Udupi Mahesh Prabhu (born April 26, 1982) is a media, management & political consultant. He’s also co-founder & Director of Vedic Management Center. He also pens columns for BW Businessworld, Business Goa and Swiss Entrepreneurs Magazine.
An avid reader is also a book reviewer and has reviewed books by prestigious publications including Random House, University of Southern California Press, Stanford University Press, Free American Press and Routledge Publication.
“You are my trusted friend…”
Late M V Kamath, Veteran Journalist & Padma Bhushan Awardee
He’s also a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland, London (UK) and Member of the International Federation of Journalists (USA). He was recipient of the distinguished “Sir George Staunton Award for an Article by Young Scholar” constituted at Royal Asiatic Society in 2009. He holds a Bachelors as well as Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing.
Besides, Mahesh is trained in classical Sanskrit language. He has studied Vedas, Upanishads, Gitas (including Bhagavad-Gita, Avadhuta-Gita & Ashtavakra-Gita) in the original Devanagari script. He’s a fervent practitioner of Yoga as well as Kundalini Meditation. He prefers to identify himself neither as a ‘theist’, ‘atheist’ nor ‘agnostic’. He believes that these concepts are petty and, therefore, insignificant. Through his interpretations of ancient Vedic texts he professes wisdom through which, he believes, people can understand themselves as well as the world – better. Religion, according to him, is a root cause of all pains facing mankind. Atheism, he suggests, is yet another manifestations of religion – since spurred with hate, although without god. Yet, he has nothing against any of them. According to him “hate” is something world would be better without. He ardently believes that mankind and world would fare much better if only they can shun hate.
U. Mahesh Prabhu is an innovative and visionary thinker and entrepreneur. He has a clear understanding of future trends and solid background in traditional Vedic teachings. He can provide insightful Vedic guidance at both, individual and group levels relative to crucial decisions and long term planning.
Dr. David Frawley, Internationally revered Scholar in Yoga & Ayurveda, Founder & Director, American Institute of Vedic Studies & Padma Bhushan Awardee.
In his book ESSENTIALS OF VEDIC WISDOM FOR BLISSFUL LIVING, he puts forth a new perspective forth the world engrossed in chaos. He feels that wisdom of the Vedic sages, who lived thousands of years before, have more sensible ideas to offer than the modern thinkers. By translating the wisdom of those Rishis (Vedic sages) from original Sanskrit he intends to question the very “religious basis” of “Hinduism” or, so called, “Hindu Faith”.
He also takes great interest in working with various humanitarian, academic as well as social projects by offering pro-bono services.