Prasad Kulkarni

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

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...

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

The conqueror in Elon Musk The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do~ Steve Jobs. 2300 years ago a young man named Alexander...

The importance of Ram Naama

In the Anushasana Parva of Mahabharata, Yudhisthira asks Bheeshma about the supreme soul and the best mantras. In reply to this, Bheeshma handed over Vishnu Sahasranama...

In conversation with Yaksha: Yudhishthira’s wisdom

Prologue It so happened that at the end of the twelfth year of the exile of Pandavas, the five brothers went chasing a deer, which had stolen the kindling and churning...