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Columns on Business & Economy

October 17, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]
June 15, 2016
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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 […]
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Articles on Vedic Wisdom

October 7, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]
March 25, 2016
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Renunciation

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 […]
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October 24, 2016
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Ekaanth: Power of Isolation

Since time immemorial people have often feared isolation. Nobody likes being isolated and, therefore, seek constant company of people. Isolation is often compared to loneliness – a lack of feeling that something is missing, a pain, a depression, a need, an incompleteness, an absence. They relate isolation to pitch darkness – […]
September 15, 2015
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Humility, Wisdom & Liberation

The ultimate pursuit of human life, according to Vedic texts, is Moksha. Loosely the word could be translated as Liberation in English, although its way complex than that. Vedic scriptures suggest that “There is no man stronger than one who is humble. That’s because an humble man, renouncing self, yields to Moksha – the ultimate goal.” A prayer […]
September 13, 2015
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Thought Control

When misfortunes strikes know that they are not because of what you’ve done; it’s because of what you’ve had thought. If we cannot restrain ourselves from committing a deed which we know is evil, it is due to the fact that we first permitted ourselves to think of this evil act and […]
September 11, 2015
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On making your mind clam and radiant

THE BUDDHA‬ was once asked this question: Why do the ‪noble‬ beings who have developed their minds appear so calm and radiant? The Buddha replied: “They ‪sorrow‬ not for what is ‪past‬, They yearn not after that which is not come, The ‪present‬ is sufficient for them: Hence it is […]
June 5, 2015
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Being in, and out of, love

It’s stupid to expect that all our desires will be satisfied. No matter how much powerful or influential we may be or become we are sure to experience frustration(s) by sheer presence of a desire. The things we don’t have – we’ll long for them. Once we have them we […]
May 18, 2015
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To Solitude

Loneliness is a pain. It’s a concept which tells you that you cannot be happy with yourself. Loneliness is a conditioning which declares people to be “incomplete”. Contrarily, Solace is a bliss. It’s an ultimate resolve made possible when you realize that you are complete in yourself and there’s nothing else […]