Prasad Kulkarni

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

A sacrifice greater than Yudhishthira’s Ashwamedha

Prologue to the Ashwamedha The deadly Kurukshetra war between Kauravas and Pandavas destroyed the very fabric of Indian politics. Besides, innumerable kingdoms were...

Arjuna’s Dilemma and Bhagvad Gita

9th Day of Kurukshetra War A muddled Arjuna used to run into the lap of his grandfather who used to embrace him lovingly. However, the same grandsire slaughtered...

Greatness of Krishna

Prologue: the Krishna Jarasandha rivalry The greatness of Krishna was not a mere accident, but a result of superhuman choices. His life was everything apart from roses....

Remembering Dr Richard Feynman

The best teacher I never had~ Bill Gates “I am going to give what I will call an elementary demonstration. But elementary does not mean easy to understand”...

Who was Adi Shankaracharya?

How he became Adi Shankaracharya “Who are you?’ asked Guru Govindapada to a 9-year-old boy named Shankara, sitting opposite him. Of frail look and wheatish...

Vidura: the unsung hero of Mahabharata

For those who don’t know the epic character of Vidura, here is a short backdrop: Son of maid Somewhere in northern India, flourished the Kuru kingdom ruled by the...

Draupadi Swayamvar: Krishna’s best friend Uddhava

Prologue The Panchala king Drupada offers his daughter Draupadi’s hand in marriage to Krishna. This leads to Krishna’s entrance in Mahabharata. I strongly...

Krishna’s sister and wife of Duryodhana: Bhanumati

Prologue Before we proceed with this interesting tale, I strongly recommend you to read this story on how Krishna entered Mahabharata. In this story, the Panchala king...

Krishna in Mahabharata: the beginning

If you read any unabridged version of Mahabharata, it is evident Krishna enters the story in Draupadi swayamvara. Yet, reading through the story reveals that he entered...

The real strength of Rama

The Moolabala Sometime in 5600 BC, the kingdom of Lanka, present-day Sri Lanka was under attack by Rama, the prince of Kosala Kingdom, situated in present-day Uttar...