Prasad Kulkarni

Prasad Kulkarni is a Data and Analytics professional. At work, he analyses historical data and ponders over historical events otherwise.

Revisiting India’s maritime history and strategy

India’s maritime History Amongst the first instances of India’s maritime culture can be found in Mahabharata. Lord Krishna built the port city of Dwarka in order...

Krishna – the great tactical and strategic thinker

There is a certain resistance in viewing Krishna as a human. In my humble opinion though, it is myopic. When you look at him as god, he is adorable. But when you...

Why is Spiritual Element Necessary in the society?

“When did spiritual element become necessary to the society? Go ask a beggar on the street if he needs that,” said one of my acquaintances. Those were wise...

Guru Purnima: When great Gurus inspired great transformations

Yaksha: By the study of which science does man become wise? Yudhishthira: Not by studying any shaastra does man become wise. It is by association with the great in...

Inside Bill’s Brain: revisiting the documentary

What’s Inside Bill’s Brain? One such winner is Bill Gates. ‘Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates’ is a Netflix docuseries that brings...

Indian diplomacy and strategic thinking reminds us of Balarama

Recently, at UNSC India abstained from voting on the Israel-Hamas conflict. And today I read this article. As reported, the Israeli head of counter-terrorism urges India...

I disagree with Shekhar Gupta. Indian Media is not doing a stellar job!

In his essay, “Why is the Indian media so negative?”, former Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam argues that the Indian media is full of negativity. It does...

Why is Bhagavad Gita more relevant than ever

Let’s start with a verse from Bhagavad Gita (chapter 1, verse 30) गाण्डीवं स्रंसते हस्तात्त्वक्चैव...

Vedanta – Going beyond the Vedas

“In Hinduism, Vedas are the ultimate source of truth,” asserted my friend and colleague, while arguing with his boss (not a good idea), over my...

A historical perspective on Humour: Chatrapati Shivaji and Arjuna

On April 2, 1779, the great Maratha king Chatrapati Shivaji wrote a letter to the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. A few lines, in the beginning, read as follows: This firm and...