and worked with over 140 C suite executives in US, Europe and India. He was a clinical professor at the Indian School of Business (ISB) and was founding executive director of Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change and is the co-author of international best-seller “From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom" based on a framework from the Bhagavad Gita. Prasad is the chairman of Samskrita Bharati USA and trustee of YogaBharati and North South Foundation. his books, research and consulting work integrates Vedantic wisdom, Cognitive/brain sciences and western management. Prasad got his doctorate in physics from IIT Madras and worked as an assistant professor in the University of Utah. Prasad enjoys exploring and reinterpreting ancient wisdom (and its application in developing highly effective and authentic leaders), photography and playing table tennis.
Ravishankar Gundlapalli is an Entrepreneur, Author and Speaker passionate about helping people achieve their true potential. Be it employees in a company, first-time entrepreneurs, career professionals or students, Ravi finds happiness in helping them make the right connections, learn new skills to accomplish more and achieve career milestones.
His book, The Art of Mentoring: A Guidebook for Giving and getting the most from Mentorships is a self-help book that provides insights into the different aspects of mentoring.
A Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur who has previously worked in the automotive and aerospace industries, he has experience in managing multi-million dollar projects for clients such as Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Raytheon, Hitachi Global Storage, Cypress. As founder and CEO of MentorCloud, an online social platform for mentoring, he has personally mentored over 150 individuals. MentorCloud was founded to help people find, connect and learn from the right mentors & subject-matter experts from anywhere in the world.
His work has been featured in Huffington Post, HBR Blog, Forbes, Forbes India, The Hindu, Knowledge@Wharton, Store Brands, DZone and more.
As a speaker, he focuses on topics related to learning, career development and achieving success in life. He has also been the speaker at the 8th World Demographic Forum in Switzerland and also a plenary speaker in Washington DC at the invitation of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
He is on a mission to accelerate careers and success for millions of people through mentorship, and his vision is to reach 100 million learners by 2020. He believes that when people are learning and growing in their careers, they are happier which translates to happy families, happy workplaces, and happy communities.
S K. Shelgikar
S K. Shelgikar is advisor of Advaita Academy
Date of birth : April 7th 1955
Academics: B.Com.; Chartered Accountant. In practice as chartered accountant with specialisation in direct and indirect taxes, corporate laws, commercial laws. Special Interest in Constitutional Law, from 1978 till date. withdrew from commercial world from 1998 for pursuit of spirituality. Engaged in personal spiritual development since then. disciple of Dr S.D. Deshmukh an ardent AADISHANKAR ADVAITAVEDANT.
Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar is the Director of CSP and the founder secretary of Heritage Parampara a not-for-profit trust. She has flown powered aircrafts, played state level softball, danced Bharatanatyam, given talks on culture and heritage, organized conferences, been on the Central Film and Censor Board, the National Advisory Board for Philately and is a freelance designer and copywriter too. Heritage trust conducts two annual well-known festivals, Gudiya Sambhrama and Srishti Sambhrama, the Earth Mother Festival. A third festival that premiered in 2018 was The Heritage Drive, a 1100 km motor sport rally that took participants to heritage temples and included tree planting as well. She loves story telling, her approach is creative and innovative. She is presently writing a novel based on historical events in India