Ashish Dalela has a M.Sc. in Chemistry from IIT Kanpur. He has authored many books on the problems in modern science (due to its materialism and reductionism), how Vedic philosophy describes the same reality in a non-materialistic and non-reductionistic manner, and how the alternative ideas about reality can be used in science.
He started Shabda Academy because unless the presuppositions in modern science are understood, it is hard for most people 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.