Ashish Dalela has a M.Sc. in Chemistry from IIT Kanpur. He has authored many books on the problems of materialism and reductionism in modern science, how Vedic philosophy describes reality in a non-materialistic and non-reductionistic manner, and how these alternatives can be used in science.
He started Shabda Academy because unless the presuppositions in modern science are understood, it is hard to understand the novelities in Vedic philosophy. Shabda Academy hopes to educate people in the foundations of modern science and its problems, after which Vedic knowledge becomes easier to grasp.