Jyothi Venkatasubramanya

Jyothi a physician in Indian system of medicine based in Ohio USA, is a interested in effects of food in preventing and curing health issues. In her spare time she volunteers with us and is one of our long time and experienced proofreaders. She is supporting the core team as content editor.

Lavanya Hebbalmath

Lavanya works for Tech Mahindra Ltd. as a software engineer. Her interests include volunteering, writing poems, sketching and sports. She is currently coordinating the proofreading activity.


A software architect by profession, Naresh chose his profession out of passion despite his strong basic science skills. He  is the technical lead of the team and the one who suggested our name! Naresh is interested in photography and service activities. 

MD Pallavi

Acclaimed singer, theater artist, and filmmaker from Karnataka, Pallavi gets involved in social, environmental and educational causes actively. She has been the face of our initiative in reaching out to volunteers. Pallavi is recording novels and select Kannada literature content in a project titled Kannadanudi.

Parimala Anand

Parimala Anand

Parimala is one of our long time proofreaders and is now leading our efforts to access resources and funds. She is also a cofounder of Kelirondu katheya, an initiative to create curated stories in Kannada. Apart from volunteering and leading innovative initiatives, Parimala is also a dedicated mother. 


Photo credits: Gomtesh Upadhye

Photo credits: Gomtesh Upadhye

Raghu Dixit

Raghu Dixit is a contemporary Indian folk rock artist, music director and singer based in Bengaluru. He has performed extensively across the world and is one of the most popular music directors from the South India. Raghu has been supporting our initiative in several way. Kannada Dani that started off in June 2018 uses his studio to record textbooks content. Read more


Rakesh is the founding coordinator who conceived and lead this initiative. Currently doing his PhD at the University of Leeds, UK. His interests include painting, photography, volunteering and science education. 

Somashekhara Achar

Somashekhar is a gifted botanist with a PhD in plant pathology. He has a strong passion for contemporary Kannada literature and is an avid reader. Teaching is one of his passions apart from volunteering.

Yogesh Siddananjaiah

Yogesh Siddananjaiah

Yogesh works as a project lead engineer at the CSE Global Ltd. Apart from his professional engagement, He is one of the most active proofreaders with us. He is now part of the core team working towards expanding the proofreaders base. He is also interested in travelling, trekking, and sports apart from volunteering that he does regularly.



Knowledge partners

Deepthi Prasad

Deepthi is a full stack developer and a freelance software engineer. She started off volunteering with us in proofreading and took up development of proofreading solutions. She is interested in coding and dance.

Indu K Murthy

A scientist by profession working on forest dynamics and carbon accounting at Indian Institute of Science with almost two decades of research experience. Indu is interested in Indian classical music, citizen science and education activities. She has been providing mentoring the newly formed Trust and guiding the larger team in building the organisation.

Prof. Ramakrishnan AG

Prof AGR is the chairman of electrical engineering, Indian Institute of Science and is the lead creator of the technology that we use as OCR and TTS. Prof AGR has always been supportive and open to ideas and sharing.

Ranganathaiah S

A seasoned academician with over two decades of experience in teaching physics. He has built a handful of institutions in Shivamogga and is interested in philosophy of science, educational innovation and student support. 


Sahana has been involved with the initiative since the very beginning and is the lead coordinator handling proofreading. Volunteering and reading are here interests. 


Shiva Kumar H R

Shiva is an engineer with working with over 13 years of experience in IT. He is the architect and chief programmer of the OCR and TTS technology that we use. He is also pursuing his PhD in Pattern Recognition from IISc, Bengaluru.  

Vikram Tankasali

Vikram works for Facebook as a software engineer and is interested specialised in machine learning and convex optimisation. Vikram is involved in dissemination and outreach activities of the initiative.