At ISKCON News, our mission is to be a reliable, balanced, and timely source of news about, and of interest to the devotees, friends and people interested in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. To that end, we strive to provide visitors with insightful and thought-provoking news and opinion via quality writing, photographic, audio, and video media. It is our conviction that such a resource will help to create a more well-informed and connected citizenry within ISKCON, and thus positively impact ISKCON's ability to carry out its mission.
Krishna-lila Dasi (Krisztina Danka, Ph.D.) - Managing Editor.
Krishna-lila is a scholar and filmmaker. She possesses a Ph.D. in Comparative Literary Studies from the University of Budapest, and a Certificate in Screenwriting from New York University. She is the author of 3 books, dozens of articles, and writer-producer of over 30 documentaries. As a spokesperson for ISKCON, she has led several international campaigns against religious discrimination. She lives in New York with her husband and daughter.
Madhava Smullen - Staff Writer.
Madhava Smullen grew up in the Hare Krishna Movement in Ireland and has worked as a freelance writer since the age of sixteen, contributing to a number of mainstream magazines. In ISKCON, he has written many articles for Back to Godhead magazine, Krishna.com, and Friends of the BBT. He has been ISKCON News' staff writer since 2008. He is currently working on his first novel. He lives in Alachua, Florida, USA.
Anuttama Dasa - Senior Editorial Advisor.
Anuttama has been a member of ISKCON since 1975. He currently serves as the International Director of Communications and as a member of the Governing Body Commission (GBC) for the society. He also serves on the Board of the Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium, and is active in several interfaith initiatives in Washington, D.C., including the Religion Communicators Council. He and his wife, Rukmini, live in Rockville, Maryland, USA.
Mayapriya Dasi - Design Assistant.
Mayapriya provides design assistance to ISKCON Communications. She has worked in publishing for 35 years and owns her own book and web design firm, Bookwrights Design. She and her husband, Amit Acara dasa, are disciples of Srila Prabhupada. They co-direct the Bhaktivedanta Center in Charlottesville, VA, and sponsor a very active Bhakti Yoga Club at the University of Virginia.
Devaprastha Dasa - Development and IT Manager.
Devaprastha dasa has provided development and technical support assistance for ISKCON Communications since 1987. He currently lives with his wife, Padma-malini devi dasi, in Boyds, Maryland, USA, where they host a regular Bhagavad-gita club at the University of Maryland.
Lal-Krishna Dasa - Advisor.
Lal Krishna Dasa has been working on www.iskcon.com
since 1999. He is Managing Editor of ISKCON Studies Journal (formerly ISKCON Communications Journal), and a member of ISKCON Studies Institute. He lives in Oxford, England, with his wife, Syama Dasi. He is not Irish.