In the April
2002 issue, you will find :
- Shreenivas Mate
(Simi Valley, CA, USA) in his editorial article (Pradushanacha
vilakha) talks passionately about vehicular pollution in California
- Prakash Waghmare
(West Orange, NJ, USA) narrates the details of how the movie on
freedom fighter late Vinayak Damoar Savarkar was made and how the
monumental efforts of Maharashtra's most popular music director
and singer Sudhir Phadke saw the project through (Veer Savarkar
chitrapat, ek vatchal - Page 7).
- Vijay Sabnis
(La Crosse, WI, USA) spins a romantic story out of the ups, downs
and ups again in the married life of Sean Miller and his high school
sweetheart Emily Sweeny (Rumba - Page 13).
- Sunil Deshmukh
(Stamford, CT, USA) reviews the poetry of Maharashtra's dalit poets
and points out how this poetry portrays the desperation, the frustrations
and the sense of defeat by life that dalits experience every day
(Vaifalyachi kavita - Page 17).
- Ratnaprabha Shahane
(Mechanicsburg, PA, USA) spins a touching tale of intense emotional
pain a boy and his mother experience when the man of the house is
in prison (To ek kshan - Page 20).
- N. B. Datar (Toronto,
ON, Canada) explains ten Sanskrit subhashitas that tastefully bring
out the aesthetic charm and beauty in human sexuality. Mr. Datar's
explanations make it easy to appreciate the original Sanskrit compositions,
even for those who had no formal education in Sanskrit (Kavya-Shastra-Vinodena
- Page 22).
- Sushama Pendharkar
(Winter park, FL, USA) narrates the tale of a woman, whose personality
is effaced by her husband to such an extent that she feels like
a nameless and faceless entity (Anamika - Page 25).
- Jayalakshmi Wagh
(Germantown, TN, USA) presents a brief essay on words and acts of
kindness that feel like someone blowing softly on a bruise (Phunkar
- Page 28).
- In the article based
on an in-depth interview of Mr. Ravi Paranjape, a celebrated illustrator
from India, winner of highly coveted artistry awards in India and
writer of a famous book on the art of painting; Sandhya Karnik
(Fremont, CA, USA) offers a valuable lesson on how to appreciate
the art of painting and the paintings themselves (Chitrakar Ravi
Paranjape - Page 29).
- Prakash Lothe
(Little Silver, NJ, USA) regales the reader with rollickingly funny
tongue-in-cheek tips to men and women in their fifties and older
on how to maintain a firm grip on the blessings of marriage (Gaddhe-pannashi
va ganimi kava - Page 39).
- Gangadhar Maddiwar
(Banner, KY, USA) offers an inspirational account of the life and
deeds of 'Animal Kigdom'-fame Mr. Stan Brock, the founder of Remote
Area Medical, a charitable organization that is dedicated to providing
medical services to people in remote areas of the world (Sanyasta
gurakhi Stan Brock - Page 43).
- Vijay Deshpande Jinturkar
(Latensville, MD, USA) narrates the sweet and sad experiences he
had in his favorite Indian city, Hyderabad, during a trip to India
with family (Jane kaha(n) gaye woh din - Page 46).
- Dr. Varsha Gogate-Deopujari
(Centerville, VA, USA) shares her poignant memories about her father,
his life and his last days - a touching homage to a father by his
daughter (Kalpavriksha kanyesathi lavuniya baba gela - Page
- Dr. (Mrs.) Jayashri
Mane (Hillcrest, NY, USA) pays homage to 'Piya' Vasanti, formerly
Mrs. Vasanti Abhyankar, a frequent contributor of articles, stories
and poems to Ekata (Piya Vasanti - Page 51).
- Mrs. Shalini Saraf
(Moorstown, NJ, USA) introduces the illustrious deeds of Mr.
Prabhakar Karkhanis who helped build a college in Ambarnath near
Mumbai (Manikanchan yogachya nimittane - Page 53).
- Vidyullekha Aklujkar
(Richmond, BC, Canada) - gives a brief account of a meeting
in Guhagar, India (Rashtriya lok-ladhyacha jagar - Page 54).
The meeting was organized in order to make people aware of a movement
to educate people about the sins of Enron in India.
- ENGLISH FORUM
- Shrayas A. Jatkar
(George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA) presents
the third and the final part of his well-researched "International
Monetary Fund - A Blessing or a Curse?" (Page 55).
- Sagar Shevde
(Tauranga, New Zealand) presents his views on war in a short
poem (What is War - Page 59).
- ASWAD - Dilip
Chitre (Lanham, MD, USA) presents an appreciation of a poem
by the noted Marathi poet Yeshwant Manohar - 'He Gao' (Page 5)
- POETRY- Poems
- Rajani Ghui (Nagpur,
Inida - phulavit lali sandhya ali)
- Arvind Narale
(Toronto, ON, Canada - kadunimba)
- Mrs. Padmaja
Bijoy Dash (San Diego, CA, USA - mitra)
- Arun Jatkar
(Monroeville, PA, USA - charolya).
- SHABDAKODE -
Marathi crossword "Aga ga" composed in her unique style
by Sushama Yerawadekar (Jamaica Estates, NY, USA). List of
readers who submitted correct solutions to the previous crossword
and a complete solution to the previous crossword are also published.
- beginning with the October 2001 issue, Vidyullekha Aklujkar, the
past editor of Ekata and Arun Jatkar, the present editor of Ekata,
have undertaken this feature and have begun to include helpful notes
along with samasya lines. The contest is open to all the subscribers
of Ekata. Contestants are required to submit compositions that are
metrically similar to the samasya line and include the samasya as
one of the lines. Cash prizes ($ 25, $15 and $10) are offered to
the best three entries.
- PUSTAK PARICHAYA
- In each issue, brief reviews of recently published Marathi books
are presented. In this issue:
- Shobha Bhagwt
(India) has written about KUNASTAV KUNITARI by Sandhya Karnik.
- A non-fiction book
SHUBHA-MANGAL by Mrs. Vaijayanti Chitnis is also introduced.
- CHITRAGUPTA -
a new feature that was started with the July 2001 issue. Contestants
are required to submit an answer to a question, using the information
provided by the accompanying cartoon and two lines of verse. Solution
to the previous Chitragupta and the list of readers who submitted
correct solution are also published.
- VACHAKANCHYA PRATIKRIYA
- a readers' forum. Readers share their views on material published
in the previous issues of Ekata.