In the April 2001 issue, you will find :

  • Cover by Arvind Narale of Toronto, ON, depicts a playful scene of Holi.
  • Editorial by Shriniwas Mate comments on the terrible earthquake in Gujarat and the need to recognize the earthquake- prone regions in India with adequate provisions in the building codes.
  • April Fool? (Sushama Yerawadekar, Jamaica Estates, NY) - An other-worldly encounter makes an innocent prank memorable.
  • George (Jayant Bhalchandra Bapat, Melbourne, Australia) - Tribute to a friendly soul.
  • Gharaachi oDh (Lata Deshpande, Ellicot City, MD) - A touching story of the reunion of an estranged son with his parents gone terribly awry.
  • Anna he poorNabrahma (Hemant Kulkarni, Milwaukee, WI) - The author shares his gastronomical interests and delights of the hobby of cooking.
  • Purandarchyaa laDhaibaddal don shabda (Ravindra Godse, Pittsburgh, PA) - The author offers historically accurate information in an attempt to clarify confusing statements made by another author in a previous issue.
  • Vahanasukh (Anagha Bondale, Grenada Falls, CA) - The dream of an engineer/auto repair enthusiast comes true in an odd way as his children grow up.
  • Kavya-shastra-vinodena (N. B. Datar, Toronto,ON) - This batch of shlokas/subhasitas pay tribute to the revered river Ganga.
  • Eka Chatrichi kahaNi (Ramesh Waghmare, Ottawa, ON) - The author fondly remembers his childhood experience of the occult powers of a neighborhood elder who helps him locate a misplaced umbrella.
  • Ek ADosa hawa-hawaasaa (Sushama Pendherkar, Winter Park, FL) - An entertaining essay describing how the most insignificant things can become a shelter, a haven to someone.
  • Tee aali, tine pahile, tine jinkale (Yashwant Kashinath Sohani, Great Falls, VA) - The author fondly remembers the amazing achievements of his barely educated wife upon becoming a permanent US resident.
  • Thhakas thhak! (Rohini Dravid Broomald, PA) - A delightful narrative of how old grannies turn the tables on their prankster grandson on the First of April.
  • Haravalele hasya (Udaya Raste, England) - A poignant story of a daughter of a family seeking refuge in the UK from an African country torn apart by a bloody civil war.
  • Shrimat-Shankaracharyanche Charpat-Panjarika Stotra (N. B. Datar, Toronto, ON and Arun Jatkar, Monroeville, PA) - Two Marathi translations of the celebrated 'Bhaj Govindam'. Mr. Datar's renders it in a differnt metre (vritta) than the original Sanskrit verse, while Dr. Jatkar renders it in the same metre as the original (Padakulak). Both appear alongside the original, making an instant comparison possible.
  • Samsaar kasaa udhaLaawaa (Lalita Gandbhir, Newton, MA) - A toungue-in-cheek prescription for breaking up a marriage.
  • Sarita (Sudha Khadkikar, Montreal, PQ) - A tale of an eligible young girl's travails during the course of finding herself a match.
  • Aad aaNi vihir (Sudheer Shan. Kulkarni, Latham, NY) - The author shares his delightful memories of several summer recesses spent in a small village with his grandparents and other relatives.
  • Indradhanu (Amit Deodhar, Toronto, ON) - Review of a Classical Music concert.
  • Poetry Corner:
    • Ek prashnachihna - Shriniwas Jambhekar, New Providence, NJ
    • Hecha whaawe - Vijaya Shewade, Ahmedabad, India
    • Saya - Netra Sathe, Mumbai, India
    • Dhool - Arvind Narale, Toronto, ON
    • KshaN - Bhushan Karle, Phoenix, AZ
  • LekhaNiche SphutaNe (Netra Sathe, Mumbai, India) - Musings of a sleepy passenger.
  • English Forum: A review of Dr. Vilas Nene's recently published book "The Logic of Hindu Thought" (Devan Publication, Vienna, VA, 1999) by Dr. Arun Jatkar.
  • Aswaad - Kunda Joshi of Philadelphia, PA, presents a critical appreciation of Govindaagraja's (Ram Ganesh Gadkari's) poem "Ek Samasya"
  • Samasya-purti Spardha # 26 - Winning entries -
    • First Prize: Sumedha Kedar Jogalekar, Napean, ON and Anuradha Abhyankar, Pittsford, NY
    • Second Prize: Anuradha Abyankar Pittsford, NY
    • Third Prize: Lata Abyankar Pittsford, NY
    • Other notable entries: Padmaja Vijay Das San Diego, CA; Arun Jatkar Monroeville, PA.
  • Marathi Crossword - Shabdakode #19 'A Varga' by Sushama Yerawadekar, Jamaica Estates, NY
    • Correct solutions to Shabdakode # 18 ('JaLLan Melan') were submitted by:
    • Anil and Lata Narale, Toronto, ON
    • Janardan and Lalita Kulkarni, Toronto, ON
    • Meena and Kashinath Kulkarni, Toronto, ON
    • Shrikrishna Datye, Iceland.
    • Solutions containing only one error were submitted by :
    • Anuradha and Lata Abhyankar, Pittsford, NY
    • Rajani Ghui, India.
  • Ajastambha: A column of incidental writing by Dr. Arun Jatkar. This issue contains Ajastambha #25
  • Pustak Parichaya:
    • Sarita Karandikar of Vestal, NY reviews "AthavaNi kaLachya ..MaNasanchya" by Saraswatibai Aklujkar (With Sarojini Vaidya), a Rajhans Prakashan, Pune, publication 2000.
    • Ramesh Waghmare of Ottawa, ON, reviews "Saigal swarayuga" by Ramesh Desai (Majestic Prakashan 1999).
    • Padmaja Vijay Das of San Diego, CA, reviews "Aapale aarogyaa aapalyaa haataat" by Devendra Vora (Gala Publishers - Navneet Public Limited - Mumbai, India).
  • Maharashtra saar - Shubhada Chandrachud of Pune, India summarizes recent newsworthy events in Maharashtra.
  • Vachakanchya Pratikriya - Readers shares their thoughts on the material recently published in Ekata.