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Sat 07 Aug 2021

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-6)

Devayani: A chat with Author Manjula Tekal

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Manjula Tekal

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Manjula Tekal is an author and translator. She has several translations to her credit, including a Kannada translation of Jagmohan's 'My Frozen Turbulence in Kashmir' (published), Babu Krishnamurthy's Ajeya, a biography of Chandrashekhar Azad from Kannada to English (releasing soon.) Her novel, 'Devayani,' is soon to be published by Garuda Prakashana. Manjula holds Master's degrees in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. Manjula has several years of experience in the field of IT and Management. She has worked both in Industry and Education sectors.

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Nishant Limbachia

Coordinator - Chicago Chapter, Indic Academy.

Nishant Limbachia lives in Chicagoland area and works as an IT professional. Nishant has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from M.S. University Vadodara, India and MBA from IIT, Chicago.

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Ramsundar Lakshminarayanan

Coordinator - Chicago Chapter, Indic Academy.

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 and financial services 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.

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Avatans Kumar

National Convenor Indica usa

Avatans Kumar is a columnist, public speaker, and an activist. He writes frequently on the topics of language & linguistics, culture, religion, Indic Knowledge Tradition, and current affairs in several media outlets Avatans holds graduate degrees in Linguistics from Jawaharlal Nehru University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he also taught Linguistics and Hindi as a foreign language respectively. Several of Avatans’ Hindi poems have also been published including in Bharatiya Gyanpith’s magazine Naya Gyanodaya. Avatans has vast experience in the field of IT, PR & Marketing, and Management. He serves on the executive board of the American Academy of Indic Studies.