January 2001 - the first issue of the new millenium. Ekata's editorship passes from Vidyullekha Aklujkar to Arun Jatkar. The Editorial Board now consists of Dr. Arun Jatkar, Mr. Shriniwas Mate and Ms. Sushama Yerawadekar.

  • The cover by Arvind Narale of Toronto, ON, depicts lush evergreens much in keeping with the season.
  • Arun Jatkar's editorial reviews the travails of US election politics and introduces the varied offerings in this issue while making light of the lofty expectations that a millenial editorial must necessarily pronounce something unprecedented and profound.
  • Eka 'attadeep' rajhansashi samwad (Arun Jatkar, Monroeville, PA) is based on an in-depth interview of Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Advisor to the Executive Director, IMF and the author of a fast-selling book, "Amcha Baap Aan Amhi".
  • Asa amcha aamba (Nalini Adhav, Lake Mary, FL) tells a humorous tale of a much awaited mango harvest in one family garden.
  • Bahuli (Sheela Bhandari, Erwine, CA) tells a poignant story of an adopted child about to be abandoned by her parents who are about to finalize their divorce. (The original story in Gujarati is by Anandrao Lingayat).
  • Kavyashastravinodena (N. B. Datar, Toronto, ON) - A selection of several Ganesha- subhashitas to begin the new millenium in an auspicious manner. Mr. Datar offers detailed explanations for the benefit of those who are not versed in Sanskrit.
  • Amcha Henry (Neela Paranjape, Thunder Bay, ON) - gives a delightful account of the festivities in anticipation of the arrival of an ice-breaker ship
  • Bhimsen -ek amritanubhav (Madhav D. Manjarekar, New Berlin, WI) - A personal appreciation of a 6-CD set marking Pandit Bhimsen Joshi's 75th birthday.
  • Josh Malihabadi yanchya athwaNinchi Varaat (Dr. N. G. Rajurkar, Hyderabad, India ) - Fond rememberances of the celebrated Urdu poet Josh Malihabadi and his writings.
  • Ekavachan, bahuvachan (Vidyullekha Aklujkar Richmond, BC) - The idiosyncrasies of popular usage of singular and plural in Marathi.
  • Romanization (Sunanda Kakade, Roseville, MN) - An essay about the scheme of transliteration of south-east Asian pictographic languages into the Roman alphabet.
  • Lakshadweep-ek awismaraNeeya yaatraa (Uma Paranjape, Melbourne, Australia) - An account of a trip to the Lakhdive islands.
    * He wyartha na ho balidaan ( Shubhada Sharad Lele, Badalapur, India) - A touching story of how an errant mother helps her daughter steer her life.
  • Shiwajee paarkchee prabhaatpheree (Sudheer S. Kulkarni, Latham, NY) - A delightful account of a morning walk in the Shivaji Park, Mumbai during the author's recent visit to India.
  • Panipatchyaa itihaasaabaddal chaar shabda (Ravindra Godse, Pittsburgh, PA) - Notes on the history of the battle of Panipat to clarify some of the misconceptions.
  • Shivshaheer Purandare yaanchaa Ottawamadhalaa kaaryakram (Dr. Vijay Dhawale, Ottawa, ON ) - a review of a speech in Ottawa, Canada, by the widely-acclaimed researcher of the Maratha history, Mr. Babasheb Purandare.
  • Dr. Ambedkar chitrapat- ek aatmashudhi yajna (Shriniwas Mate, Simi Valley, CA) - Review of a biographical film on Dr. Ambedkar by Jabbar Patel.
  • Poetry Corner
    • Shwaas - Arun Jatkar, Monroeville, PA
    • WaLoo ni waLoo - Prasad Pathare, Mumba, India
    • Ekakee Sonali - Joshi Baton Rouge, LA
    • AnukaraN - P.Umeshchandra Sarodaya, Nagpur, India
    • Deepstambha - Mrs. Pratibha Sant, Staten Island, NY.
  • The English Forum
    • Ask the Superspecialist / Dr. Sanjeev Kothare / Part 2 (Sushama Yerawadekar, Jamaica Estates, NY ) - Interview of the physician about his specialty of sleep disorders. (The previous issue of Ekata carried the first part of this interview and dealt with epilepsy.
    • Second Generation American Youth (Amit Kshirsagar, Ann Arbor, MI) - An essay on the problems of the second generation Indian-Americans.
  • Aaswaad: Sandhya Karnik of Fremont, CA gives a critical appreciation of Kusumagraja's poem 'Aagryaachyaa kilyaat'
  • Samasya-purti Spardha # 25 - A poetry competition in which contestants submit a short composition of their own that complements the line suggested by the judges. Winning entries:
    • First Prize -Satish Desai, South Croydon, UK;
    • Second Prize - Padmaja Vijay Das, San Diego, CA;
    • Third Prize - Satish Desai and Padmaja Vijay Das.
    • Other Notable Entries: Radha Godbole, Ottawa, ON and Sulekha Abhyankar Surrey, UK.
  • Marathi Crossword - A unique, challenging and yet entertaining! Shabdakode # 18 'JaLLan melan' by Sushama Yerawadekar Jamaica Estates, NY .
    • Correct Solvers of Shabdakode #17 'Are re': Anil and Lata Narale Toronto,ON; Janardan and Lalita Kulkarni Toronto, ON; Meena and Kashinath Ghanekar Toronto,ON; Lata Deshpande Ellicot City, MD; Shrikrishna Datye, Iceland.
  • Aja-Stambha # 23 and 24 - Incidental writing of Arun Jatkar. Occasionally serious.
  • Pustak-Parichaya - Reviews of notable books.
    • Vaidik sanskriteechaa vikaas by Tarkateertha Lakshmanshastri Joshi, Praadnya Paathshaalaa Wai, Maharashtra, Third Edition, 1996. Reviewed by Arundhati Khandkar, Mumbai, India.
    • Mahaasangraam by Meena Deshpande, Dimple Prakashan Vasai, Maharashtra, Reviewed by Vasudha Madhukar Pandit, Buffalo, NY.
  • Maharashtra Saar by Shubhada Chandrachud, Pune, India. A summary of recent newsworthy events in Maharashtra.
  • Vachakanchya Pratikriya - Readers share their thoughts about the material published in Ekata.