India

The Legend of Rajgurus

This article is part of the latest book by U. Mahesh Prabhu – Kautilya: Understanding the Colossal Genius. The book is available on Amazon.com.  When Alexander ‘The Great’ was in Aryavartha (as India was known), he had just defeated Puru (corrupted as Porous), the ruler of a small kingdom on …

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Moles and Mentors: Utility of the saffron-clad in Vedic India 

Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U Mahesh Prabhu The Arthashastra was written by a person often clad in a saffron robe – Chanakya a.k.a. Kautilya. He didn’t take a direct role in administration and appointed people to get the things done. It is likely that he was the first ‘kingmaker’ …

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Justice versus Revenge: Kautilya’s perspective

This article by U. Mahesh Prabhu is a part of The Kautilya Project of Vedic Management Centre When Dharma – or rightful conduct – is followed, there’s order in the world. When Dharma is set aside, only Adharma or chaos remains. When we are wronged by someone and retaliate in …

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Kautilya’s Concept of Wealth: Artha, Vyartha and Anartha

This article by U. Mahesh Prabhu is a part of “The Kautilya Project” If you want to know about the importance of wealth, ask a pauper; if you want to know the pains of wealth, ask a billionaire. “It’s a pain to earn wealth, causes stress to retain it, and …

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Chanakya & Six Principles of Vedic Management 

Chanakya was not a vengeful person, nor a ruthless and blood thirsty conspirator as it is wrongly believed. He wasn’t even “Prime Minister” of the Mauryan empire under Chandragupta Maurya. He was a wise sage who arduously studied, respected and followed the teachings and wisdom of the Vedas all his life. And the Vedas don’t endorse unwise qualities like vengeance. They are shunned beyond doubt.

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Karmic Economics: Economy from perspective of Karma

In Vedic (or ancient) India, kings and their counsellors were first taught Artha Sutras, which, in very simple terms, explained complex connections between people’s pursuit of happiness, good conduct, the meaning and relevance of well-earned wealth, it’s relativity to governance, and the best suitors to hold key positions in government, and the like. In simple terms, these Sutras, or axioms, explained the connection between economics, politics, and diplomacy. That was also because, unless an individual understands those three subjects, it’s virtually impossible to understand a leader’s role, let alone deliver on it effectively.

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China’s gross miscalculation at Doklam

After the economic down turn of 2008, many Chinese industries suffered a significant blow after the American and European economies began to slow down. During the early 2000s, China imported a great amount of iron ore to make steel to build its infrastructure. Post the 2008 economic recession, this steel was dumped at various ports that have now been penalised with massive dumping duties by their host countries. According to several industry estimates, China accounts for over 50% of the world’s steel production.

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SEM Interviews Dr David Frawley

The following interview was originally published by SWISS ENTREPRENEURS MAGAZINE Dr David Frawley a.k.a. Vamadeva Shastri is a world-renowned author, thinker, speaker as well as visionary in the field of Yoga & Ayurveda. Born in USA he spent a great many years of his life travelling across the length and …

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Analysing President Xi and China

Exclusive column to Vedic Management Center by Dr David Frawley with U Mahesh Prabhu “When there’s peace within, there’s peace in everything we do. In the absence of peace, we create chaos.” Those are the words of a little known great Indian emperor who eventually renounced everything to seek a …

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Vedic Management FAQs

Below are some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Vedic Management, professed and propagated at Vedic Management Center (VMC) with answers from U. Mahesh Prabhu. Is Vedic Management, professed and propagated by Vedic Management Centre, Vedic knowledge with a modern management slant? Or is it something different? Management is …

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