Dr Srinivasan Bharath has been trained in Krishna Yajur Veda as per the traditional practices in India. He has experience of over 4 decades in dealing with various disciplines pertaining to Santana Dharma. He also regularly gives lectures on many interrelated topics on the Philosophy and Practices in Hindu Dharma. He is a promoter and member of Prakurti Ayurveda Chikitsa Mandira Mysore which provides Ayurvedic Treatment in key areas like Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Related Ailments, Arthritis, Astma etc., and a host of other ailment. He is also been conferred the title Arsha Vidya Choodamanihi in 2013 by Arsha Vidya Satsanga Houston. He is also a founding member of IHAR. He has a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering and has been working in the oil and gas sector for over 3 decades.
Dr. Jayakumar Srinivasan is founder of Arsha Vidya Satsanga in Houston, whose mission is to re-establish cultural self-identity, and reinstate agency and cognitive independence for Hindus. Weekly Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, and Sanskrit classes began in 2004. Jayakumar is also deeply committed to the social development of India. Inspired by H. H. Swami Dayananda ji, he led and made Houston’s AIM For Seva Chapter into one of the largest in the nation. In 2010, Hindus of Greater Houston awarded him the Akhil Chopra Unsung Hero award for his leadership in the Houston community. Dr. Jayakumar believes that, among other things, the colonization of India has resulted in a damaged Hindu psyche, and considers education, re-assessment of colonial history and development of alternate narratives to be antidotes to re-establishing a healthy cultural self-identity and a dynamic society. In 2012, he founded the Indian History and Awareness Research initiative, a forum to research, understand, and disseminate awareness of Indian History as experienced by Indians. A doctorate in Chemical Engineering, Dr. Jayakumar has over 25 years of experience in the Chemical Industry.
Mr. Prasad Gurajala has been associated with Arsha Vidya Satsanga and AIM for Seva since 2010. His sincere commitment to serve underprivileged people in India and to study Vedanta has attracted him to Arsha Vidya Satsanga. He has helped organize public events to raise funds for AIM For Seva, celebrate Hindu religious activities and conduct programs to create awareness of Indian History.
He has worked ardently with India Against Corruption Movement of Anna Hazare from Overseas NRI group representing Houston. He is an active member of Global Indians for Bharat Vikas group that worked for Leadership Transformation in India. He is one of the founding members of IHAR – an initiative to share Indian History as experienced by Indians.A Masters in Industrial Engineering, Mr. Prasad Gurajala worked in Manufacturing and Aviation Industries before taking up ERP consulting.
Raj Vedam is an Electrical Engineer by training, and enjoys a range of intellectual pursuits. He is a numerical tinkerer who has fashioned several novel algorithms, and works at the intersection of real and integer algorithms, and with deep interest in artificial intelligence. He is an active reviewer for several engineering journals, as well as an external examiner for doctorates from some universities in India. He is a musician who has performed popular music in many events, and enjoys teaching the guitar and keyboard to children and adults in his informal music school. He is an amateur astronomer with an interest in the history of astronomy. Raj is a history aficionado and reads voraciously on a range on historical topics, with special interest in ancient prehistory, and the spread of knowledge, arts, culture and philosophies across cultures. He is a founder-member of IHAR, and takes keen interest in the narratives of civilizations, and the application of scientific methods in the validation of historical narratives.
Sahana Singh is an engineer-turned writer/editor who writes on a variety of issues including water management, environment and Indian history. She has won several awards for journalism including the Developing Asia Journalism Award awarded by Asian Development Bank Institute in 2008. A short animation video made by her on the world’s water crisis won the top prize at the TU Delft Urban Water Movie Contest awarded by the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) in 2012. Her articles have been published in Reader’s Digest, Washington Post, Discovery Channel Asia, Swarajya, IndiaFacts and other publications. She is passionate about traveling and connecting the dots across different societies, civilizations and disciplines.
Professor Sarath Menon-Chembottil, Indian-born, is a social scientist by academic training and holds academic appointments in both the University of Houston and Houston Community College. His area of special interest is the sociology of religion. He has an earned doctorate from the College of Education with specialization in the sociology of education, and Master’s degrees in both anthropology and sociology.
Prof. Menon’s current research focuses on the social, cultural, and economic consequences of globalization in India and religious social movements. He is currently working on a book about religious social movements in the Indian state of Kerala.
Srinagesh applies scientific principles of yoga for a balanced mind, body and soul. He is interested in studying ancient scientific and philosophical contributions of India that are relevant to the 21st century. Dr. Srinagesh Potluri is the Chief Technology Officer of Zyvex Technologies. In this position he is responsible for heading the research and product development activities with a group of scientists, engineers and formulators. He has a Ph.D. in chemistry and specializes in Nanotechnology and has 15 years experience in polymer science and fiber reinforced polymer composites for aerospace, marine and industrial applications.
Subroto Gangopadhyay, has been a long time resident of Houston, where he practices Cardiology. After his undergraduate and post graduate medical education in India, he trained in Medicine and Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he has served as faculty prior to his private practice. His wide range of interests include literature, music, politics and philosophy and but most of all History and Knowledge traditions of India that have been seamlessly integrated both with it's spiritual foundation and common cultural practices. He has served in various organizations, a few of which he has served as a founding member. His vision is to transform global perceptions of India, by resurrection of lost narratives that humanity cannot afford to lose.