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
- 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
(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.
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
- 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"
Spardha # 26 - Winning entries -
Sumedha Kedar Jogalekar, Napean, ON and Anuradha Abhyankar,
Prize: Anuradha Abyankar Pittsford, NY
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,
- Janardan and Lalita
Kulkarni, Toronto, ON
- Meena and Kashinath
Kulkarni, Toronto, ON
- Shrikrishna Datye,
- 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
- 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