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March 5, 2020

Quote of the day

“Friends are not enough to make one happy, nor foes enough to make one unhappy; wisdom isn’t adequate to make one wealthy, nor wealth is competent to bring happiness. Prudence is not enough to attain wealth, foolishness hinders not success; only wise can comprehend this truth. Fortune follows whomsoever she […]
February 28, 2020

The consequence of Information Overload on your Professional Wellbeing

Too much data and information have the colossal power to drive you away from your objectives, ones that matter the most, crucial ones. They make you lose the Focus – the key to achieving and success.  Whatever you want in life, you will need to have absolute clarity about that. […]
October 3, 2018

“What’s wrong with the world?”

Everyone seems concerned with the world. Everyone appears to be apprehensive, worried and disturbed. Nobody is happy with the way of the world. And everyone is in it for a fierce debate infested with unkind and abusive words; this is truer almost in every part of the world, today. And […]
September 8, 2018

Socialism, Communism & Naxalism: Three Carcinogenic Ideologies Crippling the World Economy and Society

Exclusive to IndiaMahesh.com by U. Mahesh Prabhu On hearing words like Urban Naxals most people often think them to be different than those terrorist Naxals planning to overpower the Indian government and establish their version of the utopian state through ruthless means. Not many people understand Urban Naxals, their ideology […]
July 12, 2018

MDN: A unicorn in the making

This article by U. Mahesh Prabhu was originally published in Swiss Entrepreneurs Magazine July August 2018 Issue. Reproduced in original form with expressed permission.   In my brief experience as an investor if there’s one quintessential observation I’ve made, then it’s the fact that companies with potentials are the ones who […]
June 22, 2018

Questions from Inquisitive Minds

My good friend Shivangini Pathak has always been generous in sharing my works with her friends and young students (aged between 11-15 years). A few weeks back she forwarded me a few questions from her students. Since I was busy completing my latest book Kautilya: Understanding the Colossal Genius (Volume […]
Published by BW Businessworld, BW Disrupt & Business Goa

Columns on Business & Economy

June 15, 2016

Modern vis-à-vis Vedic approach to Management

The following article by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Businessworld & Vedic Management Institute  Fredrick Winslow Taylor (1856-1925) and Henri Fayol (1841-1925) are two personalities who’ve shaped management as a subject taught in most business schools – ivy league including. While Taylor was a mechanical engineer; Fayol’s engineering […]
June 11, 2016

One Word Responses

The following column by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published in Business Goa magazine. The columnist believes that responding to letters and emails is a fundamental sign of civility which we are fast tending to forget. Letter-writing was a serious business for many of history’s great men. Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar […]
May 20, 2016

Why India Was A Global Economic Power

The following column by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Businessworld on May, 20, 2016 Isn’t it time we looked back into our history and searched for the wisdom of our Vedic ancestors to provide management solutions? Ancient Indian, or Vedic, philosophies and scriptures have provided valuable knowledge […]
May 10, 2016

Who Understands Modi?

The following article was first published by BW Businessworld. Many in the media would have us believe that Prime Minister Modi is fast losing his popularity and difficult days lie ahead for him When someone assumes colossal power, many rally towards the person with expectations. These expectations can either be […]
April 23, 2016

Thoughts in pursuit of excellence

The following column was published by Business Goa magazine in its April 2016 issue.  The celebrated Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso once said this about his ability, with pomp and pride, “My mother said to me, if you become a soldier, you’d be a General; if you become a […]
January 15, 2016

Will PM’s Startup Policy Succeed In Fostering A Culture of Innovation?

The following column by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Disrupt.  This Saturday (January 16, 2016) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to launch “Start-up India 2016”. The prime minister is also expected to announce various initiatives by his government to foster the culture of entrepreneurship. The response […]
Articles on Vedas, Upanishads, Aranyakas, Vedic Management, Vedic Self-Management, Vedic Relationship Management and like.

Articles on Vedic Wisdom

March 25, 2016


The following part is translated from Shanti Parva of Mahabharata by U. Mahesh Prabhu Diverse kinds of sorrow and happiness occur in life of a person from the very day of his birth. If you could ascribe either of them to Destiny, you’d neither feel glad when the happiness comes […]
March 24, 2016

Death and Decrepitude

The following part is translated from Shanti Parva Chapter of Mahabharata of U. Mahesh Prabhu If death assails the world; the neglect encompasses it. All those irresistible things which come and go away are like nights – continually lessening the period of human life. When death approaches there’s none, like a […]
March 23, 2016

True Happiness

The following part is translated from Shanti Parva Chapter of Mahabharata by U. Mahesh Prabhu   Whatever you devote yourself to, that object, and nothing else, will appear to you as if the highest of acquisitions fraught with the greatest of blessings. When you reflect properly, through purity of heart and […]
March 22, 2016

Wisdom of Chhandogya-Upanishad

Translated & Retold by U. Mahesh Prabhu I seek my speech, eyes, ears, limbs, life and energy to help me in my good works – that which have truth for theme. I shall never deny truth, or shall never let the truth deny me. Let me be in union, communion […]
December 24, 2015

Understanding GURU through the wisdom of AVADHOOTA DATTATREYA

Once King Yadu saw Avadhoota Dattatreya in a forest and asked “Sir, you are revered to be quiet capable, energetic and wise. Such as you are, why do you live in the forest, free from all desires? Even though you have neither kith and kin nor even a family, how could […]
December 15, 2015

Karma ~ The Universal Law of Causation

There can be no event in absence of a definite cause. All sciences as well as philosophies of the world unanimously accept that the Law of Cause & Effect is the most universal of all laws. It is one law which governs all phenomenon however gross or fine they may be.  The Universal Law […]