Prasad Kulkarni

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

Series Review: The Forgotten Army- Azaadi ke liye

It was under Clement Atlee’s rule, that India gained Independence. In 1956, this former Premier of UK visited India. When his host, the then chief justice of...

Series Review: Rise of the empires:Ottoman

The Ottomans and Khilafat With the end of world war I in 1919, a movement named as Khilafat movement emerged in the Indian subcontinent. This movement was against the...

An assessment of Chatrapati Shivaji’s greatness

‘What’s the difference between my ancestor Afzal Khan and Shivaji?’ asked my schoolmate. For privacy reasons, I cannot disclose his name. But let me...

The dangerous fallacies of Mrityunjaya

‘I think Draupadi is to blame for her Vastraharana’ declared one of my esteemed friends. Obviously, he was a Karna fan (or I would say a devotee). ‘Had...

Mahaprasthanika Parva: a mountaineering lesson from Mahabharata

In mountaineering circles, it is a very famous practise to sleep lower than the altitude you climb to, especially at higher altitudes. To elaborate, your body...

Film review: ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’

“गड आला पण सिंह गेला” ~Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj The above Marathi expression means that ‘although we won the fort, a...

Ekanth Ramar: The Repentence of Rama

The lonely limestone house It was familiar weather in Rameshwaram; hot and humid. However, when you put up a travel hat, the weather is hardly a blockade. Hence, we set...

Dusshasana speaks

The so-called shameless act Honestly, I don’t regret what I did. Why should I? I ascended to heaven after leaving the mortal frame. All my brothers attained the...

Where was Krishna during Draupadi Vastraharan?

Draupadi’s lament “Neither the grandfather Bheeshma nor the Dhritarashtra intervened in my disrobing. My husbands deserted me and even you were not there to...

Maharana Pratap and his dilemma of Dharma

Maharana Pratap: the descendant of Rama न भीतो मरणादस्मि केवलं दूषितो यश These principles have been a guiding light...