All posts by Mahesh Prabhu

The Monkey who could not be Taught

This story is part of TIMELESS TALES OF WISE SAGE by U. Mahesh Prabhu. Illustrations by Shantheri Bhat. No knife prevails against a stone; Nor bends the unbending tree; No good advice from sage Helped indocility.” In a part of a forest was a troop of monkeys who found a …

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Trust Betrayed

The following story is a part of upcoming book TIMELESS TALES OF A WISE SAGE by U. Mahesh Prabhu with illustrations from Shantheri Bhat. All who live upon their wits, Many learned, too, are mean, Do the wrong as quick as right: Illustration may be seen In the well-known tale …

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Story of Dantil

This is an excerpt from upcoming book TIMELESS TALES OF A WISE SAGE by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Illustrations by Shantheri Bhat.  In a city, there lived a merchant named Dantil who directed the whole administration. So long as he handled the city business and royal business, all the inhabitants …

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The Beginning of Panchatantra

The following is a part of upcoming book TIMELESS TALES OF A WISE SAGE by U. Mahesh Prabhu In the southern country called Mahilaropyam, there lived a king named Amara Shakti. He was a man of great learning and was also considered wise. His feet were made to dazzle by …

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Why “Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage” ?

Author of “Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage”, U. Mahesh Prabhu, explains why he chose to retranslate Panchatantra – a Sanskrit classic believed to be at least 3,000 year old – yet again. Storytelling is one of the oldest art forms known to mankind. It has stimulated imaginations and even …

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Artificial Intelligence: When can it truly be made possible?

We’ve created machines that help us perform our tasks better and faster. These machines, like mobile phones, are being called “smart”. But smartness stems from intelligence – the myth that “brain is intelligence” has already been busted. We don’t understand the brain either, leave alone intelligence. Given this, how can …

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Contours of Management Education

The following article by U. Mahesh Prabhu @indiamahesh was first published by  BW Businessworld Magazine.  Some time back 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 …

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Effective Decision Making: Why understanding Mana and Aatmana is crucial

Decision making is a crucial element at individual as well as institutional level. What we are today is owing to our decisions of the past and what we are to be tomorrow will be determined by the decisions we take today. Our decisions are based on situation(s) and suggestion(s) – …

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Kautilya’s strategy for defeating militant Islam in the West

This article by U. Mahesh Prabhu is part of The Kautilya Project of Vedic Management Center Battle is an armed conflict; war is a series of battles. Battles are (or were?) fought on battle fields; war is series of battles.  Wise sages have declared that war is a result of …

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“Eminent” economists and their great aspersions

Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by Dr David Frawley & U. Mahesh Prabhu After a series of failed attacks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, mainly relative to alleged suppression of dissent – the opposition has begun a predictable new tirade. This time at the helm are not …

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