Welcome to Vedic Management Center

Vedic Management Center is a comprehensive management training, mentoring, consulting and related services organization founded jointly by Dr David Frawley and U. Mahesh Prabhu. The word 'Vedic' comes from the word 'Veda' which in turn comes from the root Sanskrit word 'Vid' – meaning wisdom. Wisdom is that quintessential element we intend to introduce to prevailing management practices in a way as to achieve our objectives. We intend to bring radical, sustainable as well as ethical practices to our clients, students and mentees in a way as to work efficiently about all prevailing legal, ethical and professional norms.

    Hiss and Bite

    December 06,2017 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 0 Comments

    There once was a vicious snake blessed with lethal venom; so terrified were people about it that none dared to pass through the forest ruled by it. They preferred a longer route to their destination...

    The Three Crucial Questions

    November 30,2017 / Rishi Tales / 0 Comments

    This is an ancient Sanskrit tale told by Vedic rishis (sages) translated, retold and illustrated by U. Mahesh Prabhu Bhoja Raja, also known as Raja Bhoj, was one of greatest kings hailed by ancient...

    Holyman's Greed

    November 26,2017 / Rishi Tales / 0 Comments

    Ancient Sanskrit tale told by the Vedic sages translated, retold and illustrated by U. Mahesh Prabhu Long ago, in India, there was a very prosperous city called Shravasti. So prosperous was the city...

    Living In Fear

    November 23,2017 / Leadership Wisdom Tales Rishi Tales / 0 Comments

    This is an ancient Sanskrit tale told by Vedic rishis (sages) translated, retold and illustrated by U. Mahesh Prabhu Long ago, somewhere on the banks of the river Ganga, there happened to be a small...

    The Results of Education

    November 15,2017 / Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage / 0 Comments

    The following story is part of TIMELESS TALES OF A WISE SAGE book by U. Mahesh Prabhu On a part of a mountain, a hen-parrot brought two chicks into the world. These chicks were caught by a hunter...

    The Smart Jackal

    November 03,2017 / Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage / 0 Comments

    The following story is from U. Mahesh Prabhu's upcoming book TIMELESS TALES OF A WISE SAGE.  The wise who wrongs another, Pursuing selfish good, Should keep his plans a secret, As jackal...

    The Monkey who could not be Taught

    November 03,2017 / Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage / 0 Comments

    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...

    Trust Betrayed

    November 03,2017 / Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage / 0 Comments

    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...

    Story of Dantil

    November 02,2017 / Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage / 2 Comments

    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...

    The Beginning of Panchatantra

    November 02,2017 / Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage / 2 Comments

    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...

    Why “Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage” ?

    October 29,2017 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    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...

    Artificial Intelligence: When can it truly be made possible?

    October 28,2017 / Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    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...

    Contours of Management Education

    October 21,2017 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    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...

    Effective Decision Making: Why understanding Mana and Aatmana is crucial

    October 14,2017 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    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...

    Kautilya’s strategy for defeating militant Islam in the West

    October 06,2017 / The Kautilya Project / 0 Comments

    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;...

    “Eminent” economists and their great aspersions

    October 04,2017 / Politics / 0 Comments

    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...

    Anamika: The lady who humbled a great sage

    October 01,2017 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 3 Comments

    Translated from original Sanskrit version of Vyasa's Mahabharata by U. Mahesh Prabhu Every story of Vyasa’ Mahabharata is not just engaging but also exciting. Its Wisdom becomes apparent...

    Kautilya’s approach to conflict resolution: Sam, Dam, Dand & Bhed

    September 30,2017 / The Kautilya Project / 2 Comments

    The Art of War by Sun Tzu, deals directly only with Bhed – war. Given the fact that Kautilya speaks of three major approaches before war, it must have made him appear practical and wise to any...

    Charvak: The Vedic atheist

    September 27,2017 / Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U. Mahesh Prabhu “Hindu” is mainly a modern word, gaining prominence over the past several centuries. It relates to Sindhu meaning river. We first find it...

    Ahimsa: A Vedic Perspective

    September 20,2017 / Vedic Management / 4 Comments

    A soldier and terrorist both carry weapons; both are trained and paid to kill. But a soldier kills to protect; a terrorist kills to spread his intolerant ideology. For his code and conduct of killing...

    Purusharthas: Giving life a meaning

    September 09,2017 / Vedic Management / 2 Comments

    Exclusive to Vedic Management Center by U. Mahesh Prabhu Ahaara (food), Nidra (sleep), Bhaya (fear) and Maithuna (sex) are apparently the four fundamental cravings of Mana – mind – which...

    Kautilya on the limitations of leaders

    September 07,2017 / The Kautilya Project / 0 Comments

    This article by U. Mahesh Prabhu is a part of The Kautilya Project “Even great men are with their own limitations,” says Kautilya in the Artha Sutras, and, “Men of wisdom learn to...

    Satyavati’s Paradox: A crucial lesson from Vyasa’s Mahabharata

    September 05,2017 / Sanskrit Translations / 0 Comments

    Exclusive to Vedic Management Center by U. Mahesh Prabhu A few generations before the time of the Mahabharata War, King Shantanu of Hastinapur’s first wife was a princess named Ganga. While there...

    Justice versus Revenge: Kautilya’s perspective

    September 01,2017 / The Kautilya Project / 2 Comments

    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...