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March 17, 2020

Chandra Mandala: Artistic Ode to Moon

Chandra Mandala – Ode to Moon “Of all things in nature, the moon is unique. It appears to wax and wane during the bright and dark fortnights. In fact, the lunar globe ever remains the same. In this, it is like the self of the man. While a man appears […]
March 16, 2020

Altruism is impossible in presence of Expectations

Does altruism/selflessness really exist? Where does true altruism/selflessness come from?  These were the questions that had occupied a brilliant, yet troubled, mind of George Robert Price, founder of “Price’s Equation” which is regarded by many as the most accurate mathematical, biological and evolutionary model for altruism. In his quest to understand altruism, Price inevitably dissected many […]
March 15, 2020

“You have time, use it and well – it’ll repay.”

I was 16 then; had just dropped out of college for the want of money. Life looked like a puzzle solving which it appeared to be a daunting task. “What’s going to happen to me?” I always thought. Insecurity was taking its toll. Frustrations were way too much. I wouldn’t […]
March 14, 2020

You definitely have an enemy!

मृगमीनसज्जनानांतृणजसन्तोषविहितवृत्तीनाम् |लुब्धकधीवरपिशुना निष्कारणमेव वैरिणो जगति || Deer, fish, and sages, who only require grass, water, and peace in the world, are wantonly pursued by huntsmen, fishermen, and envious people. Those who presume to be living without enemies are either ignorant or fools. Bhartrihari in Neeti Shatakam Art & translation by yours truly.
March 14, 2020

Rishis as Elephants

Jamadagni’s talisman to his son Parashurama. Art & translation by yours truly
March 11, 2020

Chanakya & Scorpions

Bunch of scorpions happened to be stuck in a trap and #Kautilya a.k.a. #Chanakya took it upon himself to untangle and set them free. Every time he tried to free a scorpion, it would try to sting him. Yet, undeterred Kautilya would tactfully liberate each one of them. Observing this his student Sharangarao asked […]
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Columns on Business & Economy

March 15, 2020

“You have time, use it and well – it’ll repay.”

I was 16 then; had just dropped out of college for the want of money. Life looked like a puzzle solving which it appeared to be a daunting task. “What’s going to happen to me?” I always thought. Insecurity was taking its toll. Frustrations were way too much. I wouldn’t […]
October 17, 2016

Contours of Management Education

The following column by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Businessworld  I had the pleasure of being an external examiner for an interesting test-assignment at a local business school. The students were given the interesting task of identifying a local business of any financial scale and size, understand […]
October 2, 2016

Wisdom And Leadership

The following column by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Businessworld  In this era of globally intertwined economies, global corporations as well as local enterprises are facing – equally – the heat of countless challenges. All that defines “successes” of organizations today – mammoth or miniscule – is […]
September 25, 2016

Bhartrihari’s Maxims on Morality

This article, authored by U. Mahesh Prabhu, presenting the best nuggets from Bhartrihari’s Neeti Shataka was first published by India Facts. gends have it that Bhartrihari once ruled the city of Ujjain. Although a loving ruler, his mind was always engrossed about Love and Romance. He had over 100 beautiful […]
September 1, 2016

Half Lion: Tribute to an unforgettable statesman 

Book Review by U Mahesh Prabhu Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao, popularly known in political circles as PV, was an unusual politician who came to power as India’s 10th prime minister after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. A few months before his assassination, Rajiv had asked PV to retire from active […]
June 27, 2016

Vedic approach to stress and crisis management

The following column by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Businessworld and Vedic Management Institute.  The mind is an important element in any situation. It is certain to have consequences; one way or the other. According to various Vedic scriptures, it has been established that a healthy mind […]
Articles on Vedas, Upanishads, Aranyakas, Vedic Management, Vedic Self-Management, Vedic Relationship Management and like.

Articles on Vedic Wisdom

March 16, 2020

Altruism is impossible in presence of Expectations

Does altruism/selflessness really exist? Where does true altruism/selflessness come from?  These were the questions that had occupied a brilliant, yet troubled, mind of George Robert Price, founder of “Price’s Equation” which is regarded by many as the most accurate mathematical, biological and evolutionary model for altruism. In his quest to understand altruism, Price inevitably dissected many […]
October 7, 2017

Mathaas, Mathaadhipathis and Saraswat Community – A Dharmic Perspective

By U Mahesh Prabhu I was born a “Goud Saraswat Brahman”, but I prefer to call myself a Saraswat – for Goud has little or no significance. While I do consider myself a Brahman, owing to my vocation (Brahman is anyone who earns his living by using his intellect only), […]
May 15, 2016

Desire

The following is an excerpt from Shanti Parva chapter of Mahabharata.  The origins of all creatures, their growth, decay and death are traceable to no intelligible cause. It is for this reason that you must not indulge in either joy or sorrow. All the propensities of action which exist in the universe may […]
April 5, 2016

Wisdom: The cure to grief

The following story is a part of Shanti Parva Chapter of Mahabharata translated by U. Mahesh Prabhu Wisdom is the highest of acquisitions as well as highest contentment in this world. It’s indeed very heaven for those who are good and virtuous. It’s through wisdom that great men acquire perpetual happiness. There can seldom […]
March 31, 2016

Wisdom on Desire

The origins of all creatures, their growth, decay and death are traceable to no intelligible cause. It is for this reason that you must not indulge in either joy or sorrow. All the propensities of action which exist in the universe may appear to flow from the very natures of […]
March 26, 2016

Greed

The following part is translated from Shanti Parva chapter of Mahabharata by U. Mahesh Prabhu He who regards everything with an equal eye, who never exerts himself for gratifying his unjust sensual pleasure, who practices truthfulness of speech, who is freed from all kinds of attachments, and who has no greed […]