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April 26, 2013

Lessons from my FIRST LOVE

First love is always special. It’s that which we, all, would cherish; openly or secretly. No matter how much you try – you can never forget that person whom you desired and loved so much. If your first love was your last – you can be assured – you are […]
September 29, 2009

Stitaprajna: Standing Consciousness

Feelings and emotions are explicit testimonies to the fact that we are men. But when we fail to tame them and flow with them, our life is on a sure path to disaster. There is a word in Sanskrit, which is largely unparalleled in any other language, called Stitaprajna. Simply […]
May 16, 2009

Like the King

As the poll counting came to an end…the Congress led UPA emerged triumphant. While the members of the winning camp harped on every instant to lionize their triumph, the loosing camp was busy doing the ‘soul search’ and run, also, the blame game. In the world which we live in […]
May 5, 2009

Pain Endured is Pleasure Sought

Life has awe-inspiring ways to impart its lessons. And every lesson it imparts, is either with great “pain” or with extreme “pleasure”. Pain and pleasure are the most impending sentiments of life. You can seldom be glad with your pleasure, and similarly, can never be happy in presence of pain. […]
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Columns on Business & Economy

January 13, 2016

Our Enemy Is Pakistan’s Army, Not Its People

This column by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Businessworld magazine. The Pakistan Army is enemy not just to India, but Pakistan’s very own people as well as its elected government The terror strikes India – yet again – this time in Pathankot. Our soldiers are killed by […]
January 13, 2016

It’s Either Popularity Or Profitability – Never Both

The following article by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Businessworld  There’s an ancient Indian maxim, which reads “You cannot get everything you want; but you can definitely get that thing which you strive for.” Therefore, “It’s very important that you chose your objectives wisely; you must never […]
December 29, 2015

The Temptation of Imitation: A Recipe for Doom  

This ADVENTURE CAPITALIST Column by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BUSINESS GOA. This is an unedited copy.  Once aroused by another’s success it’s pretty easy to desire ones’ own; but the temptation of imitation could be catastrophic not just for individuals but institutions as well – especially at […]
November 19, 2015

Greece Paradox, German Dilemma and European Concerns  

This ADVENTURE CAPITALIST column by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by Business Goa. While the international media is busy covering the apparent migrant crisis in Europe; there’s even worse crisis that’s brewing quietly with no credible solution at hand. European history has been replete with feuds, rebellions and intra-national […]
November 19, 2015

Succeeding in a Receding Economy

This ADVENTURE CAPITALIST by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published in Business Goa If you are concerned about the adverse effects of recession then the following parable is just for you: Long time ago in Middle-east a traveller met a curious looking fellow. “Who are you? Where are you headed?” […]
May 14, 2015

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

AVENTURE CAPITALIST Column for BUSINESS GOA magazine by U. Mahesh Prabhu 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 […]
Articles on Vedas, Upanishads, Aranyakas, Vedic Management, Vedic Self-Management, Vedic Relationship Management and like.

Articles on Vedic Wisdom

September 24, 2015

Vedic Concept of Adhyatma (Spirituality)

Vedic seers have declared that by receiving the knowledge of Adhyatma (roughly translated as Spirituality) an individual can identify and, thereafter, resolve all troubles, roadblocks and crisis in path to one’s prosperity. The following is the concept of Adhyatma professed by Bhishma in Mahabharata’s Shanti Parva (Chapter of Peace).  The […]
September 23, 2015

Character as the Key to Happiness

Everything can be conquered by the strength character. When you have purity and unselfishness, nothing more is necessary to bring wisdom. There is nothing else in this universe which can help you attain peace than purity of body and thought; as also there is nothing more potent than impurity to […]
September 22, 2015

Aphorisms of Sri Ramakrishna

There are two type of people who attain perfection in this world: those who attain the truth and become silent, enjoying it all to themselves without consideration for anyone else; people of the other type get the truth and cannot find pleasure in keeping it to themselves, but cry out in a […]
September 21, 2015

Wisdom of Bhartrihari

The sage Bhartrihari was a Sanskrit grammarian par excellence. He renounced his kingdom and took Sannyasa for Sakshatkara. He is celebrated for 3 works. Sringara Shataka (on the science of erotics and sensuality) Niti Shataka (on the science of polity and Rajyabhara). Finally he writes the celebrated Vairagya Shataka (on pure Advaita Vedanta and Sakshatkara). I’ve dug […]
September 20, 2015

Wisdom of Acharya Kapila

Not in a perturbed mind does wisdom spring. * Lotus wherever it grows is beautiful and pure. * Success is slow and is never possible without reflection. * Not by enjoyment is desire appeased. * He who’s bereft of desire is happy. * Though one devote himself to many teachers, he must […]
September 19, 2015

Timeless Aphorisms of Vedas

He who feeds us is our father; he who helps us is our brother; he who places his confidence in us is our friend; those whose sentiments accord with ours are our kinsmen. * If a seed of a Neem (Margosa) tree is dropped into a beverage composed of sugar, […]