Welcome to my blog. I dream of revolution. Currently this blog is a collection of articles written by me in different places. Over time I would like to welcome others to contribute as well.
Sankrant is a word that derives from the Sanskrit root of Kranti–revolution. Adding the Sa- makes it a benevolent revolution, a process of transformation from within rather than violent unrest and overthrow. We shall talk more about what kind of revolution and why. In the meanwhile, enjoy the site and don’t forget to leave comments!
Here is a brief profile if you really want to know. Profiles, of course, belong to the marketing department so don’t take it too seriously. :>
Sankrant Sanu Short Bio
Sankrant Sanu Is an author, entrepreneur and public intellectual who is the founder and CEO of the publishing house Garuda Prakashan. He spent nine years at Microsoft Corporation in various engineering and management roles and then left the IT career to focus on personal growth in the yoga traditions and working towards a plural, sustainable world. He is an advocate for indigenous cultures and languages with his book titled ”The English Medium Myth: Dismantling barriers to India’s growth.” Sankrant is a graduate of IIT Kanpur and the University of Texas at Austin and holds six technology patents. He is faculty for the Art Of Living Foundation.
Sankrant Sanu is an entrepreneur, writer and researcher based in Seattle and Gurgaon. He is the founder and CEO of Garuda Prakashan, a publication house focused on Indic narratives and languages. His is the author of “The English Medium Myth” and co-authored “Invading the Sacred”, a critique of Hinduism studies in US academia. Sankrant is a graduate of IIT Kanpur and the University of Texas at Austin and holds six international technology patents.
Sankrant has been actively involved in writing, consulting and social projects. His writing has appeared in various publications in India, USA and UK in Dainik Jagran, DNA, Manushi, The Hindustan Times and The Seattle Times. He also writes for Rediff, Swarajya, and other online portals. His article on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) at IITs led to the MHRD taking steps in that direction.
Sankrant has also published and presented in a diverse set of academic journals and conferences including the South Asian Language Review, The International Conference on Indic Religions and the World Congress on Psychology and Spirituality. He has been an invited speaker at IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT-BHU, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore among others.
Sankrant spent nine years at Microsoft Corporation in various engineering and management roles. When he left Microsoft, Sankrant had overall charge of development for Microsoft Share Point Portal Server, a $1 billion+ business that he helped conceive of and start at the company. Sankrant co-founded Paramark Corporation, a Seattle and Silicon Valley startup engaged in developing technology solutions for the automated optimization of online marketing campaigns.
Sankrant is well-grounded in the Indian traditions with a daily spiritual practice of yoga, kriya and meditation. He has extensively explored spiritual disciplines within and outside the Indian traditions. In his cross-cultural exploration, Sankrant studied with esoteric Christian groups, learnt Sufi dervish dances and explored the confluence of psychology and Indian spirituality. With all this he remains convinced of the value that the Indian traditions offer to the human situation and to a diverse, sustainable world. He is part of the faculty of the Art of Living Foundation and teaches the Art of Living Happiness Program.